2yo filly by Sixties Icon x Rose Cheval
This sweet 2yo filly is by Sixties Icon out of Rose Cheval, a mare who thus far produced six foals. Four of them, also by Sixties Icon, making them full sisters to our new filly, have won eleven races between them and the fifth foal, a half sister, by Winker Watson, was beaten a neck, on her debut, in a Newmarket maiden. Our filly is the sixth foal but if the previous siblings are anything to go by, we have plenty to look forward to.
We were keen to acquire this filly who missed all the yearling sales due to a superficial issue and, after lengthy negotiations, we are pleased to be tell you that after a period of pre-training, she is now ensconced at Bedford House Stables with the emerging talent, that is globe trotting trainer, Charlie Fellowes.
By Sixties Icon, a St Leger winner, who was himself by world class stallion, Galileo, he has proven to be a remarkable stallion, getting winners over all trips but surprisingly has been able to produce so many with plenty of pace, able to win over the minimum trip including a couple of this filly’s siblings. Although a top class stayer, he was described to us when in training as ‘always showing plenty of pace, himself’ and, consequently, perhaps it shouldn’t be such a surprise that he has been able to get so many winners over the shorter trips.
Rose Cheval, our filly’s dam, has produced five previous foals and as indicated, four of those, full sisters have won eleven races between them from 5f to 10f and we are very pleased with our transaction and will, hopefully, bring you the opportunity to meet her very soon.
She is now in full training with Bury Road trainer, Charlie Fellowes, who had a marquee season in 2019, winning his first race at Royal Ascot, moving into the historic Bedford House stables on Bury Road, former home to legendary trainer, Luca Cumani before narrowly missing out on the world famous ‘race that stops a nation’, the Melbourne Cup, when finishing a head second with Prince of Arran who had finished third the year before. Now settled in at the historic Bedford House, we’ll be looking forward to introducing the filly to you at a forthcoming stable visit where it will also be a pleasure to introduce you to the genial Mr Fellowes.
Charlie has reported that, after being a little backward and sent out to grass, she has come back in great shape and shows plenty of promise and we look forward to getting her on the track later this year!