Filly Shadow Play/ Gaylees Delight
Purchased 2016. This filly, a first foal, had been seen during her preparation for the sale and showed great turn of foot and speed in the paddock.
On sale day she presented superbly and was “sashed” as one of the top 5 presented fillies on the day (Jarrod Hall).
She broke in very well for Peter Tilbrook with good attitude and was willing to give more when asked and displayed that quickness from the paddock. Her growth phase at that time had her “quite downhill” which meant there were little hitches every now and then in her gait. This is very much to be expected at that stage.
This filly has a very willing competitive attitude and qualified on 7 May. She is quite excitable and unfortunately she injured herself at the stables and has needed 6 months spell. Here she is at trials in May 2017.
At 3 Years
DELIGHTFUL SHADOW has now come back to race at 3 yrs and as at 22 July 2018 she has had 1 win and a 3rd at Gloucester Park from only a few starts. Another filly who “wants to be there!”
Photos below from Dec 18 and see other photos on the Gallery Page.
Here is the video from Sunday – in slow motion … but that might make it easier to follow.
Sire -Shadow Play the racehorse was a 1:47.8 – $1,559,822 Little Brown Jug winner.
As a stallion he is doing very well with his fillies and colts including his most recent USA star being Lady Shadow who in July won the Meadowlands Golden Girls – with a first quarter in 24.8 and mile rate 1.46.8!
Dam -Gaylees Delight NZ, 1.57.3 by Bettors Delight from Everly Blue by Holmes Hanover. 5 wins 11 places $67,784.
This mare was 2nd in the 2 yr old NZ Sires Stakes, 3rd in ht of the 3yr old NZ Sires Stakes 2nd in the Nevele R Fillies Series, and won the prestigious NZ 3 yr old Southland Oaks.
Ross Olivieri and Pacing WA look forward to what this filly will reveal to us over coming months.