Illustrious Blue X Red Geisha Filly


Illustrious Blue X Red Geisha Filly

Sire: Illustrious Blue

Dam: Red Geisha

Colour: Brown or Black

Gender: Filly

Age: 2 year old

Foaled: Nov 19th, 2015

Country: Australia

Silks: Dark Blue, White Star, Checked Sleeves & Cap

Trainer's Name: Trevor Andrews


Owners

Roddy Delpech, Brad Farrington, Colleen Marshall, Karen Morley, Mark Wigney

Horse Description:

This filly is by the world class multiple European Stakes winning stallion ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE-the winner of an impressive 10 races including the Group 2 Goodwood Cup, and the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes at Royal Ascot. He also won first up in Dubai over 1777m and was a top ten finisher in the Melbourne Cup too! As a stallion, from only 6 to race at the time of writing, he’s produced two winners, Navy Blue trained by Darren Weir, and Deep Purple trained by Robbie Laing.

This young horse, a stunning looking brown/black 2 year old filly, is a full sister to Deep Purple who’s won twice recently over 2400m in Victoria.

When glancing through her pedigree, it screams ‘STAYER’ at you! Illustrious Blue won to 3200m, Red Geisha won to 2000m, and as mentioned above, her full sister Deep Purple has already won twice to 2400m-with the promise of more to come. Also there in the family proving that staying is their game is Bobby Benzine who 4 races in Perth to 2400m, whilst in New Zealand, Sakura Cluden won to 2400m, Charles Beaufort won to 2200m, Stingray won to 2500m, and Cluden Creek won 9 races including the Group 1 Wellington Cup over 3200m! Backing the stayers up in this pedigree are horses who have won to a mile including Gold Digger in Hong Kong, The Blonde Bimbo in New Zealand and Beta Ray Bill in Malaysia.

The stock of Illustrious Blue, like any good producer of quality staying horses, need to be taken along slowly and shown patience-which is exactly what we’ve done with this filly. That’s why she wasn’t offered as a yearling, but rather was held back until well into her two year old year when already broken in, and had the benefit of track and barrier education. All the hard work has been done, and now here she is, ready for you to just join in and enjoy her racing career.

After completing her work going up to even time (15 seconds per 200m) up the straight at Ascot through November and December, she’ll be given January off, will resume work for a month in February, have another month off in March, and then trainer Trevor Andrews will take over her preparation in early April and guide her to her trials and possibly a race debut as a late two year old-all the time with the aim of having her run over the longer journeys in her third and subsequent years…

This filly is being offered into a 20 share syndicate priced at $2,475 each. Brochures, including the PDS (Product Disclosure Statement) are now available by return email.


Pedigree

 

 BLACK OR BROWN FILLY (AUS)

 

Foaled 19th November 2015

SireDansiliDanehillDanzig
ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) HasiliKahyasi
2003Gipsy MothEfisioFormidable
  Rock the BoatSlip Anchor
DamZeditaveThe JudgeShowdown
RED GEISHA (AUS) SummonedCrowned Prince
2003Scarlet PrincessHonor GradesDanzig
  DentineNoble Bijou

ILLUSTRIOUS BLUE (GB) (Bay or Brown 2003-Stud 2012). 10 wins from 1400m to 3200m, Goodwood Cup, Gr.2, Ascot Sagaro S., Gr.3, Goodwood Glorious S., Gr.3, Festival S., L, 2d Kempton September S., Gr.3, Ascot Paradise S., L, Sandown Esher S., L, Kempton Magnolia S., L, 3d Lingfield Winter Derby, Gr.3, Goodwood Tapster S., L. Half-brother to SW Mullein (Pontefract Flying Fillies' S., L). Sire of Deep Purple, Navy Blue, etc.

 

1st dam

RED GEISHA, by Zeditave. 3 wins from 1200m to 2000m, MVRC Ready Workforce P., WATC Playeronline.com.au H., 2d MVRC Omega Corporate Security H., 3d MRC Aare H., Robert Hunter H., WATC Call TAB to Bet 132 369 H. This is her third foal. Dam of one foal to race-

Deep Purple (f. by Illustrious Blue). 2 wins at 2400m in 2017-18 in Aust.

