Fadethenoise First U.S. Winner for Mendelssohn
Already the sire of a winner in Saudi Arabia, Mendelssohn registered his first U.S. winner on Saturday when Michael Hui homebred Fadethenoise (2c Mendelssohn x Hey Paige, by Stay Thirsty) visited the winner’s circle in an Ellis Park Maiden Special Weight after a six length victory.
The colt was making a surface change to turf after debuting on dirt at Churchill Downs and was one of the first two out of the gate in the 5 ½ furlong race. Fadethenoise immediately entered a three-way duel for the lead with none of the horses wanting to give in as they clocked a :21.94 first quarter. Once they hit the quarter pole, his rivals faded and Fadethenoise had the lead to himself.
The 2-year-old couldn’t have been more impressive in the end, drawing away in the stretch to win by an increasing six lengths.
A second generation homebred for Hui, Fadethenoise joins his dam Hey Paige as Mike Maker trainees.
The first foal for his dam, Fadethenoise is a grandson of the stakes-placed Nina Fever, who also produced Scat Daddy’s Grade I-winning daughter Nickname and multiple stakes placed Hey Mike in addition to the colt’s dam.
Fadethenoise is one of two top three placers for Mendelssohn today with Priyanka finishing third a Saint-Cloud in France just a few hours before his victory. From his 13 first crop runners, turf Grade I winner and dirt record-setter Mendelssohn has two winners and six other placers.