Listed stakes success for Mehronissa as she wins the 'EBF Stallions Highfield Farm Flying Fillies’ Stakes' at Pontefract
After showing she was on the upgrade by landing Pontefract’s most valuable race of the season, Mehronissa was supplemented for the Gr.1 Haydock Sprint and took her form to a new level, when finishing fourth.
Ed Vaughan is not ruling out the possibility of supplementing Mehronissa for a tilt at the Qipco Champions Sprint at Ascot on October 15 whilst also considering the Bengough Stakes at the Berkshire circuit earlier in the month and the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh on September 25.
Vaughan said: "We were over the moon. It justified supplementing her which was paid for by finishing fourth. The owner was delighted. "I believed that kind of race would suit her as although her time was quick enough at Pontefract it was very stop-start going around the bend. In these straight Group One sprints they go hard from the gates, which is what she needs."We were getting very excited for a while as she was one of the last off the bridle”.
Mehronissa’s half sister by Champs Elysees is being offered for sale in Bk2 at Tattersalls. Lot 878.
Samharry, wins his maiden impressively at Doncaster on his racecourse debut and holds entries in the GR.1 Dewhurst Stakes and the GR.1 Racing Post Trophy
Samharry, was purchased for 600,000guineas by Shadwell Estates at Tattersalls Book 1 and is trained by John Gosden. By Exceed And Excel, out of the Peintre Celebre mare Ballymore Celebre, he is a half-brother to Gr.2 July Stakes winner and young Rathasker Stud sire, Anjaal..
His half sister and Anjaal’s full sister is being offered for sale in BK1 at Tattersalls, Lot 483
La Californie, wins her maiden
Sallal, wins easily going away
Great start to 2016 as Doug Whyte fires Secret Weapon to Centenary Vase triumph (HKG3) and Anjaal retires to stand at Rathasker Stud'
Secret Weapon fired a warning shot at Hong Kong’s established Pattern race stars with an impressive victory in the HKG3 Centenary Vase on 6th February, that belied its half-length margin and justified the faith of jockey Douglas Whyte and trainer Dennis Yip.
Secret Weapon is out of the Montjeu mare 'Just Devine' and is a half brother to Code Red who won Listed races at 2 and 3
Meanwhile, Rathasker Stud have announced that Anjaal, who won the July Stakes, GR.2 and was placed in the Dewhurst Stakes, GR.1 will stand at stud in 2016.
Out of the Peintre Celebre mare, Ballymore Celebre, his full sister is being offered for sale in BK1 at Tattersalls, Lot 483