Fresh off the back of a record-breaking first crop, Mehmas is now making his presence felt through his second crop of 2yos, which include Friday’s impressive Bath scorer Caturra - bred by Tally-Ho Stud.
Sent off the 8/13 favourite for Clive Cox after showing up well in the Newmarket maiden won by the Cotai Glory colt Forca Brasil, Caturra scored easily by two-and-a-quarter lengths.
The Racing Post were impressed, commenting: “Caturra had been sent off favourite, when finishing fourth on his debut at the Newmarket Craven meeting, on ground on the quick side of good. That form had been boosted, and despite not enjoying the ground, he coped with this much slower surface, and putting his experience to good use he came home a comfortable winner. He will will face stiffer tests now, but is clearly held in some regard, and can progress further.”
Caturra was bred by Tally-Ho out of the Listed-placed 2yo Shoshoni Wind, a Sleeping Indian half-sister to the Group 3-placed Burnwynd Boy.
He was purchased as a Tattersalls October Book 2 yearling for 110,000gns by Blandford Bloodstock on behalf of owner Saeed bin Mohammed al Qassimi.
Caturra becomes the fourth 2yo winner of the year for Mehmas - others include impressive York scorer Lusail and Leicester debut scorer Gubbass.