Mohaymen Gets First Winner in Prairie Meadows Dead Heat

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Mohaymen | EquiSport Photos

Freshman stallion Mohaymen got off the mark as a sire when Whistlewhileyoumow won a maiden special weight at Prairie Meadows in a dead heat Monday. The 2-year-old gelding, gray like his sire, was making his first career start in the 4 1/2 furlong contest after being purchased earlier this year at the OBS March sale for $37,000 by John Ballantyne/NBS Stable. He had worked a furlong in :10.2 at the sale and had since been gelded.

Whistlewhileyoumow broke from the inside and was quickly up with the leaders. Before the first quarter registered in :22.67, the gray and Alia Max (Orb) separated themselves from the field and turned it into a match race. They got the half in tandem in :46.77 with only the constant head bob determining who was in front. Neither wanted to relent, but just as Alia Max briefly looked to have a few inches on her side nearing the wire, Whistlewhileyoumow fought back and matched his rival under the line in a game effort. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to the third-place finisher.

Shadwell sire Mohaymen, winner of four Grade 2 events at two and three topped by the XpressBet Fountain of Youth S., has 76 current juveniles in his first crop. Whistlewhileyoumow is out of Argentinean Group 2 winner Ever Nice (Arg) (Mutakddim), who also has a 2021 colt by Enticed. She was sold at the 2021 Keeneland January sale carrying the Enticed colt for $10,000 to E.B.S. The mare is a half-sister to Argentina's 2009 champion 2-year-old Ever Peace (Arg) (Alpha Plus) and additional Argentinean GSW Ever Beautiful (Arg) (Exchange Rate).

5th-Prairie Meadows, $30,500, Msw, 5-31, 2yo, 4 1/2f, :53.62, ft, 2 3/4 lengths.

(DH) WHISTLEWHILEYOUMOW (g, 2, Mohaymen–Ever Nice {Arg} {GSW-Arg}, by Mutakddim) Sales History: $10,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP; $37,000 2yo '21 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-NBS Stable; B-Clearsky Farms (KY); T-Jon G. Arnett.

(DH) ALIA MAX (f, 2, Orb–Brusquer, by Elusive Quality) Sales History: $17,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-0, $18,500.

O-Travis Swan Murphy, Matt Trent, & Manny Camacho; B-Barouche Stud (Ireland) Ltd. (KY); T-Travis Swan Murphy.

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