Cardaw Lily - Race Horse
- Trained by Ruth Carr - Horse Racing Trainer
This 3yo filly is by the Group I winning sire Lawman out of the mare Chervil! He is a winner over a 1m to 1m 2f at 2 and 3 years including the Prix Jean Prat, Prix Du Jockey Club and Prix De Guiche. Also the sire of several black type winners including Harbour Law, Marcel, Just The Judge & Law Enforcement. Chervil is the daughter of Dansili the Group 1 mile specialist and an emerging sire of sires and Nashmeel the group winning mare and dam of three black type winners including Light Jig. Chervil herself was a winner at two. Cardaw Lily made her debut at Ascot in May running a very encouraging race to finish 4th. She was written up in the Racing Post as a 2yo to follow. A few weeks later she cut herself very badly in her box and was out resting for 8 weeks. Ruth Carr has taken over her education, she is based just 30 minutes outside York and is a hugely innovative and successful trainer with some varied and fun methods for entertaining and training her horses and I am sure Cardaw Lily will benefit hugely from the change in regime and surroundings.
Cardaw Lily's Race Reviews
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's season and yard debut at Pontefract 02.05.18
Cardaw Lily only beat one home but I think we can forgive this slightly underwhelming effort. She was trapped wider than ideal and didn’t seem to enjoy the soft ground, with James Sullivan not pushing her unnecessarily when her chance had gone. It’s still early days in this yard and I’m sure Ruth Carr will have learnt plenty about her recent recruit from this run. A return to a straight 5f on quicker ground should see her in a better light next time.
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's run at Chelmsford 07.12.17
It looks like we need to go back to the drawing board with Cardaw Lily. The winner was far too good from the start but having shown some early pace, our filly found little under pressure and eventually trailed in last. Hopefully Richard Hughes can get to the bottom of her problems soon because the talent is in there somewhere.
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's run at Newmarket 25.10.17
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's run at Kempton 09.10.17
Cardaw Lily couldn't make a serious impression but this was a step back in the right direction after last month's big defeat. She was always in roughly the same place at the back of the main pack but couldn't match the finishing effort of the principals and came home in seventh. On this evidence she wouldn't mind stepping up to 7f and a move into nursery company may worth considering.
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's run at Sandown 15.09.17
Once again the weather gods transpired against us with Cardaw Lily struggling on this testing ground. She showed some early pace but she quickly faded and was allowed to come home in her own time. We know she is better than this and hopefully more suitable conditions will enable her to show that next time out.
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's run at Windsor 22.05.17
Bit disappointing but plenty of excuses - just not her day.... Unfortunately Cardaw Lily didn't find the expected improvement after a promising debut but there were extenuating circumstances. Despite getting stuck wide from stall eight she still looked a contender two furlongs out but she failed to pick up on the tacky ground and Jamie Spencer let her cruise home when her chance had gone. Perhaps this race came a bit too soon after her debut and she deserves another chance after a short break
Stuart Redding's review of Cardaw Lily's racecourse debut at Ascot 12.05.17
This was a highly encouraging start from our latest recruit Cardaw Lily. Not the best away, Jamie Spencer let her find her feet but she started to make progress as they approached the business end and stayed on for fourth, finishing only three lengths off the battle for victory. She will have learnt plenty from this and looks capable of winning a similar race before too long.