"Forever Grateful did her first piece of work on Saturday over the main all-weather gallop and beat an unraced 2YO colt easily by 6 lengths. Paddy Aspell rode her and reported that she worked very nicely and that he was delighted with her. She will work again in 7 - 10 days." Nick Bradley.
This filly was purchased from the 2019 October Tattersalls Book 1 Sale by Nick Bradley and Mark Johnston.
Our filly is out of CAPE COLUMBINE who won at Newmarket at 2 and went on to finish 5th in the 1,000 Guineas. To date, CAPE COLUMBINE has produced 3 winning progeny including the 98 rated KASB who was a very good 2yo for John Gosden.
Our filly is a very good model, she has plenty of size and substance to her. She is a refined and elegant mover who has a very good action and covers plenty of ground in her stride. She has excellent confirmation and her temperament seems to be very relaxed, she has reminded Nick's staff of FRANKEL’S STORM when she arrived from Book 1 this time last year.
Given her pedigree and physique we would expect her to be the type to start off as a 2yo in June or July over 6/7 furlongs and progress to running at trips around a mile.
GLENEAGLES yearling fillies averaged 235,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls Book 1 Sale and collectively were a very high standard. Our filly cost just 55,000 and we feel represents a real bargain given how athletic and fluent her action is.
She qualifies for the £10,000 Plus 10 and of course the Tattersalls £25,000 Book 1 Bonus so that means a victory in a Novice or Maiden will net her £35,000 on top of the prize money.
She has a Grade 2A scope.
"We were very pleased to secure lot 210 at the Tattersalls Book 1 sale for Nick Bradley Racing. A strong, scopey filly by GLENEAGLES out of a dam who was rated 108 and 4th in Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, so she hails from a good family and also qualifies for the £25,000 book 1 bonus and also the plus 10 bonus. So as we did with FRANKEL'S STORM this year who won over £40,000 in one start, the hope and aim with this filly will be to win back the vast majority of her purchase price in one go. She is by a sire in GLENEAGLES who we only had 2 horses by him this season, but both 2yo fillies we feel are stakes class and he’s an up and coming young sire who we’ve been supporting heavily at the recent sales and are very keen to follow more and are very happy to secure this well bred filly by him for Nick Bradley Racing."
I am sure you are well aware that the breeze ups in 2020 have been delayed from March-May to June-July due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
This has been incredibly frustrating and concerning for the breeze up consignors as many of them have invested their entire savings into the stock that they would be presenting to be sold. Many would have bought the yearlings in October with the view to paying for them as they sold them, as the sales companies offer finance deals on purchases for those people wanting to have a bigger budget to work with. Furthermore, the keep costs for these horses has been extended by a further two months and when consignors have up to 80 horses in training for the breeze ups this can be a massive cost.
With this in mind, it presents an opportunity for potential purchasers to acquire horses privately which may have sold for significantly more at the breeze up sales.
This filly was scheduled to sell at the Goffs Doncaster Breeze ups as lot 2 and was picked out by her consignor as a filly he expected to sell at £40,000 plus in the ring.
Nick was sent the videos of this filly and three other fillies working on an uphill gallop in the first week of April. Each gallop had the same rider and was done within 15 minutes of the next horse.
They galloped over a distance of around 350 to 400 metres up a significant incline, similar to what they would do at a breeze up. Each horse was timed over the same distance to allow for comparison. There was no standard times for the gallop as the consignor hasn't timed his gallops in previous years.
The fastest of the four fillies was Adaay X Talent Spotter, recording a time half a second quicker than any of the other fillies who galloped on that day. This filly has been sound throughout her prep ahead of the breeze ups and has had no issues to date.
Adaay himself was the produce of the breeze ups being a very fast son of Kodiac. He won twice at Group 2 level over 6 and 7 furlongs and was a very fast horse at the breeze ups recording the fastest time at the Newmarket Craven Breeze Ups.
