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Ho-bred Mehmas filly Malavath stars at Arqana with €3.2 million sale

Mehmas filly Malavath was the star turn of the Arqana December Sale on Saturday when sold for €3.2 million to Moyglare Stud Farm.

Malavath has mixed it with the best during her career with Francis-Henri Graffard, winning three races for Everest Racing, Barbara Keller and David Redvers including the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte at two and the Group 3 Prix Imprudence upon her return to action earlier this year at three. The tough filly has also run second in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf and then against older horses in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret.

She will now join Christophe Clement in the US.

“She’s a beautiful filly, and physically she has everything to be a good broodmare," said Moyglare's Fiona Craig. "She should bring speed, which we are looking for. She likes the US and has everything to win a Grade 1 over there. That’s the aim!”

Malavath was bred by us out of the New Approach mare Fidaaha, whose two-year-old Mehmas colt Knight recently ran out the impressive winner of the Group 3 Horris Hill Stakes for Simon and Ed Crisford.

Malavath is the second seven-figure sale of the winter breeding stock sales season for Mehmas following the Grade 1 winner Going Global, who made $2.5 million to the BBA Ireland at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November Sale.

On what was a good evening for Tally-Ho stallions past and present, Galileo Gold's remarkable daughter Oscula sold for €1 million to Nawara Stud with an eye on joining Mishriff's book next season. Kodiac was also well represented as the sire of Listed winner By All Means, who was sold through Etreham for €650,000 to Reeves Thoroughbred Racing.

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