Champion sprinter and second-season sire MUHAARAR enjoyed a fantastic day with his two-year-olds on October 24, headed by the convincing victory of his son MUJBAR in the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury.
MUJBAR is, just as his sire was, a Shadwell homebred trained by Charlie Hills. He had broken his maiden by seven lengths at Newmarket in August and run a fair fourth in the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on his last start in September.
The handsome bay colt was back to winning ways at Newbury with a length defeat of the previously unbeaten PERCY’S LAD.
MUJBAR is from one of Shadwell’s best families of recent years. He is out of the winning ACCLAMATION mare MADANY, making him a half-brother to Commonwealth Cup hero EQTIDAAR, who stands alongside MUHAARAR at Nunnery Stud, and MASSAAT, a Group 2 winner who also finished second in the Dewhurst Stakes and 2,000 Guineas. He now stands at Mickley Stud.
MUHAARAR was also responsible for BARADAR, who ran a cracker in third in the Group 1 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster on the day.
BARADAR, a 260,000gns Tattersalls October Book 1 yearling purchase trained by Roger Varian for Amo Racing Ltd, had won two of his three starts coming into the race, often a strong indicator for the Classics.
He travelled strongly and took up the running a furlong from home and only gave best to winner MAC SWINEY and runner-up ONE RULER in the dying strides of the race. “An exciting colt” was Varian’s summary of his charge after the race.
MUJBAR and BARADAR take MUHAARAR’S tally of black-type performers to nine, joining a roll of honour that also includes Group 3 Prix de Lutece scorer PAIX and the high-class fillies ALBA ROSE and ALBAFLORA.