This filly was purchased from the Tattersalls Ireland Sale held in Newmarket on September 22nd.
This is a sale which Dandalla and Mere Green were sourced from in 2019 and going back further Nick found Vona and Realtra who were both Dark Angel fillies who won Stakes races for Nick having cost very little at the sales.
Nick had a shortlist of less than 10 fillies that he was keen to add to the ranks, having viewed over 200 fillies at the sale.
This filly is by Markaz who has not had a great start to his stallion career and as a result a lot of the agents weren't considering his progeny at the sales. He has sired plenty of winners but due to a small first crop size he hasn't hit the headlines in the same way as the likes of Mehmas has. This time last year, the same could have been said of Gutaifan which allowed Nick to pick up Fev Rover for 20,000 who has gone on to win at Listed and Group 2 level in 2020 and is expected to pick up a success at Group 1 level before the end of the season.
Had Markaz had a better start to his stud career this filly would have sold for a lot more than £11,000.
She is out of the mare Disko, who Nick remembers as a racey filly. She won as a 2yo in May and went on to finish 4th in the Empress Stakes before injury curtailed her racing career. She has already produced the 94 rated She Can Boogie who herself was a 5-furlong sprinter.
Markaz was a grey son of Dark Angel and looking at this filly, she looks very much like her dam sire Kodiac who is probably the most prolific influence of speed on the planet right now. Had she been a daughter of Kodiac out of a Markaz mare, she would have sold for around £50,000.
This filly is a very good physical and that is why Nick purchased her. She is a strong good moving filly with a good step and a great hind leg. She is a very powerful filly and in Nick's view in the top five physicals in the sale.
The average price of the top five fillies on Nick's list was around £50,000 so Nick is very confident we have snared a bargain in this filly.
In 2019 Nick managed to find the best daughter of Dandy Man (Dandalla), Gutaifan (Fev Rover) and Adaay (Furlong Factor) at the sales. That is a ridiculous achievement when you consider that each of those stallions has approximately 100 2yos on the ground. Nick is also confident that this filly will end up being the best 2yo by the stallion in 2021.
She joins George Boughey who has had an outstanding 2020 with 23 winners on the board already by 23rd September, scoring at an incredible 26% with very cheaply sourced horses. George is a highly motivated young man who is striving for success and together with Nick Bradley Racing should be bound for the top in 2021. George is excellent with owners and has impressed the Mystery Angel and Silent Queen owners already on yard visits.