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Undefeated Mutamayel On Track For Guineas
As the Snitzel show continues to roll on, another of his promising colts flew the flag yesterday at Sandown with a heady performance to win the Dream Thoroughbreds Handicap over 1500m. With his elaborate action, it appeared that increased distances will also be advantageous. However, it is difficult to assess where exactly Mutamayel fits in Team Hayes' pecking order as he is one of 35 nominations for the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas on October 14 from the powerful stable. On pedigree alone, however, he must be followed closely. He is from multiple stakes-winning Canadian mare Roses 'N' Wine, making him a three-quarter-brother to Gr1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes winner and Spendthrift Australia stallion Hampton Court (by Redoute's Choice). His family also includes US million dollar winning gelding Tres Borrachos. Like Hampton Court, Mutamayel is a stunning looking colt, which explains why bidding for him went to a lofty $900,000 at Inglis Easter last year where Shadwell Australia purchased him from the draft of Milburn Creek.