The champion sprinter of 2015, when he landed four group one sprints in succession – including three in the QIPCO British Champions Series.
A winner on debut at Doncaster as a two-year-old, Charlie Hills has always thought highly of Muhaarar, who showed signs of things to come when getting up close home to win the Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes as a two-year-old.
He was no match for Charming Thought and Ivawood in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes later in the season, but he reversed the form with the latter when getting his head in front on his return to action in April, winning the Greenham Stakes by a neck.
Having been sent to France for the French 2000 Guineas where he finished a luckless eighth, he was dropped back in trip to six furlongs for the inaugural running of the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
He travelled smoothly throughout in the hands of Dane O’Neill and, once asked to quicken, picked up smartly to win by three and three-quarter lengths.
The Darley July Cup was next on his agenda and another smart performance was produced, this time under Paul Hanagan, as the three-year-old got up in the shadow of the post from long-time leader, Tropics.
He landed a third Group 1 of the campaign when beating a strong field to land the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville in August and capped a superb season with an impressive display to land the QIPCO British Champions Sprint Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot.
He travelled well throughout under Hanagan before quickening smartly to win by two lengths and confirm his position as the best sprinter in Europe.