Trainer and Syndicate comments for Daphne May
This daughter of Mayson was a horse that trainer Adam West liked a lot at the Doncaster Silver Sales. He was taken by the way the filly strode out and how well boned she was. We later were able to lunge her to test her wind and she covered the ground nicely.
Adam liked the way the filly handled herself, and was particularly pleased with the price we managed to get her knocked down for. The filly had a few ringworm marks on her at the time (just like chickenpox, most young horses will suffer from it at some time), which made her look a little worse than she actually was.
The filly comes from a family of winners, and each of them are sprinters. Her full sister, Melonade, was a solid mid-seventies horse who won twice as a juvenile over five and six furlongs. Her half brother (Woodside Wonder by Camacho) has won three times and been placed a further seven times. He is still racing and is consistently rated in the seventies to eighties.
This filly is a good size, and moves well. She is a May foal, so still has more growth to come, yet she is already well over fifteen hands and bordering on sixteen. Adam was really delighted when she was knocked down to us, as he had reckoned that given her breeding and her size, she would be a 15k - 25k horse.
Adam West has already taken charge of her. He told us She has settled in really well and took the day at the sales and subsequent journey down here in her stride.
"Her breeding suggests we will be able to get her racing in the first few months of the 2020 season and when you look at her mother, brother, and sister, you have to think she has every chance of being a really competitive filly over six and seven furlongs."
The filly will receive her racing name quite soon and will be available to view at our Autumn and Spring yard visits by his shareholders, prior to going racing in 2020.
This youngster will probably start at the minimum distance of five furlongs and could be going up to six and possibly seven furlongs by the end of her first year in training.
"Shes a nice horse with a nice way about her. Shes obviously not had a great deal of handling, as she was a bit clueless when we lunged her, but she has the frame and length which her plenty of scope. Well be riding her by November and should know what weve got in spring. But everything is in the right place and shes straight and well put together. Im looking forward to training her. " commented Adam.
We are really hoping this filly will see a racetrack early in 2020. However, potential shareholders should be aware that you can never legislate for how a horse may grow, develop or indeed have setbacks. Adam tends to bring his 2YOs along in their own time, but isnt afraid of racing them against top class animals. So shareholders may possibly see a couple of runs before the true potential of this youngster is realised.
Please note: The monthly payments for this filly will start in January 2020.