Haskell Invitational Stakes 2009
(Photo : NY Daily News)
We’re all looking for an edge right now, and any hint as to how we can poach a break on the market, is welcome. Results in America this past week provided a few revelations:
- AP Arrow is bred on the same AP Indy/Mr. Prospector cross as successful sire Malibu Moon, whose Grade One tally increased to three after Funny Moon’s recent victory in the CCA Oaks. Funny Moon is out of an Easy Goer mare – and is therefore inbred to Mr.Prospector’s sire Raise A Native. The number of Malibu Moon’s Black type progeny inbred to Mr. Prospector/Raise A Native runs into double figures, headed by Group One winning Declan’s Moon. This bodes very well for AP Arrow’s prospects of combining well with Mr. Prospector-line mares such as those by Muhtafal, Western Winter and Secret Prospector.
- Street Cry’s status as a world Number One sire is ever closer to reality, and his achievements in this domain reinforce his own sire, Machiavellian’s status as a sire of sire. Seventh Street’s win in the Go For Wand (Gr.1) at Santa Anita is latest sign.
- At France’s big Deauville festival, Anabaa’s daughter, Goldikova reminded us of the loss of her sire, in the Prix Rothschild (Gr.1). Summerhill has progeny of both these stallions slated for the Emperor’s Palace Ready To Run (8th November).
- Rachel Alexandra annihilated the Three Year Old colts in the Haskell Invitational on Saturday, sailing home by 6 from the recent Belmont winner, Summer Bird. Another reminder of Sadler’s Wells; he’s the grandsire of Medaglia D’ Oro, from whose first crop “Rachel” descends. And this isn’t the only drum Medaglia D’ Oro’s beating.
Click below to watch :
1. Funny Moon - CCA Oaks
2. Seventh Street - Go For Wand Handicap
3. Rachel Alexandra - Haskell Invitational