Sire: BAHAMIAN BOUNTY (GB)
Dam: WEEK END (GB)
Dam Sire: SELKIRK (USA)
Covering sire: Make Believe
Currently in foal: yes
Foal at foot: no
The 11-year-old Bahamian Bounty broodmare Weekend Lady is offered for sale. She is in foal to Make Believe, sire of the recent Grp-1 Prix du Jockey Club winner Mishriff. Price on application.
Although she only made it to the racecourse once, Weekend Lady possesses a compelling pedigree and has already made a promising start to her breeding career.
She is a half-sister to the Grp-3 John of Gaunt Stakes winner Absolutely So, out of the unraced Selkirk mare Week End. The next dam is the Grp-2 heroine Tarfshi, who also produced the Listed-placed Tazffin.
Another of Tarfshi's daughters, the unraced Agbalat, would go on to produce the South African Grp-1 winner Pacific Trader, whilst the extended family features the Grp-1 winners Pass The Peace, Embassy, King's Apostle, Atlantic Jewel and Commanding Jewel.
Weekend Lady has previously produced offspring by Tagula, Free Eagle, Prince of Lir and The Gurkha.
Her Tagula colt realised £48,000 at the Goffs Uk Premier Yearling Sale in 2017, whilst her Free Eagle offspring, now named Swooping Eagle, sold for €45,000 as a foal and then made €60,000 at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale in 2018
Swooping Eagle was subsequently sent into training with Roger Varian and showed real promise in three starts as a two-year-old in 2019. He looked a useful prospect when finishing third in a Kempton novice in December and is now qualified for handicaps. He seems highly likely to become his dam's first winner in 2020 and can add plenty to the page. He was a good second at CHepstow in July.
Weekend Lady's next foal is to be by the Grp-1 and Classic winner Make Believe, who retired to Ballylinch Stud in 2016.
His first-crop were conceived at a fee of €20,000 and have thrust themselves into the limelight in recent weeks. Make Believe's son Mishriff won the Listed Newmarket Stakes in comfortable fashion in June for trainer John Gosden, before easily taking the step up to Grp-1 and Classic company in his stride when winning the Prix du Jockey Club in great style earlier this month.
Far from a one hit wonder, there have been other success stories for the sire of late. Rose of Kildare followed up a brace of Group wins as a two-year-old by finishing third in the German 1,000 Guineas and winning the Grp-3 Musidora Stakes at York, Fiscal Rules was fifth in both the Irish 2,000 Guineas and Irish Derby, whilst Ocean Fantasy (another Group-winning juvenile last season) was placed in Grp-2 company in Germany.
Make Believe is now deservedly being talked up as one of the most exciting sires of his generation, and his progeny's sales average seems sure to go skywards when the next round of bloodstock auctions gets underway. It is an exciting time to invest in his stock.
The attractive Weekend Lady is a fine broodmare prospect with an awful lot to recommend her. She is a half-sister to a Grp-3 winner, has made a promising start to her breeding career, and is offered in foal to a high-class stallion who is currently the height of fashion. She looks sure to prove a shrewd investment for whomever is lucky enough to secure her purchase.
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