Sire: SIXTIES ICON (GB)
Dam: SPINNING LUCY (IRE)
Dam Sire: SPINNING WORLD (USA)
Currently in foal: no
Foal at foot: no
The six-year-old Sixties Icon mare Villette is offered for sale at £12,500 as a breeding prospect.
An honest and genuine mare, who is very correct and easy to deal with, she retires from the track having compiled an excellent record of five wins from 21 starts when in training with Dean Ivory. She looks sure to develop into a very good broodmare.
Unraced as a two-year-old, Villette wasted no time in making her talents known at three. She scorched to a six-length success in a mile and a half Kempton maiden on her racecourse debut and doubled her tally in a highly competitive 10-furlong Leicester handicap later in the year.
Villette returned to action as a four-year-old rated 79, but was to advance that figure to 86 by the end of the season. That increase in the weights was as a result of further victories at Kempton (twice) and Newmarket, the latter of which demonstrated Villette's extraordinary versatility as it came back down at a mile.
Towards the end of 2018 Villette was pitched into stakes company, running an excellent race to finish a competitive sixth behind AW Champion Wissahickon in the Listed Quebec Stakes at Lingfield.
Equally at home on turf or AW, and over a range of distances, Villette continued to run with real credit as a five-year-old and now retires to the breeding shed with excellent prospects.
She is out of the smart Spinning Lucy, who won the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes as a two-year-old and went on to run in the 1,000 Guineas for trainer Barry Hills. Spinning Lucy is in turn a sibling of Midris, who also won the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes, whilst the further family features the Grp-3 winners Idris and Potaro, amongst numerous other black-type animals.
Villette's sire Sixties Icon is a St Leger-winning son of Galileo, out of the Oaks heroine Love Divine, who has been quietly developing his record as a damsire in the last year or two. From just 10 recorded runners in the division in Britain or Ireland, his daughters are responsible for four individual winners including the dual Grp-3 winning two-year-old Rose Of Kildare.
Villette was a tough and talented performer on the track who boasts an eyecatching pedigree which strongly hints at a bright future as a broodmare. Don't miss out!
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