Tally-Ho-bred Caturra makes it back-to-back Rose Bowl wins for Mehmas!
Caturra, showing the precocity and determination associated with his sire Mehmas, made it back to back wins in the Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury for his sire on Friday.
It was in the Rose Bowl Stakes last year that Mehmas fired in his first stakes winner Method. Since then, he has gone from strength to strength, his first crop also responsible for Middle Park Stakes scorer Supremacy, Gimcrack Stakes winner Minzaal and top Californian filly Going Global.
Trained like Supremacy by Clive Cox, Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qassimi's Caturra showed a fine attitude under Adam Kirby to repel the late challenge of Detail. It was his second win in four starts and continues the fine run of Mehmas' second crop of two-year-olds, which hit Group-race heights only last week when Lusail ran out a similarly determined winner of the July Stakes at Newmarket.
"We're very happy," Clive Cox told Racing TV. "It was a great run at Ascot [when seventh in the Coventry Stakes]. There wasn't much of a pace today but he's done it really well - he's quick and has a wonderful, first class temperament.
"I'm delighted for the owners. Hopefully he'll continue to progress. We could look at the Richmond - it might come soon enough but he's got such a wonderful temperament that it might not be a problem."
Like Lusail, Caturra was bred here at Tally-Ho Stud and sold in our Tattersalls October Book 2 draft - in his case for 110,000gns to Blandford Bloodstock.
Caturra is a half-brother to the Listed-placed Sir Arthur Dayne, by Sir Prancealot, and out of the Listed-placed Shoshoni Wind, a Sleeping Indian relation to Classic Cliche and Lightning Pearl.