The Curragh - The Rathasker Stud Phoenix Sprint Stakes
This impeccably bred DANDY MAN filly was due to be presented at the June Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up sale, where most consignors present their quickest and best quality ammunition (Ventura Storm was purchased from the exact same sale) and we are fortunate to have been able to secure her privately prior to the sale.
Her Breeze Up consignor Willie Browne, of the famous Mocklershill Stables, told us that this filly is destined for racing festivals this season, judged on her sensational homework - he wasn't wrong! We purchased our above mentioned subsequent Group 1 winning breezer, VENTURA STORM from Mocklershill, so we’ve a proven track record when hooking up with Willie. He has quite a list of pattern performers on his CV, having also consigned Ascot Gold Cup Winner Trip To Paris, Oaks winner Speciosa, Gimcrack winner Blaine and many more.
It’s fair to say that with this filly’s super quick pedigree and the regard that she’s held it at home that she would have performed a very quick breeze up time indeed. The quicker a horse breezes on the clock, the more a vendor will get paid. In any normal year, with a good breeze up time under her belt, she could easily have made between 250,000 and 400,000gns, through the ring.
Watch her breeze at home here:
As a stallion, Dandy Man has produced Group 1 winner PENIAPHOBIA and the Grade 1 winning RIVER BOYNE and the super quick Grade 1 winning filly, LA PELOSA. Read about him here: http://www.ballyhane.com/images/demo/Ballyhane_Stud_2018.pdf
A filly with a super quick pedigree and her dam has already produced a 108 rated daughter of the lesser stallion Fast Company. Given this filly’s fabulous page, which can only be enhanced by her very own, on track performances, she’s guaranteed to retain significant residual value for the paddocks once her race career is over.
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
Training Update: Very much on the improve, winning her two most recent races, including the listed Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket. Could easily make up into a Group filly as a 3yo in 2021. Will always retain a huge residual value given her black type pedigree and black type performances. It’s most unlikely she’ll win Group 1’s but she could compete in races like the Commonwealth Cup. If she did happen to be up to that level, she’d be worth many many times her purchase price. TIMEFORM RATED: 101.