Molatham lands Jersey Stakes for Night Of Thunder

Talented colt adds Royal Ascot victory to his record

Molatham, one of 10 Stakes winners from Night Of Thunder’s outstanding first crop, added a second Black Type win to his record on Thursday, 18 June when taking the G3 Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Roger Varian’s charge broke smartly from the stalls under the in-form Jim Crowley and was dropped back to settle in mid division. Racing down the middle of the course, Molatham was asked quicken once inside the final two furlongs and outbattled Monarch Of Egypt to win by half a length.

Molatham broke his maiden at York last August, before landing the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes - beating 2,000 Guineas second Wichita – at Doncaster the following month. He rounded off his juvenile campaign with a fourth to Derby contender Military March (New Approach) in the G3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket.

Bred by Cheveley Park Stud and now running in the colours of Sheikh Hamdan, Molatham is out of the winning Pivotal mare Cantal, also dam of multiple Stakes winner and Group performer Perfection.

Night Of Thunder is enjoying another outstanding season and has now sired three Group winners worldwide, including German Guineas contender No Limit Credit.