We are delighted to be standing Persian Force alongside his sire Mehmas at Tally-Ho Stud next season.
We know the horse well, having sold him for €225,000 as a Goffs Orby yearling.
As is so typical of Mehmas, he was quick to come to hand for Amo Racing and Richard Hannon, running out the impressive winner of the Brocklesby Stakes at Doncaster in late March before winning in equally impressive fashion in a conditions race at Newbury's Lockinge meeting in May.
After running second in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot, he broke through at stakes level with an easy win in the Group 2 July Stakes at Newmarket, with subsequent Group 1 winner Mysterious Night among those in behind.
A tough and sound colt, Persian Force went on to fill the frame in four subsequent runs at Group/Grade 1 level, namely when second in the Phoenix Stakes and Prix Morny, third in the Middle Park Stakes and fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
Top-class, tough and genuine, we are extremely excited to be standing Persian Force in 2023.
'The toughest 2yo I have ever trained' - Richard Hannon
2020 ch h Mehmas - Vida Amorosa
To stud 2023
2023 fee: €10,000
"He was bought by a very shrewd judge in Ross Doyle at the Orby and was a very good horse from start to finish with Richard Hannon, who did a brilliant job with him. He showed his class when winning the July Stakes at Newmarket and I think breeders will be keen to use him"