"Twinkle" being ridden by Sophie Ralston today

“Twinkle” being ridden by Sophie Ralston today

SOLARIO RACING’S 2yoTwilight Son filly was backed and ridden away this week and all went very smoothly.

The initial breaking-in process was done at Childwickbury Stud by Stud Manager, Max Weston and his team and the filly arrived at the end of last month.  She has always been a filly with some spirit but I was at the stables this morning and was very pleased with her attitude.

Stable 5lb claimer, Sophie Ralston backed “Twinkle” and rode her away and has been struck by her approach.  Today, she rode her at the trot for the first time in the large indoor school and described her as “very professional.”  The next stages of her education will see her learning to walk, trot and canter at command and then she’ll move up to the gallops.

The filly, who cost just £16,000 guineas at Tattersalls October Yearling Sales, is nicely bred on both sides of the pedigree.  She is by second season sire, Twilight Son, who was a dual Group One winner over 6f and the Henry Candy-trained sprinter has made a good start to his stallion career, having sired the winners of 40 races including Group 3 winner, Aria Importante in his first crop.

Sophie leading the filly back after exercise

Sophie leading the filly back after exercise

The dam, Winifred Jo, has produced four winners from six runners including exciting 3yo Sir Maxi, who won twice and was placed twice in all four 2yo starts and is rated 85 and Show Stealer, who won nine sprints and finished her career rated 98.

The filly, as yet unnamed (her owners will name her collectively) is not only eligible for the £20,000 Great British Bonus Scheme races but is also entered in the £150,000 Tattersalls October Auction Stakes at Newmarket in October.

There are two quarter shares available in this very promising filly who looks like being an early 2yo.  Please contact the Racing Office on 01442 877 597 or email for more information and to arrange a no-obligation stable visit to Harper Lodge Farm.