Mohawk (Galileo) winning the G2 Royal Lodge at Newmarket

Mohawk Wins G3 Meld Stakes

Talented colt Mohawk (3c Galileo x Empowering, by Encosta de Lago) claimed his second Group victory when taking out the Group III Meld Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Donnacha O’Brien, Mohawk cruised clear to win the 1m 1f contest by two lengths as favourite.

“Mohawk got a nice tow the whole way and when I asked him to quicken up he did. He was probably just idling a bit inside the last but he's a nice solid horse,” said Donnacha O’Brien.

Mohawk has three wins from 10 starts and is the only winner so far from Empowering, a Group III winning daughter of champion Australian sire Encosta de Lago.