Ready for More Buckpasser

We've often mentioned that More Than Ready (TrueNicks,SRO) crosses well with mares carrying Buckpasser lines. This is scarcely surprising as his broodmare sire, Woodman, is out of a Buckpasser mare who is inbred to La Troienne through the similarly-bred Busanda (dam of Buckpasser) and Striking, and that his own fourth dam is inbred 3 x 2 to La Troienne.

The latest example is Mary's Follies, a 3-year-old filly who took Boiling Springs Handicap (gr. IIIT) June 27 on her turf debut. She is out of a mare by Miswaki, making for a particularly intriguing cross: Miswaki is a Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross -- bred similarly to Woodman -- and his third dam Lea Lane is a half-sister to More Than Ready's sire's third dam Shama (both out of the Bull Lea mare Lea Lark and from the Nasrullah sire line). In Mary's Follies' case, the situation is intensified, as her second dam is by Wavering Monarch, like Woodman and Miswaki a Raise a Native/Buckpasser cross (so she has Raise a Native/Buckpasser crosses 3 x 2 x 3). Wavering Monarch is also broodmare sire of More Than Ready's English graded stakes winner La Chunga, and damsire of the dam of his U.S. juvenile star Ready's Image (TrueNicks,SRO).

Incidentally, More Than Ready had a second weekend stakes winner in the shape of No More Goodbyes, a 4-year-old colt who took the Rise Jim Stakes at Suffolk Downs.

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