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Mehmas colt Chez Pierre on exciting trail

Mehmas' Classic entry Chez Pierre continued his upward trajectory by making an impressive winning return at Chantilly on Tuesday.

Sporting the colours of Roy Jackson, the unbeaten Chez Pierre took up a handy position just behind the leaders under regular partner Pierre-Charles Boudot and swiftly sealed matters when asked to quicken, ultimately winning well by a length-and-a-quarter.

"He ran very well," trainer Francis-Henri Graffard told the JDG. "The colt traveled well during the course and accelerated well to finish. He gallops very easily in the morning, and once in front, he always recovers a little, but meets our expectations. Chez Pierre isn't normally nervous, but he needed to get back to the races. We definitely wanted a good track. He's going to get on it. He is entered in the Prix Texanita (Gr3), at Chantilly. Now that he's run, he doesn't have to work anymore, so it's okay to run him at fortnight. He is a horse that will hold the 1,400m, without any worries. "

Chez Pierre made headlines last year when topping the breeze-up portion of the Arqana Summer Sale at €100,000 (pictured below) and swiftly proved that was money well spent when sweeping both his juvenile starts.

Bred in France by S.C.E.A. Des Prairies & Ecurie De Castillon, he is out of the placed Hortensia, an Orpan half-sister to Group 3 winner Uraib.

Chez Pierre is the latest smart three-year-old winner for Mehmas, also represented in recent weeks by Classic hero Fayathaan alongside the Group/Grade 3 winners Keeper Of Time and Going Global.

Mehmas stands for €25,000.

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