Naas - The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes
"Tally-Ho Stud’s flagship stallion has become the most prolific sire of juvenile stakes winners at up to 6f since the Pattern began" https://theownerbreeder.com/columns/firth-of-clyde-stakes-hands-kodiac-landmark-victory/
Purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling Sale, this filly is by the super sire KODIAC. Read about his profile here: https://www.tallyhostud.com/kodiac.
Kodiac needs no introduction - he’s a sire sensation; having ascended to greatness amongst the stallion ranks in recent times, siring the top-class horses Hello Youmzain, Gifted Master, Kodi Bear, Tiggy Wiggy, Nando Parrado, Adaay, Prince Of Lir, Best Solution etc etc. He is the top European sire of 2 year old's at present (see the gallery) and his three, Royal Ascot winners, in a day, is unprecedented, outside of the Coolmore Stallions’ cohort. Read about that famous Group race treble here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/kodiac-lights-up-final-day-of-royal-ascot-with-a-famous-group-race-treble/438769
This filly was our ‘nap’ of all the fillies in the Tattersalls Ireland Sale, and we’re pretty sure the market has agreed with us, given the sole filly to trump our £68,000 price tag, was a Kingman filly, who sold for £70,000 (a figure remarkably low for any Kingman progeny to sell through the ring).
Our filly is quite the most fabulous mover that you could possibly wish to see; even the super video we’ve posted here, doesn’t quite do her justice, in our humble opinion. This filly would be right up there in our yearling pecking order, at this early moment in time, and given she’s going into training with Richard Hannon (trainer of Tiggy Wiggy, by Kodiac), she’ll have every chance of making the grade.
As the media reports of our quotes, following her purchase, imply, she’s already being perceived by ourselves, along with the auctioneer, as a real Royal Ascot, potential contender. Let’s hope we’re proven right.
She’s out of a really progressive, black type mare, **whose most recent progeny to hit the course (a colt by Fastnet Rock) has earned a 98 Timeform rating, since we purchased our yearling, when finishing 3rd at The Curragh, a length and a half off a 105 rated Coolmore horse, on 27/9/20**
See her walk here:
Training Update: There have been some perfect sunny days in Wiltshire this week and Richard gave her a first piece of work and she went well - in fact, the better of her galloping companion. So far so good and she has passed her first test! She is a lovely big filly, with a good attitude and temperament and her stalls work has been perfect, so all good so far.
She has been entered in the The Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes, worth €200,000 at Naas. Read about that race in August here: https://naasracecourse.com/racing-event/bank-holiday-racing/
Richard sent us the video update of her:
"2021 could be world record-holder Kodiac's biggest year yet" Racing Post Bloodstock