2020 bay filly by Ulysses (IRE) ex Panova (GB) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
Storymaker is by the very well-bred sire Ulysses, by the Derby winner Galileo and out of an Oaks winner Light Shift. He was a late-maturing type who won a Group 3 as a three year old but was seen at his best when winning the Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) and Juddmonte International (Group 1) at four. His progeny can also take time, but appear to be inheriting plenty of his talent and include the Irish Derby runner up Piz Badile in his first crop. He also sprung a surprise when Holloway Boy won the Chesham at Royal Ascot in 2022 on his racecourse debut!
Storymaker ran a fantastic race on debut in the autumn, finishing third despite her trainer insisting that she was not fully “tuned-up” for the race. Since then she has had a good winter break which has allowed her to mature further, and she looked a stronger filly when finishing third again on seasonal reappearance in April. She seems to have a plenty of ability and should be capable of losing her maiden tag before long. She is leased from Airlie Stud in Ireland.
|STORYMAKER||ULYSSES (IRE)||GALILEO (IRE)||SADLER’S WELLS (USA)|
|2002||URBAN SEA (USA)|
|2013||LIGHT SHIFT (USA)||KINGMAMBO (USA)|
|2020||PANOVA||INVINCIBLE SPIRIT (IRE)||GREEN DESERT|
|2014||SAFINA (GB)||PIVOTAL (GB)|
|2005||RUSSIAN RHYTHM (USA)|
George Boughey is one of the most exciting young trainers in the country, winning the 1000 Guineas in 2022 with Cachet in just his third full season with a training license. He trained 136 winners last year and earned nearly £2 million in prize money, an outstanding achievement for any trainer. George trains from Saffron House Stables on the Hamilton Road in Newmarket.