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San Sicharia - Chartwell Stakes

San Sicharia wins the Chartwell Fillies' Stakes. She was sold for 370,000gns

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Sicharia gives Twomey a good deal to shout about

IF Paddy Twomey received a pound for every time someone congratulated him on his lucrative resale of San Sicharia in the opening session of the Tattersalls December breeding stock sale today, he might very well have doubled his profit.

Twomey, who owns Hawthorn Villa Stud in County Tipperary, bought the daughter of Daggers Drawn for 165,000gns at this sale last year, when the best effort recorded on her page was a third place in a Group 3 in Italy.

Paddy Twomey

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Twelve months later, and with improved efforts under her belt for her new trainer Joanna Morgan, including a victory in the Group 3 Chartwell Fillies' Stakes, San Sicharia was sold for 370,000gns to US agent Cecil Seaman on behalf of Andreas Putsch of the Haras de Saint-Pair.

"She was a very good looking filly and I had closely inspected her form and suspected that she could improve for a change of scenery," says Twomey, explaining why he bought San Sicharia.

He adds: "She's from a lovely family nurtured by Jean-Luc Lagardere and closer in her pedigree Spin Cycle [her half-brother] and this year's National Stakes runner-up Chabal have emerged.

"I would haveloved to keep her for my broodmare band but she'll give her buyers plenty of leeway when it comes to choosing matings – she would be ideal for any son of Sadler's Wells or Danehill."

Which begs the question, why didn't he retain her? Twomey, who also bred last year's Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Serious Attitude, doesn't have to think too long before replying: "Her pedigree had improved so much – and I am a horse dealer by nature."







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