Complexity's Mensa Sails to First Win for Freshman Sire

Mensa (center) Ryan Thompson

2nd-Gulfstream, $62,700, Msw, 4-12, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :51.86, ft, 3 lengths.
MENSA (c, 2, Complexity–Lady Halite, by Medaglia d'Oro) broke very well from his rail spot to take an easy lead in this unveiling.

Never challenged through :22.07 and :45.66 splits, Patrick Husbands only had to keep his mount focused in the lane as the pair came home three lengths best over the filly Unchained Elaine (American Pharoah). Mensa is the first winner for his freshman sire (by Maclean's Music).

“He's been extremely professional from day one,” said Nick Tomlinson, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse. “He's a beautiful horse. A lot of the credit goes to the guys in the barn. They did a lot of gate schooling with him. They're the reason a lot of these babies are ready to roll. He's far more advanced than anyone else. Hopefully, he continues to progress from here.”

The most recent winning offspring for Lady Halite, the victor is a half-brother to  Recruiter (Army Mule), MSW, $241,985 as well as stakes-placed 3-year-old Miss Sayely (Maximus Mischief). The dam's 2023 Instagrand foal died and she is due to Nashville for 2024.


Sales history: $135,000 Ylg '23 OBSOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $45,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-D. J. Stable LLC; B-Beth Bayer (FL); T-Mark E. Casse.

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