Muqtahem looks a colt to follow in Saudi Arabia following his near nine-length romp in handicap company at Riyadh.

The Soldier’s Call three-year-old was bought by owner Sheikh Abdullah Almalek Alsabah out of the Gaybrook Lodge Stud draft at the 2023 Goffs Breeze-Up Sale in Doncaster. He was originally trained by George Boughey, who saddled him to win second time out at Pontefract. Subsequently sent to Saudi Arabia, he has made just the two starts in Riyadh to date but already boasts a rating of 90 thanks to his impressive second time out win.

Muqtahem was bred by Ballyhane out of the winning Bated Breath mare Smooth Sailing and bought as a yearling by MC Bloodstock for £27,000 at the Goffs UK Premier Sale. He continues a successful run for Gaybrook Lodge breezers of 2023 alongside other winners Albshur, Art Defender, Aurinko, How’s The Guvnor, Kinnigoli Kid, Never Better and Via Blanca.