Xtension: the son of Xaar is one of two new stallions at RathbarryPICTURE: Mark Cranham
Rathbarry Stud recruits Moohaajim and Xtension
RATHBARRY STUD in County Cork has secured two new recruits for next year's breeding season in the form of Moohaajim and Xtension.
Moohaajim, who is a four-year-old son of Cape Cross, was a high-class two-year-old for Marco Botti, running out an easy winner of the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes before going down by a neck to Reckless Abandon in the Middle Park Stakes.
On his reappearance at three in 2013, Moohaajim finished third behind Olympic Glory in the Greenham Stakes, beaten only a length and three-quarters, and was last seen finishing down the field in the 2,000 Guineas.
A 200,000gns breeze-up buy, Moohaajim is a grandson of the Group 3-winning Theatrical mare Theoretically.
Xtension was also a classy juvenile, winning his maiden before chasing home Canford Cliffs in the Coventry Stakes. He went one better on his next outing, running out an impressive winner of the Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Xtension rounded off his two-year-old campaign with a fine third behind Beethoven in the Dewhurst Stakes. At three he finished a creditable fourth to Makfi in the 2,000 Guineas and on his last start for Clive Cox finished fourth in the Prix Eugene Adam.
Xtension was sold to Hong Kong and made his debut in December 2010. The son of Xaar developed into a top-class miler for John Moore, winning back-to-back runnings of the BMW Champion’s Mile in 2011 and 2012.
Xtension shares his page with a number of top-class performers, including US Grade 1 winners Stephen Got Even and Artemis Agrotera.
Moohaajim and Xtension will both command a fee of €5,000.