Cairo Prince – Feline Flatline, by Lion Heart
2017 Sunrise, LLC
This athletic colt is by an exciting first crop sire. Multiple graded stakes winner Cairo Prince has seen his offspring being received phenomenally well at every major yearling sale. Our colt is the second foal from a young Lion Heart mare whose only starter is a winner this year. That combination is also a variation of the Empire Maker/Storm Cat-cross that’s responsible for American Pharoah, Classic Empire, and Bodemeister.
Named Mihos, an ancient Egyptian lion-headed god of war and a son of Bast, the Egyptian goddess of cats, he is in training with Jimmy Jerkens in New York at Saratoga Race Course Park. Mihos is eligible for the lucrative Virginia-Certified Residency Program. .
He started his career by hitting the board for third on September 23 going six furlongs. Mihos and Rajiv Maragh teamed up again on November 24 when he broke his maiden in his second start and quickly became a TDN Rising Star following in the footsteps of Centennial’s Wicked Strong, Unified, and Rocketry.
Mihos captured his first stakes win in his third start with jockey Jose Ortiz winning the Mucho Macho Man Stakes on January 5 at Gulfstream Park. Often used by trainers as one of the first unofficial Derby prep races for three-year-olds, the future is bright for this exciting colt.
Running in his first graded stakes race and his first attempt at two turns, Mihos gained valuable experience is his last start in the G2 Holy Bull on February 2.
He returned to the entries in the G3 Dwyer Stakes on July 6 at Belmont Park finishing fourth. It’s nice to see our three-year-old back in action. Mihos has been nominated to both the Curlin Stakes and the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes both to be run at Saratoga in late July.