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Chasemore Farm bred two-year-olds: five to follow

Sophie Watmuff Racing

As the new Flat season warms up, excitement is building for the latest crop of Chasemore Farm-bred two-year-olds.

We think we have one of our best crops of juveniles, and that’s saying something as last year’s vintage included Uncle Bryn, who is now Listed placed with Classic aspirations, and Taipan, a Naas maiden winner who was a fine third in the Ballysax Stakes recently.

So who do the team here at Chasemore Farm, who bred and raised the two-year-olds, rate as the most promising graduates?

Owners Andrew and Jane Black, farm manager Jack Conroy and resident vet Patrick Sells give us their five to follow.

There are several horses that the team agree could be stars in the making ‒ so get those notebooks ready!

ANDREW BLACK

Dream By Day
colt by Shalaa out of Illaunmore
“I always liked him and I think Illaunmore will be a great broodmare in time to come.”

Gatecrasher Girl
filly by Lope De Vega out of Parsnip
“A horse that can take our two top gates off their hinges and emerge unscathed is good with me!”

Woe Betide
colt by Siyouni out of Kenzadargent
“Just an awesome physical with the best pedigree we have.”

Unnamed
filly by Frankel out of Eartha Kitt
“She’s a weighty type and I think she’ll have a lot of power. She’s the first foal from a beloved mare.”

Unnamed
filly by Postponed out of Wall of Sound
“Uncomplicated and I think we may have underestimated this filly. She’s from a great Chasemore family and can have a good two-year-old year, just as her half-sister Boomer did.”

JANE BLACK

Dream By Day
colt by Shalaa out of Illaunmore
“A really handsome colt out of a lovely mare who sold well for us at Tattersalls, despite making me a little nervous in the parade ring beforehand. He did everything right during his yearling prep and all the team thought a great deal of him.”

Woe Betide
colt by Siyouni out of Kenzadargent
“This colt is a great physical specimen and if he can put his enthusiasm and strength to good use in training he should do very well. He has an excellent pedigree, being a half-brother to Group 3 winner Brad The Brief and the very promising Jessica Harrington-trained Taipan.”

Unnamed
filly by Frankel out of Eartha Kitt
“This filly was always going to be special. Eartha Kitt is such a beautiful horse with a lovely relaxed temperament, which hopefully the filly has inherited. Bev kindly let me assist with the foaling and I’ve kept a close eye on her ever since. Tom Dascombe has trained all the family with great success so I’m hoping he’ll do the same with this one.”

Unnamed
colt by Sea The Moon out of Veiled Beauty
“I have a real soft spot for the progeny of Veiled Beauty, as she was the first mare to foal at Chasemore for us. She’s heading into a happy retirement later this year, so it would be nice to see her two-year-old do well for John Quinn.”

Unnamed
filly by Postponed out of Wall of Sound
“Wall Of Sound is a fabulous mare and has produced another attractive filly who has already made a good impression in pre-training. I’m confident she will go on to train well and continue to impress on the racecourse.”

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“A horse that can take our two top gates off their hinges and emerge unscathed is good with me!”
GATECRASHER GIRL (Lope De Vega x Parsnip) in training with William Knight Racing

JACK CONROY

Kabayil
colt by Kodiac out of Illaunglass
“This colt was purchased from us by Angus Gold on behalf of the late Sheikh Hamdan for 280,000gns at Book 2 last year. He is now in training with John and Thady Gosden, and he looks an exciting prospect, especially with that sharp pedigree he has. He was always a gorgeous yearling with a great walk and very good temperament. On paper, you would think that he will be a six to seven-furlong horse, with plenty of scope to make up into a nice three year old.”

Zero Carbon
colt by Acclamation out of Clotilde
“This colt is in training with Richard Hughes, who purchased him from us at Book 2. He’s a strong well-bodied colt who lacked a bit of a step but the early signs have been positive and Richard has a high opinion of him. Based on pedigree and type you would think he will excel over seven furlongs to a mile. That said, he’s by Acclamation, who sires plenty of speedsters, so it would be no surprise if he has a bit more toe than most of the family.”

Unnamed
filly by Frankel out of Eartha Kitt
“The first foal out of our exciting mare Eartha Kitt is still at Malcolm Bastard’s pre-training and is due to head up to Manor House towards the end of this month. It’s a family that Tom Dascombe and his team know well, having trained the granddam Ceiling Kitty to Royal Ascot success in 2012 and then her son Arthur Kitt, who also won at Royal Ascot in 2018. Eartha Kitt herself was also a pattern performer, having won the Boadicea Stakes as well as placing in the Group 3 Summer stakes for Tom. This filly won’t be as precocious as her grandmother, but should make into a late summer/backend two-year-old, and she will hopefully develop into a nice three-year-old.”

