Question: Alan, what do you think about Sons of AP Indy to daughters
of Gone West?
Reader Q&A -- Rate the Pedigree Nick Between A.P. Indy and Gone West
Written by Alan Porter 1 | Nov 12, 2008 |
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.