Nunnery Stud’s new resident MOHAATHER has been a popular pick in many publications’ end of year reviews and stallion appraisals.
Writing in The Sun, Matt Chapman hailed MOHAATHER‘s Sussex Stakes victory as the best Flat performance of 2020.
“Jim Crowley was able to get in a bit of trouble and still storm down the outside to score from CIRCUS MAXIMUS, SISKIN and KAMEKO,” he said. “His turn of foot was superb.”
Nick Seddon also chose the race as his highlight of the year on Horseracing.net.
“It was difficult not to be impressed with the way that MOHAATHER was able to sweep to the front late on, and he looked like a top-class colt in the making with the manner of his performance,” he said.
“Injury meant that MOHAATHER was unable to stamp his authority on the division in the autumn, but he bowed out as the new king of the division.”
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary pinpointed MOHAATHER as one of its ten high achievers for British racing in 2020, writing that he “[showed] an electric turn of foot to sprint past the whole field in a late, destructive move” in his Group 1 victory at Glorious Goodwood.
Bloodstock experts have also been singing the praises of MOHAATHER in his new role as a stallion at Nunnery Stud.
“It is a well-worn cliché that a prospective stallion ticks all the boxes, but in the case of MOHAATHER, it would be hard to disagree,” wrote Martin Stevens on Stallion Guide. “Few who have seen the five-year-old could have failed to be bowled over by him; a rich, dark bay colour, he is an athletic individual with a pleasing balance of power and elegance.”
James Thomas of the Racing Post picked MOHAATHER as one of his value picks in the stallion ranks, saying: “He boasts good looks and a deep pedigree, being a sibling to Grade 2 scorer Prize Exhibit and the dam of Accidental Agent, while you will be hard pushed to find a better mover retiring to stud for 2021.”
Nancy Sexton hailed MOHAATHER as “a horse blessed with an exceptional turn of foot” and also noted that he is “one of the best sired by the ascendant SHOWCASING” in her review of the new stallions of 2021 on theownerbreeder.com.