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Fantail

This lovely filly moved to Simon Crisford's yard in January 2019 and soon made good progress, showing a great attitude.  

Zoffany was a Gr.1-winning 2yo and leading 3yo miler.  At stud he has sired the Gr.1 winner Ventura Storm and a whole host of other Group-winning 2 and 3yos.  Fantail’s dam Red Fantasy was a very smart performer, winning at 3 and finishing runner-up in the Pretty Polly Stakes at Newmarket.  

Fantail had been showing up very well at home prior to making her debut in a very hot-looking Fillies' Novice Stakes at Chelmsford on 19 November 2019, but nobody had dared to dream that she would run out such an impressive winner at her very first attempt.  The daughter of Zoffany faced tough opposition from a number of leading yards, including an odds-on shot trained by Roger Varian, but they all proved to be absolutely no match for the talented Fantail.  She was quickly into her stride and despite taking a strong hold at the head of affairs was able to extend her lead over a furlong out and soon had the race won well and truly won, coasting home by two and half lengths as the rest of the field failed to land any impression.

Fantail is s a potentially a classy filly who is in the very capable hands of Simon Crisford, but expectations were that she would be a much better 3yo and she shaped with real promise under a penalty to finish fourth in a very hot fillies Novice back at Chelmsford, before finishing third in a handicap at Newmarket's July meeting. After that promising run, she went onto run keen and too free at Sandown, so her work at home was focused on settling her which proved successful in her last run at Thirsk where she settled nicely and showed she is ready to go up in trip.

Pedigree

Fantail

Zoffany (IRE)

Red Fantasy (IRE)

Dansili (GB)

Tyranny (GB)

High Chaparral (IRE)

Petite Fantasy (GB)

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