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Fine third for Mawj in G1 Cheveley Park Stakes


Mawj confirmed her position among the best two-year-old fillies in Europe this year with an excellent third in the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, UK, on Saturday, 24 September.

The half-sister to Modern Games, who gamely beat Lezoo in the G2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes earlier in the season, tucked in from her low draw to race in mid-division.

Mawj quickened strongly for Ray Dawson to press long-time leader Swingalong a furlong and a half out, with Lezoo and Meditate also moving up to dispute the running.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained filly continued to battle between Lezoo and Meditate as the trio went clear inside the final furlong.

Lezoo asserted in the closing stages to prevail by three-quarters of a length over Meditate with the same margin back to Mawj, who hit the line two and a half lengths clear of fourth home Swingalong.

Saeed bin Suroor said: “Mawj is not the biggest but has a big heart and tries her hardest. There are no immediate plans for her – I would like to run her in the G1 Fillies’ Mile but I don’t think she will stay.

“We will take her out to Dubai later in the year and see how things go out there. She is a proper two-year-old and I hope she can train on at three.”