LUSAIL followed in his sire, Mehmas' footsteps when landing the Tattersalls July Stakes G2 at Newmarket on Thursday. This was a remarkable 9th win in the race for the stable - a 3rd success for Richard Hannon Jnr.
Positioned well throughout under Pat Dobbs he travelled strongly into the race to take up the running in the final furlong and win by a head for Al Shaqab Racing. Having won three of his four starts he is shaping into a very promising colt.
Pat Dobbs said "I travelled very well into the dip and I knew he’d find because he gets seven but he got a little bit lonely in front. Martin (Harley, jockey of second home Asymmetric) was a long way away from me so I wasn’t very sure whether we’d won or not. It was a bit close for comfort but he’s very intelligent and laid back for a two year old. Ground wouldn’t matter for him and definitely the faster the better but he wouldn’t want it too slow. I think we could go for the Richmond Stakes next. He hasn’t really come into his coat yet and is still a little bit behind so there’s plenty of improvement in him. He goes about his work very relaxed so he’s not one to light up the gallops but he’s done everything asked of him so far.”