bred Fastnet Rock mare Melagrana claimed another feature
race win in Japan at the weekend taking out the Group III Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean
Stakes at Nakayama.
Trained by Manabu Ikezoe, she won the 1200 metre sprint by half a length in a slick
1:08.30 seconds in the colours of Kazumi Yoshida.
Melagrana has won seven of 15 starts and this is her second stakes win.
Bred and consigned to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale by Emirates
Park, Melagrana was snapped up by Yoshida for $200,000 and exported to Japan.
Melagrana is the best of four winners from Ghaliah and hails from a family
developed by His Excellency Nasser Lootah over the past two decades. The
plethora of stakes winners in the first three dams include Group winners
Mutawaajid, Adeewin, Fatoon and Fat Al going back to multiple Group I winner
Ghaliah died last year and her final foal is a filly by Smart Missile, while
her yearling colt by I am Invincible was sold by Emirates Park at the 2017
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale where he was snapped up by Gai Waterhouse and
Adrian Bott for $180,000.