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Yet another grandson of Mr. Prospector, Street Cry, (like Kahal, Mullins Bay and Hobb Alwahtan at Summerhill) by Machiavellian, has been very prominent in racing’s headlines recently, posting three new Two Year Old Stakes winners, and his sixth individual Grade One winner, with his first crop only midway through their four year old season.
This is a quite remarkable achievement, and is highlighted by a recent advert posted by Darley in the Bloodhorse. “Street Cry has seen his career off to a blazing start, firing in a remarkable half-dozen G.1 winners – with his first-crop foals still only midway through their four-year-old season. A.P. Indy had sired three G.1 winners at the same stage in his career, while Street Cry has also left Distorted Humor and Kingmambo (two G.1 winners apiece) reaching for the white flag. For those with longer memories, it’s a show of firepower that blasts away the early achievements of Danzig (two G.1 winners). Storm Cat and Mr. Prospector (both stuck on two, too) also have to bow to Street Cry’s superior marksmanship. There sure is a new gunslinger in town.”
The obvious conclusion, is that there are some big names out there, but when you really examine them, you realize just how big. That only serves to magnify where Street Cry is right now, and just how valuable a sire-of-sires Machiavellian is becoming.