20 Jul Racing Post: Shadn looks a smart purchase after claiming Listed honours at Newbury
Filly cost £42,000 at the Tattersalls Ascot Yearling Sale last autumn
Amethyst has produced a few winners but Shadn looks set to become her best to date with her game three-quarter length defeat of Misty Grey setting her up for a likely tilt at the Group 3 Dick Poole Stakes at Salisbury.
“Super sweet filly, she won nicely at Kempton first-time-out and then she ran in the Queen Mary at Ascot – I didn’t ride her but she was probably still a little bit green,” Murphy told Racing TV.
“Billy Jackson-Stops [agent] did very well to source a filly like this, I think she cost 40-something thousand pounds [£42,000], you won’t see many No Nay Nevers at that price again. That’s a huge result, a Listed win, and I’d be hopeful she’d progress.”