Lil Grey Becomes The Latest Winner By Starspangledbanner

Lil Grey another top 3YO prospect for Starspangledbanner

The Sheila Lavery trained Lil Grey (3f Starspangledbanner - Vera Lilley, by Verglas) an impressive maiden winner (pictured) and Group placed at the Curragh last year, has some big race targets this season including the G1 1,000 Guineas.

Sheila Lavery commented in a recent Sporting Life stable tour, “She’s really good. I probably over-raced her a bit last year, but she still ran some really good races. She’s not overly big, and she hasn’t grown much during the winter, but she has a massive stride. She doesn’t have the stride of a small horse.

I think she’ll stay seven furlongs all right. She was only just beaten in the Anglesey Stakes over six and a half. Whether or not she’ll stay a mile, we don’t know for sure yet. She’s entered in the 1000 Guineas and, of course it depends how things pan out, but we’ll let her take her chance there if we can. The Newmarket mile is an easier mile than the mile at The Curragh, and she handled the track well in the Cheveley Park Stakes last year. The people in the syndicate that owns her are very sporting people, so we might as well have a go.”

Bred by Newtown Stud, Lil Grey is one of a number of exciting 3YO prospects for in-demand Castlehyde sire Starspangledbanner, including 2019 European Champion 2YO filly Millisle.