Newmarket - £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes
Purchased at Tattersalls Book 3, this filly is by TAMAYUZ and is PLUS 10 BONUS registered. Please see two videos of her walk and profile included on this page and read about her sire here: http://www.derrinstown.com/stallions/tamayuz/.
Tattersalls reported 'Lot 1530: the filly by Tamayuz and out of the Listed placed mare Dutch Rose (Dutch Art) is bought by Ben Harris acting for Ed Walker Racing and Middleham Park Racing. "She is a smashing filly, an absolute belter," said Harris. "The mare is supposed to be gorgeous too, so it's obviously rubbed off. There is the good recent update too." The recent pedigree improver is half-brother Sunsprite (Kodiac), placed third in Ripon Champion Trophy Stakes (L). The filly was sold by Lodge Park Stud.'
We've enjoyed considerable success with Ed Walker from just the one horse that we've had in training with him, namely the filly PERSONA GRATA. We purchased her for just 22,000gns on Ed's specific recommendation and she did us proud, winning 5 races including at listed level. She competed on numerous occasions at Group level for us, including Group 1's. Ed trains for some of the best owners in the game, notably Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber and Bjorn Nielsen no less. Ed's a real gentleman who knows the game inside out. Our filly will be in fantastic hands, rest assured.
We've been looking, ever since we sold Persona Grata in 2016 for the right horse to replace her with and we believe we have here, the perfect opportunity to race in a similar vein. In our opinion, this Tamayuz filly was the standout horse of the Book 3 sale at Newmarket, a sale comprising of over 300 horses. She has it all, looks, movement and pedigree which it is our hope, will combine together to produce a filly of high quality. She's is bred to be fully effective at distances of 6f and 7f as a 2yo and it's possible she will stay a mile as a 3yo.
Statistically, Tamayuz is at least as effective a sire as stallions like Kodiac and Camacho yet he appears not to receive the same plaudits, perhaps he has fewer horses out there to advertise his wares, but make no mistake, he's a sire of the highest quality. We don't really breed horses at MPR, we prefer to be able to select our runners at the yearling or breeze up stage of their careers where we can be very careful to select horses with great pedigrees and outstanding conformations, whereas owner breeders tend to have to race what conformation fate their mares' progeny are dealt. However, were we to embark on a breeding operation, Tamayuz is most definitely a sire we would turn to without hesitation. He's the sire of our own Group 1 winner G Force, Mustashry, Brown Sugar, Tupi, Blond Me and Sir Prancealot to name but a few of his high class, speedy progeny. Furthermore, the dam of this filly was a very talented, black type performer herself progressing to perform to pattern level as she matured. She's already produced a winner from her first progeny who has progressed through his 2yo career to become a listed performer himself.
Everything looks in place for this beautiful filly to become a high-class racehorse and she offers owners the chance to race amongst racing's elite; she be trained alongside horses owned by racing's elite, so she clearly in good hands. We can't wait to see her on the track in 2019.
Trainer update: CANTERING VIDEO (white cap) AND PHOTOS ADDED. Ed told us:"The Tamayuz ex Dutch Rose filly has done everything extremely easily and I have just backed off her for a week to allow her to grow and strengthen. She looks great, has been moving very well and as you know is a 2yo that I really like. I think she will be a mid summer 2yo and hopefully we will have a huge amount of fun with her."
We are delighted to pass on her first entry; for the Class 2 £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes (see the details in the gallery). Of course there is plenty of time between now and the race but one can dream can't they?!