With an unbeaten record hanging in the balance, Mohaymen ran a perfect race to become the 2015 Remsen Stakes winner with relative ease. The GR2 race for two-year old geldings held a purse of $300,000 and was once again run at Aquaduct in New York as one of the main attractions of the last Super Saturday on the calendar.
The son of Tapit rode the rail at fourth around the final turn before forcing his way between Donegal Moon and Flexibility. Junior Alvarado pressed Mohaymen down the stretch, and nobody else on the track was a match. Mohaymen became the 2015 Remsen Stakes winner by a margin of 1 1/2 lengths.
This is a big accolade for Mohaymen, who will become eligible for the 2016 Triple Crown series. The product of trainer Kerian Mclaughlin is now the Kentucky Derby Futures Wager front runner at a price of 14/1. He has gained an edge over his soon-to-be rivalies, Airoforce (33/1) and Brody’s Cause (23/1).
The 2015 Remsen Stakes winner also collected 10 points on The Road To The Kentucky Derby 2016 prep race circuit. Flexibility took home 4 points in second, while Gift Box nabbed two points and Sail Ahoy earned a single point for their efforts as the show and check.
Flexibility has now placed behind Moyahmen in back-to-back races.
2015 Remsen Stakes Results
3. Gift Box
4. Sail Ahoy
5. Donegal Moon
7. Hunter O’Riley
8. Runaway King
9. Marengo Road
The expectations on Mohaymen are massive as he was purchased from Clearsky Farms for an enormous sum of $2.2 million last year. So far, Shadwell Stable’s investment has been solid with a double victory as the Nashua and Remsen Stakes winner. His next race is the Holy Bull Stakes (GR2) in January 30th, 2016 but that’s still a fair distance in the future so stay tuned.
Elsewhere during Super Saturday at the Aquaduct, Tonalist won the 2015 Cigar Mile, just ahead of stablemate Red Vine. Private Zone was unable to defend his 2014 win and ended fifth of of a field of six despite 6/5 odds.
Those that were able to back the 2015 Remsen Stakes winner were paid out $5.10, $3.30 and $250. Mohaymen is absolutely a horse worth tracking for the upcoming 2016 season and an early lean for those considering a KDFW.