£5,450 + VAT per 1/6th Share – £350 per month per share
It isn’t very often you get the chance to secure such a well-bred and well put together filly as this one and so we were delighted to secure her for the price we did – especially as our agent, Gerry Hogan, told us that if we didn’t buy her then he would buy her himself as he was so convinced of her value.
Mahler is really making his mark as a National Hunt sire with his early jumps progeny and has already sired the hugely talented three times graded winner Sutton Place and the 7 times winner and Grade 1 placed Ms Parfois. It’s no surprise that Mahler is producing top class staying progeny since he was a top-class stayer himself, winning the 2 miles Queens Vase at Royal Ascot finishing 3rd in the Melbourne Cup over the same distance when still a 3 year old.
The dam of our filly, Bobset Leader, has already produced two black-type horses from just 3 runners making our filly a half-sister to the 146 rated and 4-times winner Shantou Bob, and the 144 rated and 3 times winner Uncle Danny. Shantou Bob was most effective over 3 miles and Uncle Danny over 2 ½ miles so there is a high class staying feel to her pedigree.
We expect “Betsy” to be just as talented as her half-brothers on the racetrack where we are looking forward to seeing her run under the ‘Martin Keighley Racing Partnership 5’ banner. We are confident she will have a long and successful racing career as she has the size and scope to jump fences.
She was broken in by Martin Jones and returned to the yard in late July. Martin has already fallen in love with her as she has a great attitude and clearly enjoys her work. The current thinking is that she will be an end of season bumper filly who graduates to longer distance hurdling next seasons. She already possesses a great attitude to her work and she’s sure to give the Partnership many years of fun before eventually becoming a much sought after and valuable broodmare. She’s a lovely animal and a fantastic prospect and has already been entered for the valuable Goffs Land Rover Bumper at the Punchestown Festival, 30th April 2019.
Enquiries to Martin on 07767 472547 or Jon Hughes on 01451 850780.