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MUSTAZEED is a stunning 2yo colt by the Group One winner and Two Thousand Guineas runner up, Territories out of Mejala who was a half sister to FIVE pattern race performers, and comes from the well established Shadwell family that has produced Bahhare and Bahri among others.
Mustazeed was recruited following just the one run for Simon and Ed Crisford and was part of a large draft from the Shadwell Stud, owned by Champion owner and member of the ruling family of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.
Still a little green and backward for that run, Mustazeed nevertheless performed with credit for most of that hot little event which featured promising sorts from top Newmarket yards like John Gosden’s, Roger Varian’s, Charlie Appleby’s and Sir Michael Stoute while the winner was a very nice sort, the well backed, Noman from Hugo Palmer’s, Classic winning yard. Mustazeed travelled well, in fifth place for most of the race before blowing up as lack of peak fitness started to tell and was eased when it was apparent he wasn’t ready to show his best. It is our understanding that the Stud required the horse to run before the sale as part of their modus operandi but the son of Territories was not ready for this run and, aware of this information, we purchased a horse that has immense potential and will make a smashing 3yo. A really handsome looking colt, he will be given the opportunity to grow into his frame and looks a terrific prospect for us.
He is a three parts brother to a black-type performer in Mutaaqeb and also a half brother to a six time winner, Naralsaif and if our information prior to sale is correct, he has shown great potential at home, has a lovely laid back temperament but needs a little more time to grow and strengthen which we are happy to provide him. Patience really is a virtue with horses and we feel the little time that we can afford him will stand him (and his owners) in great stead – this handsome colt really could be anything! He will provide his owners with plenty of fun, excitement and exhilaration, for sure, in 2021.
We are pleased to have placed Mustazeed with well established Newmarket stalwart, Chris Wall, the Group One winning, Fordham Road trainer. Chris has plenty of experience with such types and has been successful at the very highest level showing a consistent degree of success, year on year.
Chris has been training in Newmarket since 1992 having spent several years with, first, Barry Hills in Lambourn where he shared digs with Peter Chapple-Hyam before moving on to an assistants role at Luca Cumani’s Derby winning yard and, then, onto a similar position with Sir Mark Prescott so he really has a first class pedigree gleaning plenty from each of those Classic winning trainers and, together with his wife Carole, they have built a successful yard that has tasted Group One success on many occasions including on the continent and, indeed, in the USA.
Chris very much likes Mustazeed and is confident he will be able to help the 2yo fulfil his undoubted potential. Indeed, he has already earmarked a plan for him and we are confident that, together with Chris, we are confident if executing a shrewd and well managed campaign designed to MAXIMISE his owners enjoyment and reward!
We will be sharing more information on Mustazeed in the coming weeks and look forward to providing his new Owners with a hugely rewarding adventure!
Pictures by Mark Westley