| Foaled:||03 May 2018|
| Sire:|| Battle Of Marengo|
|Dam:|| Rock Magic|
|Owner:||J Blackburn & Imperial Racing P'Ship|
|Purchased:||Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale 2019 |
|OR Turf:|| 61 (-3)|
By Battle Of Marengo out of Rock Magic who was placed in Ireland. He has run on the flat but his objective is hurdles and he has been schooled and jumps very nicely.
Name: Michael Friedrich Benedikt Baron von Melas was a Transylvanian-born field marshal for the Austrian Empire during the Napoleonic Wars. He was born in Transylvania in 1729 and served in the Seven Years' War as aide de camp for Leopold Josef Graf Daun. The horse is named as such because Von Melas fought in the Battle of Marengo, the name of the sire.
BATTLE OF MARENGO (IRE), Bay horse, 2010, by Galileo (IRE), out of Anna Karenina
(IRE), by Green Desert (USA). Won 5 races, value £278,545, at 2 and 3, from 7 furlongs to 1 mile
2 furlongs, Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.2, Juddmonte Beresford
Stakes, Curragh, Gr.2, P W McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes, Leopardstown, Gr.3, ICON
Juv.Turf Trial Golden Fleece Stakes, Leopardstown, L, also placed second in King Edward VII
Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2. Retired to Stud in 2015.