£35,000 or shares available upon request
Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Sire: BALTIC KING (GB)
Dam: PEPYS TILLERGIRL (IRE)
Dam Sire: TILLERMAN (GB)
The four-year-old filly Shes Queen is offered for sale. She is trained by leading Newmarket dual-purpose trainer Amy Murphy and rates an excellent prospect going forward for both codes.
A daughter of Baltic King out of a Tillerman mare, Shes Queen showed distinct promise in Ireland for previous connections. She was fourth in a typically competitive Galway maiden on debut and was third at Gowran next time out. On seasonal return this spring she was second from a mark of 68, giving 10 pounds to the now 76-rated For Pleasure.
That effort suggests she is dangerously well-handicapped and she did nothing to dispel that notion on her British debut. Her first start for new connections came in a mile and a quarter handicap at Pontefract last month, where she showed up well before being beaten just over three lengths. It was an excellent start without tampering with her handicap rating, hinting that a first victory is just around the corner.
Her trainer certainly feels as much, commenting: "She's been running very well in maidens over in Ireland behind some very highly rated horses and needs a step up in trip. She's off a very winnable mark on the flat and she is schooled and ready to go juvenile hurdling in the coming season."
The last point is noteworthy, as Shes Queen looks an excellent prospect for juvenile hurdles. From a tiny pool of runners her sire has already produced the four-time hurdles winner Rathealy and Baltic Blade, a first time out juvenile hurdle winner a few years ago. Furthermore, her dam Pepys Tillergirl is a half-sister to the six-time hurdles winner Karl Marx.
The overall pedigree is one of quality and suggests that Shes Queen has breeding potential down the line too. She is a full-sister to the 105-rated Godolphin performer Kidmenever, a Meydan Carnival winner this year, Grp-3 placed in Australia last year, third in the Grp-2 Prix Greffulhe behind the Arc runner-up Cloth of Stars and the winner of over a quarter of a million pounds in prize money. The extended family includes the dual Grp-3 winner and Grp-1 2,000 Guineas third Kandidate.
This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a filly who looks a sure-fire flat winner, will excel over jumps soon and can be bred from in the future.