Prince of Lir ex So Devoted Filly
Shares Available - 62.5%
The following share prices include: Purchase price, sales house & bloodstock agents commission, 'Plus 10 bonus' registration (if applicable), vetting, transport and training fees until 31 May 2022:
25% share available @ £22,000 upfront and £754 per month from 1st June 2022
15% share available @ £13,200 upfront and £464 per month from 1st June 2022
10% share available @ £8,800 upfront and £319 per month from 1st June 2022
5% share available @ £4,400 upfront and £170 per month from 1st June 2022
2.5% share available @ £2,200 upfront and £95 per month from 1st June 2022
*SHE PERFORMED THE 2nd FASTEST 'GALLOP OUT' OF THE SALE (4.43 secs.)*
'2022 BREEZE UP' STAKES WINNERS SO FAR - Go Bears Go, Native Trail, Perfect Power, Cachet, Malavath, Layfayette, Trueshan, True Valour, Volatile Analyst
From the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up Sale, this filly is by PRINCE OF LIR; the sire of the Royal Ascot 2yo, Norfolk Stakes winning THE LIR JET - we couldn’t leave this filly behind!
We’d identified 5 star lots from the Guineas Breeze Ups sale, and we were lucky enough to walk away with 3 of them, the other two making 160,000gns and 110,000gns respectively, which we felt just over valued them both a little. Top of the shop, our number one nap of the sale, however, was this filly, by the Kodiac sire, Prince of Lir.
This filly is actually a half-sister to the dual winning 2yo stakes/black type performer Stardevote, no less, who’s Timeform rated 104 and looks set to add further to the pedigree.
Her breeze was visually THE most outstanding, of the whole sale, in our humble opinion. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, but for me personally, she trumped all 200 lots in the sale, with the way she went about her business over the final 2.4 furlongs of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course, coping admirably with the famous ‘dip’ just after the bushes, and striding on magnificently as she hit the rising ground, galloping endlessly, right through the line and the gallop out. She was the best performing filly in the whole sale over the latter stages of the breeze, which we feel is both significant and informative and you can see she’s plenty more to give, even after the breeze is finishing.
In talking to the vendor, she commented “She’s ready to run, she’s a black type filly, make no mistake, and she’ll even stay 6 and 7 furlongs in time”. High praise indeed!
Here she is at her new home, Herridge:
It’d be lovely to have unearthed, for Richard Hannon, another Tiggy Wiggy or Happy Romance, that’s the sort of cloth that we believe this filly is hopefully cut from. She’s strong and sharp, even built like a colt, just the sort of 2yo who ought to thrive at Richard’s, near Newbury, base.
Her proven, black type sibling means this gorgeous filly will retain significant residual value, once her racing career is over, and the odds are stacking up, that’s she’ll add significant value to the pedigree herself.
To come away with our nap of the sale, is thoroughly rewarding and we’re already starting to look for races for her to debut in, this side of Royal Ascot, of course. That’s the beauty of the Breeze Ups, you’re buying horses that are ready to run, within days, occasionally weeks, rather than the months of inactivity that comes with buying a yearling in the autumn.
Training Update (18th May): Richard gave her a piece of work this morning and she worked really well. He will give her one more piece and then she will be ready for entries he says - exciting! Her vendor at the breeze up sale has reiterated that she would be a black type filly, so we can't wait to see her on the track. Her race entries/declarations will show on this page.