Simon Crisford and De Sousa team up in the opener and we believe MOKARRIS holds much stronger claims than the market suggests.
He was a very talented 2-y-o, being thrown into the Coventry Stakes on just his second start before bolting up in a listed event at Newbury. This is all very solid form, but he then took that to the next level, finishing a staying-on second to one of the best on the planet; Blue Point.
Things clearly haven’t gone to plan with injuries since, suffering a 221 day-break followed by a colossus 640 day stint off the track.
He is now back though, and it is interesting that such connections have persevered for so long with them often shipping horses with similar profiles off to smaller connections for cheap.
He’s been sharpened up for this having brushed off the cobwebs at Lingfield and if retaining any sort of ability should go close.
Another point to note is his liking for straight tracks - he has six career starts on turf and they have all been in the same configuration. Crisford evidently thinks this track will suit.