JUNE 19, 2017: Bowness Stud recruit MYBOYCHARLIE (Ire) is unlucky not to have a Group 1 French Oaks winner on his CV after an outstanding performance by Sistercharlie to finish runner-up in the coveted fillies Classic.
In what turned out to be a very eventful race, Sistercharlie was held-up and hampered at vital stages of the contest before hitting the line better than any runner in the race to claim second place.
Sistercharlie has only faced the starter on five occasions, winning three and now placing runner-up in the major Group 1 French fillies Classic on the racing calendar. Before her eye-catching Chantilly effort, she was a last start winner of the Group 3 Prix Penelope at Saint-Cloud over the equivalent of 2100m.
Produced by a daughter of Galileo, Sistercharlie carries the same Myboycharlie-Fairy Bridge cross as Peggy Jean, Charlie Boy, Blueberry Hill and Camprock — other stakes winning members of the breed produced by daughters of Lago Delight, Falbrav (x 2) and Sadler’s Wells respectively.
Significantly, at least three — Chu Chu Charlie, Dowstown Charlie and Phoceen — of the stallion's nine stakes placegetters are bred in the same fashion.