Impressive Calyx Filly Enters Royal Ascot Reckoning
Persian Dreamer (2f Calyx - Surprisingly, by Galileo) shaped like a serious Royal Ascot contender when making a hugely impressive debut at Newmarket on Wednesday.
Amo Racing and Robson Aguiar’s €145,000 yearling buy was well-supported for the fillies’ maiden over five furlongs, which saw the field of nine split into two groups. Kevin Stott rode Dominic French Davis’ representative on the far side and was last to come off the bridle, cruising into the lead approaching the final furlong. Pushed along soon after, she quickened clear to score by three and a quarter lengths.
Speaking after the race, Dominic French Davis said, “She is a nice quality filly and she has always shown a bit of class at home. Royal Ascot is the target. She is not an out-and-out early five-furlong two-year-old and is well up in my pecking order. Certainly of the fillies she is the best.
Persian Dreamer’s impressive debut saw her crowned a ‘Rising Star’ by the TDN, who spoke to the filly’s breeder, Diamond Creek Farm’s Adam Bowden.
“We love the mare, and we loved the filly,” Bowden said, “I have been a huge fan of Kingman since he was a racehorse and Calyx was a brilliantly fast son of his. We were looking for a first-crop speed horse for the mare and she was boarded at Coolmore in Ireland. It fit the plan and it has worked out to perfection so far.”