 

2nd dam

SCARLET PRINCESS, by Honor Grades. Placed in Aust. Half-sister to BETA RAY BILL, SIMON SNORKEL, THE BLONDE BIMBO, Fort Girl (dam of CLUDEN CREEK). Dam of 9 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Bobby Benzine. 4 wins at 2200m, 2400m, A$92,822, WATC ABN Group Employee of the Year H., Facebook.com Perthracing H., 2d WATC Westspeed Stayers Bonus H., Tabtouch.com.au H., 3d WATC Crown Perth H., Perthracing.com.au H.

Old Trick. 4 wins to 1200m, A$79,020, QTC Professional Air H., Ambassador Travel H., 2d QTC Monastery Nightclub H., 4th MRC Zeditave S., L.

Gold Digger. 4 wins at 1400m, 1650m, HKJC Ping Shan H., Sun Chui H., Yeung Uk H., Panasonic Inverter Microwave Oven H., 3d HKJC Lamma Island H., Palmerston North H.

Red Geisha. 3 wins. See above.

Benny Benzine. Winner at 1500m in Aust.

All Action. Placed in Aust.

 

3rd dam

DENTINE, by Noble Bijou. Winner at 1600m in NZ. Half-sister to Charles Beaufort. Dam of 7 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

SIMON SNORKEL (Famous Star). 10 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, NZ$81,250, Southland S.H., L, Otago RC Dunedin City Ford H., CJC Classics Trial S., 2d CJC Victoria Florists H., Mair Venison Steaks H., 3d Gore Guineas, L, Ashburton CRC John Grigg S., L, 4th CJC Stewards' S.H., Gr.3, North Canterbury RC Canterbury S., L. Sire.

THE BLONDE BIMBO (Omnicorp). 7 wins from 1200m to 1600m, Canterbury Breeders' S.H., L, Otago RC James Hazlett S.H., L, CJC Boehringer Mannheim Depuy H., Mobil Victoria Street Apprentices H., Growers Direct Market H., 2d CJC Builders Hardware Company Ltd H., 3d Otago RC White Robe Lodge H., Gr.3, James Hazlett S.H., L, Marton JC Taylor Preston H. Dam of-

Vision of a Kiss. Winner at 1800m in NZ. Dam of-

Stingray. 4 wins from 1600m to 2500m, ARC Waiwera Water H., CJC Independent Meat H., 3d Te Aroha JC Silver Fern Farms H.

BETA RAY BILL (Sound Reason). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Malaysia, Penang Sprint Trophy, L, 2d Penang TC Yang di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup, L, Perak TC Coronation Cup, L-twice, Singapore TC Pesta Sukan Cup, L.

Ro Beau. 2 wins at 1200m in NZ.

Fort Girl. Unraced. Dam of-

CLUDEN CREEK (Yamanin Vital). 9 wins from 1400m to 3200m, NZ$343,360, WRC Wellington Cup, Gr.1, Marton Cup, L, Wanganui Cup, L, Egmont Cup, Manawatu RC Cup Trial H., CJC Avon City Ford H., Manawatu RC Wadham Goodman H., 2d New Zealand Cup, Gr.2, Marton JC Rangitikei Tavern H., 3d WRC Trentham S., Gr.3, CJC Millennium Hotel Christchurch H., Manawatu RC Mobil Awapuni H., Waikato RC Skycity Hamilton H., WRC Trax Bar & Café H., 4th Manawatu Cup, Gr.3.

Sakura Cluden. 3 wins from 1600m to 2400m, WRC Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, 2d WRC Fonterra Food Service H., 3d WRC Upper Hutt Cossie Club H., Dunstan Feeds Qualifier, Baxters Catering H. Producer.

Cluden Cort. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-

Barclay Creek. Winner at 2050m in 2016-17, 3d CJC Avon City Ford H.

 

4th dam

CANDY TOWN, by Sucaryl. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

Charles Beaufort (Beaufort Sea). 9 wins from 1200m to 2200m, Ashburton Cup, Banks Peninsula Cup, CJC Aylesbury H., Avonhead H., Otago RC Double Nearco H., Auckland H., 2d CJC Easter Classic, Gr.3, Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, 3d CJC Great Autumn S.H., L, Cashmere P.

 

5th dam

NOTOWN, by Agricola. Unraced. Half-sister to GILLIN. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced.