Pike secures well-related filly

Pike secures well-related filly25 Jan 2021

The Bostonian has given Tony Pike plenty to smile about over the last few years and he is hoping his half-sibling will be able to bring him and her new connections half the pleasure.

The Cambridge horseman secured lot 474, the Almanzor filly out of Keepa Cheval, the dam of The Bostonian and a half-sister to nine-time Group One winner Mufhasa, for $420,000 from the draft of Waikato Stud.

Pike was commissioned by The Oaks Stud principal Dick Karreman to purchase his pick of the fillies at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale, and he believes he has done just that.

“On type and pedigree, she was the star of the show,” Pike said. “She is a lovely walking filly with a great attitude, and I know the family well with The Bostonian.

“It is a fantastic result, and I am really looking forward to getting the filly in the stable.

“She is very similar to her brother.”

Pike was pleased with his purchase and he thought he may have needed to extend a little further to secure the filly.

“I personally thought she may have made a bit more, but we valued her at about the $400,000 mark and we went one more bid to get her,” he said. – NZ Racing Desk