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Dundalk treble for Mehmas

A terrific day for Mehmas on Wednesday saw him fire in three winners at Dundalk.


First up was two-year-old Pandemic Princess, who struck for Richard John O'Brien in the 6f nursery. A consistent filly who has been in the frame in four of her past five starts, she was bred by Kirsty and Sarah Connell out of Pearl Bell, a placed daughter of Camacho.


“I'm delighted with that, she's been progressing and I'm thrilled for the owners (Kingdom Thoroughbred Syndicate) who are great supporters of mine," O'Brien told Irishracing.com.


“I've a feeling there might be another one or two in her and Sean (Davis) agrees. She's been finding her feet in the last few runs and is steadily progressing.


“If she didn't idle there I think she would have been a reasonably impressive winner, as she put the race to bed well. Five or six (furlongs) is her trip.”


Just one race later, it was the turn of Tally-Ho bred three-year-old Mulgrave, who captured division one of the mile handicap for John McConnell. He is out of the Bernardini mare Hairpin, a half-sister to Dewhurst Stakes winner Intense Focus.


An excellent day for Mehmas was rounded off by the win of Massaman in division two of the extended 1m2f handicap. Trained by Jack Davison, Massaman was bred by Killarkin Stud out of Blossom Deary, a Duke Of Marmalade relation to Old Vic.


Europe's leading second-crop sire, Mehmas has enjoyed another excellent year on the track as the sire of ten stakes winners across Europe, among them the top 2yos Lusail, Caturra, Malavath and Beauty Inspire. Three-year-olds such as Fayathaan and Keeper Of Time have also landed European Group races this year while in California, Mehmas has also been represented by the top filly Going Global, winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.


Mehmas stands for €50,000.


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