Redcar - William Hill Two Year Old Trophy (Class 1)
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From the very fast family of Kachy and Mary Read
There was quite a buzz around Tattersalls’ Park Paddocks, during the Craven Breeze Up Sale, about this daughter of the exciting, first season sire Havana Grey, even before the breezes took place on Monday morning and it’s fair to say, that from that moment on, she hasn’t disappointed.
Her breeze was quite remarkable. Remarkable because she most definitely did not hit the time sensors ‘running’, certainly not at full kilter, that’s for sure. Furthermore, you can see that not only is she a little slow to stride, but that she also gets a tad unbalanced for the first 3 or 4 strides of the breeze and is simply ‘held together’, for the first 100 yards or so. It’s remarkable therefore, how on earth she managed to finish in the top 10 or 11 of the 160 Breeze Up cohort, up against some of Europe’s finest thoroughbred stock, by the time her breeze was being completed.
In the videos that we’ve embedded here, of her breeze and her walk, you can’t help but be massively impressed, she’s poetry in motion. She’s a luscious looking filly, with a swagger and clear air of distinction about her. The “buzz” about her, wasn’t without foundation. Post breezes, we went to see her, on a number of occasions, and each and every time, there was a queue of potential suitors, waiting to view her, such popularity did she have. A number of trainers and agents approached us to highly recommend her, the first of whom, was the Derby, Oaks, Nunthorpe, and Ascot Good Cup winning trainer Michael Bell and we immediately made her our number 1 target for the master of Fitzroy House, Newmarket. We were delighted to come away with her for what may seem a mighty 100,000 guineas, but it may also appear cheap, in time, if ‘the buzz’ is right.
She’s most definitely a filly who is ready to run, she simply needs a name and we’re off to the races. We’d hope to have her out racing as soon as the end of the month, or just into May. Definitely a debut this side of Royal Ascot would be on the agenda.
She could just be a lucrative spend of 100,000gns, given talented fillies often retain significant residual value and can prove valuable assets for the paddocks, once their career in racing in over. However, more immediately she has a number of financial ‘Bonuses’ attached to her:
Firstly, she qualifies for the Craven Sale Breeze Up Bonus of £15,000, if she wins a normal Novice or Maiden race, before the turf season ends. Tattersalls reported: "Owners of two-year-olds bought at the 2022 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale will be rewarded with multiple bonuses as Tattersalls will offer the £250,000 Tattersalls Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus, in addition to the lucrative and widely acclaimed £15,000 Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Bonus scheme." Read about these exciting rewards here: https://www.tattersalls.com/news/tattersalls-renews-250-000-tattersalls-craven-royal-ascot-group-1-bonus-for-craven-breeze-up-sale
Even more lucratively, she can win any number of Great British Bonuses of £20,000 for victories, for which she is 100% qualified (see the gallery for her pedigree update), for a victory in such Novice, Maiden or conditions races. Eg in a typical first win of her career, which could easily be just around the corner, she could earn £35,000 in Bonuses, in addition to the day’s regulation win prize money of around £5,000. Simple maths would decree that roughly 35-40% of her purchase prize could be won back in one, successful day’s work. Obviously, we can’t take that as a given, to happen, but it’s perfectly feasible, with the information about her, that we currently have, to hand. Read about the GBB Bonus scheme here.
Her consignors Hyde Park Stud, are seriously good at the Breeze Up game, by the way, they produced the Oaks 2nd Mystery Angel here in 2020 and in 2022, they produced the Nell Gwyn and 1000 Guineas winner Cachet. This filly has a very very similar profile to both of these previous fillies, rest assured.
She’s a bit of an oil painting; a Queen, as they say, who would befit the Royal Ascot stage? By all accounts and all known evidence, she is a very talented one to boot.
Here she is at home, with a voiceover from Michael:
Update from Michael (May 5th):
2nd in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot!