This season’s Epsom Derby runner-up Mojo Star will head to Newbury this Saturday in a bid to get his head past the post first at the fifth attempt for Richard Hannon.
The Sea The Stars colt remarkably remains winless in his career to date, despite holding key form with the Derby victor and subsequent King George hero, as well as duel Group 1 successor, Hurricane Lane.
He didn’t fare as well in the Irish equivalent, albeit hampered and without clear passage in the final stages, but he looks to have been found a gentle opportunity to open his account in Berkshire this weekend.
And his trainer believes this will be the perfect preparation ahead of a tilt at the final Classic of the season at Doncaster in September, the St Leger.
“He’s going to go to Newbury on Saturday in a mile-and-a-half maiden,” Hannon told Sky Sports.
“He’s in great form. He’s had a break. He’s run in two Derby’s. Hopefully this will be easier and a nice stepping stone to go onto the Leger.”