Mustazeed, a handsome 2yo son of Territories out of Mejala, from the same black type family as top performers Bahhare, Bahri and plenty of others. Full of potential and looks sure to be a most exciting 3yo for his owners!
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MUSTAZEED is a stunning 2yo by the Group One winner and Two Thousand Guineas runner up, Territories, one of the Top Ten first season sires of 2020, who looks set for a terrific career at stud. Mustazeed is out of the impeccably bred Mejala who is a half sister to no less than FIVE pattern race performers, and comes from the well established Shadwell family that has produced Group One winners Bahhare and Bahri among many other top class performers. His pedigree is, indeed, excellent.
Here’s what trainer, Chris Wall, has to say about him…
Mustazeed was recruited following just the one run, from the Simon and Ed Crisford yard immediately prior to being 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.
Our prime target at the sale, he is a three parts brother to a black-type (pattern race) performer in Mutaaqeb and is also a half brother to a six time winner, Naralsaif. We were alerted to this horse’s great potential well before the sale, indeed, well before he made his racecourse debut in a hot maiden in October. He has a lovely, laid back temperament, is still slightly immature but easy to manage and will benefit greatly from a break in the Winter during which time it is expected he will strengthen and grow into his impressive frame. Patience really is a virtue with young horses and we feel that a proper Winter break will stand him (and, indeed, 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 and has the potential to be a really exciting three year old in 2021.
He made his one start for Simon & Ed Crisford before being sent to the sales by his owner HH Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum as part of his stud’s annual cull. Despite still being a little green and backward for that run, Mustazeed nevertheless performed with credit, travelling well in exalted company that represented a who’s who of the world’s foremost stallions highlighting clearly just how lucky we are to have acquired him. The race was won by a well backed, 70,000 guineas Qatar Bloodstock colt, Noman, trained by Hugo Palmer who made the most of his previous experience, beating off some genuine blue bloods including Godolphin’s Folk Magic (a 1.1m guineas Dubawi colt), and, from John Gosden’s yard, Zagato (a 725,000gns son of Frankel), while another Godolphin colt, Castlebar (a 460,000gns son of Invincible Spirit) was a just a couple of places ahead of Mustazeed.
Considering this came a little too soon for our son of Territories, he showed good speed, travelling well in fifth before blowing up as a lack of peak fitness and, indeed, know-how began to tell and he was eased close to home when it became apparent to his jockey he was nowhere near ready to show his best. It is our understanding that the Sheikh’s Stud required the horse to run before the sale as part of their usual modus operandi but the son of Territories was not really ready for this run and had a rushed preparation. Aware of this information, we purchased a horse that has immense potential and is expected to make up into a smashing 3yo. A really handsome looking colt, he was sent into training with Chris Wall, a shrewd operator who is extremely adept at plotting a winning course and a plan of action was immediately embarked upon.
In discussion with Chris, a master plan was devised and it was decided it would be beneficial to give the horse one further run before a Winter break and he went to Wolverhampton on 22nd November to take his place in another very warm contest that, once again attracted some impressive pedigrees. On this occasion there were more very expensive purchases such as Monbaher (a 360,000gns son of Muharaar) from the John Gosden academy while there were a further two sons of Dubawi and one each by supreme champion Frankel, Derby and Arc de Triomphe winner, Golden Horn and Two Thousand Guineas winner, Gleneagles, once again representing top stables such as Roger Charlton, Godolphin, Michael Bell, Mark Johnston and Marco Botti. It is to the eternal credit of our son of Territories, one of the top ten first season sires in 2020, that he has not looked out of place in either event, finishing ninth in the first event and sixth in the latter. Indeed, he ran with great credit on both starts, travelling comfortably on each occasion but still a little green when push came to shove.
The good news is that he came out of that last race in great heart, handling the whole process in his usual laid back manner and it will not be lost on many, that he now needs only one more run before being assessed by the official handicapper and then the fun begins…
TRAINER – CHRIS WALL
As indicated, we are really 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, himself, 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 both 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 along with his owners’ hopes and dreams. Indeed, we have already discussed a plan for him and we are confident that, together with Chris, we can execute a shrewd and well managed campaign designed to MAXIMISE his owners enjoyment and reward!
You can now own a share in Mustazeed. Come and join our friendly, well managed syndicate, today..
If you would like to discuss Mustazeed further, or make an appointment to see him please contact us at info@NewmarketRacingClub.com or call 01638 660212.
Included in our Owners Scheme:
– Exclusive Stable visits
– Complimentary Owners badge when your horse runs
– Equivalent Share of Prize monies won by your horse
– Equivalent Share of Sale proceeds when your horse is sold
– VIP hospitality
Purchase a share through our Owners Scheme today, and we will be pleased to provide you with complimentary Newmarket Racing Club Membership for 1 year (view benefits).
Number of shares per syndicate: 20 maximum
– 5% Share: £1550 Purchase Price plus £172.50 per month in Training Fees
– 10% Share: £3100 Purchase Price plus £345 per month in Training Fees
– 15% Share: £4650 Purchase Price plus £517.50 per month in Training Fees
– 20% Share: £6200 Purchase Price plus £690 per month in Training Fees
– 25% Share: £7750 Purchase Price plus £862.50 per month in Training Fees
Please contact us should you wish to purchase a different sized share.
Please note, your first Training Fee will be prorated so that you only pay for the remainder of your first month. Eg. if you purchase on the 15th March, you first Training Fee will equate to the remaining 16 days in March (£89.03). Following this, you will be charged the full Training Fee on the 1st of each month from the credit/debit card you provided.
Mustazeed - Newmarket Racing Club - November 2020
Mustazeed - Long Hill - 19th November 2020
Mustazeed - Cambridge Road Polytrack - 13th November 2020
Mustazeed coming into his new home at Induna Stables - 26th October 2020