Mendelssohns March Leads Ashford Sired Exacta at Fair Grounds
Racing a mile on the turf, Mendelssohns March took the lead from the start and set a semi-pressured pace while Mo Saturdays spent a large chunk of the race in near last. The two connected in the stretch and the battle was on. Neither sophomore was willing to give up as the field watched from well behind the duo.
Mo Saturday got his head in front near the line to best Mendelssohns March but and inquiry saw him demoted to second with Mendelssohns March picking up a debut win. The third placed runner finished four lengths behind them with everyone else over eight lengths back.
Trained by Kenny McPeek, Mendelssohns March races for Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, and Team Stallion. McPeek bought the colt from the James Keogh consignment at Keeneland September with Mendelssohns March bred by Don Alberto Corp.
Out of Galileo mare Unappeased, Mendelssohns March is a half-brother to stakes winner and Grade I Kentucky Derby third Mr. Big News. Unappeased is a three-quarter sister to Grade I winner Sligo Bay and three other stakes winners.
Unappeased is one of six stakes producers for Angelic Song, a full sister to Devil’s Bag, Saint Ballado, and the dam of Singspiel and Rahy.
Mendelssohn’s nine winners this year is the best of any second crop sire with his 32 winners from his first crop third best of his generation.