El Prado and A.P. Indy -- A Cross Waiting to Happen
Written by Alan Porter 1 | Dec 21, 2008 |
thought for a while now that El Prado (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO)
and A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) was a combination that had
to enjoy success somewhere down the line. In fact we've a few youngsters on the
ground with that combination. The reason? A.P. Indy's granddam, Lassie Dear, is
a Tom Fool/Sir Gaylord cross, while El Prado's classic-winning dam, Lady
Capulet, is a Sir Gaylord/Tom Fool cross.
combination came to grade I-winning fruition December 13 when Laragh took
the Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I). She is by first-season sire sensation
, out of the El Prado mare Rose of Summer.
Of course, the cross of A.P.
Indy and El Prado's sire, Sadler's Wells, was well-represented this year
by multiple grade I winner Music Note, and the Sadler's Wells/Seattle Slew
cross has a well above opportunity strike rate. Perhaps the key is that
Sadler's Wells carries Djeddah, who is inbred to sisters from the Frizette
family, where Seattle Slew's granddam is line-bred to Frizeur, a daughter of
Frizette. Funnily enough, Distorted Humor, who also has Djeddah, and loves to
pick up that strain, has grade I winners out of mares by both A.P. Indy (Any Given Saturday (TrueNicks,SRO)) and El Prado (Bit of Whimsy).