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Grade 1 aspirations for Mehmas filly Going Global after stakes romp

Phil D'Amato has the Grade 1 Del Mark Oaks circled on his calendar following the impressive win of Going Global in the Grade 3 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday.

It was a remarkable fourth straight stakes win for the daughter of Mehmas, who remains unbeaten following her transfer to California. Her success also came fresh off the back of victory for another Mehmas filly, Tetragonal, in an allowance optional claimer on the same card.

Again partnered by Flavien Prat, Going Global cruised to a 4 3/4-length victory.

Another Mehmas filly, Listed winner Quattroelle, ran fourth.

D'Amato was effusive in his praise for the filly, telling the Blood-Horse: "I've (trained) a lot of good fillies and mares, but this early on in their career. I'd say she's definitely the best.

"I think she's blossoming right now. Each performance was better than the next and this one was many lengths better than the last one. It's exciting to have a filly like this going into Del Mar and hopefully sky's the limit."

Going Global, who carries the colours of CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, heads into the summer as the winner of five races. In addition to the Honeymoon Stakes, they include the Grade 3 Providencia and Sweet Life Stakes.

Going Global carries the colours of CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig, and Ray Pagano and was successful in a nursery at Dundalk prior to her sale to California.

She was bred in Ireland by Nicky Hartery out of Wrood, a winning Invasor half-sister to Group 3 winner Racer Forever, and originally purchased for €15,500 by Pioneer Racing out of the Goffs Sportsman's Sale.

As for Tetragonal, she was winning for the second time when striking earlier on the card. Bred by Mary Gallagher, she is out of Crystal Snowflake, by Danehill Dancer.

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