De Treville second in Group 3
22 September 2014
DAR Re Mi’s first foal De Treville finished second in the Group 3 Prix des Chenes at Longchamp on Saturday.
A son of Oasis Dream out of triple Group 1 scorer Dar Re Mi, De Treville was bred to be a champion and he has proved himself to be well above average in his three starts this summer.
Trained by Andre Fabre, he was second on debut at Chantilly before winning his maiden at the same track in July.
This was his first try at Stakes company and he acquitted himself well, going down to Evasive’s First by a length and a half under Maxime Guyon.
The highly regarded Cherek was back in third, giving the form some substance.
De Treville was sold as a yearling by Watership Down Stud. He was purchased by Charlie Gordon-Watson for owner Rashit Shaykhutdinov for 850,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1.
Back to back wins for Mukhayyam
08 September 2014
MUKHAYYAM made it two wins from three starts to date when taking a mile nursery handicap at Thirsk on Saturday afternoon.
The son of Dark Angel won his maiden at Newcastle last time out and took the step up in grade in his stride.
Owned by Sheikh Hamdan and ridden by Phillip Makin, Mukhayyam tracked the leaders during the early stages.
He hit the front with two furlongs to run and stayed on strongly to win by nearly three lengths.
Makin said of the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt: “He´s grand. He was still looking about when he was in front, but it´s only his third race and he´s still learning.
“He handled the ground and you wouldn´t know how much more improvement there is in him.”
Mukhayyam was sold by Watership Down and Kiltinan Castle Stud for 120,000gns at Tattersalls Book 2.
At Ascot, Bold Lass showed a gutsy attitude to land the mile fillies’ handicap. The daughter of Sea The Stars, trained by David Lanigan, has now won three times and looks capable of making her mark in better company.
Bold Lass was bred at Watership Down and Kiltinan Castle Stud for owner Bjorn Nielsen. She is out of My Branch, making her a half-sister to Group 1 winner Tante Rose.