The sensational run enjoyed by Mehmas continued on Sunday as Nelson Gay landed a deserved success at Southwell to become his sire's 5th winner of the week and 55th overall.
With that win in the bag, Mehmas pulls into a clear second behind Kodiac among the top 2yo sires of all time - Kodiac set a record of 61 2yo winners in 2017. Behind Mehmas are the Japanese giants Deep Impact (54 2yo winners in 2017) and Sunday Silence (51 2yo winners in 2004).
Nelson Gay was bred by Gerard Mullins out of Rublevka Star, a winning Elusive Quality mare who is also the dam of multiple winners Novoman and Philamundo.
Nelson Gay was bought by trainer Richard Hughes for £16,000 as a Goffs UK Premier Yearling.
Mehmas, whose first 2yos also include the unbeaten Group 1 Middle Park Stakes winner Supremacy and easy Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes scorer Minzaal, stands for €25,000.