£4,750 plus VAT
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 23 Mar 2016
Sire: Phoenix Reach (IRE)
Dam: Mickie (GB)
Dam Sire: Kayf Tara (GB)
The first foal of the talented Kayf Tara racemare Mickie is offered for sale.
Mickie was officially rated 145 at her peak and won four races. She was second to Seeyouatmidnight in the Grade-2 Rendlesham Hurdle and The New One in the Grade-2 Leamington Novices Hurdle. Her full-sister Tara Mist was Listed-placed in bumpers and went on to win over hurdles and fences.
This two-year-old filly is sold unbroken but well handled. She is very correct and stands 15.3 hands high. Physically she is in a very similiar mould to her dam who was precocious enough to win her first race at four.
The sire Phoenix Reach was a three-time Grp-1 winner over middle distances and has made the most of limited opportunities at stud. His best progeny include the Grp-1 Racing Post Trophy winner and sire Elm Park, the Grp-2 Doncaster Cup runner-up Whiplash Willie and the Grp-3 placed Rawaki.
A sure source of stamina, it seems certain that his profile as a NH sire will increase in future, but he has already sired numerous multiple jumps winners including Phoenix Returns and Arctic Reach.
With a fine NH pedigree and good looks, this filly offers excellent value at the advertised price.