Camacho ex Mary Mortell filly
Purchased at THE sale for 2-year-old winners, the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale, this colt is by CAMACHO, who stands at the renowned Yeomanstown Stud. Described as "the proven source of stakes winning sprinters and two year old's": http://yeomanstown.ie/site/stallions/camacho/. Incredibly, the very week of the sale, his sire had FOUR two year old winners in one day! https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-world/fabulous-five-timer-moves-camacho-closer-to-the-upper-echelons/299123
We love the sire Camacho. He has never let us down and he sires talented, hardy 2yo's year in, year out. Take this week alone, he has sired 5 different individual 2yo winners, some statistic is that considering certain first season sires win freshman campaigns with 19 or 20 individual winners for the entire season. Perhaps Camacho not siring Group winners on a regular basis means he does not attract the plaudits of Galileo or Dark Angel but he sires very very talented and tough winners and has been doing so for years.
We didn't spot this filly until she entered the pre Sale ring at the sale, but we liked what we saw when she did. We were first attracted to her athleticism and her great movement. She wasn't very big so we wondered whether that could count against her both in terms of how much she would make in the auction and how she may fair on the racetrack. Federico Barberini, who we always look to for guidance, confirmed that he really thought she was a sweet filly but was a little in the small side. Reluctantly we decided not to bid on her. Minutes later she was sold to Tim Easterby for £8,500 and suddenly we had a dilemma. If Tim Easterby thinks she will make a racehorse, then who are we to argue! After all he bought the mighty CAPTAIN DUNNE, as well as the Redcar Listed 2yo Trophy winner VENTURA MIST for us. We remember only too well a yearling filly Tim bought for £7,500 a few years ago which we tried to syndicate on two occasions but people thought she was just a little too small to make a racehorse so didn't commit to buying enough shares for us to syndicate her. The horse turned out to be BODY AND SOUL, she won over £250,000 in prize money and was sold for a fortune later in her career. When the hammer went down in this Camacho filly, Tim and Tom Palin looked at each other and experienced a Body And Soul moment! We weren't going to make the same mistake this time, so we asked Tim Easterby if we could buy her. He agreed.
We are really excited about her prospects, she looks perfect for the Weatherbys Super Sprint and races like that. She looks sharp and early, as if she could be running in March next Spring. We are very excited about her.
*Note that the monthly training fees are not payable until March 1st 2018. All costs incurred until then are included in the upfront share payment shown and no further upfront payment is required for the horse throughout her entire racing career.