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Blushing Groom and Service Stripe Double-Team

There was some activity of note among the younger stallions over the past weekend. Second-crop sire Even the Score (TrueNicks,SRO) , who had Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) winner Take the Points a week earlier, was represented by Four Gifts (a graded winner earlier this year), who took the $250,000 Charles Town Oaks. She is out of a mare by Service Stripe (by Deputy Minister), and inbred 4 x 4 to Blushing Groom (FR).

Freshman Pollard's Vision (TrueNicks,SRO) was in the news a few weeks ago when represented by Vertical Vision who captured the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes. (Here's another pedigree with a Blushing Groom double and out of a Service Stripe mare -- maybe we have a useful inexpensive broodmare sire in the making....) He added a second stakes winner at the weekend when Air Crew, previously second in the Premio Giuseppe de Montel and third in the Premio Primi Passi (Ity-III), took the Criterium Labronico. He is out of a mare by Holy Bull (TrueNicks,SRO) and is rated A.  Incidentally, Pollard's Vision now has nine stakes winners and sits in seventh on the leading freshman table.

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