Pulpit Line Prospers

Parading has had to wait until he turned 6 to win a graded stakes, but he achieved that feat in great style April 19 in the Ben Ali Stakes(gr. III).

Bred and owned by the Phipps Stable, Parading is the fourth stakes winner sired by Pulpit out of a mare by Storm Cat. Two of the others are also graded, most notably hot young sire Sky Mesa (TrueNicks,SRO) . Not surprisingly the cross is rated A+ by TrueNicks.

Parading’s dam is a graded stakes-placed sister to champion 2-year-old filly Storm Flag Flying, and the next two dams are champion My Flag and undefeated champion Personal Ensign.

Later-developing or not, this fellow’s going to make someone, somewhere, a nice stallion prospect.

On the subject of Pulpit, his burgeoning reputation as a sire of sires was further advanced at the weekend when Afternoon Stroll (TrueNicks rate A++) won the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT). She is the second graded stakes winner and third black-type winner from the first crop of 3-year-olds sired by Stroll, a Pulpit son who scored his most prestigious victory in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), but was exported to Italy before his first runners hit the track.

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