Extortionist sister can continue the rise of Dandy Man
The two-year-old filly was a 120,000gns foal purchase
Back in 2013 Extortionist supplied Ballyhane Stud resident Dandy Man with a Royal Ascot winner from his debut crop. Just shy of four years later and his sister Utterly Charming will be bidding to book her royal engagement as the two-year-old filly is set to debut in a 6f novice stakes at Chepstow at 2pm on Tuesday.
The filly was bred by Louise Lyons, who operates from Collegelands Stud, from the winning Oasis Dream mare Dream Date - who was purchased by Paraic Lyons for just €18,000 from the 2010 Goffs February Sale.
Dream Date hails from a fine family, with the likes of Normandie Stud's Nassau Stakes winner Sultanina, as well as Grade 3 winner Dalvina and her progressive son Dal Harraild, and the Listed winners Neebras, Foodbroker Fancy and Soft Centre appearing underneath her grandam.
Utterly Charming is her fourth foal, and she has since had a filly by Kodiac and last year was bred to Ballylinch Stud resident Make Believe.
In the afterglow of Extortionist's exploits, Utterly Charming was offered by Oghill House Stud at the Tattersalls December Foal Sale, where she fetched a winning bid of 120,000gns from Emerald Bloodstock.
Ballyhane Stud's Dandy Man, a son of Mozart, has also supplied the likes of Peniaphobia, winner of the Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint. He began stud duty in 2010 at a fee of €4,500, but has earned a reputation for producing talented and precocious stock which has seen his fee for 2017 set at €10,000.