Sheikh Mohammed snaps up promising Irish colt

Exciting Irish colt Fort Knox has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed, according to jockey Johnny Murtagh.

Sheikh Mohammed snaps up promising Irish colt

Exciting Irish colt Fort Knox has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed, according to jockey Johnny Murtagh.

Murtagh, who owns the Curragh yard of trainer Tommy Carmody, told the Irish Times the three-year-old has changed ownership, having previously raced three times in Andrew Tinkler’s silks.

Fort Knox holds an entry in this weekend’s French 2,000 Guineas, but Murtagh said he will be trained for the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on May 25.

He told the Irish Times: “He has been bought by Sheikh Mohammed and will carry his maroon colours in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.

“That’s the race he will be trained for.

“There has been a lot of interest in the horse since he won the last day and it’s great that Sheikh Mohammed has bought him.

“I’m not sure what happens after the Guineas.”

Fort Knox made a succesful seasonal debut in April when he pulled a length and three-quarters clear in Leopardstown’s 2,000 Guineas Trial.

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