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Deserved stakes success for Mehmas filly Believing

Already stakes-placed on multiple occasions, the tough Mehmas filly Believing got her day in the sun on Thursday when landing a deserved success for Highclere Thoroughbred Racing and George Boughey in the Listed Chelmer Fillies' Stakes at Chelmsford City.

Sent off the 5/2 favourite in a competitive field of 13, Believing raced prominently under James Doyle and always had enough in reserve to repel Catherine's Dream.

In the process, she became the 21st stakes winner for Mehmas.

Believing was bred by M. Mullen and Cloneymore Farm out of Misfortunate, one of eight stakes-producing daughters of Kodiac. Kodiac is also the damsire of last year's Group 1 winner The Platinum Queen.

Believing was sold through public auction twice - initially for 70,000gns to J C Bloodstock as a yearling and then for 115,000gns to Highclere as a Tattersalls Craven breezer - and as is typical of her sire, was quick to come to hand with a win second time out at Wolverhampton before a fourth behind Lezoo in the Listed Empress Stakes. Believing was later second in the Group 3 Sirenia Stakes and Group 3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes, in which she was beaten only a neck.

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