Reader Q&A -- Rate the Pedigree Nick Between A.P. Indy and Gone West

Question:  Alan, what do you think about Sons of AP Indy to daughters of Gone West?

 Alan Porter's response:  To date the A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) /Gone West nick -- and the more general Seattle Slew/Gone West nick -- has not been a very successful one.
There is only one stakes winner on an A.P. Indy/Gone West from around 24 starters -- Bertsgoldenmissile, a son of Golden Missile out of a Gone West mare, who won the Gate Dancer Stakes at Louisiana Downs in October -- and only two others by other Seattle Slew-line stallions.

As A.P. Indy is good with Mr. Prospector in general, one suspects that this is a good pedigree cross that doesn't work well physically. In such cases, the cross sometimes does better with the principals a generation or two further back. A.P. Indy's dam does have Bold Ruler and Tom Fool, a pairing that is very good for Gone West, so it might be that sons of A.P. Indy will work better with mares by sons of Gone West.



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