Qatar Goodwood Festival
This very fast son of the all-conquering sire Mehmas, was a very expensive purchase at 130,000gns last Summer. He was the fastest breezer ‘ever’ since timings began over the final 3f of the Rowley Mile breeze up course.
Approximately 150 horses galloped down the final 2.5 furlongs of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course at the Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale, advertising their wares to would be suitors in attendance. The Craven Breeze Ups are the country’s and arguably Europe’s ‘premier’ Breeze ups sale, having produced countless Group 1 winning horses over the years, including our two, quite recent purchases, Group 1 winners DONJUAN TRIUMPHANT (Richard Fahey) and VENTURA STORM (Richard Hannon). It’s a tried and tested venue for ourselves and international buyers alike.
Effectively, the process is a race against the clock to procure a hierarchy of ability, rather like a time trial in cycling or a downhill skiing race. In such events, there is always a WINNER, i.e. the one who completes the course in the fastest time, and we are delighted to report that this sensational son of the leading first season sire MEHMAS, was the fastest time on the day, and we are led to believe that 2 of the 2.5 furlongs, over which he was timed, were the fastest, back to back furlongs, since timings began, around 8 years ago, at the Craven Breeze Ups sales.
Monday’s breezers included 16 sons and daughters of the great Kodiac - 9, Night Of Thunders - 3, and Invincible Spirits - 4. So he’s done something freakish, there, on the Rowley Mile course.
Watch his ultra impressive breeze here:
See his walk video in the gallery.
MEHMAS was the leading first crop sire in Europe in 2020. He has made an electric start to his career at stud with the likes of the Clive Cox trained GROUP 1 Middle Park Stakes and GROUP 2 Richmond Stakes winner SUPREMACY, GROUP 2 GIMCRACK STAKES winner MINZAAL, Group 3 winner GOING GLOBAL and Listed winners ACKLAM EXPRESS, METHOD and QUATROELLE leading the way. Supremacy was rated the top British-trained 2yo of 2020 with a rating of 118. Read all about his sire here: http://www.tallyhostud.com/mehmas
Ross Doyle, acted as agent, on our behalf, and he thought he had great potential. One thing’s for sure, with the time and performance he put in, he could easily be top drawer material.
*Pedigree page update from Tattersalls: "Under 2nd Dam – LEFT ALONE (GB), won 6 races at 4 and 5 years, 2020 in U.S.A."
Here's Robert with an update on him after he arrived in Newmarket: