Mubtaker in fine form for Troy bid

Marcus Tregoning reports Mubtaker to be in even better fettle than he was when scoring at Goodwood ahead of tomorrow’s Doncaster Audi Troy Stakes.

Marcus Tregoning reports Mubtaker to be in even better fettle than he was when scoring at Goodwood ahead of tomorrow’s Doncaster Audi Troy Stakes.

The eight-year-old was a tidy winner of the March Stakes at the Sussex track two weeks ago, and will take his chance against only four other rivals in the Listed 12-furlong event on Town Moor.

“He’s in great order and I am really looking forward to tomorrow,” said Tregoning.

“He’s definitely in the same shape as he was at Goodwood, possibly more so as he was building up well and I think he has built up more since then.

“I will try to play it a bit like I did two years ago when he got better in the back-end.

“I think it is a clear possibility that he would go for the Cumberland Lodge at Newmarket next if he runs well tomorrow.”

Mubtaker, who is a three-time winner of the Geoffrey Freer Stakes and a runner-up in the Arc, will line up against Asian Heights, Compton Bolter, Persian Majesty and Brahminy Kite.

“He ran a great race in the Geoffrey Freer, he just got touched off, and then we ran him in the March Stakes at Goodwood,” Mubtaker’s jockey Richard Hills added on At The Races.

“He picked the younger horses off well and I was really pleased. It’s nice he’s back on track.

“He’s had quite a few problems but despite all that he still comes up with the goods.”

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