Eva’s Request, winner of the G1 Premio Lydia Tesio, is the product of 20-year-old parents, and both the filly’s toughness and her parents resilience drew the attention of pedigree commentator Tony Morris (read the column here in Racing Post).
The column provides fresh evidence that the male line of the splendid sire Nureyev is going strong. Notable in the States for the successes of the recently pensioned Theatrical and the evergreen Unusual Heat in California, Nureyev has had even more varied success with his sons overseas.
All across Europe and the Antipodes, Nureyev and his sons have exercised an effect for quality, speed, precocity, beauty, and sometimes toughness. The latter tends to be one quality that Nureyev and his stock can stand some reinforcement, and Eva’s Request found just that from her dam, the Taufan mare Ingabelle.
Eva’s Request has raced 10 times this season, has travelled widely, and has won and competed at the highest levels. In one of her farther flings afield, she won the Istanbul Trophy in Turkey, and the chestnut filly is expected to compete in one of the important international events in Japan before the year’s end.
A good horse is a good horse, no matter where she races.