Mubariz makes easy work of his rivals at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. Photo: bradleyphotos.com.au
Wet conditions didn’t bother European import Mubariz who cruised to a comfortable two and a half length victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.
The son of Dansili jumped well and settled in the trail off the pacemakers. He travelled nicely before jockey Tommy Berry made his move with 600m to go. Mubariz hit the front coming out of the turn, racing away to post a convincing win in the 1600m contest, banking the lion’s share of the A$49,000 on offer.
“It was an exciting win from him today, it was well deserved.” Berry said. “There obviously wasn’t the speed in the race I was hoping for though they did allow us to creep forward on the bridle and I had a lap full of horse on that ground and it did give him a lot of confidence.
“He is a horse that I think has a lot of upside, he feels like he might be able to go a little bit further now too that he is stronger. It was nice to get a win on the board for him.”
Purchased for 40,000 Guineas at the 2019 Tattersals Horses In Training Sale, Mubariz has now recorded two wins and two placings since arriving in Australia.
The Chris Waller-trained five-year-old has several options ahead of him including backing up at Warwick Farm in a week over the same distance in a A$50,000 BM72 or stepping up in distance at Canterbury in a fortnight for a $50,000 1900m contest.
Mubariz is just one of Go Racing’s successful European imports who are racing successfully in Australia for good prizemoney.
They have also been represented by Alward who has now won in excess of NZ$800,000, Raqeeq who is fast approaching NZ$400,000, Sir Pippin who has won in excess of NZ$300,000 and Skyman who has won two of his four starts since landing in Australia.