Sire: Sholokhov (Ire)
Dam: Raya Light (Ire)
Dam Sire: Robin Des Champs (Fr)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
An attractive young filly by the leading NH sire Sholokhov is offered for sale as a breeding prospect. She has no vices.
This unnamed and unraced filly is out of the Robin Des Champs mare Raya Light, who was also unraced, but is descended from a fine NH family.
Raya Light is a half-sister to the high-class Alan King trained hurdler/chaser Raya Star. Winner of the Grade-2 Scottish Champion Hurdle and runner-up in the Grade-1 Christmas Hurdle at Kempton, Raya Star won and was three times Grade-2 placed over fences prior to sadly meeting with a fatal accident at the Cheltenham Festival.
Their dam Garden City was in turn a half-sister to the dual Grade-3 winning hurdler and Grade-1 placed chaser Risk Accessor, whilst other horses to emerge from the same branch of the family include the Grade-2 placed hurdler Galetollah and the Grade-3 winning hurdler Ballynacree.
Clearly this filly is incredibly well-equipped for a breeding career, and the identity of her sire only adds to her appeal. Sholokhov is best known as the sire of Gold Cup hero Don Cossack, but is now beginning to cultivate a reputation as a broodmare sire.
From a very small number of representatives his daughters have already produced a whole host of exciting young jumpers. These include the unbeaten Joseph O'Brien trained bumper winner Eric Bloodaxe, who auctioned for €125,000 at the Tattersalls Ireland June Derby Sale in 2018, and the classy French operators Aurelio and Zappeur.
This filly may not have shown her hand on the racecourse, but her pedigree is such that an exciting breeding career awaits. At just £2,000 she looks well worth taking a punt on.
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