2015 Caulfield Guineas Possible for Mogador

July 17th, 2015

Rising three-year-old Mogador has been a competitive and consistent performer for John O’Shea and Godolphin since first debuting to racing this year, and the Warwick Farm trainer has revealed Group 1 targets will figure for the colt should form warrant a berth.

Trainer John O'Shea is confident Mogador will progress into a legitimate Group 1 contender through the 2015 Spring Carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello

Trainer John O’Shea is confident Mogador will progress into a legitimate Group 1 contender through the 2015 Spring Carnival. Photo: Daniel Costello

Mogador has posted one win and a minor through only three competitive appearances at the races, but was undoubtedly most impressive in his most recent venture at Rosehill Gardens on June 8th; producing an impressive turn of foot to take out the TAB Place Multi Plate (1100m) by two lengths.

Having been pleased with the form and class displayed by the son of Lonhro in work in recent weeks, O’Shea told Racing Ahead he is confident Mogador will take the appropriate steps towards figuring as a legitimate Spring Carnival Group 1 prospect; opening consideration to races like the 2015 Caulfield Guineas (1600m).

“I quite like a horse called Mogador,” O’Shea said.

“He had a couple of runs early in the autumn and came back later on and won a little maiden at Rosehill and won it well.

“He’s back in the stable now and seems to have improved again.

“He’s one of the nice horses and we’re just hoping that one or two of them can step up and be effective at Group 1 level, which we were unable to do at two.”

Performing well in Sydney barrier trials prior to his competitive debut in February, Mogador produced a strong performance first-up in the Valentines Day Maiden Plate (1000m); finishing second to notable stable mate Exosphere.

Jumping from the gates well in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) on February 28th, Mogador was unlucky to be blocked for a run rounding onto the final straight but battled on for a credible fourth.

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