This filly comes from the famous Tally Ho Stud in Ireland and is by Sir Prancealot who was trained by Richard Hannon Snr. He won the Group 2 Flying Childers and was rated 112 after his six races at the age of 2.
Another Hannon trained filly, Stormy Clouds, by the same sire, was probably the yards fastest 2 year old filly last season and was very early and very precocious. This filly is a strong, forward going individual. She is cantering and delighting them with everything she does at home and she moves really well. The vibes from the Everleigh yard where she is based are very upbeat and positive.
In the November of Toormore's yearling career we already had an inkling that he was going to be very good. In the November of the yearling career of Great Page, we had the same inkling - so occasionaly at this time of the year, there's a horse that really grabs your attention, when normally it's spring time when the stars stand out.
As a graduate of Tattersalls Irelend, she has been entered in the €300,000 Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sales Stakes. This race is one of the most valuable and longest running sales races of its kind. It is run during the exciting Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh every September.
Her half brothers and sisters were sharp and talented and this filly cost more than any of them, so for that reason we believe that she'll be better than any of them. We think that she will be a 5f or 6f sharp and early filly, who could be perfect for the Brocklesby, a Salisbury Conditions race in April or the Queen Mary. Richard describes her as perfect for the Weatherbys Super Sprint (which Stormy Clouds was 2nd in last year). In fact, Tiggy Wiggy another famous Hannon filly won that race in 2014, so when when your trainer is a bullish about her prospects as that you have to take notice.
Update (4th Sept): Of her 9 starts, Lexington Grace has now won three times and been placed 1-4 in six of her races. Winning on going ranging from good to firm to soft, the 7f trip has seen her impress, most recently winning by over 2 lengths at Epsom.