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Mohaather Aims High After Long Layoff
UK racehorse Mohaather (Showcasing-Roodeye, by Inchinor) hasn't raced since April this year, when the 3YO colt won the Gr3 Greenham Stakes over 1400m. Trainer Marcus Tergoning told racingtv.com he will aim the colt at the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Asoct on QIPCO British Champions Day without the need for a prep run prior. After winning the Greenham, Mohaather was installed as favourite for the Two Thousand Guineas, but injury kept him away from racing since then. "The plan with him is that he'll go to the QEII – that's what we're trying to do," said Tregoning. "I don't really need to get a run into him first. He's not that difficult to get match fit, and I'll get plenty of work into him, so I don't need a run before. It's been dry ground for most of the summer, and I'm not sure he wants it too firm. Ideally it won't be at that time of year." Tergoning noted, "As far as we know, the Greenham form looks all right – horses that finished behind him have come out and won Group Ones, so it probably was a good race. It was a taking performance, and I'd love to win the QEII with him." Mohaather has won three of his four starts.