15 winners for Night Of Thunder

Molatham battles superbly at York to take the UK’s richest maiden

Night Of Thunder’s superb first season continued on Friday, 23 August when his son Molatham put up a tremendous performance to take the valuable Convivial Maiden, run over seven furlongs at York.

Roger Varian’s charge was always travelling well under Jim Crowley and once produced with just over a furlong left to run, battled brilliantly to take the lead inside the final furlong and eventually win by a neck from Celtic Art.

Molatham was second on his debut at Ascot late last month, finishing just a neck behind Mums Tipple, the runaway winner of the sales race, also at York, yesterday. A step up in class is now likely for this promising colt.

Molatham was bred by Cheveley Park Stud and is out of the winning Pivotal mare Cantal, already dam of a Black Type winner in multiple Listed winner and Group-placed filly Perfection.

Night Of Thunder is now sire of 15 individual winners, including G3 winner Under The Stars and Listed winner Thunderous.