2YO Bay Filly
Trainer: Karl Burke
Sire: Sea The Moon
Dam: Tickle Me
Dam's Sire: Halling
Purchase Date: 01/09/2020
This filly was purchased from the Goffs UK Premier Sale on September 1st 2020.
Progeny of Sea the Moon wouldn't be expected to be commonly seen at the Doncaster Premier Yearling Sale and if memory serves this is the first yearling by Sea the Moon to sell at the sale.
This filly was the first yearling bought in 2020. She is a very strong filly who in Nick’s opinion was in the top 10% physicals he saw at the sale. She is an excellent mover and has a very good step and action behind.
She has good conformation and looks like a strong, hardy sound filly.
She carries the £20,000 GB Fillies Bonus which means that every time she wins a nominated race, she earns the connections a £20,000 Bonus on top of the prize money. The owners receive 65% of that bonus.
Her pedigree can be interpreted as being very good or moderate depending on how you look at it. Her dam 'Tickle Me' has bred two runners to date who have ran to ratings of 70 and 75 without winning, both of those horses ran over trips around 8 furlongs.
Looking at the second dam however, our filly has a 3 parts sister 'Tickle Me Green' who was Group 3 placed at 2 and is now a Listed winner and Group 2 placed at 3. Given our filly is an outstanding physical specimen and is a 3 parts sister to a Listed winner and Group performer we hope that she can emulate Tickle Me Green on the track.
Nick was prepared to pay a lot more than 11,000 pounds for this filly and recommends her highly. She should be seen as a project who will be retained in training until the end of the 2022 season.
Amanda Skiffington approached Nick twice after the sale to congratulate him on the purchase and she was amazed Nick was able to secure the filly for such a low price.
Karl Burke was very keen on the filly, so much so that he personally took a 50% share in her himself. Nick and Karl have teamed up year after year to produce Stakes winning fillies with Dandalla winning the Group 3, Albany at Royal Ascot and the Group 2, Cherry Hinton at Newmarket.