Hoo Ya Mal: ​​was able to pick up the St Leger en route to Australia

Boughey takes the route from Joseph O’Brien to the St Leger with cup hope Hoo Ya Mal | Horse racing news

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Hoo Ya Mal: ​​was able to pick up the St Leger en route to Australia

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By Scott Burton

George Boughey will take inspiration from another young gun trainer, Joseph O’Brien, using the Cazoo St Leger as a potential springboard for the Lexus Melbourne Cup with Hoo Ya Mal.

The Derby runners-up were sold to an Australian syndicate led by Sir Owen Glenn for £1.2million at the Eve-of-Ascot Goffs London sale and will join the training tandem of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in the second half of the year the Spring Carnival in Melbourne.

Waterhouse told Racing Post last weekend that “the Melbourne Cup is the dream” with Hoo Ya Mal, who was last in the derby second to Desert Crown at odds of 150-1 for Ahmad Al Shaikh and Andrew Balding.

However, the Territories son was the surprise name among 27 entries for Tuesday’s St Leger and is being trained for the race by Boughey, who is a firm believer in the O’Brien method with three-year-olds en route to Flemington.

“He’s a horse that Gai and Adrian bought to go two miles in Australia,” Boughey said. “It’s well documented that Joseph O’Brien was the master of getting her there and winning as a three year old.

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George Boughey: will train Hoo Ya Mal towards St Leger before the colt joins Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in Australia

George Boughey: will train Hoo Ya Mal towards St Leger before the colt joins Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott in Australia

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“He went via the St Leger route, whether it was the Irish or the English, and I just think stretching him that far before he goes is key.

“Before knowing the horse I personally had my doubts as to whether he would make the derby trip through, but he got a nice ride and has settled in very well and will do so.

The first target is probably the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood. It’s not set in stone, but it’s the logical place for a horse to come second in a derby.

“We liked his work and William Buick sat on him yesterday morning so the first plan is to work back from Goodwood.”

Should Hoo Ya Mal compete for that Group 3 next Thursday, he could find among the St Leger contenders Grand Alliance, who appear to have fully recovered after losing in the King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot last month.

“We had a physio examine him and he was really uncomfortable,” said his coach Charlie Fellowes. “He has trained incredibly well since then and seems to be a very happy horse indeed.

“Last week he did a job that was pretty good and he’s going to do another job over the weekend. Then the plan is probably to go to the Gordon at Goodwood next Thursday.”

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Grand Alliance: Royal Ascot is second on the way to Leger

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Paul and Susan Roy’s homebred Churchill son is a half-brother to Jersey Stakes winner Dutch Connection, while the family generally thrived to within but not more than a mile.

“We can only look at how he walks and slightly overlook his pedigree,” Fellowes said. “When breeding, he shouldn’t come anywhere near a mile and a half, let alone a mile and a half. But there’s absolutely no doubt he’s going to make a mile and a half, and every time he’s gone over a mile and a half it looks like he’s going to keep going even better.

Irish derby hero Westover leads the betting with a best 2-1 while Aidan O’Brien is next with Changingoftheguard and Aikhal.

O’Brien is responsible for a total of nine entries, although sons Joseph and Donnacha are not on the list.

Also in attendance is Oaks runner-up Emily Upjohn, who will play Westover at the King George on Saturday.

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