The new American sire sensation, Street Cry, whom many regard as the second coming of Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer, continued at the weekend when Tomacito ran away with the second leg of the Peruvian Triple Crown by 9 ¾ lengths. This is Street Cry’s fourth individual Group One winner internationally, following twelve Graded Stakes winners, including this year’s Kentucky Derby ace, Street Sense, from his first crop.
Let’s not forget, in spite of his own two Group One wins in the Dubai World Cup, Street Cry was not everyone’s favourite when he first went to stud in the United States, largely because he had a “grass” (or largely European) pedigree, and he was a son of Machiavellian, at that stage an unproven entity as a sire of sires. Of course, since then, we’ve come to learn just how potent Machiavellian’s influence is likely to be, through the exploits of Medicean in Europe, and our own Kahal here at Summerhill.
Reminder: it’s worth noting that the Summerhill Ready To Run draft, which is due to go under the hammer at the TBA Sales Complex on the 4th November, includes a smashing daughter of Street Cry, something which is unlikely to be repeated again in South Africa, bearing in mind that Street Cry’s 2008 service fee has escalated to the region of $150 000 (nigh on R1 million).