City Slickers -- Carson City's Freshman Sons at Stud
Written by Alan Porter 1 | Jul 28, 2009 |
Two sons of Carson City are among the freshman sires
recently represented by their first stakes winners.
Pollard's Vision (TrueNicks,SRO) was
represented by Vertical Vision who captured the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes.
Pollard's Vision -- who ranks highly on the leading freshman sire table -- has
now been represented by five winners, and they also include Air Crew, who took
second in the Premio Giuseppe de Montel as a juvenile, and third in the Premio Primi Passi
(Ity-III) earlier this year. This is a pretty promising start for Wintergreen Stallions' Pollard's Vision, as he was a somewhat atypical
Carson City. Although he broke his maiden at Saratoga and was third in the
Huntington Stakes at 2, he did much better at 3 and 4, when he
captured four graded stakes, securing his most valuable triumph in the Illinois
Derby (gr. II).
Two weeks before Vertical Vision's biggest win, another Carson City son, Hear No
Evil, got off the stakes mark when his son Jackson Bend captured the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes at Calder.
Jackson Bend is out of a mare by Tabasco
Cat (giving that combination of Carson City and Storm Cat that we hold in
high regard) and is TrueNicks rated A++.
Hear No Evil won the
Criterium Stakes at 2, a pair of stakes including the Unbridled Stakes at 3, and the Chris Thomas Turf Classic at 5, and was also graded-placed on several occasions.