It’s fair to say we loved this filly’s breeze, so tough, determined, and a great way of going, showing a surprisingly quick time, given her pedigree. She timed in the top third of the 148 lots in sale, which is really saying something, given she’s a mile to middle distance type on paper, having breezed over 2.3f of the Rowley Mile against sons and daughters of the likes of Kodiac, Mehmas, Dark Angel, Cotai Glory etc etc.
Watch her breeze here:
This bodes particularly well for us and her career, that she can more than mix it with these sorts of pedigrees, on the clock, over an inadequate distance of ground.
It’s also fair to say, we were just as impressed by her as an individual, when we went to see her, after the breeze. She’s got great size, substance and scope for both this season and for her 3yo career too in 2022. She’s the perfect horse for Newmarket, in that she will improve with time, fulfilling her potential as she develops. She looks a perfect fit as our debutant horse with Jane Chapple-Hyam, in that she’s a quality filly with a bit of substance about her.
See her walking here:
Her sire, MASTERCRAFTSMAN, has a fairly lofty CV: https://coolmore.com/farms/ireland/stallions/mastercraftsman
- By top stallion Danehill Dancer
- “One of the best value stallions in Europe" - Racing Post
- European Champion 2YO - won the Gr.1 National Stakes & Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes
- Won the Gr.1 Irish 2,000 Guineas & Gr.1 St James's Palace Stakes at 3 years
- Europe′s Champion first crop sire of 2013, second crop sire of 2014 & third crop sire of 2015
- Yearlings in 2020 sold for 325,000gns, 210,000gns, 140,000gns, £135,000, 130,000gns, 115,000gns
77 Stakes winners worldwide including 15 Gr.1 winners: Alpha Centauri - Gr.1 Irish 1,000 Guineas, Gr.1 Coronation Stakes, Gr.1 Falmouth Stakes & Gr.1 Prix Jacques le Marois winner. Kingston Hill - Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy & Gr.1 St Leger winner. The Grey Gatsby - Gr.1 French Derby & Gr.1 Irish Champion Stakes winner. Technician - Gr.1 Prix Royal Oak, Gr.2 Prix Chaudenay & Gr.3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes. Amazing Maria - Gr.1 Falmouth Stakes, Gr.1 Prix Rothschild & Gr.3 Prestige Stakes winner. A Raving Beauty - Gr.1 Just A Game Stakes, Gr.1 First Lady Stakes & Gr.3 Beaugay Stakes winner. Off Limits - Gr.1 Matriarch Stakes & Gr.3 Noble Damsel Stakes winner.
Mastercraftsman sadly passed away in August. Read the Racing Post Bloodstock story about him here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/leading-sire-mastercraftsman-succumbs-to-suspected-heart-attack-aged-15/505445
She qualifies for both the £15,000 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Bonus (owners will receive a £15,000 bonus if their 2021 Craven Breeze Up purchase wins a Class 2, 3 or 4 two-year-old Maiden or Novice race in Britain or an ‘Open’ two-year-old maiden in Ireland) and the £250,000 Royal Ascot/Group 1 bonuses, so there’s just a chance she’ll be a lucrative addition to the MPR ranks for her owners!
We can’t wait to see the first entries go in for her and we are already looking forward to her hitting the track.