Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Leslie's Lady (Tricky Creek)
Foaled: May 17, 2015
Breeder: Clarkland Farm
Mendelssohn: He’s easily the flashiest foreign Kentucky Derby entrant since France’s Arazi returned to Louisville in 1992. Like Arazi, Mendelssohn also comes back a BC champion, of the Juvenile Turf. His dirt form was underscored with a romping UAE Derby victory by what appears a record pre-Derby margin of 18 lengths, according to my stash of past performances dating back more than 100 years. A half-brother to dirt stars Beholder and Into Mischief, he possesses more early speed than we’re used to seeing from O’Brien runners in the US. A major factor to win, but a lack of Kentucky Derby success for the barn (5: 0-0-0) and UAE Derby alumni (12: 0-0-0) make him a value judgment that I set around 10-1 as fair.
By Jon White
Talk about running up the score. Racing on the dirt for the first time, Mendelssohn streaked home in last Saturday’s Group I UAE Derby in Dubai. He kept widening…and widening…and widening. When...
|March 31, 2018||UAE Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2)||Meydan Racecourse||1st|
|March 9, 2018||32red Patton Stakes||Dundalk||1st|
|November 3, 2017||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)||Del Mar||1st|
|October 14, 2017||Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1)||Newmarket||2nd|
|September 16, 2017||Howcroft Industrial Supplies Champagne Stakes (G2)||Doncaster||7th|
|August 13, 2017||Maiden||Curragh||1st|
|July 15, 2017||Maiden||Curragh||8th|