Shadwell Stable’s undefeated Mohaymen continued to work forwardly for his three-year-old debut in the $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) on January 30 at Gulfstream Park with a five-furlong breeze Thursday morning.
Under exercise rider Miguel Jaime, the dual Grade 2-winning son of Tapit covered the distance in 1:01 at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, galloping out six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
“He’s doing great. He worked great on his own and we’re pleased how he did it,” he said. “We worked today instead of tomorrow because of the weather, and we’ll plan on working next week, Thursday or Friday, keeping an eye on the weather.”
Regarded as the top sophomore prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen has worked three times since arriving in South Florida early last month. He breezed four furlongs in :49.45 on December 31 and :47.75 on January 8.
“I would say we probably aren’t looking for and don’t want any changes,” McLaughlin said. “He’s three-for-three and is doing well. He’s eating well and looks great, and we’re happy with him.”
A $2.2 million yearling purchase, Mohaymen won his September 19 debut at Belmont Park and rattled off back-to-back Grade 2 victories at Aqueduct in the November 4 Nashua and November 28 Remsen at Aqueduct, stretching out each time, from six furlongs to one mile to 1 1/8 miles.
The Holy Bull is run at 1 1/16 miles.
“It’s very exciting as we get closer,” McLaughlin said. “We’re looking forward to it.”
Mohaymen photo courtesy of NYRA/Adam Coglianese Photography