In March, Nick recommended people to purchase a share in Dandalla who had been impressing Karl Burke and his team, shares sold Aquickly and the reports are very positive about that filly. Nick is recommending this filly highly and had she breezed publicly like she did on the video she would have sold for a lot more.
Nick has purchased a 25% stake in this filly himself.
This filly has been sent to be trained by Rod Millman where she has already been ridden with positive feedback from the team regarding her strength and the way she moves.
Rod trains in Devon and has done well with 2yo fillies in previous year's with the highlight being winning the Newbury Supersprint last year with Bettys Hope, a filly that was a bargain basement purchase. Rod as a trainer has consistently over-performed given the stock he has been sent and with the likes of Master Carpenter has shown the ability to produce a Group horse given the right raw materials.
"Hungry For Fashion is well and pleasing her trainer. She is improving all the time and at the moment we see her as one who will debut in the second half of June".
This filly was purchased by Nick Bradley and Karl Burke at the Goffs Sportsmans Sale in October 2019.
Sire - MARKAZ
Markaz is one of the stallions who will have his first runners on the track in 2020. He was a £200,000 yearling who was bred by Yeomanstown Stud, Ireland out of the prolific mare Folga. He was a good but not outstanding 2yo, winning at Ascot and finishing the season with a 2nd placed finish in the Group 3, Somerville Stakes. Markaz improved as a 3yo to finish the season as a 111 rated 3yo with victory in the Group 3, Criterion Stakes and a 2nd placed finish in the Park Stakes at Doncaster, both over 7 furlong stakes. Success would follow as a 4yo in the Group 3 Chipchase Stakes. It’s probably fair to say that Markaz didn’t do enough on the track to warrant his place at stud, but his pedigree is that of a stallion.
He is a son of the prolific Dark Angel and a full brother to the dual Group 1 Nunthorpe winning MECCA'S ANGEL. Markaz stood in his first year for 6,000 Euros and his first crop averaged around £12,000 which would be lower than average for a stallion at that level for his first crop. His highest selling yearling made £62,000 and our filly was the 8th highest selling of his 64 yearlings to pass through the sales ring.
Dam - VERA LILLEY
Vera Lilley turns 14 in 2020 and she has been a broodmare in the Newtown Anner broodmare band for sometime. She was bred and trained by the Grassick’s but wasn’t able to get her head infront on the racecourse despite a 19 race career.
As a broodmare she has produced 3 foals of racing age, her first foal by Choisir was trained by George Margarson who only ever campaigned her over 5 to 6 furlongs. She was precocious enough to win a May Maiden as a 2yo but didn’t show the ability to progress from that level. Her second foal was a colt by Champs Elysees and was bought by Beliar Bloodstock who are a German agency. Her third and latest foal before our filly was by the prolific source of speed in Starspangledbanner, himself a son of Choisir.
In 2018, Starspangledbanner’s yearling fillies averaged over £66,000 and Vera Lilley’s daughter could only manage a sales price of 12,000 Euros. It is fair to assume that as an individual this filly was well below average. With that said, she was well above average on the racetrack.
On debut in May 2019 Lil Grey, finished 2nd in a hot Leopardstown Maiden. She built on that on her 2nd run when she won at The Curragh beating the likes of ‘Year of the Tiger’ and ‘Alligator Alley’ who would both end the season rated in excess of 100. Lil Grey went to Royal Ascot for the Albany where she would finish 6th, she then secured her blacktype by finishing 2nd in the Anglesey. Later in 2019 she went on to finish just 3 lengths behind subsequent Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes winner MILLISLE.
Broodmare Stallion - VERGLAS
Vera Lilley is a daughter of Verglas who himself is by Highest Honor out of a Secreto Mare. Verglas was a dual winning 2yo over 6 furlongs. He picked up a Leopardstown May Maiden and then went to Ascot for the Coventry Stakes where he won by 2.5 lengths.
Coventry winners are renowned speed influences and Verglas' best progeny have shown to want trips from five furlongs to a mile. Verglas has proved himself to be a stallion of stallions with the likes of Silver Frost and Stormy River who both stand in France.