Unnamed
filly by Slade Power out of Summer In February
“She is currently at Manor House Stables and has been there since November. She’s a May foal, so will probably need a bit of time, but she was always a very racy individual as a foal. Her full-brother was a winner over five and a half furlongs and the pedigree has plenty of speed throughout, so hopefully she’ll mature over the coming months and I think she could be a dark horse to keep an eye out for this year!”

Unnamed
colt by Sea The Moon out of Veiled Beauty
“This colt is now in training with John Quinn, who purchased him from us in Book 2 last October. He was always a good mover with a great attitude and his trainer has been very happy with his progress to date. He should make into a midsummer two year old over seven furlongs. The colt will hopefully progress into a nice three-year-old over a mile and beyond. Sea The Moon is a stallion who is definitely on the up and the pedigree has a lovely mix of speed and stamina. I always had a soft spot for this lad, so fingers crossed he can be lucky for his new connections.”

PATRICK SELLS

Dream By Day
colt by Shalaa out of Illaunmore
“I’ve not seen many colts at the yearling stage that fill the eye like this one. A very good first foal (he scored an 8), I thought him quite difficult to fault from a conformation perspective. He developed a natural athleticism as he grew, and by sales time was a muscular, bright bay with energy. At Book 2 he was just so obvious; out of a black-type Shamardal mare, vetted well; Richard Brown would not be outbid and won him at 290,000gns (the most expensive Shalaa sold at auction that year). The family feels like it’s about to explode, and if things slot into place for him at Clarehaven I wouldn’t be altogether surprised if this third generation Chasemore-bred was lining up in the Coventry Stakes in June.”

Woe Betide
colt by Siyouni out of Kenzadargent
“Emerging from a nasty placentitis, this colt showed considerable resolve early on in life. His limbs required careful management but we saw pleasing results, and he rapidly caught up with his peers. Not in the usual stamp of the sire, this colt grew to have impressive height and scope. Yearling sales came too quick for him; a growth spurt meant he went upright behind, altogether precluding an Autumn sale. Woe Betide is now a big, strong, fiery colt who can be ‘wilful’ according to Malcolm Bastard, while showing obvious talent. He will also go to Clarehaven under the care of the champion trainer when ready. His half-brother Taipan, a €500,000 Arqana yearling, won impressively as a backend two-year-old for Jessie Harrington and has all the Classic entries this year. I see Woe Betide starting over seven furlongs this year and progressing into a proper three-year-old.”

Unnamed
filly by Iffraaj out of Gallifrey
“I think you have to sit up and take notice when a mare puts this much into her first foal, particularly a relatively diminutive mare such as Gallifrey (although a first foal herself). Spyfall was a clear standout from weaning onwards, easily in the top two fillies of the ’19 crop in my opinion. As a yearling she had such a relaxed walk covering plenty of ground, with lots of scope and quality. When Tom Goff saw her in the Summer his only question was ‘Why would you sell her?’. She has gone to David Menuisier, who will doubtless handle her with patience. I can see her making a backend educational appearance before harvesting black type as a three-year-old, perhaps on the continent knowing the trainer.”

Unnamed
filly by Muharaar out of The Gold Cheongsam
“This filly has much more scope and quality than I expected coming from this mare, who has had bad luck in her breeding career to date. She was a 6+ as a foal: a little weak and light of bone, but by yearling prep had improved markedly into a beautiful bay limousine who caught the eye of almost every judge that came to the yard to inspect our draft. Having visited Mark Johnston’s yard myself for a few days of CPD last year I was thrilled when Andrew and Jane decided to send this filly to Middleham. I doubt she’ll be early – physically she looked more of a Classic type, which is incongruous with the page. Here’s hoping she marks the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship between yard and stud farm.”

Unnamed
filly by Postponed out of Wall of Sound
“There’s no doubt this filly polarised opinion when she was growing up. Born in France, she had a slightly difficult start and was always small compared to her peers. The mare seems very much to throw to the phenotype of the sire, and in this filly we see a lot of Dubawi: short-coupled, not necessarily a fluid mover, but with a powerful hock and a confident aspect. I was always impressed by her depth of girth, well-proportioned frame and to my eye, precocity. I was relieved when she swerved the Arqana sale due to a weak market, and excited by Malcolm Bastard’s positivity about her in pre-training. She races from the red-hot Ralph Beckett yard and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her burning up the turf mid-Summer.”

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“He was always a gorgeous yearling with a great walk and very good temperament.”
KABAYIL (Kodiac x Illaunglass) pictured as a yearling at Chasemore Farm