2022 Bay Filly
Ribchester x Preobrajenska
Trainer: Charlie Fellowes
Details: 2yo Bay Filly

Introducing the newest recruit to our ranks and a gorgeous 2yo filly by multiple Group One winner, Ribchester, from a classic winning family who have produced a multitude of Group winning fillies.

Purchased at the record breaking Guineas Breeze-Up sale of 2024, she is by Ribchester, a multiple Group One winner, successful from 2 to 4 and over six furlongs to a mile. Speedy enough to win the Mill Reef Stakes (Gr 2) over 6f as a juvenile, he then won the Jersey Stakes (G3) over 7f as a 3yo before stepping up to a mile and winning the Group One, Prix Jaques Le Marois. The following season he won three consecutive GROUP ONE races over a mile in the Lockinge Stakes (Gp 1), the Queen Anne Stakes (Gp 1), at Royal Ascot and then the Prix du Moulin (Gp 1) at Longchamp. He was also a narrowly beaten second, on desperate ground in another Group One, the Sussex Stakes (Gp 1) at Glorious Goodwood. A hugely progressive colt, nigh on unbeatable over a mile and, after retiring to stud, he has passed on his Group winning genes to produce a plethora of Black Type winners.

Stallion update… Already the sire of numerous Group Class winners, Ribchester recently became a GROUP ONE winning Stallion when the brilliant Facteur Cheval won the 2024 Group One, Dubai Turf at the World Cup meeting at Meydan.

Our filly is the second foal from a 7f winner, Preobrajenska, who emanates from a family literally chock full of Group and Black type performers. She is a half sister to Group One winner in Pretty Polyanna, winner of the Prix Morny (Gp 1) as a 2yo and from the family of Classic winning filly, User Friendly.

Preobrajenska’s very first foal was a winner first time out, and reached the lofty BHA rating of 97 being placed at Group three level and, now, with the enhanced genes from Ribchester, descended from the sire line that includes both Iffraaj and Zafonic, she has produced this absolutely gorgeous, beautifully made filly, that we are very hopeful can continue the family’s production line of black type fillies.

This filly was, undoubtedly, our pick of the sale, after she really impressed in her breeze and the way she hit the line when asked, her long raking stride devouring the ground with ease. We’re confident this strapping filly will enhance her value through her career and, with an excellent residual value, in any event, we’re expecting she will bring us plenty of exciting days ahead. She represents yet another step forward for us on Quality Road and, extremely well bought, she represents conspicuously good value and we would definitely recommend you take an interest in her. With shares likely to sell quickly, join the syndicate now, take a hand in naming her and don’t forget that the only half sister to this precociously bred filly was successful, first time out, as a 2yo!!

Charlie Fellowes

She goes straight into training with Newmarket trainer Charlie Fellowes at the famous Bedford House Stables on Bury Road and whose string continue to go from strength to strength. Following the global exploits of Prince of Arran, placed in three consecutive Melbourne Cups (Gp 1), Charlie continues to smash his previous best, year on year and in 2022 he won the Vintage Stakes (Gp 2) with Marbaan but its with his fillies that he has really made his mark. A Royal Ascot winner two years running with the fillies, Thanks Be and then Onassis, he then won the Sirenia Stakes (Gp 2) with Eve Lodge and last year won the prestigious Palace House Stakes (Gp 3) on Two Thousand Guineas day, with the brilliantly speedy filly, Vadream who so nearly bought off the double, beaten just a nose, in the 2024 renewal. Charlie’s excellent start to the season recently confirmed with a brilliant piece of training as the recently acquired The Wizard of Eye won the valuable Victoria Cup at Ascot which he masterminded with, firstly gelding, secondly dropping back in trip and thirdly changing the riding style. Tom Marquand swooping in to win the Cup in the dying strides.

Charlie is delighted to receive our filly and is eagerly looking forward to getting her onto the track following her graduation from the Breeze up sales.

Charlie said, “I am absolutely delighted to be sent this Ribchester filly from the breeze ups. She’s got a lovely pedigree, a proper Gredley family pedigree, with Pretty Pollyanna, the Group One, Prix Morny winner, under the 2nd dam. I thought she did a lovely breeze, nice long stride, really hit the line well and she’s a good looking filly and should make into a lovely racehorse in time. I’m looking forward to working with her and hopefully turning her into a proper race filly for her 2yo career.”

Update… the filly is already settling nicely into life at Bedford House Stables. Charlie has introduced her to his training methods and she is shown here getting used to the early stages of her new routine, the intensity of which will gradually increase as Charlie and the team prepare her for her racecourse debut. 

Charlie has a lovely bunch of 2yos this year and this will be another quality addition. We will be looking to get this filly named and ready for the racecourse imminently. Get involved today and you can take part in the naming process.