Future looks bright for Mia Mento following Leopardstown debut

Filly could mix it at the top level in Phoenix Stakes

Get £20 in free bets

Tom Mullins will consider giving Mia Mento an outing at the Curragh on Monday week ahead of a possible tilt at the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

The two-year-old daughter of Casamento created a big impression when making a successful racecourse debut at Leopardstown last week, for a trainer more known for his exploits in the National Hunt sphere.

The victory came as no surprise to Mullins, who is contemplating giving his filly another run to discover whether a step up Group One company in the Phoenix Stakes on August 12 is realistic.

Mullins said: “She came out of the race perfect. She didn’t have as hard a race as I thought she did, which was nice.

“We went into the race very hopeful. I haven’t much to work her against, but Niall (McCullagh, jockey) had been full of her and it was nice to see her go and do it.

“There’s a winners’ race at the Curragh on Monday week that might be suitable. It will be against colts and geldings, but I think the conditions suit her quite well.

“It might be nice to get another run into her and learn a bit more about her with a view to taking on the top boys in the Phoenix Stakes.”

Sign up to bet365. Click to View Bonus Code Details
Up to £30 in free bets
Get £20 in free bets
£20 Risk Free First Bet
Up to £30 in free bets
Up to £30 in free bets
Up to £40 in Bonus funds
100% Bonus up to £100
£20 Free Exchange Bet
Get a £10 risk-free first bet

Existing User?

Forgot your password?

New User?

Sign up using our simple one-page form and you'll be able to access free video form, tips and exclusive content straight away.