Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: IFFRAAJ (GB)
Dam: MONEY NOTE (GB)
Dam Sire: LIBRETTIST (USA)
The lightly-raced three-year-old filly Counterfeit is offered for sale by trainer Karen George in Devon, who will retain 50%.
She is a daughter of Iffraaj that cost 62,000gns when sold as a yearling at Tattersalls. In five runs last season she showed plenty of promise and looks to be on a very workable handicap mark, whilst she has the potential to go juvenile hurdling in time too.
Counterfeit made her debut in a warm Newbury maiden last July and displayed lots of early speed. On her third start at Brighton she was a very fair fourth behind the now 83-rated Wilson, whilst on her next outing at Wolverhampton she was the subject of a significant gamble only to meet trouble in running. All things considered, her current handicap rating of 57 looks ripe for exploitation, especially as she looks certain to improve now she has had a bit more time to mature.
She is a half-sister to the winners Kyllukey and Stringybark Creek, whilst her near relations also include the Grp-1 winning juvenile and 2,000 Guineas runner-up Lend A Hand. Interestingly, her sire Iffraaj has had numerous jumps winners from limited runners - such as the Grade-1 placed chaser Charbel - which could be of interest should she have her attentions switched to obstacles down the line.
Counterfeit is a really exciting prospect with an interesting and potentially varied career ahead of her. She should be ready to run in March.
25% share for £750.
Plus very competitive pro-rata training fees.
Trainer to retain 50%.