No Charity for Peter Pan Rivals With Belmont Hopes

Between 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.

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