DESARAY GIRL. 30 March 2015. Montmartre-Feria To Bitch. Owner-Resdev.
It's always a pleasure to welcome a new face in to the yard, but when that new face comes with considerable potential it's even more exciting.To date Desaray Girl has been trained for all her races by the very talented Phil Kirby, and we will endeavour to continue his good work.
Desaray Girl is a French bred mare, out of an unraced Royal Charter mare, who has had four racecourse representatives,the other three raced in France, and Desaray Girl is already by far the best.Her sire Montmartre is a son of Montjeu, and is a good source of high class jumpers.She joins us having raced on only eight occasions to date, in three bumpers, and five hurdle races, of which she is a three times winner.
Desaray Girl made her racecourse debut as a four year old in March 2019, in a bumper on the turf at Newcastle, keeping on in an eye catching way to finish third to Crypto, a horse also making his racecourse debut, and trained by Micky.She next appeared at Cheltenham in April in a Class 2 mares bumper,but never got competitive. She was given a break until October when returning at Carlisle, but could only manage 12th, of the 15 runners, that race must have put her spot on, as a month later at Newcastle she made her hurdles debut in a mares only,where she took a keen hold, making all, and coming home unchallenged.To be fair the second horse that day was only rated 96, which probably explains why she was allowed to go off at 25/1 at Haydock in December for the two miles, and three furlongs mares Listed novice hurdle. This time she beat the 125 rated Rosie And Millie earning a Racing Post Rating of 131, and a BHA rating of 133.She was next in action at Sedgefield in January 2020, when under a double penalty, admittedly against weak looking opposition, she was sent off at 1/8, and made all, winning on the bridle, and completing the hat-trick.
Desaray Girl has been highly tried in two races since, at Warwick in February under a 5lb penalty in a Grade 2 mares hurdle, she finished a disappointing forth of the six runners, beaten in excess of 30 lengths, even so she had gone in to the race with the highest rating.Her final start to date was in March at the Cheltenham Festival in the Close Brothers Grade 1 mares hurdle, taking on the very best of her sex, she could never get competitive.
Desaray Girl is very lightly raced, and obviously has a touch of class, and with the programme book full of quality mares only races, there could be some very memorable days ahead,