£15,000 as a whole or available in two 50% shares
Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: SAKHEE (USA)
Dam: MISS SASSI (GB)
Dam Sire: TERIMON
The five-year-old Sakhee mare Tequila Blaze is offered for sale. A promising third on her only start to date in a Southwell bumper in mid-March, she is based with Grade-1 winning trainer Fergal O'Brien in Gloucestershire. She is available for sale as a whole or in two 50% shares.
Tequila Blaze is out of the Terimon mare Miss Sassi, who was very lightly-raced but has already confirmed her prowess as a broodmare by foaling the dual hurdles winner Dakota Grey. Terimon's presence on the page is a major stamp of approval, as he is the damsire of numerous high-class NH performers, such as the brilliant Grade-1 winning hurdler/chaser Simonsig and the dual Grade-1 winning Champion Hurdle third Countrywide Flame.
A more detailed examination of the pedigree only heightens excitement at Tequila Blaze's prospects. Miss Sassi is a sibling of the Grade-2 Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle heroine and Grade-1 Supreme Novices' Hurdle third Amaretto Rose (herself now the dam of Fergal O'Brien's Listed-placed bumper performer Belle Amis), whilst their dam was out of the Stayers' Hurdle runner-up Miss Nero.
Miss Tequila's sire was a brilliant Arc winner and is perhaps better known for his exploits as a flat stallion, but has proven his ability to produce quality jumpers, such as the Grade-1 winning juvenile hurdler Grumeti.
Clearly this is a storied jumping family, and the early indicators are that Tequila Blaze is a promising addition to the page. Although a little green in the early stages of her recent debut, and then outpaced in the home straight, she galloped to the line resolutely and produced a performance that strongly suggested there is an awful lot more to come.
She was carrying ten pounds more than the winner, and the race developed into a sprint which plainly did not suit. A clean winded mare, she stands 16.2hh but is still weak and needs more time to mature. She will now be given a summer at grass to develop and rates a super prospect on her return to training later in the year.
This young mare has shown racecourse promise, has the pedigree to back it up, and is in training with one of the most upwardly mobile and powerful stables in the country. What is not to like at a very competitive price?