Almuhalab, better known as Big Al at home, finally shed his maiden tag under Jimmy at Musselburgh. His dam won the 1000 Guineas and the Coronation Stakes for Barry Hills so he is bred to do much better than this and hopefully this is a stepping stone to something better.
"A low-grade 1m handicap and the pace looked ordinary. ALMUHALAB, dropped in trip and back on a faster surface, also had cheekpieces fitted and managed to get off the mark at the 20th attempt. His stamina for further played a part and this should boost his confidence."
Racing Post, 2016
"Almuhalab´s bred in the purple but he has been suffering with wind problems. The headgear was a help today and he is probably more suited to this sort of ground than soft."
Ruth Carr, 2016