Mourzouk has always looked a nice horse in the making in his work at home and he has been progressing on the racecourse of late, so it was fantastic to see him get off the mark at the third attempt over hurdles at Ffos Las yesterday.

Stepping up in trip, he travelled really well throughout and jumped really proficiently, taking up the running on the far side.  He was going noticeably best for the length of the home straight and kept on really strongly to score in great style under Alan Johns.

We’ll wait to see what the handicapper does before making a decision on where he goes next, but we’ll have the option of either going into a handicap, or sticking to novice company under a penalty.

Congratulations to his owners in Pimlico Racing!  There are still some shares available – please visit for further details.