Tally-Ho breezer Scot’s Grace looked a filly to keep on the right side of when becoming yet another 2yo winner for Mehmas at Kempton on Wednesday.
Trained by Kevin Philippart de Foy for Bernard Havern, Scot’s Grace burst clear when asked up the inner to win going away by over four lengths. It was another four lengths back to the third.
Scots Grace was bred here by Tally-Ho Stud out of Ms O’Malley, a Baltic King sister to the high-class Kidmenever. She was bought from our draft by Universal Stud at the Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale.
She becomes the 17th 2yo winner of the year in Europe for Mehmas, Europe’s leading 2yo sire of 2020 by number of winners.
Also on Wednesday, Mehmas was to the fore at the Tattersalls July Sale as the covering sire of Excellent View, who sold alongside her filly foal for 200,000gns to Charlie Gordon-Watson.
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Breaking up the Godolphin stronghold at the top of the leaderboard was Excellent View (GB), who presented a three-for-one deal as the 10-year-old Shamardal mare (lot 214) was offered alongside her filly foal by one of the hottest young sires of the moment, Mehmas (Ire), and she is back in foal to the same stallion.
Buyer Charlie Gordon-Watson is certainly a fan of the Tally-Ho Stud resident. He said, “She has a very nice foal at foot. I love Mehmas. He can do it anywhere, with any trainer, and he has a couple of really good horses in America at the moment.”
It is of course not just the sire of the foal who appealed to the agent as Excellent View has already produced the black-type performer and four-time winner Mutaraffa (Ire) by Mehmas’s sire Acclamation (GB) and though she was a modest performer herself, her first three dams are all stakes winners.
“She has been bought for an English owner/breeder and it is good to see that she has produced a foal like that and she is back in foal to the stallion, who looks the real deal,” added Gordon-Watson, who was also the purchaser of Mehmas’s dual-winning juvenile Lusail (Ire), who is declared for Thursday’s G2 Tattersalls July S.