Trainer: Charlie Fellowes
Details: 3yo Bay Filly
Churchill Rose is a gorgeous 3yo filly by dual Two Thousand Guineas winner, Churchill, from a family full of winners…
Purchased at the record breaking Guineas Breeze-Up sale, she is by second season stallion, Churchill, the winner of both the Two Thousand Guineas here at Newmarket and also the Irish equivalent at the Curragh.
An exciting stallion, himself by Galileo appears to extract significant improvement in his stock from two to three illustrated perfectly by the quite brilliant success of the French Vadeni, winner of the 2022 Prix Du Jockey Club (French Derby) (Grp 1), not only the stallion’s first stakes winner but also a first Classic Group ONE success. He duly followed up with the Group One Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park, beating multiple Group One winner, Mishriff while the Group two success of Ladies Church added to his haul, making him Europe’s leading second crop sire.
A multiple Group One winner, he won the Two Thousand Guineas here in Newmarket beating the subsequent St James Palace Stakes (Gp 1) winner, before repeating the feat in the Irish equivalent beating Godolphin’s Thunder Snow before that colt subsequently won the Group One Prix Jean Prat in France. Churchill then finished a good second to Ulysses when tried over 10f in the Juddmonte International (Gp 1).
His progeny appear to progress hugely with racing and this filly has definitely shown plenty of improvement as a 3yo following the lead of another Churchill in the Charlie Fellowes yard, Grand Alliance desperately unlucky not to win at Royal Ascot as a 3yo and on his first start as a 4yo, duly won the John Porter Stakes (Gp 3) at Newbury. Needless to say, Charlie is a big fan of the stallion.
Our filly is out of an excellent winner producing mare in Market Day, formerly trained by Luca Cumani who won four races herself, and who has produced five winners from seven foals who raced including a dual Listed winner and Group placed filly in Carnachy who was trained by David Simcock. David also placed her to be third in a Group 3 and was only beaten three lengths in Speedy Boarding’s Group One, the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville. Another foal, Saucy Minx was also placed at Listed level and, now a broodmare has produced a 105 rated foal already. Indeed, there are good Black Type winners right through her extended family going back to Mutamam and even to Mtoto.
The filly is, of course, trained in the very same yard where her dam was trained, at Bedford House Stables on the Bury Road or Millionaires Row as it is sometimes referred to, with trainer, Charlie Fellowes. After an abortive run at Yarmouth as a 2yo when she was found to be in season, Charlie has adopted a patient approach with the filly which paid of handsomely when she won her first race at Yarmouth in August.
Running over a trip just shy of a mile and a half at Yarmouth, she travelled very nicely in the hands of Kieran Shoemark before quickening to take up the running two out and staying on strongly to win nicely by a couple of lengths…
Naturally, we’re looking forward to what comes next with the filly but having won her first race, we’ll be considering all of the options and no doubt she will be out again soon.
Although the syndicate is now closed, her shares selling remarkably swiftly, you can follow the filly’s fortunes in our News section.