2YO Chesnut Filly
Trainer: Jessica Harrington
Sire: Lope De Vega
Dam: Perfect Alchemy
Dam's Sire: Clodovil
Purchase Date: 01/10/20
Height at Withers: 153cm - Hip 157cm
Scope: Grade 1
"She is a lovely Lope De Vega filly, with very good conformation, out of a nice speedy family. I really love the sire and this filly looks very sharp and has lots of quality. I look forward to some good days on the race course in 2021." Jessica Harrington
This filly was purchased by Nick, Jessica Harrington and Patrick Cooper of BBA Ireland on 1st October 2020 for £60,000.
Our new recruit is a strong good moving daughter of sire sensation Lope de Vega. The Goffs Orby Sale had a mixed bag of fillies in the sale this year and Nick ended up with a shortlist of 53 fillies from just over 200 viewed. Of the 53 that remained on the shortlist this filly was definitely in the top 20 physicals and probably around 10th to 15th in the entire catalogue of fillies.
Our filly has a great hip with a powerful action and very much looks and moves like a colt. She very much looks like her sire with the typical Lope de Vega head but she has a sprinter's hip and based on looks and pedigree we would expect her to be starting off over 6 furlongs in May/June and as she matures making up into a 7-8 furlong horse.
Looking at the pedigree of this filly she is by the high-class stallion Lope de Vega who has had 10 Stakes winners in 2020 alone in Europe, behind only Galileo and Dubawi.
Lope de Vega excels with his fillies on the track both as 2yos and as 3yos. In recent years he has had the likes of Newspaperofrecord, Manuela de Vega, Capla Temptress, Feliciana de Vega and Antonia de Vega who are all Stakes winners.
Jessica knows all about training the progeny of Lope de Vega with horses like Cadillac (Group 2 winner) and Lucky Vega (Group 1 winner) who were both bought at the Goffs Orby Sale in 2019 by Jessica and her team.
She is the first filly Nick has had in training with Jessica, Nick has been following Jessica's runners in recent years and in 2020 her level of success has rose again.
Plan A will be for this filly to be winning a Maiden and then we will be looking to compete in the Stakes races in Ireland next Summer.