Date of Birth: 06 Feb 2018
Sire: Kendargent (Fr)
Dam: Halong Bay (Fr)
Dam Sire: Montjeu (Ire)
The promising yearling filly Kendra Bay is offered for syndication. By Kendargent and out of the black-type earning Montjeu mare Halong Bay, she is part of a French-based partnership. She will go into training there in the autumn, and will therefore be able to benefit from the superb French prize money levels and lucrative premiums that are on offer when commencing her racing career in 2020.
The sire has been a phenomenal success stories in recent years. A Grp-1 placed miler during his racing days, he was retired to stud without much fanfare at a covering fee of just €1,000. However, a steady stream of racecourse success has seen that figure rise to €17,000 for the 2019 season.
Initially considered primarily a source of speed and precocity, thanks to the exploits of his first-crop Grp-2 winning juvenile Restiadargent, Kendargent's rise to fame and acknowledged versatility has been further propelled by the efforts of the likes of Grp-2 winning miler Jimmy Two Times, Grp-1 Coronation Stakes runner-up Kenhope, last season's Grp-3 winning mile and a half performer Morando and the dual Grp-3 winning and Grp-1 placed sprinter turned sire Goken.
Intriguingly, the aforementioned Restiadargent was the product of a Montjeu mare, and the nick has also produced winners like Tresordargent, Romance d'Amour, Restiana, Soleil Marin, L'argent du Bonheur, Kenriya and Absolutio. All this information is highly encouraging for the prospects of the young filly on sale.
Adding to that encouragement is the profile of the dam Halong Bay. Trained by Nicolas Clement, she proved a tough and consistent performer over three seasons, her career peaking with victory in the Listed Premio Pietro Bessero as a five-year-old.
Her quality as a broodmare has been confirmed in the sales ring, with her 2013 Dream Ahead colt Ribot Dream realising €60,000 as a yearling and her 2014 Dark Angel mare Bayswater selling for €80,000 at the same stage. In addition, Montjeu is the damsire of numerous Grp-1 winners including Legatissimo, Charm Spirit and Journey, so this young filly could hardly be coming from a better source.
Kendra Bay is a daughter of a superb sire out of a mare with excellent credentials. Her syndication offers a rare opportunity to get involved with a tremendously well-bred prospect in a low-cost and affordable environment. She boasts enormous long-term potential, don't miss out!