Mahuta continued his meteoric rise when he strolled to his fourth straight win in Saturday’s Group Two Sandown Guineas (1600m).
Prepared by the carnival’s leading trainer Darren Weir, Mahuta over came a three wide trip to win the day’s feature in emphatic style.
Highly regarded kiwi Dal Cielo was second home, but was never a winning threat for Mahuta who in six weeks has gone from a maiden to a three time stakes winner.
“He’s an improving type horse,” Weir said. “He always showed promise from day one.”
“He’s just one of those horses that got into a rhythm, a purple patch, and he just keeps improving.”
“Today he showed a real turn of foot when he straightened. He went really well today, I was really happy with him.”
Mahuta, a son of Danehill’s Golden Slipper winning son Flying Spur, was purchased by Weir for $35,000 from the draft of Redbank North at the 2014 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville.
Earlier sold by Glastonbury Farms at the 2013 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, Mahuta is one of three winners for the 100 per cent winner producer Vahine.
An unraced Zabeel three quarter sister to Group One winner Isolda, Vahine is also the dam of Anlon, a Magic Millions graduate who won seven races including a Chester Manifold Stakes and earned over $285,000.
Mahuta rounds out his first racing preparation with four wins and a second from six starts with earnings of over $362,000.