Friday 31 May 2019

Richard Hannon's Frankel Filly Shammah to Make it Second Time Lucky

Our recent post noted John Gosden's Frankel colt Hernam Hesse, who made his debut at Great Yarmouth. By all accounts, it looked a strong race with Charlie Appleby's Boccaccio returning a comfortable winner while all those which hit the frame are worthy of interest in preceding weeks. 

Herman Hesse was well backed but needed the run and will be much better next time out. A lovely-looking colt who should be tasting victory sooner than later. 

Back to proceedings. Shammah is a daughter of Frankel, who made her debut at Salisbury when starting at odds of 6/1. This compact bay filly is out of a winning French mare. 

Shammah ran well on her first start behind Andrew Balding's Symbolize who could well be heading to Royal Ascot. When winning the Simon & Nerys Dutfield Memorial Stakes (Plus 10 Race). 

Readers may remember that Nerys Dutfield held a trainer's licence. The couple owned Axminster Carpets. Mr Dutfield died in April 2016, while his wife sadly passed away on July 20th (2016), after battling cancer. The couple is survived by their eight children. 

Shammah holds three entries from the 3rd - 5th June at Lingfield (6f), Nottingham (5f) & Kempton (6f) respectively. 

Related post: Frankel Watch 2019: Shammah Shines at Windsor for Richard Hannon