Category: Horses in training (NH)
Sire: RULER OF THE WORLD (IRE)
Dam: TWELFTH NIGHT (IRE)
Dam Sire: NAMID (GB)
County: North Yorkshire
The three-year-old Ruler of The World filly Countess Olivia is offered for sale. Share options are also open to discussion.
She is based with trainer Micky Hammond in Middleham, who was enjoying a terrific 2019/20 season prior to the disruption of racing, highlighted by the Grade-1 'Fighting Fifth' Hurdle win of Cornerstone Lad.
A March foal, Countess Olivia is out of Twelfth Night, who was placed in a mile maiden on the first of just two racecourse appearances. The mare has gone on to produce three winners on the level, including the 83-rated triple-winning stayer Nuits St Georges. Another of her progeny, Mumeyez, won his maiden by seven-lengths when trained by John Gosden and later placed over hurdles in the US.
Twelfth Night is a half-sister to the mile and three-quarter Grp-3 winner Astrocharm and Nehaam, who developed into a very smart stayer and finished a narrow second in the Grp-3 Jockey Club Cup and sixth in the Ascot Gold Cup.
This prolific and stout staying family traces back to the US Grade-1 winner Northern Spur, the Doncaster Cup winners Great Marquess and Kneller, the 1,000 Guineas runner-up Sundrop and the Irish Derby second Glyndebourne, amongst numerous others.
Such details point to a bright future for Countess Olivia, who has matured into a strong, strapping filly over the winter and is set to run in a bumper when racing resumes.
Adding to her appeal is the identity of her sire. Ruler of The World won the 2013 Derby when trained by Aidan O'Brien and has produced the four-time Group/Grade-1 winning filly Iridessa, from just two full crops of racing age.
The sire looks highly likely to reach even greater heights
over jumps, as he is a half-brother to Duke of
Marmalade, whose stamina influence has led to his progeny
taking a raft of big prizes under both codes, including the St
Leger, Ascot Gold Cup, County Hurdle and Greatwood Hurdle. This
point was emphasised when Ruler of The World's second runner over
hurdles returned a winner.
Countess Olivia is a super prospect with the world at her feet. Please get in touch for more details.
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