Butterfly stings rivals at Ascot

Butterfly Kiss continued a buoyant week for her sire Myboycharlie with a well-deserved victory at Ascot on Wednesday.

The Colin Webster trained filly hasn’t finished further back than fifth since her latest preparation began in October.  The breakthrough came after she repelled a late charge from L’Rondine to win the Skyy Vodka Hcp (1100m).

“She was beaten by a pretty good one (Foxalicious) last time,” Webster said.  “She’s so honest and is going out for a decent spell now.  She’s got some growing to do and will develop into a nice filly later this year.”

Butterfly Kiss (3f Myboycharlie – Lip Pencil by Zeditave) is the first foal of a half-sister to G3 AJC Liverpool City Cup Catatonic.  Her dam was sold in foal to Myboycharlie for $22,500 at the 2010 Inglis Easter Broodmare Sale.

Vinery sire Myboycharlie has another coming winner in Perth named Mo Gasur.  The Trevor Andrews trained filly won a Belmont trial on Monday.  She hasn’t been seen in public this season but was placed on debut at Ascot twelve months ago.

Myboycharlie sired last Saturday’s $250,000 Inglis 2YO Classic winner Peggy Jean and then finished in the Top 5 on the Classic Sale leader-board with 8 yearlings averaging $51,625.

The next Myboycharlie yearlings for sale are at the Perth Magic Millions on February 18 and 19.  The colt from Bold Joy (Lot 24) is a half-brother to LR Boulder Cup winner Reverend Lovejoy and the filly out of Miss Sultry Song (Lot 113) is from a half-sister to Group 1 miler Mentality.