However, Verglas is becoming known as an outstanding broodmare stallion with an outstanding record of 50% of his daughter’s progeny winning on the track. To put that in context, Galileo’s daughters have a record of 57% and Danehill's daughters 55% and they are as good as there is in the game.
This is clearly a fast and precocious family and we expect our filly to be very much an early season 2yo. LIL GREY was just a 12,000 Euro yearling by a very good sire of fillies in STARSPANGLEDBANNER, both Nick and Karl saw her at the sales and agreed that our filly is a far better physical specimen than her 95 rated sister.
Our filly is a couple of inches taller than LIL GREY and is a very good mover. Nick has viewed a lot of the MARKAZ stock at the sales ground and without doubt this is one of the nicest he has seen to date. MARKAZ is a first season sire who himself did all his running over 6 and 7 furlongs. He won at 2 and went on to win at Group 3 level as a 3yo and 4yo. He is a full brother to the fastest daughter of DARK ANGEL in MECCA’S ANGEL who won 10 times from 20 starts, and won the Group 1 York Nunthorpe on two occasions in 2015 and 2016.
She qualifies for a Plus 10 £10,000 Bonus should she win a qualifying race as a 2yo.
She joins Karl Burke who we teamed up with to win at Group 3 level with in 2018 with LITTLE KIM and who we won at Newmarket with in July 2019 with MISS LUCY and was subsequently sold for a large six figure sum.
Over recent years Karl has developed into one of the leading 2yo trainers in the country and some judge’s eyes he is at the top of pile. Karl has repeatedly been able to produce 2yos capable of competing and winning the very best 2yo races in the UK and has had huge success with his forays to France to collect the Stakes pots on offer.
Karl had a strike rate of 14% with his 2yos in 2019 which would be well above average. Karl purchases all of his yearlings himself rather than using agents and 9 times out of 10 he will own them when the hammer falls. Karl is also a person who backs his judgment and he is keen to retain shares in the yearlings he purchases and did so with this Markaz filly.
Karl has trained the likes of Laurens, Havana Grey, Unfortunately, Living inthepast, Lord of the Lodge, Little Kim, Comedy, Quiet Reflection and Odeliz all to Group success as Juveniles. Many of these horses are horses of a lifetime and for Karl to train them all in the last four years is a sign that Karl is very much capable of getting a 2yo who could change their owners lives both on and off the track.
Karl is a very personable trainer and enjoys a glass of champagne with the owners before and after the race. He gets plenty of work into his 2yos ahead of their debuts but given his statistics over the last five years his 2yos progress from run to run early in their careers.
This filly was not entered for public sale and Nick took the opportunity to purchase the daughter of CAMACHO privately. Nick had seen her galloping in Ireland at the same time that he saw FURLONG FACTOR and liked her every inch as much as the Rod Millman trained winner. FURLONG FACTOR has won already this season for her Nick Bradley Racing owners and finished second in the listed Marygate Stakes at York on her most recent start.
She is a filly that Nick would recommend highly, and she will be ready to run before the end of the July. “She is a strong 2YO and I would be surprised if she didn’t win before the end of August.” Nick Bradley.
She is out of CAMACHO, who was trained by the late great Henry Cecil for Juddmonte Farms. CAMACHO is out of DANEHILL and he has an excellent track record of siring 2YO winners, indeed he had over 20 two-year-old winners in 2019 alone.
The dam is PROVENCE is out of KING OF KINGS, who was a top-class 2YO and went on to win the 2,000 Guineas. PROVENCE won over 7f as a 3YO when trained by Barry Hills and has produced 3 winning offspring, the highest rated being MUSIC THERAPIST who won a 2YO race last year.
This is a smart 2YO who is only a couple of weeks off making her debut and is sure to prove popular.
"Mere Green is very well liked at Musley Bank. She is described as having a great temperament and being a very straightforward ride."
This filly was bought by Richard Fahey and Nick Bradley at the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sales in September 2019.
