No Charity for Peter Pan Rivals With Belmont Hopes
Written by Alan Porter 1 | May 14, 2009 |
classics, it was a relatively quiet weekend in the U.S. One race that might have Triple
Crown implications, however, was contested: the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) went to
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Charitable Man (TrueNicks A). The victory of
Charitable Man continues an outstanding season for his sire, Lemon Drop Kid (TrueNicks,SRO)
who now has eight 2009 stakes winners, five graded, putting him on a pace to
match the 21 stakes winners he sired last year. Charitable Man is out of the
Saint Ballado mare Charitabledonation, and it's interesting that the two
grade II winners to so far appear out of mares by Saint Ballado are by Lemon
Drop Kid and Northern Afleet, keeping in mind that Northern Afleet was bred on the
same Mr. Prospector/Nureyev cross as Lemon Drop Kid's sire Kingmamabo.
For a more complete review of Charitable Man's pedigree, check out the Pedigree Consultants' blog.