Trainer: Charlie Fellowes
Details: 3yo Bay/Grey Filly
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Iconique, a sweet 3yo filly by Group One Classic winner, Sixties Icon out of the mare Rose Cheval (by Johannesburg), is a full sister to FOUR winners of eleven races while the only other half-sister, by Winker Watson, was beaten just a neck on her debut, in a hot Newmarket maiden. Our filly is the sixth foal and the signs are that, although a late foal, she has inherited plenty of her family’s ability.
We were keen to acquire this filly, a late May foal, who missed all the yearling sales due to a her backward nature but, after a Summer at grass before going into full training in the Autumn, she is now showing the benefit of the patience afforded her and is firmly ensconced at the historic Bedford House Stables with the rapidly emerging talent, that is globe trotting trainer, Charlie Fellowes.
Iconique is 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 kinds of trips and, surprisingly to some, 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, here at Newmarket, 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 shorter trips.
Iconique’s dam, Rose Cheval, 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 acquisition. Given a short break from training over the Christmas and New year periods to help her strengthen up for the season ahead, she is now showing up well on the home gallops and, recently, Charlie Fellowes reported:
“ICONIQUE has really impressed me recently and she seems to have strengthened up significantly over the winter. Warren Hill grass opened last week, and she spent most of last week cantering on there. She will do more of that over the next two weeks and then be ready to start galloping. She seems to find things much easier this time around and I am very pleased with her progress.“
– Charlie Fellowes
22nd February 2021
Iconique’s elite Bury Road trainer, Charlie Fellowes, is resident at Bedford House Stables, the former base of multiple Classic winning trainer, Luca Cumani and he has had a superb couple of years with winners right across the country at many of the country’s biggest Festivals as well as going very close to winning the famed Melbourne Cup for three years running with the brilliant stayer, Prince of Arran. Charlie reports that this filly is a very straightforward, sweet natured filly who has a terrific attitude to her work and although she initially took a little bit of time for come to herself as a two year old, she has grown and strengthened and is now ready for the season ahead.
Both Charlie and ourselves are thoroughly looking forward to following her throughout her 3 year old career in 2021 where she promises plenty of fun and excitement!
Iconique is now available on lease shares until October 2021 for a one-off payment which covers all training and racing related fees…