Freshman Sire Mehmas Off the Mark With Two Winners.


Muker, the second winner for Mehmas | Racing Post

Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) got off the mark with his first two winners within 30 minutes, at Rome and Newcastle, on Tuesday.

4th-Rome, Cond, €17,600, 6-2, unraced 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:28.20, gd.
BRIDGE DRESS ME (IRE) (c, 2, Mehmas {Ire}-Prom Dress {GB}, by Mount Nelson {GB}) was off a step slow and soon established a position wide of his rivals as they scrimmaged for position in the opening furlongs. Under a ride heading into the turn, Bridge Dress Me was five-wide turning into the straight. He failed to change leads in the lane, but nonetheless got up in the dying strides to run out a convincing 1 1/2-length winner over Hard Way Winner (Ity) (Mujahid {Ire}), in the process becoming the first winner for his freshman sire (by Acclamation {GB}). Sales history: €1,000 wnl ’18 GOFNOV; €6,200 yrl ’19 GOFOCT. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0. Click for the chart and replay.
O-Aloisi Sbariggia Cinzia; B-M Phelan (IRE); T-Sbariggia Pierpaolo.

5th-Newcastle, £6,400, Mdn, 6-2, 2yo, 5f (AWT), 1:00.68, st/sl.
MUKER (IRE) (c, 2, Mehmas {Ire}–Naias {Ire}, by Namid {GB}) broke sharply and led from the outset of this debut. In control throughout, the 20-1 chance was last off the bridle inside the final quarter mile and kept on well under urging in the closing stages to hold the late thrust of Significantly (GB) (Garswood {GB}) by a neck, becoming the second winner for his Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire (by Acclamation {GB}). “Muker was ready to go to Doncaster [before the shutdown] and Phil’s done a good job to keep him ticking along nicely until now,” said assistant trainer Sammy Jo Bell. “He’s been really good at home, we’ve done plenty with him and we make sure they know their job, which he did today. He’s been really professional and he couldn’t have done it nicer. The owner will be absolutely thrilled to go to [Royal] Ascot. If he won, or ran well today, that was the plan.” Muker is the fourth winner out of a half-sister to dual G3 Phoenix Sprint S. victor Snaefell (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) and stakes-winning G2 Flying Five runner-up Daganya (Ire) (Danehill Dancer {Ire}), who in turn is the dam of G3 Eyrefield S. winner Degraves (Ire) (Camelot {GB}). The March-foaled chestnut is kin to a yearling colt by Cotai Glory (GB). Sales history: €32,000 Wlg ’18 GOFNOV; £27,000 Ylg ’19 GOFFPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $5,170. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
1ST-TIME STARTER. O-SYPS (UK) Ltd; B-Joe & June Staunton (IRE); T-Phillip Makin.

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