I reviewed the pedigree of Mehmas in detail in July and since then he ran three more races. He narrowly beat Blue Point in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, failed to stay the trip when runner-up Churchill in the Group 1 Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes over seven furlongs at the Curragh, and then finished third to The Last Lion and Blue Point in the Group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket, beaten by three-parts of a length and two and a quarter lengths.
He is by the sire of leading sire Dark Angel, he is from the family of Group 1 stars such as Avenir Certain (by Le Havre), Luso (by Salse), Warrsan (by Caerleon), and Queen's Trust (by Dansili), and he begins his new career at Tally-Ho Stud in Co Westmeath.
How he performed in that final furlong at the Curragh could have been an artefact of a long season or of a lack of stamina and, if the latter, then whether or not some of his offspring stay a mile may depend on their dams. But if it was merely a slowing down after a long campaign then this Timeform 115-rated horse's own distaff line may provide him with the potential to get milers, in addition to the sprinters and juvenile types that will no doubt represent him.
MEHMAS (IRE) – b.2014 – Acclamation – Lucina, 4 wins inc July Stakes (Gr2), Richmond Stakes (Gr2), 2nd National Stakes (Gr1), Coventry Stakes (Gr2), National Stakes (L), 3rd Middle Park Stakes (Gr1). Sire in Ireland. First foals in 2018.
Sire of Stallions