Our syndicate horse gave us one of the great nights at Navan Monday night 23-4-18. Mokhalad had been showing us a bit in the last few weeks since the weather has improved. We always felt Mokhalad would be a better horse on turf, it was wonderful to see that view vindicated. Mokhalad also needs a strong pace to run at.It was a great training and placement performance from Damian English. Mokhalad showed a tremendous turn of foot. This result opens up many options for Mokhalad over 5 furlongs, 6 furlongs and 7 furlongs. I think for ourselves it was an incredible night to win at a track on the stature of Navan beating the class of horses we did, for us was fantastic. We only have Mokhalad since 22-9-17. Sean Davis gave Mokhalad a tremendous ride, however, the development of Mokhalad has seen Rory Cleary play a major role. We cant thank Rory enough who is a tremendous man and jockey.
The night was of course filled with laughter and fun as much of the syndicate retired to Mokhalad and Damian's local pub in Balscadden. We, of course, had some nice bets which were most welcome obviously. The road ahead is there for Mokhalad, we know we have to do as the handicapper gave Mokhalad a 9-pound hike now to a rating of 80. The ambition to go for premier handicaps is there for us and we have many options due to Mokhald's versatility.Mokhalad has come out of the race really well despite suffering a nosebleed. We are so proud of Mokhalad and look forward to seeing what he does next. As always I must thank Johnny Maher who is the prime mover and co-founder of the Galaxy horse racing syndicate. Johnny another great day thank you.
The Video Of Mokhalads win can be viewed here
The Report from Irish Racing is below
Mokhalad sprang a 20/1 surprise in the Slane Handicap, keeping on best inside the final furlong to score under Sean Davis for Damian English and the Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate.Successful at Dundalk in December, the son of Dubawi failed to follow-up in five starts since,and was well-beaten on his most recent outing on heavy ground earlier this month.Back in trip today he was settled in mid-division and was ridden to challenge in fourth over a furlong out.He really flew home inside the final furlong, getting to the front in the closing stages, going on to score by three parts of a length.Amanaat(25/1) ran well to finish second under Killian Leonard for James McAuley, while the 4/1 favourite (from 11/2 on-course) G-Force was doing his best work toward the finish, eventually come home another length back in third under Shane Crosse for Adrian Keatly."He's a lovely horse, I really like him," said English."I started him off over a mile-and-a-half but he was a shell then and he's a tank of a horse now."He's just got quicker and quicker. I wasn't disappointed with his run last time as I put it down to him not staying."He has plenty of options now over five, six and seven. We'll see what the handicapper does now and we might target some of the premier handicaps at the back end."