Horses in Training - 3 Year Olds


Bay filly Sea The Moon - Planete Bleue (Dansili) March 2020

 (Jon Mitchell)

 She is a rangy filly by Sea The Moon, sire of Arriviste, who we love obviously, out of a winning Dansili mare. The big name on her page is champion older stayer and 3 x Ascot Gold Cup winner Stradivarius. She was talent spotted by owners Jon and Sophie Mitchell from the breeze up sales last year and is a slow maturing filly who so far has had a few runs on the all-weather but should appreciate the turf once a suitable race can be found.

Grand Duchess Olga

Bay filly Sir Percy - Archduchess (Archipenko) January 2020

(Kirsten Rausing)

 Another one from a family we know very well ! By Derby winner Sir Percy, she is a niece of Dame Nellie, a talented but temperamental filly who Rae trained to win four races in 2017-18 and her third dam is My Emma, Rae's dual Group 1 winner. Many thanks to her owner Kirsten Rausing for her support and for thinking of us for this filly. 

 Show of Hands

  Bay filly Showcasing – Yali (Orpen) March 19

 (Colin Joseph)

 As the owner of multiple winner Showstealer, owner Colin Joseph is hoping lightning strikes twice with his purchase of this bonny bay filly by her sire Showcasing. Her winning dam Yali is already the dam of four winners from four foals including the Listed placed Chelsea Lad, also second in the November Handicap. She is doing very well and Rae hopes to run her this month if all goes to plan.

Divina Grace

Bay filly Golden Horn - Beautiful Forest (Nayef) February 2020

(Top Hat & Tails)

She boasts a lovely Godolphin page , her second dam is Group 3 winner Baya, the dam of Group winners Birthstone and Songcraft. 

 By champion three year old, Derby and Eclipse winner out of a very well related Nayef mare, she boasts a lovely Godolphin page, her second dam is Group 3 winner Baya, the dam of Group winners Birthstone and Songcraft. She had five runs last year which included a win in a Newmarket maiden and two placings. Her first start this year was a winning one in a mile and a quarter handicap at Chepstow and she will more than likely step up to a mile and a half in her next race.


Chesnut filly Profitable - Showbird (Showcasing) (April 2020)

(The Unusual Suspects Syndicate)

A nice correct filly with a fast pedigree. Profitable, the Kings Stand winner, has made a good start with his first two-year-olds who include Queen Mary winner Quick Suzy and although her dam hasn't bred a winner yet, she is by proven source of speed Showcasing from the immediate family of Listed Ascot winner Wagtail and Listed placed Feathers Flying. She didn't run at two due to immaturity but was turned away for a winter break and looks like a different filly now.

Lady Jane Grey

 Grey filly Havana Grey - Inagh River (Fasilyev) April 21

(The Unusual Suspects Syndicate)

This filly looked a two year old from the start. She is out of a two-year-old winner who is the dam of five winners by fast stallions and is herself by second season sire Havana Grey, himself a high class two-year-old Molecomb Stakes winner who won the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes at three. She was our first two year old runner last year and made a winning debut at Lingfield on the turf. She then had a further four runs and was placed twice. Lady Jane Grey is fine and Rae is just waiting for the weather to warm up and bring the ground in her favour.

 Passion Tango

(Perry Martin)

 (Bay filly California Chrome - Berryessa (Dandyman)

 Rae was delighted to see this bonny filly walk into the yard as she represents two blasts from the past, both of whom were at one time trained here. California Chrome is a champion American racehorse who won the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and 2016 Dubai World Cup and in between he was to be prepared for Royal Ascot right here at Chestnut Tree Stables. Berryessa is a 2 x winning Dandyman filly co-owned by Rae and California Chrome's part owner Perry Martin who went to the US to be covered by California Chrome with the first foal to be sent back to Chestnut Tree Stables. That first foal is Passion Tango ! She has had two runs this year and has recently come back into the yard after being turned away for a six week break from which she seems much more relaxed. 

 War Chant

Bay gelding War Command - Fanci That (Elnadim) April 24

 (Miss Vicky Markowiak)

This handsome chap is out of Fanci That, home bred by Vicky Markowiak. His dam (also trained by Rae and bred by Vicky) was fragile and more talented than her form would suggest. War Command is the sire of our own classy Cry Havoc. He had four runs last year including a win on his handicap debut at Brighton and has had three runs so far this season including a second place and hopefully a win won't be too far away.

 Bondi Bay

Bay filly Australia - Alsaaden (Acclamation) March 12 2020

  (BB Thoroughbreds)

 By top Coolmore sire dual Derby winner Australia, already the sire of several Group winners from two crops of racing age (including classic winner Galileo Chrome and Breeders' Cup Mile winner Order of Australia), we had her sisters Waltzing Queen and Waltzing Intime, also out of Alsaaden, a winning Acclamation daughter of Bahia Breeze. An attractive filly with a lovely temperament she never raced last year but we look forward to seeing her out this season.

 Un-named brown filly Harzand - Sveva  (Danehill Dancer) April 8 2020

(Mr Tomas Mulholland)

Quite an attractive dark filly by Derby winner Harzand in her own right, but as of now her main recommendation is that her sister is the fabulous 10 x winner and stable star Aramis Grey. We are delighted that the breeder of both sisters has sent her in to us and if she can do a fraction as well as her elder sibling that will be a result. She has not done any fast work yet however she moves well and has settled into her work.


Bay filly Expert Eye - Miliika (Green Desert) April 8 2020

(Chris and Lesley Mills)

From the second crop of Breeders Cup Mile winner Expert Eye who has made a solid start to his career as a stallion, this filly is from one of Chris and Lesley Mills' best families, that of Miss Anabaa and Minalisa and is a half sister to Enjazaat, the Ripon two year old Trophy winner, and several other winners. (Photograph to follow).