We believe one of the reasons we are successful, is that when we have a formula that works we return to it time and time again.
When Alan Bailey has contacted us in the past to look at horses, we've had nothing but success with the ones we've bought. Alan recommended both Glenbuck (£10k) and Nanny Macphee (£4.5k) and they we're both rated over 80 and won stacks of races between them. Not only that, when we find out that he's bought one 'on spec' and spent way above his average, then we really do have to take note.
Alan is one of the most well respected trainers in the game and a great judge as well as being one of the shrewdest and when we saw this filly we realised why he had pushed the boat out. She is gorgeous.
The filly in question is called GRASMERE and looks more like a colt, she has size and strength and a lovely walk. Alan says her temperament is bombproof and has done nothing but please since she's been in training. The staff at the yard love her and they all say she's Alan's best 2 year old.
She is by the late stallion Society Rock, who has created such a stir in the short time he was with us. We have loved his progeny and in all, have bought four, all of which we are hearing extremely good reports about.
Her dam Silk Point. was an unraced daughter of Barathea and comes from the famous Sadlers Wells line. She has a very good strike rate of 50% winner's to foals from her eight offspring. This is even more impressive when you look at the unfashionable stallions she's been sent to in the past.
Everything is in place for Grasmere to be a success. We know the formula works and all being well, we're confident she will be adding to our tally of winners in the future and we are delighted that Alan is back training for us.