Barry Irwin of Team Valor with Pluck
Barry Irwin of Team Valor with Pluck

Barry Irwin of Team Valor with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner, Pluck

(Image : Bleacher Report/VTA Blog)

“You’ve got an

Uncle in the Furniture Business…”

The Americans have just issued their Experimental Free Handicap ratings for 2010, for two-year-old colts and fillies. The top rated colt, Uncle Mo, ranked two pounds above the norm, making him something of a standout.

Interesting, the joint fourth rated colt, Pluck, is out of the South African-bred mare Secret Heart, and belongs to one of South African racing’s greatest admirers, Barry Irwin of Team Valor International. Here they are, together with a schedule of the stallions represented. Inevitably, the stallion list is headed by Lion Heart, a horse Coolmore banished to Turkey.

2010 EXPERIMENTAL FREE HANDICAP - COLTS

Wt

Horse

Sire

128

UNCLE MO

Indian Charlie

123

TO HONOR AND SERVE

Bernardini

122

BOYS AT TOSCONOVA

Officer

121

COMMA TO THE TOP

Bwana Charlie

121

PLUCK

More Than Ready

120

J P’S GUSTO

Successful Appeal

120

JAYCITO

Victory Gallop

120

KANTHAROS

Lion Heart

119

J.B.’S THUNDER

Thunder Gulch

119

SOLDAT

War Front

116

ROGUE ROMANCE

Smarty Jones

116

SANTIVA

Giant’s Causeway

115

ASTROLOGY

A.P. Indy

115

MAJOR GAIN

More Than Ready

115

MUCHO MACHO MAN

Macho Uno

115

WILLCOX INN

Harlan’s Holiday

114

GOURMET DINNER

Trippi

114

MADMAN DIARIES

Bring The Heat

114

RIVETING REASON

Fusaichi Pegasus

114

STAY THIRSTY

Bernardini

112

CALEB’S POSSE

Posse

112

MOUNTAIN TOWN

Cape Town

112

PREMIER PEGASUS

Fusaichi Pegasus

112

RUSH NOW

Tiznow

111

CLEARANCE CLARENCE

Cryptoclearance

111

MAYBESOMAYBENOT

Sunday Break (JPN)

111

SWAY AWAY

Afleet Alex

110

AIR SUPPORT

Smart Strike

110

BANDBOX

Tapit

110

COZY KITTEN

Kitten’s Joy

110

ROUGH SAILING

Mizzen Mast

110

TIZ BLESSED

Tiznow

110

VENGEFUL WILDCAT

Vindication

110

WINE POLICE

Speighstown

2010 EXPERIMENTAL FREE HANDICAP - FILLIES

Wt

Horse

Sire

123

AWESOME FEATHER

Awesome of Course

120

MORE THAN REAL

More Than Ready

120

TURBULENT DESCENT

Congrats

119

A Z WARRIOR

Bernardini

119

R HEAT LIGHTNING

Trippi

118

DANCINGHERDREAMS

Tapit

118

KATHMANBLU

Bluegrass Cat

118

RIGOLETTA

Concerto

118

TELL A KELLY

Tapit

118

WICKEDLY PERFECT

Congrats

116

BIG TIZ

Tiznow

116

POSITION LIMIT

Bellamy Road

116

WINTER MEMORIES

El Prado (Ire)

115

INDIAN GRACEY

Indian Ocean

114

DELIGHTFUL MARY

Limehouse

114

DIXIE CITY

Dixie Union

113

FULL MOON BLUES

Petionville

113

JORDY Y

Congrats

113

MAY DAY ROSE

Rockport Harbour

112

BELIEVE IN A. P.

A. P. Indy

112

HARLAN’S RUBY

Harlan’s Holiday

112

NEVERSAIDIWASSWEET

Eurosilver

112

WONDERLANDBYNIGHT

Sky Mesa

111

BOUQUET BOOTH

Flower Alley

111

FOREST LEGEND

Forest Camp

111

LE MI GEAUX

First Samurai

111

NIJI’S GRAND GIRL

Candy Ride (Arg)

110

GRANDACIOUS

Grand Slam

110

HOLIDAY FOR KITTE

Kitten’s Joy

110

JUST LOUISE

Five Star Day

2010 EXPERIMENTAL FREE HANDICAP - SIRES

(3 or more represented)

Stallion

Colts

Fillies

Total

LION HEART (Tale of the Cat)

1

5

6

TAPIT (Pulpit)

1

5

6

* CONGRATS (A.P. Indy)

1

4

5

* BERNARDINI (A.P. Indy)

3

1

4

* FIRST SAMURAI (Giant’s Causeway)

3

1

4

STORMY ATLANTIC (Storm Cat)

2

2

4

YES IT’S TRUE (Is It True)

1

3

4

AFLEET ALEX (Northern Afleet)

1

2

3

ARCH (Kris S.)

0

3

3

FUSAICHI PEGASUS (Mr. Prospector)

3

0

3

HARLAN’S HOLIDAY (Harlan)

2

1

3

MORE THAN READY (Southern Halo)

2

1

3

* SHARP HUMOR (Distorted Humor)

3

0

3

SMART STRIKE (Mr. Prospector)

2

1

3

TALE OF THE CAT (Storm Cat)

2

1

3

THUNDER GULCH (Gulch)

3

0

3

TIZNOW (Cee’s Tizzy)

2

1

3

WEST ACRE (Forty Niner)

1

2

3

* Freshman Sire

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