In training


Bay Filly
DOB: 22 Mar 2012
Rip Van Winkle x Acquifier (Oasis Dream)
Owner: The Serendipity Partnership

This filly was purchased at the Tattersalls December Yearling Sales and is from the first crop of Sussex Stakes, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and Juddmonte International Stakes winner Rip Van Winkle.

Her dam, Acquifier, was placed at two and three, while her second dam is the Group 3 winner Llyn Gwynant who herself has produced multiple black-type winners including the dam of Irish St Leger winner Sans Frontieres.

Arethusa finished second on debut in a 7f fillies' maiden at Kempton, running on well in the closing stages.   She then won a competitive 7f, 17-runner maiden at Newmarket by two and a quarter lengths before following up, off an opening mark of 76, in a competitive Goodwood nursery in August.

Arethusa made her seasonal reappearance in the Height Of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood. She finished sixth having shaped like a non-stayer so we dropped her back to a mile for a fillies' handicap at Sandown in June. 

Following a below-par run at Pontefract next time Arethusa was given a summer break, and she showed the benefit of her time off when finishing third at Kempton on her comeback run. 

She found Listed company beyond her at Lingfield next time out but Arethusa ran with distinction on her final start for us over the same course and distance in November, finishing third. She now heads to the sales. 

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  • 2nd October 2015