£18,000 plus VAT
Category: Unraced horses
Date of Birth: 02 Mar 2016
Sire: Slade Power (IRE)
Dam: Balladiene (IRE)
Dam Sire: Noverre (USA)
A very attractive unnamed two-year-old filly by the exciting young sire Slade Power is offered for sale. She is in training with Jonathan Portman in Lambourn, the handler of juvenile Group race winners Royal Razalma and Mrs Danvers.
An early March foal, this filly is out of the Noverre mare Balladiene. She was a prolific five-time winner during her racing career, precocious enough to win at two, but stout enough to also stay a mile that same year. She was sufficiently sound to race for five seasons and retained her appetite throughout her career, winning three out of four starts during the summer of her six-year-old campaign.
Balladiene was useful too, reaching a peak handicap rating of 87, and going down by less than five lengths when tested in Listed company.
Since retiring she has produced two foals to have raced, including the promising Twentytwowontdo. She raced three times as a two-year-old last season, showing ability twice before winning a novice event at Catterick.
The sire Slade Power was a tremendous sprinter, winning twice in Grp-1 company. He commands a fee of €15,000 at Kildangan Stud and his progeny have realised as much as £260,000 in the sales ring. His first crop are running now and his potential to make a high-class stallion has already been advertised by his daughter Strings Of Life, who won her only start at Newmarket impressively and is currently on course for Royal Ascot.
This filly boasts good looks, an enticing pedigree on both sides and she is in the most capable of hands. Her prospects appear extremely bright.