This filly is a strong, well put together filly who stood out as a physical in this yearling sale. She is very much a filly for the second half of her 2yo season and one who will train on as a 3yo for a step up in trip.
DARK ANGEL is a sire who needs no introduction to many shareholders, as most have tasted success with his progeny which has seen him rise from a 6,000 covering fee to 85,000 in 2019.
She is out of the 3yo winning mare CENTRED who is out of one of Ballymacoll's most established families. Rated 90, CENTRED won over 10 and 12 furlongs for Sir Michael Stoute and was a progressive 3yo. CENTRED has already bred a multiple winner by NORTH LIGHT and the SEA THE MOON 3yo is currently rated in the mid 70's having cost just £5,000.
CENTRED's 2yo by EXCEED AND EXCEL sold for 120,000 Euros at the Arqana Breeze Up in 2019, a sale which most breeze up vendors send their best 2yos. He was inside the top 50 on the day and Nick's notes described him as uncomplicated and having a good attitude. He was sold to race in Hong Kong.
Nick and Richard have teamed up with DARK ANGEL fillies with unrivalled success in recent years. LILY'S ANGEL was purchased by the pair for £6,000 as a yearling and went on to finish 6th in the 1,000 Guineas, as well as winning at Group 3 and Listed Level. Then followed REALTRA, who was bought for £10,000 and sold for £290,000 at the Ascot June Sale. Like LILY'S ANGEL, she won at Listed and Group level. VONA was picked up for 15,000 Euros, she won the Listed Marygate and was sold the following year for 140,000 Guineas. MELESINA was a £22,000 purchase, she won at Group 3 and Listed level as well and was sold for 400,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.
She has a Grade 1 throat as scoped by Peter Hynes of Yorkshire Equine Practice.
She carries a Plus 10 Bonus so qualifies for a £10,000 bonus if she were to win one of the qualifying races as a 2yo.
Nick would recommend this filly highly, she has class and is very much in the mould of MELESINA who we did so well with.
"Miss Roulette went upsides other 2yos twice last week as part of her continued education. Charlie likes what he is seeing at the moment and has her pencilled in to gallop for the first time on the weekend of 8th/9th May. We will have an idea on her ability from then onwards but the signs are positive at the moment."
This filly was bought by Nick Bradley and Mark and Charlie Johnston at Goffs Orby Sale in October 2019.
She is the fourth foal out of the Group 2 and Listed winning SEA OF HEARTBREAK who was trained by Roger Charlton to win at 2, 3 and 4 years of age and achieved a career high rating of 108.
SEA OF HEARTBREAK's only progeny to reach the track to date is the BORN TO SEA filly, RAINBOW HEART who was in training with William Haggas. She was beaten just over two lengths on debut by QABALA and went on to win on her second start at Newmarket by 8 lengths and was regarded as an Oaks filly going in to her 3yo career.
LOPE DE VEGA is a stallion who needs no introduction and has established himself as one of the leading stallion's in Europe. His success on the track has gone from strength to strength in recent years and at the time of writing he has sired 7 Group 1 winners.
Our filly is a strong well put together filly who isn't in the typical mould of a lot of the LOPE DE VEGA progeny. She looks more precocious than a lot of Lope's progeny and we would see her physically as a filly who will very much have a 2yo career before progressing as a 3yo. At this stage we would anticipate her starting off over 7 furlongs in the Summer and expect her to stay 10 furlongs and possibly further as a 3yo.
She qualifies for a Plus 10 £10,000 Bonus and is the type of filly that Nick and Mark do so well having teamed up with FRANKEL’S STORM to win over £50,000 in prize money in 2019 and by achieving blacktype with their first filly together.
This filly will have tremendous residual value and will be campaigned very much as a filly to aim at Listed and Group races.
She has 2A Scope and a clean set of X-rays.
