Richard Hannon's bright juvenile Mohawk King is being targeted at the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes at York's Ebor meeting this month where he will be looking to extend his unbeaten start to life on a racecourse.
The son of Siyouni made his debut at the end of July at Ascot in a Class 5 Maiden event and he ran out a smart winner, seeing off a field of eight runners in determined style.
Hannon is looking to take back to back renewals of the Gimcrack after landing the odds with the impressive juvenile Threat last term.
Mohawk King although starting slow on debut showed clear ability and learnt a lot for his first experience and Hannon believes he will come on a fair bit from that.
Hannon said: “I’m looking at the Gimcrack for Mohawk King. He missed the gate at Ascot, but he was very strong at the line and did it in a pretty good time.
“He came from the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale so we’ve not had him that long. His work had been very good going forwards into that first race.
“He seems to have plenty of speed and I see him being a Gimcrack then Middle Park type of horse.”