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El Prado and A.P. Indy -- A Cross Waiting to Happen

We've 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.

The 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 Tapit (TrueNicks,SRO) , 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).

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