Mahsoob made it 4 from 4 at Royal Ascot when winning the Wolferton handicap for trainer John Gosden. Mahsoob is developing into one on my favourite flat horses but that’s probably got something to do with having good bets on him each time this season.
The horse only just does enough but looks to have another gear if required and jockey Paul Hanagan rates him highly. A step up to Group Company now awaits but I won’t be deserting him any time soon.
Royal Ascot was a good week, the racing was thoroughly enjoyable, high class and profitable. My highlights would be Trip To Paris winning the Gold Cup for obvious reasons whilst I thought the American filly Acapulco was a monster in the Queen Mary Stakes. I really hope connections leave her in the UK for a stint and think she could be the best we’ve seen since the likes of Black Caviar.
Ryan Moore was undoubtedly the star of the week, yes he’s riding the best horses but he just doesn’t make mistakes and is a fantastic judge of pace. It was a shame he couldn’t quite get in to double figures but 9 winners at the meeting is some achievement.
After a busy week the start of this week continues in the same vein as were off to Wetherby this evening with Gran Maestro.
Granny keeps running his race and is a very consistent horse but just keeps finding one or two a bit good for him. The step up in trip we hope might help but Gran Maestro has to prove he gets two miles on the flat.
Arthurs Secret is the one to beat and whatever does so is the likely winner whilst Dr Irv is taking a big drop in class.
It’s a tight race that will take a bit of winning but we’ll give it a good go.