Who Should Peppers Visit? -- Suggest a Mating for the Record-breaking Thoroughbred Mare.
Written by Byron Rogers | Dec 16, 2008 |
A week or so ago we had an interesting post on this site from Scot Gillies in regards to a "dream mating" for your favorite mare. There was a lot of ideas, some of them very well reasoned, from a number of readers with some suggestions for various mares to visit various stallions. In some type of continuation from that post, I read with interest today that the owners of the record-breaking Peppers Pride are weighing up their options as to whom they breed this undefeated mare to in 2009.
The owner of Peppers Pride, Mr Allen, has suggested that a son of leading sire A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) would be the way to go for Peppers Pride. He probably knows his mare and the family better than most and it is a fair suggestion indeed as A.P Indy and his sons have proven themselves highly compatible with mares by sons and grandsons of Fappiano. Desert God, the sire of Peppers Pride, is nothing if not royally bred -- however, as he is not only by Fappiano but he is out of the great Blush With Pride, there could be some interesting inbreeding taking place with stallions that carry this blood in their pedigree.
For mine, I would like to see her visit Pulpit or better still his son Sky Mesa (TrueNicks,SRO)
who is an A.P Indy stallion that has shown a real affinity for Mr Prospector-line mares. Sky Mesa is out of a mare by Storm Cat, which adds a little value to the pedigree for other reasons. Back in her pedigree, Peppers Pride is inbred to the mare Boola Brook and I think that Sky Mesa, with both Nijinsky II and Storm Cat in his pedigree, should help. Peppers Pride also has lashings of La Troienne, the great matriarch of Sky Mesa's female family. The mating is an A+ with TrueNicks.
So again, I turn it over to you. I thought it might be fun to hear what you think would be a good mating for her debut season. Alan did a review of her pedigree a little while ago, and the article provides interesting background information that might be helpful. Please share your results (and any other feedback) in the comments section below. The full roster of stallions with complimentary TrueNicks reports can be found here.