"A strong, masculine daughter of LOPE DE VEGA out of a 108 rated Group 2 winner. The mares only runner to date is rated 95 and we were very pleased to secure this filly for just 48,000 Euros" - Mark Johnston
"She is a lovely moving filly with a touch of class who will get 7f by the look of her breeze and her pedigree. I really look forward to training her." George Boughey, Trainer.
This filly was purchased from the 2020 Craven 2yo Breeze Up sale for 22,000 Guineas. With an additional £1,000 fee to qualify for a £15,000 breeze-up bonus.
The Tattersalls Craven Sale carries the picture of Donjuan Triumphant who Nick purchased from the Craven Sale in 2015 for just 30,000 Guineas.
This filly produced an impressive breeze, travelling strongly throughout and quickening throughout the breeze. There was a total of 148 horses who breezed on the day from the combined Craven and Ascot sales. This filly recorded splits which ranked her 111th in the first furlong, 51st in the second furlong and 11th in the final furlong. She had a great breeze and a very good gallop out and was getting quicker and quicker as she travelled up the Rowley mile incline following the dip.
Both Nick and George see her as a 7-furlong filly who should be ready to run in 4-6 weeks. Her dam, Angel Grace won over 8.5 furlongs on Heavy ground as a 3yo in April. Kodi Bear was precocious 2yo, finishing 2nd on debut to Adaay in a Newbury Maiden. He then finished 5th in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot before going on to win at Listed level a month later over 7 furlongs.
In a depressed market due to Covid-19 we found ourselves with an opportunity to secure a high-quality animal to race in 2020. This is a very good-looking filly who passed all aspects of the veterinary examination barring one. She was found to have a slight heart murmur grade as 2-3 on the scale of 1 to 6, 6 being the most severe.
Had she not had this slight murmur she would have sold for around 50,000 Guineas. Nick researched this issue and after reading the media shown below decided that this factor very much fits his Moneyball theory which he looks for at the sales. For anyone not aware of the Moneyball theory, this is based on a 2011 film which Brad Pitt plays Billy Beane who managed the budget funded Oakland A's to the longest winning streak in baseball history. He selected players for the roster who essentially had 'defects' which made them buyable but had no relevance on their ability to play baseball.
Studies have clearly found that heart murmurs do not influence the career of racehorses but do influence their price at the sales ring. When Nick purchased Donjuan Triumphant in 2015, he had front legs which were very unsightly, and agents and vets couldn't pass him. Has lightning struck twice?
She will be campaigned as a 2yo and then we will look to make a decision in September regarding whether we want to keep her in training as a 3yo or cash her in at the Tattersalls HIT Sale.
Nick has shown time and time again that he can source horses who can compete at the highest level without spending the mega prices at the Sales ring. The 2020 Royal Ascot Group 3 Albany winner was sourced for just 22,000 Euros and our four horses who ran at Royal Ascot were sourced for less than £60,000 combined!!!!
This colt was bought from the Tattersalls Ascot Sales for 17,500 Guineas by Nick and Roger Fell.
He is a colt who Nick has been tracking since early 2020. He is a good-looking son of Requinto and is an excellent physical who moves well.
He was prepping well ahead of the sale and was expected to sell for a lot of money but then picked up a minor injury 7 days before the breeze. He managed to get through the breeze but was clearly feeling the injury during the breeze and did not breeze as well as the Consignor expected him to do.
He is currently sound and has been since 2 days after the sale, June 27th.
He has had a period of box rest and requires further box rest until the last week of July before he can return to training.
He is the first foal out of a sister to Tullius who was a multiple Group winner over 7 and 8 furlongs.
This colt carries a moderate risk as the injury could re occur in training, but is a horse Nick was very keen to buy and given a clear run, we should be ready to see him on the track in late September.
Nick recommends this horse highly to anyone who wants a potentially high-class performer for the final third of the year.
"Roger is being pleased by her more and more each day. Roger describes Palafou has doing well physically and has improved in her coat. He describes her as more motivated."
