2018 Farhh filly

2018 Farhh filly

Written on 02/24/2020
Paul George


The dam of this filly, Poyle Sophie, was lightly-raced on the track but good enough to finish a head second in a mile and a half handicap at Kempton as a four-year-old. She has since had her attentions switched to breeding and, although yet to be represented by a runner, her smart pedigree suggests that she will make a successful broodmare.

Poyle Sophie is out of the Inchinor mare Lost In Lucca, who produced four winners in total. She is therefore a half-sister to the multiple-winning 92 rated stayer Poyle Thomas, the nine-time winning 86-rated sprinter Another True Story and the triple winning 83-rated middle distance filly Poyle Meg.

Lost In Lucca is in turn a half-sister to the exceptionally speedy Grp-2 Lowther Stakes heroine Jemima, who now has a total of four black-type earning descendants in her own right.

Adding to the excitement at this filly's prospects is the identity of her sire. Farhh was an outstanding racehorse who won the Grp-1 Lockinge Stakes and Grp-1 Champion Stakes as a five-year-old.

Since retiring to stallion duties the son of Pivotal has been blighted by fertility issues, but those lucky enough to get hold of his progeny will attest to his exceptional quality as a producer. Despite his eldest crop having recently turned five, he has been represented by little more than 50 individual runners in Britain and Ireland in that period.

Amongst that select bunch of runners, however, is the Grp-1 QEII Stakes winner and 2,000 Guineas second King Of Change, the dual Grp-3 winning Derby and Ascot Gold Cup runner-up Dee Ex Bee, the Grp-2 winners Nocturnal Fox and Move Swiftly and the dual Grp-3 winner Wells Farhh Go.

It is also worth pointing out that on the rare occasions Farrh has been matched with Teofilo mares, it has resulted in the triple winning 89-rated Sky Defender and the Italian Listed winner Blue Sky Dreamer.

This filly has all the credentials you could look for on paper and the looks to match. She is already cantering upsides and should be ready early in the new season.