Sire: FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (GB)
Dam: PORTICO (GB)
Dam Sire: PIVOTAL (GB)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
The three-year-old Footstepsinthesand filly Castleinthesand is offered for sale at £5,000 as a broodmare prospect.
An attractive individual with an excellent walk, she hails from a smart Cheveley Park family and looks to have an exciting breeding future.
Castleinthesand was a €60,000 yearling purchase in 2018 for Kennet Valley Thoroughbreds, but never made it onto a racecourse. However, there is such depth of quality to her pedigree that her future as a breeding animal was assured from day one.
Her half-brother Flashcard - who also initially raced in the KVT silks - won his first two starts as a two-year-old before finishing second in the valuable Tattersalls Ireland Super Auction Sale Stakes at the Curragh. He progressed again as a three-year-old, taking a valuable Class 2 handicap at Ascot by four lengths from a mark of 91 and finishing a narrow third in the Grp-3 Sovereign Stakes at Salisbury. He has subsequently been exported to Hong Kong.
Their dam Portico is an unraced daughter of Pediment, a winning sibling of the Listed winner Ice Palace (dam of the Listed Galtres Stakes heroine Queen of Ice), the Listed winning and Grp-2 placed Portal (dam of the multiple Grp-3 placed and St Leger fourth Windshear) and the Listed-placed White Lake.
Another of Pediment's siblings, the four-time winner and 98-rated Palatial, would go on to find fame as a top-class producer in her own right. Her numerous winning progeny include the Grp-2 May Hill Stakes and Grp-2 Windsor Forest Stakes heroine and 1,000 Guineas runner-up Spacious (now dam of the Listed winner Gabr) and the triple North American Grade-2 winner Dimension.
This superb tail line is complemented by the reputation of damsire Footstepsinthesand. The unbeaten 2,000 Guineas winner remains the height of fashion after a tremendous 2019, when his own runners included top notch two-year-olds Threat and Mum's Tipple. Meanwhile, his daughters produced the 116-rated Stewards' Cup winner Khaadem, the Grp-1 placed sprinter El Astronaute and the Grp-3 winning filly Klassique, to confirm that he is a broodmare sire of serious note.
Castleinthesand offers breeders a fine opportunity to purchase a young mare at the very outset of her breeding career, with exceptional credentials on paper. Don't miss out on her at an extremely competitive price.
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