This daughter of FRANKEL was purchased from the 2019 October Tattersalls Book 1 Sale and is our second Frankel filly to be syndicated with Nick Bradley Racing after success with Frankel's Storm as a 2yo.
She is the second foal out of the mare PALIMONY who is a half-sister to no less than five 100 rated performers who all raced over trips around 10 to 12 furlongs. PALIMONY was placed twice from her only two starts.
Our filly came recommended from her consignor New England Stud. She is a good model and is an attractive filly. She is an April foal and is still upbehind so she will grow and we expect her to be around average size, possibly slightly above average by the time she finishes growing.
She has good drive from her hind quarters and is an athletic filly. On looks, she has the physique of a 8 to 12 furlong horse in our opinion and we expect her to have a similar campaign to that of FRANKEL’S STORM in terms of trip.
She has a couple of faults, she is an occasional box walker, the consignor told Nick that she hadn't done it all at the sales and only did it in the front half of her box during prep for the sales. All consignors have to announce such behaviour to potential buyers and it can put a lot of buyers off, particularly at Book 1 where the best of the best are being sold.
Her second fault is that she wouldn't have the best walk. In 2018, I said the very same thing about FRANKEL’S STORM so that wouldn't be of concern to Nick. Furthermore, having seen her lunge, her walk is of less significance as you can see from her video she is a very good mover, trotting and cantering.
Without these faults she would have made between 300,000 and 500,000 Guineas in Nick's opinion.
In 2018, There were 26 colts and fillies catalogued in Tattersalls Book 1 by FRANKEL. They sold for an average price of 336.000 Guineas. Nick selected FRANKEL’S STORM for 130,000 Guineas. On today's date (11th October 2019), FRANKEL’S STORM is the second highest rated of the 26 with JUAN ELCANO, rated 108 the highest rated progeny of FRANKEL to come from the sale.
She has a Grade 1 scope.
SIRE - FRANKEL
Frankel is a stallion who takes no introducing at all. He was quite simply the greatest racehorse we have ever seen. He won all of his 14 starts between the age of 2 and 4 at trips from 7 to 10 furlongs. It’s probably fair to say that on no occasion did he ever look like getting beat either.
Since retiring in 2012, Frankel has had to prove himself as a stallion rather than a racehorse. His first crop of foals received a mixed reception in the sales ring as people looked to knock Frankel from the very top perch.
Frankel ‘s first crop soon silenced the doubters with their achievements on the racetrack and the sales ring soon reacted. 2016 saw Frankel’s fillies excel on the track with the likes of Toulifaut, Mi Suerte, Fair Eva and Queen Kindly all winning Group races as 2yos.
2017 saw Frankel’s colts show their ability as 3yos with the likes of Cracksman Group 1 winner and Elarqam Group 2 winning on the biggest of stages.
By the end of 2019 Frankel had sired 80 Stakes performers, of which 38 had won Group races and 10 won Listed races from just 4 racing crops. Frankel’s progeny statistics suggest they are better suited to faster ground and excel at all trips from 5 furlongs upwards.
Our own NBR daughter of Frankel, Frankel’s Storm picked up a £25,000 Tattersalls BOOK 1 BONUS and a £10,000 PLUS 10 BONUS when winning at Carlisle and this filly also qualifies for both Bonuses as well which means she will be picking up around £40,000 for winning a Class 4 Novice. She went on to finish 2nd in a Listed race in Dusseldorf and see her value soar from the 130,000 Guineas Nick paid for her as a yearling.
2019 saw Frankel’s stock in huge demand in the sales ring. His yearlings averaged just over £400,000, over three times his covering fee. His fee has now risen to £175,000 in 2020 so expect Frankel’s progeny to be even harder to buy in years to come.
FRANKEL FILLIES - RESIDUAL VALUE
Frankel’s daughters are in high demand after their racing careers are finished and this filly is going to carry a huge residual value.
