Category: Horses in training (Flat)
Dam: High Drama
Dam Sire: High Chapparell
A strong and attractive unnamed two-year-old daughter of Cityscape is offered for sale. A well-made filly, with good conformation and a superb temperament, she remains completely untried but is only being sold as the owner is over-stocked.
She is out of the lightly-raced High Chaparral mare High Drama, who counts amongst her siblings the Grp-2 and Grp-3 winner Highland Knight. The next dam Highland Shot was a half-sister to the Grp-2 (then) Goodwood Cup hero Grey Shot and the Grp-3 Solario Stakes winner and Grp-1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Opera Cape. A tremendous and enduring family, as we can see it features a pleasing blend of precocity and stamina.
It is also worth noting the tremendous and improving record of the late, great High Chaparral as a broodmare sire. His mares have started churning out Stakes winners all around the globe with regularity, including Grade-1 Just A Game Stakes heroine A Raving Beauty in the US, Australian Grp-1 winners Volatile Mix and Suavito, dual HK Grp-1 winner Helene Paragon and the Grp-1 Prix Morny victor The Wow Signal.
Such details can only add to any page, but perhaps a more surprising boost to this pedigree is the striking start that Cityscape has made to his stud career.
Despite covering a limited book at an initial £5,000 covering fee, his first crop representatives, which started racing just last year, include the Grp-3 Fred Darling Stakes winner Dan's Dream, the Grp-3 Musidora Stakes winner Give And Take, the 104-rated improving handicapper Urban Aspect and the Listed-winning sprinter The Broghie Man. Such results will not have gone unnoticed and it is likely that the stallion's commercial appeal will sky-rocket in seasons to come as he is clearly upgrading his mares. It remains an excellent time to get hold of his stock, particularly his daughters, such is the impact he has made with fillies in a limited space of time.
With appealing pedigree credentials on either side and the physical attributes required to make a racehorse, there seems little doubt that this filly will soon make up for lost time and prove a bargain at the advertised price.