Mojo Star will likely have another major award chance this season after another fine classic effort, this time in the St Leger in Doncaster.
Richard Hannon’s charge only found Adayar too strong in the Epsom Derby in early June, after which he finished slightly disappointing fifth in the Irish Derby at the Curragh, enduring a tough stint in the race.
But after a confidence win at First Company in Newbury last month, Mojo Star bounced back at her best to sit second behind Hurricane Lane in the world’s oldest classic on Town Moor.
The Sea The Stars colt has the opportunity to face Adayar and potentially Hurricane Lane again in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, while he is also entered in the Qipco Champion Stakes and the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions day. .
Hannon said: “He did well in the race and he will probably race again (this year).
“I haven’t discussed this with the owner yet. He (Mojo Star) has had a few days off in the pen, so we’ll see.
“He’s got a lot of options. He’s been racing overseas and here – he’s in the two-mile race on Champions Day.
“It’s about next year, but he will have one more race this year.”
Hannon was unlucky in the group races at the St Leger Festival in Doncaster, with high class juveniles Armor and Lusail finishing second and fourth respectively in the Flying Childers and Champagne Stakes.
The pair could now meet in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes in Newmarket on Saturday week.
“Armor had a great race, and Lusail just isn’t acting on that terrain – he was just spinning the wheels all the way through,” added Hannon.
“I thought Armor won the Flying Childers, so I was sorry I was beaten. He just got nailed to the line, but that’s how it goes.
“The two could have a go at Middle Park. It depends on the terrain. “