Fappiano / Blushing Groom Cross Is On Fire
Written by Alan Porter 1 | Feb 05, 2009 |
Silver City (by Unbridled's Song (TrueNicks,SRO)
of a Mt. Livermore mare) recently brought the Fappiano/Blushing Groom (FR) cross into news highlights, winning the Dixieland Stakes at Oakland Park Jan. 16. The next day, things really shifted into high gear.
First there was the
win for The Pamplemousse (Kafwain - Comfort Zone, by Rubiano), who defeated
Square Eddie for the San Rafael Stakes (gr. III). The Pamplemousse (who is
rated B+ by TrueNicks) is from the second crop of Kafwain (TrueNicks,SRO), who now stands at
Hurstland Farm in Midway, Ky., for $6,500. Kafwain also had five stakes
winners in his first crop, including the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III)
winner Massive Drama.
was the all-out assault on Saturday stakes by 3-year-olds from the first
crop of Candy Ride (ARG) (TrueNicks,SRO)
, one of
the best runners bred on the Fappiano/Blushing Groom cross. Candy Ride's son
Jack Spratt (TrueNicks B+) gained his first stakes win with a tally in the Dania
Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Out of a mare by Miner's Mark, Jack Spratt has
a somewhat interesting pattern as his grandsire, Cryptoclearance (TrueNicks,SRO), is by a son
of Mr. Prospector out of a mare by Hoist the Flag, and his broodmare sire,
Miner's Mark is by Mr. Prospector, and has a second dam by Hoist the Flag.
Saturday stakes winner for Candy Ride was Chocolate Candy (TrueNicks rated
A++), who captured the California Derby. Chocolate Candy was previously already
a stakes winner and grade I-placed.
On the same day, the stakes-winning
Evita Argentina (TrueNicks A++) was runner-up in the Santa Ynez Stakes (gr.
II), with other promising daughter Candilejas running fourth.
Additionally, Miles and Miles
took third in the Pasco Stakes at Tampa Bay.
Candy Ride was a genuine
phenomenon on the racetrack, running a best Beyer of 123 Now, with four first-crop stakes winners (two
graded) and another also grade I-placed, and three stakes-placed horses (one
grade I-placed), it's looks like he might be the real deal as a stallion.