Highly consistent, tough and honest are what best describes Bated Breath 2 year old filly DAAHYEH. Skilfully trained by Roger Varian this £75,00 yearling purchase won the Group 2 Rockfell Stakes at Newmarket, having previously annexed the Group 3 Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot, as well as being second in the Group 1 Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh and Group 2 Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket July meeting.
She headed out to Santa Anita for the Championship races at the Breeders’ Cup to take on the best of America on their home soil. She ran in the Grade 1 Juvenile Fillies Turf over a mile – a distance which she had not encountered before. In a rough race she ran a blinder to finish a solid gallant second. She has danced every dance and never run a bad race earning over £330,000 and giving her owner, Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad al Khalifa, immense pleasure. She will be aimed at the English Classic 1,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket in the Spring and will hopefully break her Group 1 duck.
Eventually she will be retired to Fawzi Nass’s Aislabie Stud as a very attractive broodmare prospect.