This beautifully bred filly was purchased recently at the 2019 GOFFS YEARLING SALES, she is by exciting first season sire MEHMAS who stands at Tally-Ho Stud. You can read more about her sire here: https://www.tallyhostud.com/mehmas & http://www.alshaqabracing.com/en/thoroughbreds/mehmas
Mehmas was a leading 2yo performer in 2016 over 5 and 6 furlongs. He finished 2nd to Multiple Group 1 winner Caravaggio in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot and went on to win the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket and Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood beating Group 1 winner Blue Point in the process. He finished his 2yo career with an official rating of 115 and was retired to stand at Tally Ho Stud in joint partnership with Al-Shaqab who both get behind there stallions and will support them very well. He is bred on the same cross as sire of sires, Dark Angel being by Acclamation out of a Machiavellian mare and is very much tipped to be a great success at stud.
Our filly is out of the multiple winning racemare WROOD who herself was rated 86 and hails from a pedigree steeped in black type and Group performers including RACER FOREVER, MASTA PLASTA and the champion 2yo Filly TIGGY WIGGY. A major bonus is that Michael already knows the family very well as he not only trained her dam but also trains her 2yo half brother by Kodiac who he believes to be very smart and expects to win his maiden which would help strengthen our fillies pedigree further before she even runs, increasing her potential broodmare value at the end of her racing career. The filly we have purchased is a stunning looking bay, she looks like a sharp type who we are confident will make a nice 2yo and also has the size and physique to train on as a 3yo and beyond. She has a very athletic walk and a great presence about her, so it was no surprise she made both our own and Michael’s short list at the sale. We were therefore delighted to have secured her to go into training with Micheal which we feel giving her pedigree and Michael’s affiliation with the fillies mother and brother makes a ideal partnership. The filly had been on Michael’s radar for some time due to the high regard he holds her brother in and feels she will be the perfect fit for ourselves at Pioneer. She is a filly that will qualify for the existing auction series races in Ireland which offers a fantastic opportunity to compete at maiden level against other horses in your price category and also qualify for the new median auction races which tier based on the stallions progeny median selling price allowing a great opportunity for young horses to start off the racing career with the chance of a win with out running into the Galileo’s and Frankel’s of the world straight away. Michael and ourselves have viewed a lot of the Mehmas first season yearlings and were very impressed with their athleticism and physical attributes as a collective and we feel we have picked up one of his nicest examples to have gone through the ring thus far. Michael himself believes she is a racey filly who will race as a 2yo and also has the size to train on. Michael is a master trainer and has a great record with fillies under his tutelage with HAMARINYA, KADRA, KALAXANA, RAYDARA, REHANA & SURROUNDING being just a handful of recent examples, however the list goes on. We hope under his expert tutelage and his attention to the finest of details that this filly can be the next to follow in their illustrious hoof-steps.