£15,000 plus VAT o.n.o.
Sire: SELKIRK (USA)
Dam: SHOWDOWN (GB)
Dam Sire: DARSHAAN
Last Service: 17 Feb 2017
Covering sire: Outstrip
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: no
A big and strong individual, this 12-year-old mare hails from an excellent family and has already made a bright start to her broodmare career.
Three of her foals to date have made it to the racecourse, two of which are winners. The Philip McBride-trained Aqua Libre won over seven furlongs at two and has placed three times. From just a handful of starts, Freedom Rock got his head in front over nine furlongs at Carlisle.
Her sire, Selkirk, was a top-class miler and developed into an equally high-class stallion. His progeny known to be generally progressive, include Gr1-winner Cityscape, who amassed just shy of £3 million in win and place prize-money during his career.
Be Free's dam, Showdown, was only once raced but has produced winners. Phreeze, one of those, won two races between 12 and 14 furlongs for owner Bill Gredley.
Be Free is currently in foal to Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Outstrip. With his first foals hitting the ground this year, he retired as the highest rated European-bred two-year-old by Exceed And Excel.
Already making hay as a broodmare, Be Free can continue to bloom and at this price can prove a rare one-off bargain.