Classic winner for Mehmas!
There was another brilliant result for Mehmas on Sunday when his son Fayathaan - bred by Ghs Bloodstock and Tally-Ho Stud - hit Classic heights with a brave victory in the Premio Parioli (Italian 2,000 Guineas) at Rome.
Not long after on the same card, another first-crop representative Memo De L’Alguer ran third in the Italian 1,000 Guineas.
The colt was a three-time winner in ten starts in Britain for Richard Fahey and then Mark Loughnane, and after winning at Wolverhampton in January, he was sold at the Tattersalls February Sale to Marco Bozzi for 85,000gns to continue his career with Roberto Biondi in Italy.
Settled just off the leaders at Rome on Sunday, Fayathaan showed a brave attitude to sneak up the rail before kicking clear. Cirano broke out of the pack to emerge as a threat but Fayathaan, showing the determination so typical of Mehmas’ stock, fought back to win by a head.
Fayathaan becomes the eighth stakes winner out of the record-breaking first crop of Mehmas - and the third to score this year after the Group/Grade 3 winners Going Global and Keeper Of Time.
He is the best of two winners out of Beauty Of The Sea, an Elusive Quality daughter of high-class 2yo Raymi Coya, also the granddam of last season’s Group 2 winner Tactical.
Mehmas stands for €25,000.