Medaglia d'Oro Colt Annexes Belated Debut at Meydan

Clothes Fall Off, the dam of debut Meydan winner Meshtri | Chelsea Durand

4th-Meydan, AED165,000, Maiden, 3yo, 1600m, 1:39.07, ft.
MESHTRI (c, 3, Medaglia d'Oro–Clothes Fall Off {MSW & MGSP, $485,860}, by Daaher) made the most of his belated racetrack debut to score by a hard-fought half-length. Spearing through to lead shortly after the break, the bay was overtaken by Nevershow Weakness (Lord Nelson) underneath him and was content to take the sit for the in-form James Orman. Asked to come after the front-runner as they turned into the straight, Meshtri drew on even terms with about 300 metres to travel and just held a brave Nevershow Weakness in the final stages. Second favourite Golden Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) hit his head on the top of the stalls pre-start, could not assume his typical position at the head of affairs, and dropped away to finish a long last. “It was a good win today over a testing mile and Michael [Costa, trainer] had him spot on,” said Orman. “He travelled really well and gave me a winning feeling. It's a short stint here, but hopefully I'll be back one day.” The winner's cleverly named dam, a daughter of the stakes-winning and Grade III-placed Tequilas Dayjur (Dayjur), was purchased by Candy Meadows for $400,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Clothes Fall Off is also responsible for the 2-year-old colt Extensive (City of Light), a yearling filly by McKinzie (Street Sense) that sold for $190,000 at Keeneland September and a weanling filly by Street Sense. She was most recently bred to Not This Time. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $26,958. Click for the chart.
O-Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Candy Meadows LLC (KY); T-Michael Costa.




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