NOW RACING FOR Shadwell Estate following the sad death of his breeder Sheikh Hamdan, Khuzaam was one of the stars of Good Friday’s All-Weather Championship, romping home in the mile conditions race.
In doing so he provided Jack Mitchell, sporting the world famous blue and white silks so long associated with the name of Sheikh Hamdan, with a notable first victory on All-Weather Championships Finals Day.
With many top jockeys still absent from this fixture due to isolation after returning from the Dubai World Cup fixture six days earlier, Mitchell had a rare opportunity in the Shadwell silks for his boss Roger Varian and he did not waste it.
The popular favourite put the race to bed on the home turn when going clear to slam Mums Tipple by five lengths. Khuzaam was backing up a recent comeback win at Chelmsford and could well be a big player on turf this summer according to his jockey.
Mitchell said: “Fair play to Shadwell and Mr Varian for sticking with me and it means everything to get my first win on a big day like this. “Everything went nice and smooth and his work has improved quite a bit at home since Chelmsford. I would imagine a stiff 7f will suit him on turf and hopefully he hasn’t stopped improving.”