Mehmas's Malavath To The Fore in the Imprudence

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Everest Racing, Mme Barbara M Keller and David Redvers' G2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte victrix Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}), who ran second in Del Mar's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf when last seen, stepped forward to dent a host of lofty reputations with victory in a stellar renewal of Thursday's G3 Prix Imprudence at Deauville. Tracking the leaders along the stands' side rail in fourth until angling outside for a clear run approaching the quarter-mile marker, the 37-10 second choice gained a narrow advantage entering the final furlong and was pushed out in the dying embers to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths from last term's G1 Prix Marcel Boussac heroine Zellie (Fr) (Wootton Bassett {GB}).

Malavath is the first of three foals produced by Fidaaha (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}), herself a full-sister to the GIII Robert G. Dick Memorial S. victrix Ceisteach (Ire). Fidaaha is also half to MSW G1 Prix Rothschild and G1 Prix Jean Romanet placegetter Steip Amach (Ire) (Vocalised). The March-foaled chestnut's third dam Sharafanya (Ire) (Zafonic) is kin to G2 Goldene Peitsche victor Giant Sandman (Ire) (Footstepsinthesand {GB}) and Listed Harvest S. placegetter Shalamantika (Ire) (Nashwan), herself the dam of G1 Prix de l'Opera heroine Shalanaya (Ire) (Lomitas {GB}) and G2 Prix Chaudenay winner Shankardeh (Ire) (Azamour {Ire}). Malavath's G3 Prix Minerve-winning fourth dam Sharamana (Ire) (Darshaan {GB}) is a half-sister to G1 Epsom Derby, G1 Irish Derby and G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. hero Shergar (GB) (Great Nephew {GB}). Fidaaha has a 2-year-old full-brother to Malavath and a yearling filly by Cotai Glory (GB) to come.

Thursday, Deauville, France
PRIX IMPRUDENCE-G3, €80,000, Deauville, 4-7, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:32.25, vsf.
1–MALAVATH (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Mehmas (Ire)
1st Dam: Fidaaha (Ire), by New Approach (Ire)
2nd Dam: Ceist Eile (Ire), by Noverre
3rd Dam: Sharafanya (Ire), by Zafonic
(£29,000 Ylg '20 GOUKPR; £120,000 2yo '21 ARQMAY). O-Everest Racing, Mme Barbara M Keller & David Redvers; B-Tally-Ho Stud (IRE); T-Francis-Henri Graffard; J-Christophe Soumillon. €40,000. Lifetime Record: GISP-US, 6-3-2-1, €309,788. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Zellie (Fr), 126, f, 3, Wootton Bassett (GB)–Sarai (GB), by Nathaniel (Ire). (€140,000 Wlg '19 ARQDEC; €140,000 RNA Ylg '20 ARQSEP). O-Ali Hamad Al Attiya; B-Charles Barel (FR); T-Andre Fabre. €16,000.
3–Accakaba (Ire), 126, f, 3, Acclamation (GB)–Yakaba (Fr), by Medicean (GB). O/B-Wertheimer & Frere (IRE); T-Christophe Ferland. €12,000.
Margins: 1HF, HF, NK. Odds: 3.70, 1.60, 3.80.
Also Ran: Osmose (Fr), Txope (Fr), Who Knows (Fr), Fleur d'Iris (GB), Masiel (GB). Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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