Filly, 3 yrs
Sire: Soldier Hollow (United Kingdom)
Dam: Tres Magnifique (France)

This is our first yearling purchase of 2022. A filly by Soldier Hollow. Acquired at Baden Baden Yearling Sales. 

This filly, by the perennial German champion sire Soldier Hollow, is out of the once-raced Zoffany mare Tres Magnifique. Fourth on her only start in France as a two-year-old, this proved strong form, as the winner was a subsequent Group Two victrix and the third was placed in a listed race. She was clearly highly thought of, as she held entries in the Group One Saint Alary and Diane.

The second dam won three times as a four-year-old, but only had two live foals to race. The other, a son of Linngari, was a minor winner.

The third dam bred eleven winners, three earning black type, including Group One winner Sea Calisi, who may be remembered for her fast finishing third in the Yorkshire Oaks. Another daughter produced a Group Three and Derby Trial winner in Germany.

This profile of pedigree is appealing as it looks very light close up and consequently attracts less attention, but that is because there have been very few foals under the first two dams, rather than a series of failures.

The weekend after this filly was purchased, Soldier Hollow sired the winner of a valuable Group Two mares’ race in America and had a Group Two winning colt in Germany. On Sunday 11th September, a daughter of a half-sister to the second dam of this filly won a valuable sales race in Germany.

There have only been thirty-two individual runners in Britain and Ireland out of mares by Zoffany. Four of the top five are fillies – none by a high profile stallion – three of which are in the top four rated of their respective stallions’ progeny.

The filly has scope, an athletic walk and good depth. She has some bumps on her hind legs that are the result of a paddock injury as a foal. They are purely cosmetic.

The farm has produced some top horses, I bought an Australian Group Two winner from them. They have an organic approach to rearing horses and this filly can be expected to make considerable progress.

The horse is in training with David Menuisier.

The filly made her debut at Ffos Las on 14th September 2023, finishing an unlucky third, finishing well over the 7 ½ furlong trip, having found plenty of trouble in running.

We took her to Kempton the following month full of confidence. She beat a field of 11 other novices by a going-away 10 lengths, starting 9/4 fav.

We then went to Chantilly for the Group 3 Prix Miesque over 7 furlongs. She proved up to the task and won readily under Marie Velon, becoming our first Group 3 winner.

She has wintered well and will be aimed at the big races for three year old fillies, both here and in France. Her official rating is currently 103.


9 Apr 2024, 14:30
Prix Imprudence
31 May 2024, 16:30
Oaks Stakes
5 May 2024, 15:40
1000 Guineas
27 Oct 2023, 14:07
Prix Miesque
11 Oct 2023, 18:00
Unibet Zero% Mission Restricted Maiden Fillies' Stakes
9 Oct 2023, 14:20
At The Races App Expert Tips Fillies' Novice Stakes
1 Oct 2023, 15:30
Ffos Las
Race Line Horseboxes Restricted Maiden Stakes
1 Oct 2023, 15:30
Ffos Las
Download The at The Races App Restricted Maiden Stakes
27 Sep 2023, 16:15
British EBF £100,000 2yo Fillies' Series Final
14 Sep 2023, 15:50
Ffos Las
Emerge Outdoor Restricted Maiden Stakes
14 Sep 2023, 15:50
Ffos Las
vickers.bet Restricted Maiden Stakes

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