Mehmas Colt Takes Italian 2000 Guineas


Mehmas | Tally Ho Stud

Clearly headed inside the final 200 metres, Fayathaan (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) battled back gamely from the rail and outgamed longshot Cirano (Ity) (Arcano {Ire}) to take out Sunday's G2 Premio Parioli (Italian 2000 Guineas) at the Capannelle.

Forwardly placed beneath Alberto Sanno from the start, Fayathaan proved difficult to settle, tossing his head about as they raced into and round the bend at the 1000-metre mark. Still rank as the field neared the entrance to the straight, Fayathaan responded nicely to take up the running approaching the final quarter mile. Joined shortly after by Cirano, Fayathaan surrendered a narrow advantage with about 150 metres to travel, but found a bit more late on and was narrowly best at the wire.

A maiden winner over the Newcastle all-weather at start four for Richard Fahey last Oct. 13, Fayathaan was purchased by DML Racing for 40,000gns at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale and was a two-time winner for trainer Mark Loughnane, including a Class 4 handicap at Wolverhampton

Jan. 26. He was subsequently acquired by Marco Bozzi Bloodstock for 85,000 guineas at Tattersalls' February Sale and was fifth in the Listed Premio Gardone in his Italian debut at the San Siro in Milan Apr. 4.

Pedigree Notes

Fayathaan is the eighth black-type winner and fifth at group level for Mehmas and is a maternal grandson of G3 Oh So Sharp S. winner Raymi Cora, whose MSP daughter Make Fast (GB) (Makfi {GB}) is responsible for The Queen's Tactical (GB) (Toronado {Ire}), winner of last year's Listed Windsor Castle S. at Royal Ascot and the G2 Tattersalls July S. at Newmarket. He added the Listed European Free H. at the latter venue on seasonal debut Apr. 14, five days after the passing of Prince Phillip, and could make an appearance in either the G1 St James's Palace S. or the G1 Commonwealth Cup at this year's Royal meeting. Beauty of The Sea is the dam of Fayathaan's 2-year-old full-brother Maritime Rules (Ire), who fetched £95,000 from Peter and Ross Doyle Bloodstock at last year's Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale.


WATCH: Fayathaan fights back to win the Premio Parioli


Sunday, Rome, Italy
PREMIO PARIOLI (ITALIAN 2000 GUINEAS)-G3, €138,600, Rome, 4-25, 3yo, 1600mT, 1:38.06, gd.
1–FAYATHAAN (IRE), 128, c, 3, by Mehmas (Ire)
1st Dam: Beauty of The Sea (GB), by Elusive Quality
2nd Dam: Raymi Coya, by Van Nistelrooy
3rd Dam: Something Mon, by Maria's Mon
40,000gns 2yo '20 TATAUT; 85,000gns HRA '21 TATFEB).
O-Roveda Luigi Pietro; B-GHS Bloodstock Ltd & Tally-Ho Stud;
T-Roberto Biondi; J-Alberto Sanna; €53,550. Lifetime Record:
12-4-1-3, €75,841. Werk Nick Rating: B+. Click for the
eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Cirano (Ity), 128, c, 3, Arcano (Ire)–Concerto Finale (Ire), by
Footstepsinthesand (GB). (€28,000 RNA Ylg '19 SGASEP).
O/B-Rangio Farm SRL; T-A Botti SRL Soc Al Di Botti Alduino;
J-Sergio Urru; €23,562.
3–Wopart (GB), 128, c, 3, Helmet (Aus)–Arte Volante (GB), by
Dutch Art (GB). O/B-Immobiliare Casa Paola SRL; T-Andrea
Novasconi; J-Fabio Branca; €12,852.
Margins: SNK, 2, HD. Odds: 9.31, 30.84, 7.13.
Also Ran: Convivio (Ire), Lord Bay (Ire), Vis a Vis (Ity), Closer Look (Ire), Warrior Within (GB), Mordimi (Ire), Collinsbay (GB), Bjorn (Ire), Terrible Land (GB), Rissani (Ire).
Click for the Racing Post chart or the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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