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2019 Bay filly by Jack Hobbs ex Rosita Bay (Hernando)

This filly, new to Hot To Trot for this season, is by young sire Jack Hobbs. Runner up in the Derby to Golden Horn and winner of the Irish Derby, he has been popular as a National Hunt sire and has made a good impression with his early runners this year.

The dam, Rosita Bay, is out of the 9-time winning mare Lemon’s Mill, who won the Grade 2 Mersey Novices Hurdle at Aintree and was second in the Grade 1 Supreme Novices at Cheltenham for Martin Pipe. Rosita Bay herself won two bumpers and two hurdle races, and since going to stud has produced 3-time winner Storming Strumpet, and most significantly the extremely talented, multiple Grade 1 winning stayer Thyme Hill. This filly has been in pre-training with Martin Jones near Ledbury, who has spoken glowingly about her! She is a very attractive filly who, like Thyme Hill, is not huge but very athletic. We hope she will be a force to be reckoned with in bumpers this winter!

Pedigree

FILLY JACK HOBBS (GB)  HALLING (USA) DIESIS (GB)
1980
1991 DANCE MACHINE (USA)
1982
2012 SWAIN’S GOLD (USA) SWAIN (IRE)
1992
2001 GOLDEN POND (IRE)
1993
2019 ROSITA BAY (GB) HERNANDO (FR) NINISKI (USA)
1976
1990 WHAKILYRIC (USA)
1984
2001 LEMON’S MILL (USA) ROBERTO (USA)
1969
1989 MILL QUEEN (GB)
1980

Trainer

Henry Daly has been training from the lovely Downton Hall stables in Shropshire since 1998, with over 600 winners and several Grade 1 and Cheltenham Festival wins. The current stable star at Downton Hall is Hillcrest, a talented Grade 2 winning Novice Hurdler who looks sure to be a leading light over fences this season after a year off. Henry’s other notable horses for the upcoming season include Fortescue, Rapper and Blenkinsop.

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