Horses To Follow » Mudawy


Mudawy kept on well to take second place in the one-mile maiden for older horses at Limerick last Saturday. Chris Hayes settled him nicely towards the back of the field and on the inside rail early on. He travelled well into the home straight, eighth of the 13 runners, but he had to wait for a few strides before he could move out and deliver his challenge. He finished off his race well, but he was still a half a length down on Solene Lilyette by the time they reached the winning line.

It was a good run by Kevin Prendergast’s horse in a race in which it was difficult to make ground from the rear. The winner made all the running, and the third horse, Fictitious Lady, sat second from early, while the fourth horse St Clerans was always prominent. Mudawy was the only one who could get into the race from worse than mid-division. He didn’t win in four attempts last season, but he ran well on his final run of the season to finish second in a seven-furlong maiden at Cork, and he shaped well on his debut this term too in finishing third in a one-mile maiden at Dundalk, when he was a little keen early on and had to go wider than ideal around the home turn. This was a nice step forward from that, and he should be able to win his maiden soon before stepping up in class. A son of Dark Angel, he is out of a half-sister to Louversey, who won over nine and 10 furlongs in France, and he is from the family of Prix Niel winner Ectot and St James’s Palace Stakes winner Most Improved. He stays a mile all right, but he is also effective over seven furlongs.
Limerick, 24th April 2021