Classy Trapeze Artist Filly Breaks Maiden

 In 2017, News

Seconds in the Inglis Nursery (LR), Group II Sweet Embrace Stakes and Reisling Stakes, proved to be the right form for the three year-old Trapeze Artist filly Facile to break her maiden over 1100m at Warwick Farm on Monday.

Ridden by Tyler Schiller for Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou, Facile emerged from a 30-week break to lead at every call to defeat the talented Zoustar filly Joliestar by a half-length


Tyler Schiller said he was looking for a forward showing after riding the daughter of Trapeze Artist in a recent trial.

“I galloped her one day at Rosehill and she didn’t appreciate the soft track,” Schiller said.

“I was happier with her in the trial behind a horse that came out and won impressively midweek (Arctic Glamour). She did a good job to put them away today.

“While she doesn’t feel she has a lot (left in the tank), she has got a lot of fight. She did a bit of work to get across and fired up a bit, which took a bit off her finish, but she has a nice cruising speed, she quickened well and has more in store.”

Bred by Vieira Group, Facile was a $420,000 purchase for Ryan and Alexiou Racing from the Widden Stud draft at the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Sporting the Aquis silks, Facile’s first four dams are stakes-performers. She is the first foal of the Vieira family homebred I Like It Easy (Pierro), winner of the Listed Reginald Allen Quality and a 2yo race over 1200m at Warwick Farm in an 8-start career.

Bert Vieira purchased I Like It Easy’s dam Gai’s Choice (General Nediym) for $81,000 in 2009.

I Like It Easy has been faithful to Trapeze Artist in her first four seasons. She has a 2-year-old sister to Facile named Elegant Artist in the Ryan/Alexiou stable.

After foaling her third consecutive filly last spring, I Like It Easy was covered by Trapeze Artist in November.