Let’s face it, we expected more from Malhub’s first crop. After all, he was the star son of the stallion of the moment, and Timeform rated him better than his own illustrious father.

But never mind, we’ve been there before. Those with memories, will recall that Northern Guest got off to an even slower start, but once they got going, he was unassailable.

The rumblings in January about Malhub’s second crop, are quietly developing into a roar. By mid year, he might well have joined his old foes, Johannesburg and Invincible Spirit, as a sire of note.

You’d have expected it of him though, wouldn’t you? He’s a son of Kingmambo, and with a record of first or second in four Group Ones, never beaten more than half a length, you’d be looking for an “explosion”.

View the Summerhill Draft
Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales

3-6 April 2009