Mehronissa to return in 2017

Mehronissa is likely to be put away for the season following her gallant effort behind Shalaa in the Bengough Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Mehronissa (l) could be put away for the season

The Ed Vaughan-trained filly pushed the proven Group performer, who was coming back after a lengthy lay-off from injury, hard in the final furlong and was just a neck down at the line.

The Newmarket trainer is unlikely to send her to Canada where she holds an entry in the Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine later this month.

"She ran her heart out. She's fine this morning – she didn't leave an oat," said Vaughan.

"Normally in those in Group Threes you don't expect a horse like Shalaa running in it. It was just through circumstances that he happened to be running. Any other time we'd have been a winner of a Group Three over six furlongs by a length and a half.

"I've got to speak to the owner during the week. She's in the Nearctic Stakes in Woodbine in three weeks' time, but it's probably unlikely.

"It doesn't give us enough time to do a piece of work with her and she'll have to ship out. We'd be going there blind. You'd want to make sure everything was spot on with her and you wouldn't have time.

"She'd probably have to leave tomorrow week, something like that. Fillies turn in their coat this time of year as well.

"I'd be pleased just for that to be it for the year. She's done very well for us and when I spoke to the owner on Saturday, he decided he was going to keep her in training next year.

"She's proved she's up to knocking about at the top level and running with great credit. She's a lovely big filly, she's got great size and plenty of scope.

"The horse won that everybody wanted to win. We all need these stars. They are important to the game, so it was great to see him come back."

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