This filly was purchased by Nick Bradley from Arqana V2 Sale for 65,000 Euros.
Nick had had a fruitless first three days of the sale with him progressively getting closer to buying our first yearling of the 2021 sales. By the fourth day of the sales alot of the agents and larger buyers had left town and it presented a far better opportunity for Nick to get involved.
Nick had a shortlist of around 16 fillies selling on the final day of the sale and this filly was at the top of the list in terms of the fillies we were hoping to secure. She was the first of the shortlist into the ring and Nick bid 50,000 euros to secure her. She eventually made 65,000 euros and was purchased by Haras de Etreham.
Nick left the sale thinking that he had missed out on his top target for the day, but a phone call to Nicolas de Chambure on the drive home secured a half share in the filly.
This filly is an excellent model and was as beautiful as lot 121 who sold for 450,000 Euros. The difference between the two lots in Nick's opinion was the fact that lot 121 sold on day 2 where the sale was far busier than day 4 and had a bigger audience.
She has an excellent action, stands around 15'1 to 15'2 and is a very strong filly. Physically she is almost impossible to find fault with, such is her quality.
She has a very good pedigree and is a half sister to the Group 3 placed Kilfrush Memories who was 2.5 lengths behind Soldiers Call in the Prix du Arenberg. Further down her pedigree, her third dam is the almighty family of multiple Grade 1 winning fillies Hydrangea and Hermosa.
She has joined Laura Vanska in Deauville who is training out of a state of the art facility owned by Haras de Etreham. Laura has had a great start to her career with all three of her runners winning to date in the early stages fo their careers.
The idea behind having horses trained in France is so that we can target the French 2yo stakes races and have horses on the doorstep ready to run when the opportunity arises.
We expect this filly to start off over 7 furlongs in the in July and then probably end up running over a trip of around a mile at the end of the year.