Peach Melba, the headline horse from this years’ EBF Breeders’ Fillies Series, has been retired to commence her stud career at Mickley Stud. The daughter of Dream Ahead has been the model of consistency, only finishing out of the placings once in her 15 starts this season and winning five times, including a Listed win in the Grosser Preis des Gestut Haus Zoppenbroich in Hannover.
Nyaleti gains Classic Success in German Guineas
Nyaleti a shrewd 40 000gns purchase from the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling sale stormed home on Sunday to win the German 1,000 Guineas. Bred by SF Bloodstock, she is the daughter of Arch out of America Nova, making her a half-sister to Gr.2 Expressway Stakes winner Weary (also known as Sir Patrick Moore) and dual Group 3 winner, Stella Path.
Trained by Mark Johnson and ridden by Joe Fanning in Sunday’s classic contest, she tracked leaders until taking up the lead two furlongs out and drawing clear to win by an impressive 4 ½ lengths.
Since her purchase at the Tattersalls October Book 1 Yearling Sale, she has won just under £200,000 in prize money including black type successes in the Group 3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes and the Listed Matchbook Conqueror Fillies’ Stakes at Goodwood earlier this month.
Assistant trainer Charlie Johnston said: “It was quite straightforward and Nyaleti was five lengths clear in the final furlong.
We thought she was the best filly in the race, having won her Group 3 last year, and this was her big target for the first half of the season.
“The Grade 1 Beverly D at Arlington on August 11 could be a target, as she is by American sire Arch.”
In 2015 the British Horseracing Authority conducted a review into the fillies and mares race programme in Great Britain to better understand the profile of fillies in training, the race opportunities available to them and their ability to compete with colts over the last decade.