2019 filly by Showcasing (GB) ex Copy-Cat (GB) (Lion Cavern (USA))
This lovely filly is from a classy family full of black type. Her dam, Copy-Cat is out of the talented race mare Imperial Jade, making her a half-sister to the high class sprinter Averti who won a Group 3 and was only beaten a head in the Group 1 Nunthorpe, before going to sire several top-class sprinters. Copy-Cat has now proved to be an excellent broodmare herself, producing 9 winners from 10 runners. Hughie Morrison knows the family well, having trained two of her best progeny; Group 3 winning Pastoral Player, and Listed winning Chil the Kite, who was 4th in the Group 1 Lockinge. The filly’s sire Showcasing is a solid stallion going from strength to strength; he has never looked stronger than in 2020 with classy Mohaather and the exciting Mill Reef winner Alkumait.
|FILLY||SHOWCASING (GB)||OASIS DREAM (GB)||GREEN DESERT (USA)|
|2007||ARABESQUE (GB)||ZAFONIC (USA)|
|2019||COPY-CAT (GB)||LION CAVERN (USA)||MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)|
|1998||IMPERIAL JADE (GB)||LOCHNAGER (GB)|
|1982||SONGS JEST (GB)|
Hughie started training in 1997, winning with his second ever runner, and he has since then trained over 860 winners. These include some top sprinters Sakhee’s Secret and Pastoral Pursuits, classy stayers Marmelo, Nearly Caught, and the oldest ever Group 1 winner in the UK, Ireland and France, Alcazar. His latest star has been Telecaster, a fine servant who beat Too Darn Hot to win the prestigious Group 2 Dante Stakes at York. He was a multiple group winner last season, including a six length victory in the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville, and has now retired to stud. Hughie trains in the historic racing village of East Ilsley in Berkshire.