Dam: Esprit Hi
Foaled: Sep 01, 2018
Price:2.5% - $2,897 | 5% - $5,795
This stunning filly is by new season sire SHALAA.
SIRE – Shalaa
Shalaa has been the talk of the Magic Millions with all his horses selling exceptionally well. Big, strong individuals that have been “stamped”. We think they look very similar to the I Am Invincible progeny and we all know how well they go.
Europe’s dominant sprinting 2YO star by sire of sires Invincible Spirit. An international superstar whose first European yearlings averaged $A210,000 and sold up to €600,000 in 2019.
Winner of the Group 1 Newmarket Middle Park Stakes and the Group 1 Deauville Prix Morny, Shalaa embodies the speed and style of dominant 2 year old racing valued within the Australian market. Following his Middle Park win Jockey Frankie Dettori commented, “He’s got tremendous speed and he is the fastest two-year-old I’ve ridden. I haven’t met a horse fast enough to lead him.”
MARE – Esprit Hi
Being bred at Arrowfield you know the filly has been given every chance and with ESPRIT HI’s first foal by Animal Kingdom (a staying sire) having won 2 from 2 over the shorter distance, we think this filly by Shalaa (being a sprinting sire) will be an even more suitable mating.
WHY WE BOUGHT HER
From a family that is full of Group class fillies, this family is highly potent and with a triple dose of Danzig she rates well on the pedigree matches.
She looks more of an early runner and with good balance and a lovely shape we think she is a very good buy!
See this beautiful filly move below and hear from Arrowfield’s Sally Gordon.
caroline searcy saw our beautiful filly as a foal and gives her a great push!
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BAY FILLY (AUS)
|Foaled 1st September 2018|
SHALAA (IRE) (Bay 2013-Stud France 2017, Aust. 2017). Champion 2YO Colt in GB & France in 2015. 6 wins-5 at 2-at 6f, £305,091, €199,990, Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1, Deauville Prix Morny, Gr.1, Goodwood Richmond S., Gr.2, Newmarket July S., Gr.2, Ascot Bengough S., Gr.3. Out of SP Ghurra, a half-sister to SW Hayil (Newmarket Middle Park S., Gr.1). Related to SW Wild Rush, SW Lewis Bay, etc. His oldest Aust.-bred progeny are yearlings.
ESPRIT HI, by Bel Esprit. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Half-sister to WALK WITH ATTITUDE. This is her fourth foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Dam of one foal to race-
My Benalla (g. by Animal Kingdom). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m in 2018-19 in Aust.
HILLFA, by Danehill. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$205,050, VRC Desirable H., L, MVRC Jayco Dealers 2YO P., 2d SAJC Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic S., 3d MRC Chiva-Som Fashion Luncheon H., MVRC Central Cleaning Services H., 4th SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L. Sister to Love Jeddah, three-quarter-sister to MASSARRA (dam of NAYARRA, GUSTAV KLIMT, WONDERFULLY, BLISSFUL, CUFF), Kodiac, Al Anood (dam of PRIDE OF DUBAI, ENAAD, AL ANEED), half-sister to Impulsive Dream. Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-
WALK WITH ATTITUDE (Hussonet). 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m, A$165,570, VRC Lexus Hybrid P., L, 2d SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L, MRC Metro Solar H. Dam of-
Spend. Winner at 2, A$80,500, in 2018-19, ATC Everest Carnival 2YO H.
Exposed. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-
Baaqyah (I Am Invincible). Placed at 2 in 2019-20, 2d VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.3, MVRC Strath Haven Preston 2YO P.
Fayfa, by Slip Anchor. Winner at 2, Newmarket Balaton Lodge 2YO S., 2d Newbury Fillies Trial S., L, 3d Doncaster Unknown Soldier S., 4th Newmarket Pretty Polly S., L. Three-quarter-sister to Al Widyan, half-sister to RAFHA (dam of INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, ACTS OF GRACE, SADIAN, MASSARRA), CHIANG MAI (dam of CHINESE WHITE), Franky Furbo, Al Anood (dam of PRIDE OF DUBAI, ENAAD, AL ANEED), Chamela Bay,
HILLFA (Danehill). 2 wins. See above.
Impulsive Dream (Encosta de Lago). Winner at 2, A$113,794, QTC Mothers Day-The Sky Restaurant 2YO H., 2d QTC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, MVRC CFMEU FFTS H., 3d BTC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, 4th TTC Vamos S., L, George Adams P., L. Producer.
Love Jeddah (Danehill). Winner at 1100m, 2d VRC Maribyrnong P., Gr.2, 3d SAJC Marsh H., Mix 102.3 H. Dam of-
Winter Heart (Western Winter). 3 wins at 1000m, 1200m, R168,840, 3d Arlington Milkwood S., L. Producer.
Doduo. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, VATC April 2YO H., 2d AJC Turner Freeman H., VATC Arborea H., 3d MVRC Jimmy Barnes Concert H. Dam of-
Joiya. 3 wins at 1200m, Avondale JC Integrated Print Solutions H., 2d Waikato RC Esker Lodge Juvenile S. Dam of-
NIKI PIKI MILO (Librettist). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, Levin RC Ryder S., L, Waikato RC Print House S., 3d Wanganui JC Fordell O'Leary S., L. Producer.
Hukba. Winner at 2, MRC Boardwalk Angel 2YO H., 3d VRC Flemington Finals Day 2YO H. Dam of-
ASTOR (Iffraaj). 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, NZ$88,625, ARC Mufhasa S., L, Beko Appliances S., 2d ARC Mongolian Khan Trophy, Gr.3, 4th Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3.
Di Lusso. Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of-
CONTESSA VANESSA (Bullbars). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 2100m, NZ$329,675, A$8,000, ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Sunline Vase, Gr.3, Counties RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series 2YO S., Matamata RC Proisir H., 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Manawatu Challenge S., Gr.2, 3d Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Hororata RC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, CJC Easter Cup, L.
She's Alluring. 2 wins at 2000m, VATC Frank O'Brien H. Dam of-
Fast and Sexy (Fastnet Rock). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1550m, A$238,360, AJC Vale John Bradshaw 2YO H., ATC Casino Prince at Vinery H., 3d ATC Champagne S., Gr.1, Reisling S., Gr.2.
Giant's Bounty. 2 wins at 1150m, 1400m in South Africa. Dam of-
Captain's Causeway (Captain Al). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1150m, 1200m, R316,875, Turffontein Next Race Meeting is Tuesday H., Itsarush.co.za S., Vaal Welcome to the Vaal Juvenile P., 2d Scottsville In Full Flight H., L.
Vaseem (Vercingetorix). Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, 2d Turffontein Secretariat S., L.
Lacada Point. Raced once. Dam of-
Eye Guy (Bradbury's Luck). 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, S$289,414, to 2019, Singapore TC Stepitup S., 2d Singapore TC Moonbeam Vase, L, 3d Singapore TC Silver Bowl, L, 4th Singapore TC Stewards' Cup, L.