2020 bay filly by Footstepsinthesand (GB) ex Maybelater (GB) (Mount Nelson (GB))
Puntarelle is a promising three year old filly by the 2000 Guineas winner Footstepsinthesand, a regular producer of talented horses such as Chachamaidee, Threat and Marie’s Diamond. The dam, Maybelater, was a good race mare who was Listed placed and reached a rating of 99. She was very tough on the track and is from a family full of winners. Maybelater was trained by Jonny along with several of her siblings, so it is a family he knows well.
Puntarelle showed promise last summer as a two year old, running a good race on debut at Goodwood before being beaten only a couple of lengths second time out at Newbury behind Rage Of Bamby. She then suffered a bizarre but minor setback which ended her season prematurely. She showed the ability that Jonny has been sure she has when winning at Chelmsford in April, and looks to be one we can have plenty of fun with this year. She is leased from Anita Wigan.
|PUNTARELLE||FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND (GB)||GIANT’S CAUSEWAY (USA)||STORM CAT (USA)|
|1997||MARIAH’S STORM (USA)|
|2002||GLATISANT (GB)||RAINBOW QUEST (USA)|
|1991||DANCING ROCKS (GB)|
|2020||MAYBELATER (GB)||MOUNT NELSON (GB)||ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE)|
|2012||MUSCOVADO (USA)||MR GREELEY (USA)|
|2004||ONLY ROYALE (IRE)|
Jonathan Portman is based at Whitcoombe House Stables in Upper Lambourn, from where he has sent out Group 3 winners Annecdote and Royal Razalma, and the memorable filly Mrs Danvers, an unbeaten two year old who won five races on the bounce in including a Listed race and a Group 3. He enjoyed his best ever season last year on prize money, with the highlight being Rumstar winning the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Newmarket.