Purchased at the Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge breeze-up sale, this filly is by DANDY MAN and she is Plus 10 Bonus qualified.
You couldn't help but be impressed by the recent stats of the progeny of Dandy Man. He seems to have winners every single day and he gets some very talented individuals too, take the Grade 1 winner La Pelosa for example.
This filly came to our attention, in precisely the best way at the breeze ups, i.e. she performed a great breeze demonstrating a good stride and fabulous head carriage. Then, on studying the times, we discovered she was right up there with the best, containing a slight quirk, which we won't expand on, but it does mean she's actually breezed better than it would seem.
She came highly recommended by her vendor and she was very high on our short list. Generally speaking, at the sale, horses were making too much for what they were, in our opinion, and we had been defeated on two previous lots, earlier in the day, but both sets of bidding just arrived at a point where it was difficult to justify continuing. Both horses were sold for prices within our compass, but neither represented value. In the final third of the sale, this filly was very much the one we were targeting, given her breeze, time and pedigree combo. We felt she could make anywhere in the 35-50,000 euros bracket. Our successful bid of 48,000 euros was actually our final bid; had the opposition come back with 50,000, then we'd have been "out."
Time will tell whether our valuation of this filly is correct. She looks sharp, she looks precocious and she will probably excel at distances from 5-7f. She's the sort of individual that you could see running very shortly. She is plus 10 registered, so if and when she wins, she could easily earn around a third of her purchase price back in one fell swoop.
She's a great addition to the Middleham Park & Ventura Racing ranks.