This filly was purchased by Nick at the Arqana October Yearling Sales for 26,000 Euros.
Nick applied his usual level of patience in the early stages of the five day sale and waited for many of the agents to leave after days 1 and 2. As usual the market dropped off in the second half of the sales and this filly presented excellent value.
This filly stands around 15'3 so she isn't small and is on the upper limit of the size of horse Nick is looking to purchase. With that in mind she is definitely a filly for the middle of the 2yo season onwards rather than the early months.
She has a good action and covers alot of ground. She has excellent confirmation and is quite a heavy/strong filly typical of her sire Dabirsim.
Nick still regrets the day he didn't purchase Different League as a yearling and on seeing this filly Different League was exactly what he was seeing in front of him. This filly moved in the same manner at Different League but is a bigger scopier model so you would imagine that she would take a little bit longer to come to hand.
Looking at the pedigree she is out of a Rock of Gibraltar mare. On researching the Dabirsim X Rock of Gibraltar cross it has been bred five times producing two horses who were moderate, two rated in the 80s and one of the best daughters of Dabirsim in Coeur de Beaute who achieved an OR of 109.
She joins Karl Burke who Nick has teamed up so well with in recent years with the likes of Dandalla, Guilded, Honey Sweet, Fast Response, Little Kim and Sophie's Star to name but a few.