Irish Derby on Mojo Star’s agenda

Cazoo Derby runner-up Mojo Star may bid to go one higher on this month’s Dubai Responsibility Free Irish Derby.

Having been crushed a nostril and half a size on his first two profession begins, the Sea The Stars colt was thrown in on the deep finish by coach Richard Hannon at Epsom on Saturday, however justified his place within the Derby area by beating all bar the Charlie Appleby-trained Adayar.

Talking on Nick Luck’s Each day Podcast on Monday, Hannon stated: “He is at all times been a particularly good horse – one of many nicest we have had right here for a very long time.

“Sure, it was very courageous operating a maiden within the Derby – and most of the people agreed that we should not have been there, judging by his worth (50-1). However he is proved everyone flawed and he is a really sensible horse, which is sweet.

“The winner had the right run. I am not for one minute saying we might have crushed the winner, however we have been simply caught a little bit bit coming spherical Tattenham Nook – and we have been operating on proper on the line.”

Whereas connections have the choice of dropping again in school for a maiden, Hannon is eager to stay on the highest degree, with a visit to the Curragh on June 26 prone to be subsequent on Mojo Star’s agenda.

“He is completely effective – and we’re searching for the following Derby, I suppose,” he added.

“It isn’t a simple feat, however I am undecided we have something to realize by profitable a novice or a maiden – and very often these kind of horses get turned over at lengthy odds-on in these kind of races.

“I feel we’ll be one thing like an Irish Derby or a King George, possibly. For those who end within the first three within the English Derby, you get a free go on the Irish Derby, in order that’s acquired to be value .

“We have by no means had a horse end that shut in a Derby earlier than. They’re extraordinarily laborious to seek out, these kind of horses, and you have to hold maintain of them and hold them racing so long as you may.

“I stated to Kia Joorabchian – who owns the horse – earlier than the Derby that subsequent yr’s his yr. He is at all times seemed like a horse that, when he is 4, he could possibly be one thing a little bit bit totally different.”

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