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OF SHOCKING, ZENYATTA AND THE EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN
As South Africans rejoiced Herman Brown’s ground breaking third in the “race that stops the Australian nation”, with the much publicized Chechen President’s Mourilyan, horsemen around the world were left to reflect on what other heights Street Cry can still scale.
Besides having the favourite for Saturday’s Breeders Cup Classic in the United States (the unbeaten Zenyatta), his son Shocking prevailed this morning over one of the better line-ups in recent years in the Melbourne Cup. For some time now, we’ve been tipping Street Cry as the natural heir to the present emperor of American Stallions, A.P.Indy, and with Group One winners in the northern, the southern and the western hemispheres, it seems his ascendancy is now secure.
They run on every surface, he has champions from six furlongs to two miles, and it seems they’re as durable as old boots.
Anyone attending the panel session following the Emperors Palace Ready To Run gallops at Summerhill on the 16th October (or for that matter tuned into Tellytrack last night) will have noticed that at least four of the panellists tipped the Street Cry entry in Sunday’s sale as the standout female in the catalogue (lot 89). For what its worth, this is the last of the southern hemisphere bred Street Cry’s for the time being. He stopped shuttling three years ago, and while he resumed again this season, you have to wonder whether, as one of the most valuable properties in the world, he’s is likely to repeat it again.