Another privately purchased recruit, here, from the Robson Aguiar Bloodstock academy.
Alice Haynes and Kieran O'Neill were over in Ireland riding and trialling a good number of 2yo’s, being prepped for the Breeze Up sales. This filly was their nap of the dozens of horses that were available, and they agreed to source an owner for her, for Alice to train, from her Newmarket base, situated at the foot of the iconic Warren Hill gallops. We’ve been lucky enough to be the owner to jump on board, with Alice first offering her to us.
Here's Alice talking about her:
She possesses a most fabulous pedigree being a half-sister to two winners, including a Black Type performer. Her dam’s proven and her sire,INNS OF COURT is Tally Ho’s newest stallion. She’s beautifully bred.
Other attributes we can hail in our filly’s direction, are that’s she’s a very good size, she’s not just here and now, furthermore, she’s strong and tough looking, she has a great mind and attitude, and goes about her business in a no-nonsense manner. She’s a great physical, beautifully put together, a real oil painting of a horse and she moves like a dream. She’s got such a fabulous, raking stride; that’s even evidenced in her slower and medium speed paces.
First piece of work (centre):
She qualifies for Band C & D grouped races initially based on her yearling purchase price, since when, she’s done nothing but thrive and impress - there are plenty who don’t!
*Pedigree update: Her half-brother, Seeingisbelieving won in Ireland, in March.
Racing Update: She’s now a 3-time 2yo winner and is in just about as good a form as ever. Impressive the other day - equally effective on the turf (especially soft ground) & the AW, they come alike. She’s just proven short of that valuable black type, to date, although she was a very unlucky runner up in the Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes at Chester in May. Should continue to give a good account of herself - 6f looks like her trip for now, so earning black type and winning more races should be the objective, going forward. She’s a really good sized, strong and robust filly who could easily improve next season too - most definitely not just a 2yo sort. TIMEFORM RATED: 85