£3,500 plus VAT
Sire: SEA FREEDOM (GB)
Dam: MAEDANCE (GB)
Dam Sire: GROOM DANCER (USA)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: yes
Details: foaled May 11th, by Steele Tango
The five-time winner Maydream is offered for sale alongside her filly foal by Steele Tango, which was born on May 11th. An easy breeder, there is still time to get the mare covered for 2019.
Foaled in 2007, Maydream was a late developing sort that continued to improve throughout her racing career. She got off the mark over two miles on the AW at Lingfield as a four-year-old, from a basement mark of 46. It speaks to the filliy's ability and character that she would go on to rise 25 pounds in the handicap over the following 12 months, winning four more races. From April 2011 to May 2012 she compiled form figures of 15411311 and proved herself a performer of rare versatility, demonstrating her ability on turf ranging from good to firm to good to soft (and the AW of course) and over distances ranging from 13 to 16 furlongs.
Such admirable characteristics should ensure that Maydream throws genuine and honest foals, whilst she retired sound after a busy career, which also bodes very well for her offspring.
She is by the useful stayer Sea Freedom, a brother of the great Oaks winner User Friendly, who was given limited opportunities at stud but could produce multiple winners. Maydream is a half-sister to a winner, whilst her second dam Maestrale produced no less than seven winners in total. The family can be traced back to the Grp-2 Princess Of Wales's Stakes winner Head For Heights and the Italian Listed winner and sire Very Sharp.
Maydream has had one runner so far, a lightly-raced filly who could yet emulate her dam by improving with time and distance. Her recent foal by Steele Tango is offered as part of this terrific deal. Steele Tango was a high-class performer on the track who won the Grp-3 Darley Stakes, twice at the Dubai Carnival, was Grp-2 placed and finished fifth in the Grp-1 Eclipse Stakes behind Sea The Stars. He boasts a serious pedigree too, as his dam was a half-sister to the Grp-1 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches winner Valentine Waltz and the Gr.1 Matron Stakes winner Sense Of Style, from the family of multiple Grp-1 winner and leading sire Last Tycoon.
Steele Tango has had little opportunity to demonstrate what he can pass on at stud but the liaison with Maydream promises much. The combination of courage and durability that both parents will impart should ensure that this filly foal has every chance of going on to racecourse success.
Don't let this attractive mare and her promising foal slip through your grasp for such a bargain price.