2019 filly by Charming Thought (GB) ex Mary Read (GB) (Bahamian Bounty (GB))
Out of the classy race mare, this is a lovely filly with a strong family behind her. Mary Read was placed in 6 of her 8 starts, including winning twice and finishing second in the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, retiring as a 2-year-old rated 103. She is the granddam of Group 2 winner and all-weather star Kachy, and her half-sister produced another star in Beat The Bank. Our filly’s 3-year-old full sister comes with a big reputation after her first season in training so we hope she will show the same promise! The sire Charming Thought is a well-bred Group 1 winner who had his first crop of runners on the track last year, including the promising Charterhouse, and a good strike rate of winners to runners. Ed is pleased with how this filly is progressing at home and she could make her debut before the end of the summer.
|FILLY||CHARMING THOUGHT (GB)||OASIS DREAM (GB)||GREEN DESERT (USA)|
|2012||ANNABELLE’S CHARM (IRE)||INDIAN RIDGE (IRE)|
|2019||MARY READ (GB)||BAHAMIAN BOUNTY (GB)||CADEAUX GENEREUX (GB)|
|2002||HILL WELCOME (GB)||MOST WELCOME (GB)|
Ed Bethell is one of racing’s newest trainers, having recently taken over from his father James at Thorngill Stables in Middleham. Ed has had an excellent grounding in the game from James, as well as gaining experience with Gai Waterhouse in Australia, and Charlie Hills and Robert Cowell in England. Ed will continue to be supported by James and starts this season with a healthy number of horses including the progressive Listed winner Moss Gill, who finished third in last season’s Group 1 Nunthorpe.