2yo Bay Filly
Trainer: Karl Burke
Sire: Charm Spirit
Dam's Sire: Lomitas
Purchase Date: 30/9/21
Sale: Goffs Sportsman
Height at Withers: 15'2
Physical Rating: 8.5/10
Value For Money Rating: 7/10
Expected Trip/Debut Month: 6f/ June
This filly was purchased by Nick Bradley at the Goffs Sportsman Sale on 30th September for 40,000 Euros.
The Goffs Orby sale was very strong but market demand dropped off significantly in the Sportsman Sale as many of the agents and bigger buyers left to prepare for the Book 1 sale which is due to follow straight after. As a result, Nick seized the opportunity and purchased five horses on the day.
This daughter of Charm Spirit was a real headscratcher for many potential buyers. Charm Spirit isn't very fashionable at the moment which made her affordable. Add to that she is a sister to the 2021 Triumph Hurdle winner Quilixios. so she has a mixture of a NH and Flat pedigree. That said, there is no doubt she will be a sprinter. The fact that Quilixios won the Triumph Hurdle tells us that he had a huge amount of ability and would have been a Stakes horse on the flat had he been campaigned on the Flat.
This filly is very strong and looks every inch a sprinter. She has a very good action and is a bit of tank in terms of how she looks and moves. Nick sent Karl Burke photos and videos of all of the horses he purchased at the sale and Karl was very keen to secure this filly to train and actually took a 25% share in her on the back of the videos and Nick's thoughts.
Nick was all out at 40,000 Euros to secure her and found out later that the vendor's were going to retain her had she not made at least 37,000 Euros.
We expect this filly to debut over 6 furlongs in May/June. She joins Karl Burke who Nick has combined with in 2021 with the likes of Dandalla, Guilded, Fast Response, Honey Sweet and Sophie's Star to name just a few of the Stakes fillies they have excelled with