12th Jul 2020
Oxted, 4YO son of Mayson provided his sire Mayson (Invincible Spirit ex Mayleaf) with his first Group 1 winner when landing the Gr.1 July Cup just like his sire in 2012.
Trained by Roger Teal for Owners S Piper,T Hirschfeld & D Fish, this was his first attempt at Group 1 level.
Racing Post analysis ‘Oxted was apparently a bit stiff after winning the Abernant on his reappearance so his trainer decided to skip Royal Ascot and wait for this. That decision paid off in spades, the gelding making the leap to Group 1 winner on his first try at the top level. He relished the drying conditions and clocked a time just 0.28sec outside the course record, seeing his race out strongly. He gave both his trainer and jockey their first Group 1 winner.’
Mayson joins fellow son of Invincible Spirit who have sired Group 1 winners Lawman, Kingman and I Am Invincible.