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MUSTAJEEB (GB) NAYEF - RIFQAH / ELUSIVE QUALITY

ROYAL ASCOT WINNER & WINNER OF THE GROUP 2 GREENLANDS STAKES

The fastest horse in the ALLEGRETTA family of Classic sires GALILEO and SEA THE STARS

MUSTAJEEB won 4 of his 10 runs from 2 to 4, earning £225,762 and given TimeForm of 121 after his impressive Royal Ascot win in the 2014 Group 3 Jersey Stakes.

3 runs as a 2yo resulted in an easy Maiden win followed by a 2nd place finish behind War Command in the Group 2 Futurity Stakes at The Curragh.

"He's a progressive colt and I think he's Group class. He is a very good-actioned horse and was working well on fast ground. He is entered in the Royal Lodge at Ascot so we might go there". - Trainer Dermot Weld after Mustajeeb's maiden win. (Racing Post)

MUSTAJEEB began his 3yo campaign by winning the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown by 2 lengths from Brendan Brackan.

This win was followed by a 3rd place finish in the Group 1 Irish 2000 Guineas at The Curragh, beaten by Kingman and Shifting Power.

"I thought he'd win. He's a smart colt and he was rated 110 coming here. I thought he had progressed well over the winter. I will encourage Hamdan towards the Irish 2,000 Guineas. Pat didn't have to be hard on him and that should set him up nicely for two weeks time". - Trainer Dermot Weld after Mustajeeb's win in the Group 3 Amethyst Stakes. (Racing Post)

After the Irish 2000 Guineas MUSTAJEEB went straight to Royal Ascot to win the Group 3 Jersey Stakes by a lenght from Muwaary.

After a 87 day break he came back to finish 2nd in the Group 2 Boomerang Mile at Leopardstown, half a length behind Bow Creek.

"It didn't surprise me. Kingman is an outstanding miler. We were beaten fair and square in the Irish Guineas. This colt appreciated the better ground today. I thought he'd win and he did it well". - Trainer Dermot Weld after Mustajeeb's win in the G3 Jersey Stakes. (Racing Post).

MUSTAJEEB finished his 3yo campaign as 6th in the G1 Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita, just over 4 lengths behind Karakontie.

MUSTAJEEB raced twice at 4, winning the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes by a length from Group 1 winning sprinter Maarek, and subsequently finishing 5th of 15 behind Undrafted in the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.

THE FASTEST EVER winner of the G3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot - faster than fellow top-class sprinters DIKTAT, INDIAN RIDGE and MOZART.
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"ONE OF THE BEST RACEHORSES EVER TO ENTER STUD IN SWEDEN" - BILL OPPENHEIM.

BILL OPPENHEIM ON MUSTAJEEB

Bill Oppenheim is an analyst, consultant and journalist, specializing in sire and market analysis.

He retired as a Group 2 winner at six furlongs, a dual Group 3 winner at seven furlongs, including at Royal Ascot, and was Classic-placed at a mile when third to Kingman in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas. It was an impressive resume.

However, there was one hitch: Shadwell already stood a very successful close relative to Mustajeeb, Tamayuz, at the Sheikh’s Derrinstown Stud in Ireland.

Tamayuz, who was from Nayef’s first crop, was the best 3-year-old miler in France in 2008 and was well on his way to becoming a successful sire.

His dam, the Nureyev mare Al Ishq, was a half-sister to G1 French Derby winner Anabaa Blue, out of Allez Les Trois, a G3-winning half-sister by Riverman to none other than Urban Sea.

What a page, and Mustajeeb shares it, too; we would say he really is ‘very closely related’ to Tamayuz. He is by Nayef, same sire as Tamayuz; his dam is by Elusive Quality, and his second dam, Anja, by Indian Ridge, is a half-sister to Al Ishq, dam of Tamayuz.

If it sounds complicated to follow, here’s the simple version: they are both high-class sprinters and/or milers by Nayef from the family of Urban Sea.

It’s a massive pedigree, and it does seem very significant that these are the only fast sire sons of Nayef, and they are so closely related.

Shadwell thus stood Mustajeeb in 2016 in England, at Overbury Stud, from which he has a crop of 20 foals, 2-year-olds on 2019, and which already includes the dual winner Bill Neigh.

He covered a few mares at Overbury the next year, then Shadwell decided to send him to South Africa to replace a very successful sire of theirs who had stood out there but died, Kahal.

However it emerged late in the process that Mustajeeb’s vaccination history would prevent his export to South Africa. He ended up covering no mares in 2018 while this was all going on, and just a few this year (2019) in Northern France.

"Often success in the horse business is having the right horse in the right place, and in that respect I am sure Mustajeeb is a great fit for Ravdansen and Sweden". - Bill Oppenheim.
Mustajeeb winning the Group Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo: Shadwell.

RICHARD LANCASTER ON MUSTAJEEB

Richard Lancaster is Director at Shadwell Stud, breeder and previous owner of Mustajeeb.

“Mustajeeb was a very talented racehorse, with an outstanding pedigree. He is a three time group winner who was placed 3rd to Kingman in the Irish 2000 Guineas".

"He is the fastest horse in the Galileo family, and a very impressive record-breaking Royal Ascot winner".

"I have no doubt that the Scandinavian breeders will be attracted to his pedigree and good looks.”

The best 6-7f horse 2014/2015 after only Muhaarar and Slade Power
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It's the best stallion tribe in the book - under four dams, EVERY SINGLE GROUP-WINNING COLT who has stood at stud has become a G1 sire, including his close relation TAMAYUZ, sire of leading European freshman SIR PRANCEALOT.

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