French Guineas Aim For Mehmento

Mehmento (right) | Racingfotos.com

Group placed Mehmento (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is eyeing a tilt in the May 16 G1 French 2000 Guineas according to Hambleton Racing's Racing Manager Cosmo Charlton. A winner at Southwell when unveiled in January, the colt added a novice there on Feb. 25 and was a solid second to Chindit (Ire) (Wootton Bassett {GB}) in the G3 Greenham S. at Newbury on Apr. 18.

“We've done some work on his stride pattern and that is suggesting he wants seven furlongs to a mile, so that's where we're looking at the moment, rather than coming back in trip,” Charlton said of the Archie Watson trainee.

“Looking ahead, Archie is thinking of the French 2000 Guineas. He just thinks it's a little bit of a sharper test than Newmarket and the ground might also be more suitable.

“He handled that watered ground very well, but he obviously handles the surface at Southwell well, so it if it was on the soft side of good in France it could suit him even better.

“You never say never as far as Newmarket is concerned, but I think we're very much looking forward to the French Guineas as the nature of the race might be a bit better for him.”

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Freshman Sire Hootenanny Off The Mark at Pontefract
  2. Atomic Force Exported To Hong Kong
  3. Cotai Glory's Atomic Force Too Strong In the Robert Papin
  4. Atomic Force a Stakes First for Cotai Glory at Chantilly
  5. Highland Avenue Leads Appleby's Royal Ascot Brigade

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.