Controlling your destiny
I like buying fillies as weanlings. Not only is the price point usually more attractive, but there's the opportunity to manage every aspect of the horse's future from that young age.
2020 NZB 3YO Filly of the Year Jennifer Eccles was a Weanling Sale purchase for me, so too was last season's Gr.1-winning juvenile Pignan.
I purchased a delightful Embellish filly at this year's NZB Weanling Sale and saw her today at Woburn Farm (photo included). I check in on the young horses once-a-month and it's great to observe their progress.
Right now this filly is 'stock on hand'. I might keep her for myself, on-sell her or put her into a future Challenge syndicate. Nice to have a lovely horse & nice to have options going forward.