A striking filly with a great page...
This filly is by the first season sire Shalaa (Invincible Spirit). He won six of his eight career starts, including the G1 Middle Park and G1 Prix Morny, and this autumn his stock were the talk of the yearling sales averaging 200,000gns at Tattersalls Book 1, 92,000gns at Book 2 and £72,000 at Goffs UK where this filly was purchased for £48,000.
Her dam, Sarlisa (Rainbow Quest), was bred and raced by HH The Aga Khan and she is already a proven producer with this filly’s half-sister Sarkiyla the winner of four races including the G3 Prix de Lieurey as well as being placed twice at Group 1 level. She is descended from a family steeped in black type performers and her young sire has been backed by industry professionals as the next big thing, so we are very excited about this filly’s prospects.
Famille Rose made a very encouraging debut at Leicester on 13th June in a 6f fillies' maiden where she finished second, beaten just half a length. She returned to the track three weeks later in a 6f fillies' maiden at Haydock where she finished second again, beaten just half a length by Kohinoor (Clive Cox) who had previously been placed at Goodwood and the pair pulled nearly four lengths clear of the third horse. This filly has a great appetite for racing and looks a winner waiting to happen.