Video Replay – Mutasaabeq maintains unbeaten record

Video Replay – Mutasaabeq maintains his unbeaten record in the bet365 British EBF Conditions Stakes.

After making a winning debut over seven furlongs on heavy ground in October the son of Invincible Spirit, out of 2009 1000 Guineas heroine Ghanaati, appeared to appreciate the switch to a sounder surface in this latest course and distance success.

Prominently ridden throughout, the 7-2 chance gradually wound matters up from the sharp end before crossing the line six lengths clear of Noble Dynasty to give jockey Jim Crowley his first winner in Britain this year.

Hills said: “The way the track is and with the wind behind them it is a bit of an advantage being in front. He has won on heavy ground but he loved the ground today.

“We are always learning but I think he is a very talented horse. We didn’t put him in the 2000 Guineas and we spoke about it at length as we were a little bit concerned temperament-wise so we wanted to go down the soft route.

“We are mindful it is a long season and there are plenty of good races we can aim for. He was a bit funny in the stalls but we can work on that and he has got a bright future, for sure.”

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