A winner of a maiden before being narrowly denied in listed company as a 2 year old, Hoo Ya Mal was put away for the winter and was tried over a mile on comeback. Running well enough over an inadequate trip, he wasn’t far beaten into 3rd by Native Trail in the Craven Stakes.
Again shaping like he needed further on his next outing in a listed race over 10 furlongs, Hoo Ya Mal then ran a career best to be 2nd in the Derby behind Desert Crown. His stamina coming into play as he chased home the impressive winner.
Unable to get the better of New London in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood he was 2 lengths behind the Lever market leader. Last seen stepped up in trip for the first time, he scored at Group 3 level at prohibitive odds and showed his class to travel kindly throughout the race before asserting.
This will be his last run before moving to Australia and he’s shown his class and stamina already this season. Key player.