Mehmas Ties Iffraaj at 38 First-Crop 2yo Winners


Tally-Ho Stud resident Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}-Lucina {GB}, by Machiavellian) equaled Iffraaj (GB) (Zafonic)'s number of first-crop 2-year-old winners on Sunday, with Power Under Me (Ire) bringing up his 38th individual winner. The gelding, bred by Barbel Reiss and a €28,000 Goffs November weanling, won on debut over six furlongs at Naas. Always prominently placed, the Vincent Gaul colourbearer asserted late to win by 2 1/4 lengths over Coulthard (Ire) (Coulsty {Ire}).

Of Mehmas's 146 2-year-olds, 94 (64%) have started, and his winners to runners percentage stands at 26%. Clustered among his winning progeny are four black-type winners-G1 Middle Park S. and G2 Richmond S. hero Supremacy (Ire), G2 Gimcrack S. winner and Middle Park third Minzaal (Ire), Listed Julia Graves Roses S. victor Acklam Express (Ire) and Listed Rose Bowl S. and G3 Cornwallis S. third Method (Ire). Mehmas stood for €7,500 at Tally-Ho this season.

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