When you read the title of tonight's blog you probably thought I'd lost the plot... well you could be right but it does bear reference to the contents I swear...
It's always interesting to see how much a yearling develops in such a short period of time. It's been less than six weeks since the first batch arrived from Doncaster sales and every now again we will choose one youngster to highlight in the blog.
The first of the bunch to be bestowed an official racing name, Sils Maria is a strong looking filly with a confident nature. Since arriving she has strengthened up a lot, she's put on weight and muscle and is almost coltish in appearance. You can see from the photos that she is bum high, implying that she still has some growing to do. She will be a good sized filly, there's nothing lacking here.
This filly is sired by 'Swiss Spirit', son of the top class 'Invincible Spirit', and himself a quality animal. A class act sprinter with beautiful breeding.
Her dam, a 'Verglas' mare, is a half-sister to 1m6f and 2m (Group 3) winner Shipmaster (RPR 111), 1m4f-1m6f winner Intense Tango (103) and 1m-1m2f winner Paquerettza (95); dam South African 7f (2yo) and 1m1f Group 2 winner.
You can view her full pedigree here
'Sils' is the first horse that will run for 'Solo Syndicate' - a syndicate put together for people who love going racing, but often find they have to go 'solo'. The shares are split into 8 equal shares of 12.5% - guaranteeing every owner a badge on race day - something that is often difficult for syndicates to offer. There are spaces available so please contact Ann for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
The photograph immediately below was taken this morning with the second photo taken on the 1st of September. I think the growth and improvement in her is evident and we can't wait to see how she develops over the coming weeks.