York - Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes (GBB Race)
*From the Goffs Premier Yearling Sale 2022 - the best Sale of the season for 2yo’s. The sale where we purchased our Group 1 winner and Champion European 2yo 2013; TOORMORE (£36,000), Group 2 winner VENTURA TORMENTA and dual Group 2 winner KOOL KOMPANY (£40,000)*
SIRE: KODIAC (Danehill)
DAM: ELMALIYA (Sepoy)
TRAINER: Richard Hannon.
Tim says: “The Richard Hannon trained Tiggy Wiggy (Kodiac filly) cost £41,000 from this sale. The hammer came down in our favour for this Kodiac filly at £43,000. Tiggy Wiggy was the Champion 2yo filly of her generation and sold, at the end of her career, for £2.1 million."
Likely to be a first half of the season sort with very much one eye on Royal Ascot, where we managed to have a number of 2yo runners this year including the Group 2 Queen Mary 2nd (Maylandsea) and the Windsor Castle 3rd (Eddie's Boy.)
She is eligible for the £300,000 Goffs Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes; a race that we won this year with our £40,000 purchase Shouldvebeenaring, trained by Richard. He earned £122,000 in winning that day, at York’s Ebor Festival and his owners won a £47,000 voucher to spend on a ‘free’ horse at this year’s Sale too.
This filly also qualifies for races like the £250,000 Weatherby’s Super Sprint, held at Newbury in July, a race we won this season with our 45,000gns yearling purchase Eddie’s Boy. Furthermore, they will qualify for Redcar’s £250,000 2yo Trophy, which we’ve won in the past with Ventura Mist, and the £300,000 Weatherby’s Insurance Sales race, held at Doncaster in September could easily be on this horse’s agenda too.
A sharp and racy sort, we’d hope to debut in April or May, with Royal Ascot in mind, hopefully. Then, all being well, on to Sales races and Group races. However, failing that, we’d go on to look at nursery handicaps at, hopefully, the main, summer festivals, where our silks are regularly seen.
We’ve a proven track record of delivering, year in, year out, and we’d hope a fair number of our Doncaster Goffs UK purchases can deliver on the highest stage, again in 2023.
The same MPR buying team, who bought last year's yearlings have done a great job, with 18 pieces of 2yo black type earned this season and no doubt they have struck gold with this one too!
PEDIGREE UPDATE: Her German based 2 year old full sister EVINA, was 2nd in a Group 2 in October.
Training update (December): "She is now completing 2x3 Furlongs canters daily with the tempo starting to increase. She also spends some time in the arena doing some basic flatwork and walks through the stalls on a regular basis. She is enjoying her work, is very straightforward and is a great ride." See the videos of her during these stages, below and a video of our group of youngsters cantering with her, in the gallery.