Client Success: Gormley Filly Prevails Comfortably In Aqueduct Maiden

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Bistrita (f, 3, Gormley – Light The Causeway, by Giant’s Causeway)

Bistrita (f, 3, Gormley – Light The Causeway, by Giant’s Causeway) – On her debut at Aqueduct on December 9th, she ran an even second over a sloppy, sealed surface to finish second. Bistrita lived up to the promise she showed in her previous race, returning to the same six furlong distance on a fast track. Jockey Jorge Vargas, Jr. rushed the Gormley filly out of the gate. She led the way down the inside of the backstretch and through the turn, settling just off the inside as they entered the stretch. Bistrita moved away from the field under a drive before gearing down for the last sixteenth. As the 2.70-1 post time race favorite, she comfortably won by six lengths at the finish.

Sales history: $90,000 Weanling ’19 FTNMIX

Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $32,250. O- Highlander Training Center; B-Saratoga Glen Farm, LLC (NY); T-Jeremiah Englehart.

The Gormley filly is represented by a yearling half-brother by Leofric. Her dam is expecting a foal by the same stallion this year.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), bloodstock agent for Larry Hirsch (Highlander Training Center), purchased Bistrita at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale from the consignment of Vinery Sales.

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.

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4 Sire Families (3L,8C,11,9) & 4 Racing Families (3L,2S,1S,1,J)

Good Combination of Female Families

Good Outcross Percentage

Good Linebreeding Balance

Good Grandsire / Granddam Linebreeding Percentages

Good Gender Linebreeding Balance

Key Linebreedings

  • 5,6×5 Secretariat – through daughters Weekend Surprise and Terlingua
  • 6×4 Nijinsky II – gender-balanced through son Green Dancer and daughter Arabic
  • 4×3 Storm Cat – through sons Bernstein and Giant’s Causeway
  • 6,5×5 Northern Dancer – Through sons Storm Bird and Nijinsky II

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For inquiries or more information about Shepherd Equine Advisers, please contact Clark Shepherd at 859-321-6618, or by email at clark@bloodstock-agent-ky.com.

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