Southwell: Juddmonte cast-off sails home
TRAINER Julia Feilden appears to have unearthed a gem from October's Tattersalls Autumn horses in training sale, with her 3,500gns purchase Sail Home breaking her maiden impressively on her second start for her new owners at Southwell on Thursday.
Four-year-old filly Sail Home raced prominently and was pushed clear over one furlong from home, and livedup to her name by being eased towards the finish to beat odds-on First Rock by one and three-quarter lengths.
Julia Feilden: trains Sail HomePICTURE: Mark Cranham
Sail Home was offered by her owner-breeders Juddmonte at Tattersalls, having run three times in France for trainer David Smaga. Her best effort at the time of her sale came when fourth on her debut last June.
The filly is by Juddmonte's Kentucky-based sire Mizzen Mast, whose greatest stud achievements include siring Hollywood Gold Cup winner Mast Track and Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap winner Midships.
She is out of Lingfield Oaks Trial Stakes scorer Bristol Channel, a Generousthree-parts sister to Grand Criterium winner and 1993 Derby odds-on favourite Tenby.
Bristol Channel was also let go by Juddmonte, selling for 5,500gns to Rachid Brothers at the 2009 Tattersalls December breeding stock sale.
Sail Home's grand-dam is Solario Stakes winner Shining Water, who aside from Tenby also produced stakes performers Bright And Clear, Bude, Bright Water, Glistening and River Usk.
Shining Water is out of Bob Crutchley's fine broodmare Idle Waters, winner of the Park Hill Stakes and also ancestress of Group 3 winner Gower Song and Oaks runner-up Something Exciting.