Examples from the 2019 Breeding Sales at Arqana, Deauville, France include the unraced Fashion Family, who sold for 460,000 Euros in foal to Siyouni. Semera had ran just once and was then retired, she made 150,000 Euros as a filly to cover in 2020. Topping the entire sale itself was the Listed winning mare, Frankel Light who made 1,300,000 Euros in foal to Dark Angel.
Timesaver fetched 750,000 Guineas at Tattersalls as an unraced filly who could be covered in the 2020 breeding season. Another unraced daughter of Frankel, Truly Honored made 170,000 in foal to Havana Gold.
These figures outline the huge returns on offer for Frankel fillies whether or not they are successful on the track. Just this month, January 2020, the first yearling out of a Frankel mare was offered for sale in Australia. The son of Exceed and Excel out of the Frankel mare ‘Dream in Colour’ made 1.1 million Australian dollars (£578,000).
DAM - PALIMONY
Palimony is an unraced daughter of Oasis Dream. She was owned by Bjorn Nielsen when in training and was trained by David Lanigan. She sold for 100,000 Guineas to Rabbah Bloodstock in December 2015. She was covered the following year by the Rabbah owned Night of Thunder and that progeny was to sell for 13,000 Guineas to the Italian agent Marco Bozzi as a yearling. She was covered in 2019 by Churchill, another son of Galileo.
Palimony is the 12th foal out of the broodmare Palmeraie. She is therefore a sister to no less than 10 horses out of the mare Palmeraie who have ran to 90 or above. Quite simply, Palmeraie as a broodmare is as good as it gets.
Palmeraie’s best foal was the four time Group 2 winner Policy Maker who is currently standing as a stallion in Ireland and covering NH Mares. Palmeraie also produced the Group 2 winner Pushkin who also stood as a NH stallion in Ireland. Place Rouge was the best daughter of Palmeraie, she was successful at Group 3 level but unfortunately died before she could prove herself as a highclass producer herself.
Urban Sea is undoubtedly the greatest broodmare racing has ever seen, Palmeraie isn’t up to that level, no other mare is, but her success certainly puts her in the Breeding Hall of Fame.
BROODMARE STALLION - OASIS DREAM
Oasis Dream was a Group 1, Middle Park winning 2yo trained by John Gosden. He went on to win the July Cup and Nunthorpe as a 3yo before he was retired to stud. He has been a phenomenal stallion for Juddmonte and reached a career high when standing for £85,000 between 2011 and 2014.
Oasis Dream as a broodmare stallion will continue his success long after he retires from Stud duties. 2019 was a great year on the track for Oasis Dream mares with the likes of Siskin (Phoenix Stakes, Group 1), Daahyeh (Rockfel Stakes, Group 2), Twilight Payment (Curragh Cup, Group 2) and Sir Dragonet who won at Group 3 level and was beaten less than one length in the Derby. Our filly has inherited some of her dam’s sires looks as she is well furnished and has the make and shape of a sprinter.
TRAINER - ROGER CHARLTON
Roger Charlton is a multiple Group 1 winning trainer. He has trained the likes of Bated Breath, Time Test, Al Kazeem, Thistle Bird and Cityscape all to win at the highest level.
Roger is no stranger to success with the progeny of Frankel having trained many of his progeny to Group success since 2016.
Fair Eva is a filly from the first crop of Frankel who Roger trained to win the Group 3 Princess Margaret and place in the Lowther and Rockfel Stakes. Atty Persse and Herculean both won big races at Ascot for Roger and Frankel but the most exciting progeny of Frankel to be trained at Beckhampton has to be Quadrilateral. The unbeaten Frankel filly out of Nimble Thimble won 3 times as a 2yo for Roger and his team, culminating in the Group 1 Fillies Mile at Newmarket in October.
Roger is a very hospitable host as a trainer and the Owners days we host at Beckhampton are very special experiences for the owners involved.
NICK BRADLEY PREDICTIONS:
Debut distance - 6 or 7 furlongs
Debut month - July 2020
Optimum distance - 7 to 8 furlongs
Early closing race entries - None - focus will be to win the £35,000 in bonuses and then target Stakes races.