Horses in Training - 3 Year Olds

Bella Veneta

B f 2019 Belardo – World Class (Galileo) 

(The Chestnut Tree Syndicate)

This is a lovely tall filly by top-class 2 year old Belardo who has made a great start as a stallion producing among others Rockfel winner Isabella Giles.  She is out of a Galileo mare who has produced two winners from two runners and her second dam is the dam of Motivator and Hardwicke winner Macarthur and other black type horses.  Need we say more?

Days Like This

B f 2019 Iffraaj – Safiyna (Sinndar)

(Derek Willis & Rae Guest)

This one is by Darley stallion Iffraj, the sire of such top horses  as Ribchester and Wooton Bassett and a top class 7 furlong horse himself.  She an eye-catching dark filly like her sire and is a half-sister to three winners from three runners.  Further back she is related to Arc winner and now French sire Sagamix and Shastye, dam of Japan, Secret Gesture and Mogul, also 2020’s sales topper at £3.4million.

Days Like This in the middle


B c 2019 Invincible Spirit - Raaqy (Dubawi)

(Derek Willis)

A very handsome colt formerly trained by Owen Burrows and bought by Derek Willis at the horses in training sales in 2021. His form to date has been less than impressive but he comes with a high reputation and we are all confident that Rae can work the oracle !


Bay filly 2019 Golden Horn - Maktaba (Dansili)

(Rachel Flynn)

By the gifted Derby-Eclipse-Irish Champion-Arc winner who is becoming a potent source of class: his stock have a median timeform rating of 88, she is another recruit from the Shadwell back catalogue, and as a 16.3 two year old was absolutely huge. Her second dam is the dam of brilliant 2014 Oaks winner Taghrooda. A project who will need patience and time but (fingers crossed) all the steps are in the right direction at the moment.


Luna Breeze

B f 2019 Nathaniel – Bahia Breeze (Mr Baileys) 

(BB Bloodstock)

A gorgeous looking and solid filly by the sire of the great Enable, she is out of one of our absolute favourites Bahia Breeze, a dual Listed winner and thwarted so often in Group races during her racing career.  Bahia has gone on to excel in her second career as a broodmare producing Group 2 winner Beshaayir and Listed performer Brioniya.  Very pleased to have this filly join us at Chestnut Tree Stables following in her dam’s illustrious footsteps.

B f 2019 Bobby’s Kitten – Memory Lane (With Approval) 

(Kirsten Rausing)

By Lanwades Stud stallion Bobby’s Kitten, a Kitten’s Joy horse who was a high-class miler who won the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at 3 and was among the leading first crop sires of 2019.  Remarkably this filly is from one of the families that Kirsten Rausing imported from her native Sweden and her third dam Highlight was champion two year old filly in Sweden in 1973 ridden by Rae and trained by his uncle Nelson!



B f 2019 Bobby's Kitten ex Fatal Attraction

(Chris and Lesley Mills)

A deep attractive filly by Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud stallion Bobby's Kitten (most famously the sire of her own Group 2 winning and Group 1 placed Sandrine) out of Chris and Lesley Mills' Fatal Attraction, from the great fast family of yard favourites and multiple Group winners Millyant and Mirza. Robbie Mills has had charge of her and been patient so far, we are pleased to have her join the yard.

Photo Bomb

B f 2019 Haatef - Formidable Guest (Dilshaan)

By Diadem winner and high class sprinter Haatef, she is homebred by Vicky Markowiak from a family we know well. Her dam was out of Fizzy Treat, owned by Jane and Oliver Lury, a 2 x winner and multiply placed for the yard in 2001-2. A nice compact filly who has joined us from pre-training late in 2021.



Famous Footsteps

B f 2019 Dabirsim - Darysina (Smart Strike) 10 May

(Rachel Flynn)

This very attractive filly hails from a deep Aga Khan family, with Group 1 Prix Vermeille and Prix de Diane winner Daryaba her second dam. Her half sister, Ejtyah, was third in the Musidora and fortuitously her elder brother Great King won by 5 lengths almost exactly as she was going through the ring at the breeze ups. She is by exciting French sire Dabirsim. We were delighted to get her.