Hampton Court win for Mohaafeth
Mohaafeth became Frankel's third winner of the meeting with a win in the Gr.3 Hampton Court Stakes at Royal Ascot today (17th June).
Taken from the Thoroughbred Daily News, 17th June 2021, by Tom Frary:
Denied a tilt at the Gr.1 Epsom Derby due to the eve-of-race downpour, Shadwell's Mohaafeth had luck on his side and after the overnight thunderstorm had bypassed Ascot duly showed his wares in the Gr.3 Hampton Court Stakes.
Anchored towards the back early by Jim Crowley, the 11-8 favourite had to come five-wide on the home bend but had the engine to get to the front passing two out as Roman Empire stuck close by. Drifting away from the whip and across that Ballydoyle rival soon after, the William Haggas-trained chestnut who had stunned in the 1st May Listed Newmarket Stakes over this 10-furlong trip had to dig deeper this time. Making the margin on and three-quarter lengths at the line, he was allowed to keep the race after an inquiry with Roman Empire in turn a head in front of Secret Protector who had been five lengths behind the winner in the Newmarket.