Date of Birth: 05 Apr 2017
Sire: Swiss Spirit (GB)
Dam: Azelle (GB)
Dam Sire: Starcraft (NZ)
An attractive yearling filly by Swiss Spirit is offered for sale. A lovely mover with a great conformation, she has an eye catching pedigree and the scope to keep progressing.
The dam Azelle was lightly-raced, but she was third in a Newbury maiden as a two-year-old over six-furlongs, before finishing second twice at up to a mile and three-furlongs as a three-year-old. She is a sibling of five winners, out of the Gr.1 winning New Zealand two-year-old Zola. That mare is from a family featuring black-type winners going back several generations, and her near relations include the Grp-1 winners So Casual and Kaptaan.
Azelle is by Starcraft, who was an outstanding performer from a mile to a mile and a half in Europe and Australia, collecting five Grp-1 triumphs along the way. His best progeny includes the multiple Grp-1 winner Star Witness, and he is beginning to have an influence as a damsire, particularly in Australia. His mares have accounted for numerous stakes performers in recent seasons, including Muraaqeb, Caiprinha, Fox Swift, Spurcraft and Sky Kingdom.
The filly is by the exciting young sire Swiss Spirit, whose first crop runners are now three. He was a Grp-3 winning sprinter in his racing days, and hails from that wonderful family of dual Listed-winning matriarch Swiss Lake. The mare has also produced the dual Grp-3 winner Swiss Diva, the multiple Listed winner Swiss Dream (dam of Grp-3 winner Yafta) and the Grp-2 Coventry Stakes runner-up Swiss Franc.
Since retiring to stud he has sired numerous winners at a good level and tasted sales ring success, with his progeny realising as much as 200,000gns. His second crop of two-year-olds, featuring promising and speedy types such as Swissterious, Street Parade and Kuwait Station, seems sure to elevate the sire to a new level.
With an appealing pedigree on the distaff side, and as the product of a commercial stallion that offers precocious results, this filly looks to have a bright future and offers excellent value at the advertised price.