Mehmas (Ire)

Mehmas's Supremacy From Pillar To Post In the Middle Park

Tally-Ho Stud's first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) had firmly established himself as the leader in the category throughout the summer and one of the first major prizes of the autumn confirmed that status as his son Supremacy (Ire) made all in Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Middle Park S. at Newmarket. Out quickest under Adam Kirby, the 13-2 shot who had gone from a Windsor maiden win July 6 to a four-length success in the G2 Richmond S. at Goodwood July 30 met his greatest threat late on as the 5-2 favourite Lucky...

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Predictably Hesitant Start to Yearling Sales

DONCASTER, UK—Well, at least that ordeal is out of the way. It was never going to be fun, but it could have been worse. Horses were sold, some of them even sold well; and other vendors, with an 83% clearance rate, were evidently ready to cut losses. And soon everybody will at least be able to start figuring out how venturesome they can afford to be, once finally bidding good riddance to 2020. Embarking on the European yearling circuit was always going to be extremely challenging for an industry so...

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Tattersalls Releases Catalogues for October Books 2-4

The catalogues for Books 2, 3 and 4 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale were released on Tuesday, with a half-brother to 2019 G1 Investec Oaks heroine Star Catcher (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) (lot 965) one of the highlights. A total of 816 yearlings will go through the ring in Book 2 from Oct. 12-14, while 602 lots are catalogued for Book 3 from Oct. 15-16. Book 4 features 83 yearlings set to go under the hammer on Oct. 17. Alumni of Book 2 include champion and MG1SW sprinter...

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More Success For Mehmas As Minzaal Dazzles In the Gimcrack

On a day when York belonged to the royal blue of Shadwell, the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack S. played host to one of the operation's youngbloods as the new juvenile sprinting sensation Minzaal (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) cut a dash in the gloom. Sent off the 5-2 favourite coming off an impressive Salisbury novice success over this six-furlong trip Aug. 9, the bay missed the kick and was adrift early but Jim Crowley was oozing confidence and in no mood to hurry. Tanking his way to the lead passing...

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Supremacy Sets Sights on Gimcrack, Morny Off the Table

Group 2 winner Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) is now likely for the G2 Gimcrack S. at York on Friday, after wet weather has taken the G1 Prix Morny off his dance card, Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The G2 Richmond S. winner was one of two in the race for trainer Clive Cox. "We were looking towards the Morny, but that's not on the agenda any more with the really heavy ground in Deauville," said Cox to Racing Post. "We're monitoring the weather in York and obviously he'd have a...

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Cox Pair Bound for Morny

GSWs Supremacy (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) and Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}), both trained by Clive Cox, will clash in the G1 Prix Morny at Deauville on Aug. 23, all being well. The former won the G2 Richmond S. at the Qatar Goodwood Festival on July 30 and claims two wins from three starts, while the latter broke his maiden at second asking in the G2 Coventry S. at Royal Ascot back in June. Cox is relishing the match up between two group-class colts. "We're very pleased with the way he's...

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Mehmas's Supremacy Lives Up To the Title In the Richmond

With an impressive listed winner already in the bag in Method (Ire), Tally Ho Stud's Mehmas (Ire) put more distance between himself and his fellow first-season sires on Thursday as the aptly-named Supremacy (Ire) registered a similarly commanding four-length success in Goodwood's G2 Qatar Richmond S. Off the mark in dynamic fashion in a six-furlong Windsor maiden July 6, the 11-2 shot was placed quickly at the head of affairs by Adam Kirby and found generously in the final furlong to draw away from the 13-8 favourite Yazaman (Ire) (Kodiac...

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Mehmas Gets His First Black-Type Winner As Method Excites

Manton Park Racing's Method (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) was one of the hot topics among the current crop of juveniles after his striking debut at Doncaster June 26, having beaten the subsequent G2 Duchess of Cambridge S. runner-up Fev Rover (Ire) (Gutaifan {Ire}) there by 4 1/4 lengths. Entering Saturday's six-furlong Listed bet365 Rose Bowl S. at Newbury as the deserved 5-6 favourite, the bay read the script perfectly to exit with reputation enhanced. Anchored behind the pace by Oisin Murphy early, he was delivered to cut down Mighty Gurkha (Ire)...

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Freshman Sire Mehmas Off the Mark With Two Winners.

Tally-Ho Stud-based freshman sire Mehmas (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}) got off the mark with his first two winners within 30 minutes, at Rome and Newcastle, on Tuesday. 4th-Rome, Cond, €17,600, 6-2, unraced 2yo, c/g, 7fT, 1:28.20, gd. BRIDGE DRESS ME (IRE) (c, 2, Mehmas {Ire}-Prom Dress {GB}, by Mount Nelson {GB}) was off a step slow and soon established a position wide of his rivals as they scrimmaged for position in the opening furlongs. Under a ride heading into the turn, Bridge Dress Me was five-wide turning into the straight. He...

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20/20 Vision: Charlie Vigors

In this TDN series we ask a group of experts for their predictions for the 2020 flat season in Europe. Today we hear from Charlie Vigors. TDN: Who do you think will be the leading first-season sire this year? CV: Mehmas (Ire) has an obvious chance because he has the numbers and they looked precocious types. We would also expect Awtaad (Ire) and Territories (Ire) to make a big impression. TDN: Have you bought/sold any by Mehmas, Awtaad or Territories? CV: We sold yearlings by both Mehmas and Awtaad who...

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