Horses To Follow » Mohaayed


Mohaayed put up a good performance to finish second behind Unowhatimeanharry in the Pertemps Qualifier. He travelled well along the inside through the early stages of the race, but he started to come under a ride as they left the back straight. Only seventh or eighth as they turned for home, he stayed on well from the top of the home straight. He was a little crowded as Unowhatimeanharry moved to his left on the run to the last, but he stayed on well on the near side up the run-in to get to within a length and a half of the winner by the time they reached the winning line.

Winner of the County Hurdle and the Betfair Exchange Hurdle in 2018, Dan Skelton’s horse had a season to forget last term, but he shaped encouragingly on his debut this season over two and a half miles at Aintree last month. This was his first attempt at three miles and he seemed to stay it well. Actually, it was surprising that he came under pressure as early as he did, a County Hurdle winner, and it looked like it was his stamina that got him close. He has dropped from a high handicap rating of 153 to a mark of 141, and he is very interesting off that mark. He is qualified for the Pertemps Final now and, given his Cheltenham Festival record, it would not be surprising if his trainer targeted that race now.

Aintree, 7th November 2020