Horses in Training - 2 Year Olds

Rosa Gold

b f Havana Gold – Rosa Grace (Lomitas)

(Mr Eamonn Duggan)

We are delighted to have this filly out of our former stable star Rosa Grace (on the Wall of Fame as the winner of the Listed Ballymacoll Stakes) in the yard.  She is by Group 1 winning miler Havana Gold who made a good impression with his first crop including Group winning two year olds Havana Grey and Treasuring.


Cry Havoc

b f War Command – Na Zdorovie (Cockney Rebel) 

(The Musketeers)

This strong looking filly is by Coventry and Dewhurst winner War Command who has a very creditable 44% winners to runners rate from his first crop in 2018. She is The Musketeers first runner having a promising start at Kempton with a strong 2nd at Kempton on 16th October.


Aramis Grey

g f Gutaifan – Sveva (Danehill Dancer) 

(The Musketeers)

She is such a pretty filly, a real ladies’ horse - a striking grey with a white blaze and an early birthday.  She is from the first crop of speedy 2 year old Gutaifan, the winner of the Group 2 Prix Robert Papin, her dam is three winners from 3 runners and is closely related to sire Intikhab.


Madison Avenue

b f Golden Horn – Morzine (Miswaki) 

(The Musketeers)

This attractive filly is from the exciting first crop of 2015 Derby winner Golden Horn, who was also the champion 3 year old colt in Europe and is from a strong Juddmonte bred family with a host of Group and Graded winners, including sires Three Valleys and Scissor Kick and in her third dam Juddmonte’s blue hen mare Hasili, dam of Banks Hill, Dansili and Champs Elysees among others.  


ch c Bated Breath – Pantile (Pivotal) 5 April

(Rae Guest)

This colt, by Juddmonte stallion Bated Breath, was bred by owner Colin Murfitt from the unraced homebred mare Pantile (named after his stud).  She is out of Tahirah whom Rae trained to gain black type on the very last day of the old Ascot racecourse and has already bred seven winners including Louie de Palma, a fast horse who was second in the Coventry.


Dreamboat Girl

b f Dream Ahead – Junia Tepzia (Rock of Gibraltar) 5 February

(The Storm Again Syndicate)

This compact, early filly is by July Cup winner Dream Ahead who has made a good start at stud and will soon have his first stallion son when Group 1 winner Al Wukair retires.  Her dam is a Listed winner and the dam of one winner from three runners, from the family of Footstepsinthes and, Power and indeed our own Salt Whistle Bay.

City Escape

b f Cityscape – Lady Gabrielle (Dansili)

(Mr Paul Smith & Rae Guest)

By the Champion older miler in Ireland, Cityscape, a sound and consistent horse who was campaigned internationally to Group 1 success and has made a fantastic start at stud, she is from the Lord Howard de Walden family of Grand Lodge and La Persiana and is lovely athletic individual.  Eligible for the 2019 £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes. 


b f Sea The Moon – Apparatchika (Archipenko) 

(Miss Kirsten Rausing)

By the German Derby winner who has done so well in his first year at stud, with 38% winners to two year old runners, this one is a rangy filly out of another mare that Rae trained for Kirsten to win two races in 2015.  She had her first run at Doncaster at the end of October in heavy ground and ran well coming 6th in a strong field. She is a nice filly for the future.

Autumn Trail

b f Sixties Icon – Boleyna (Officer) 

(Mr Paul Smith)

This attractive filly is another who Rae has trained her dam and two full half brothers including winner Back on the Trail by Sixties Icon, a high-class middle-distance 3-5 year old and St. Leger winner by Galileo, who is an established source of two year old winners.

Poets Dance

b f Poet’s Voice – Whirly Dancer (Danehill Dancer)

(Joyce Wallsgrove)

Retained by her breeder, this bonny filly is a half-sister to Beckford, winner of the Group 2 Railway Stakes and second in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and National Stakes in 2017.  She is also a three parts sister to top-class King George Stakes Group 1 winner Poet’s Word who goes to stud in 2019, so she could hardly be better bred.  She has had six runs this year. She won at Lingfield in September and was placed 4 times prior to that. Looking forward to 2020 with her.

Rosardo Senorita

b f Requinto – Poudretteite (Royal Applause)

(Top Hat and Tails)

This leggy filly is by high-class 2 year old Requinto, the Molecomb & Flying Childers Stakes winner who has made a promising start at stud from an international (largely French) female family of Listed winner Pink Valley.  She has got off to a great start with a win and two places from three runs. 


b c Dark Angel – Minalisa (Oasis Dream) 

(Mr Chris Mills)

This compact colt could hardly be better bred, by top stallion Dark Angel (sire of Group 1 sprinters Lethal Force, Battash and Harry Angel) out of Chris and Lesley’s own Listed winner Minalisa, herself a beautiful looking Oasis Dream mare.  Her first foal is also a handsome little chap and should be seen out early in the year.

Performance Poet

ch f Poet’s Voice – Winifred Jo (Bahamian Bounty)

(Mr Colin Joseph)

This is a really big good looking filly whose size has meant she has been late coming in.  We are delighted to have her as she is a half sister to our own Show Stealer and has been acquired by Show Stealer’s owner Colin Joseph.  Show Stealer has been a star for the yard, winning seven races and earning herself £117,908 in prize money.  Let’s hope that this one can be just as good.

Sea of Maria

b f Sea the Stars - Despatch (Nayef)

(Storm Again Syndicate)

This filly was late coming in as she has been given plenty of time to mature.  She is by wonder horse Sea The Stars out of a mare from the Classic family of Time Charter, Plea Bargain and Zinaad and Rae trained her sister Thistimelastyear to win last October.   She is a nice looking filly and we are pleased to have her for the Storm Again Syndicate.