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Coming On 'Song'

Songandaprayer's (TrueNicks, SRO) first crop, sired relatively inexpensively in Florida, made a considerable impact, producing six stakes winners headed by the graded scorers Songster, What A Song, He's Got Grit, and Praying For Cash. That first crop was impressive enough as yearlings that it triggered a move from Florida to Walmac in Kentucky, where he's covered some very nice mares in the last three seasons.

In the meantime, he's had to rely on the Florida-bred second and third crops (sired at $10,000) to maintain momentum, and lately they've been doing a pretty good job of doing just that. Last weekend, Polyhymnia (A++ rated) became a stakes winner by taking the Mademoiselle Stakes at Delta Downs. Meanwhile his third crop, current 3-year-olds, has already produced Preachin Man (also A++ rated), winner of the richly-endowed NATC Futurity; the Chenery Stakes winner High Appeal (A rated); and the promising speedster Go Go Shoot, successful this year in the Jimmy Winkfield Stakes and the Fred "Cappy" Capossela Stakes, both at Aqueduct.

Songandaprayer's 2007 stud fee was $45,000, and he is advertised this year for $25,000. Given his results from his less expensively conceived crops, and given that he has two very nice Kentucky crops in the pipeline, that looks a value to jump on.

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