£7,500 plus VAT
Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: GETAWAY (GER)
Dam: PURE BEAUTIFUL (IRE)
Dam Sire: UN DESPERADO (FR)
The six-year-old mare Getadollar is offered for sale. A daughter of the exciting Getaway, she is currently in training with the up and coming Somerset-based Alexandra Dunn, and connections are open to offers for her to remain in the yard or leave and go elsewhere.
On her rules debut in a Worcester bumper in September, Getadollar travelled well in the lead for much of the contest and stayed on for a very creditable third, behind the still unbeaten exciting hurdling prospect Alsa Mix.
She has subsequently been sent over hurdles, and took a little time to learn her craft, but showed very encouraging signs when third in an Exeter novice in October, before filling the same position on her second start in a handicap at Taunton recently.
That latest placing came at her first attempt at three miles, and there seems to be tremendous potential for her to continue to improve now that she is tackling longer distances. Despite showing promise, her handicap mark has been reduced from 90 to a current perch of 87 - and it is surely only a matter of time before she capitalises on this and enters the winner's enclosure.
Her promise has also been underlined by successful schooling sessions over fences.
Racing potential is only part of the appeal surrounding this mare, however, as she has a pedigree that hints at breeding potential. Her sire Getaway is perhaps the most exciting young NH sire in service at the moment. His first crop only turned six this year, yet he has already produced the dual Grade-2 winning novice hurdler and Grade-1 placed chaser Getabird and the Grade-1 Christmas Hurdle heroine Verdana Blue. In addition to this, Getadollar is out of an Un Desperado mare, and he is the broodmare sire of the likes of Grade-1 winners Ballyoptic, Apache Stronghold and recent Grade-2 West Yorkshire Hurdle winner Nautical Nitwit - amongst others.
Furthermore, she is out of the point-to-point winner Pure Beautiful, who currently has a very nice chaser in training called Only Gorgeous, the winner of three races and £33,000 in prize-money.
Pure Beautiful is the dam of two winners under rules including Mentor, who won one of two completed starts for Aidan O'Brien, in the famous JP McManus silks, and would surely have taken higher rank had he been able to continue his career.
Pure Beautiful is in turn out of the unraced Lucilla - a half-sister to the graded-placed chaser Maid For Dancing, from the family of smart jumpers Fanfare Beauty and La Valenca. The quality of the family is underlined by the fact that Pure Beautiful's half-brother Sir Malik auctioned for €150,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale a few years back.
With long-term breeding potential, and a likeable and progressive profile on track, there is sure to be plenty of interest in Getadollar.