|Thursday 12th September 2019|
Ghaiyyath - The Next Superstar for Godolphin?
Godolphin would appear to have another horse of the highest order on their hands following Ghaiyyath destructive success in the Group 1 Grosser Preis Von Baden. This saw him produce a stunning performance of galloping power to make all and win by an ever growing 14 lengths. His Jockey William Buick was astonished by the performance and said ‘He’s a monster, an absolute monster. He’s an amazing horse’.
This just shows the esteem he is held in and could he now yet prove a realistic challenge to Enable in the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. He has now shortened to a general 14/1 from 33/1 prior to this victory. He is going to prove a popular choice for many punters using offers at TVG Horse races, as he looks to follow up this recent Group one victory.
The four year old is trained by Charlie Appleby and is another impressive son of Dubawi. He has now also won five of his seven life time starts, and has also yet to finish out of the first three. On two occasions he has now provided jaw dropping performances, on both starts following a break. Could this now mean he needs to be kept fresh in order to bring his brilliant best to the race track?
His previous performance that drew a lot of attention was back in April in the Group 2 Prix d’Harcourt. Again ridden by William Buick, he made all of the running and was over five lengths clear by halfway. He drew effortlessly clear, again showing his galloping power. He was then heavily eased close home to win very impressively from another Godolphin horse in the Andre Fabre trained, Soleil Marin. This meant Ghaiyyath earnt an RPR of 122 in the performance and at the time was a career best performance. Fast forward to his stunning Group 1 victory by 14 lengths that earnt him a career best RPR of 128, meaning this was one of the leading performances of the current flat season.
On both occasions he was given a lengthy break, with the most recent one 126 days, following his disappointing defeat in the Group 1 Prix Ganay. At the time this was hugely disappointing as he was beaten at odds of 1/2.
Ghaiyyath is now likely to head to the Arc, so the question is, can he back this performance up and provide a serious challenge to star filly and defending champion Enable?