Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland Yearling sale, this filly is by DANDY MAN. Tattersalls reported "Lot 80: A strong Dandy Man filly catches the bidders' eyes and the Kildallan farm-consigned filly fetches €50,000. She was bought as a foal last autumn by Woodleigh Stables for €25,000. She is a half-sister to one winner and a full-sister to winner Danielsflyer, who was also placed second in the Listed Woodcote Stakes. Her third dam is the former champion Turf filly in the US and the European champion older horse, All Along."
Read about the success of Dandy Man here: http://www.ballyhane.com/images/demo/Ballyhane_Stud_2018.pdf
You just can’t go wrong with a Dandy Man filly, especially one who is a full sister to a black type performer, in this instance, Danielsflyer. This filly is also a half-sister to the very fast, very talented and very precocious colt, Concierge. If we have a 2 year old filly who is likely to contest the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot in 2020, then this filly is probably the most likely. We’ve purchased her from the same sale that we purchased our very talented Group 3 Prix Du Calvados winning filly, GREAT PAGE (also trained by Richard.) We’re big believers in the Tattersalls Ireland Sale, having also purchased our Richard Hannon trained Dee Stakes winner VIREN'S ARMY and Group winning MARIE'S DIAMOND from this sale too, and we felt this filly was the joint nicest filly in the sale, alongside an Exceed And Excel filly who we underbid for €90,000.
We were delighted to secure our filly for €50,000, with Archie Watson, who is renowned for eyeing a good 2 year old, underbidding at €48,000. Were pretty sure that this racy looking individual will have a grand career with Richard, if her two, 101 rated siblings are anything to go by.
See her videos in the gallery; she is saddle cloth 21 in the cantering video.
Pedigree update: A new Grade 1 winner for Dandy Man! "River Boyne came with a strong late run to deny hot favourite Got Stormy on the line and take the Grade 1 Frank E Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita on Saturday. In the process, the Irish ex-pat became the third top-level winner for Ballyhane Stud's flagship stallion Dandy Man after La Pelosa and Peniaphobia." Read the full story here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/river-boyne-becomes-a-new-grade-1-winner-for-dandy-man-at-santa-anita/426771
Listen to a very interesting (13th May) podcast from Kevin Blake, in discussion with Bloodstock agent Ross Doyle, who we bought this filly with, here: https://soundcloud.com/user-275456286/racingonly-bettor-lockdown-lowdown-5-ross-doyle-special