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Before he was a Kentucky Derby winner....

Back on the 1st of June 2009, as part of our study on the TrueNicks ratings and how they are calculated each year we ran the complete 2007 crops on a number of proven stallions - Giant's Causeway, Stormy Atlantic, Maria's Mon and Johannesburg, along with some then unproven sires with their first runners in Afleet Alex, Eurosilver and Roman Ruler.

The goal of the study is to look at how ratings change over time but we thought it noteworthy to reproduce the complete list of ratings compiled at that time for the ill-fated Maria's Mon which of course now includes the Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, the Lexington Stakes winner Exhi, Matron Stakes winner Awesome Maria and stakes winners All About Anna, Paris Vegas and Turf Melody (he is the then unnamed colt out of Tricky Bird). Yes, Maria's Mon has been some loss to the breed. You can download the complete crop here but here are the ratings of those horses as they were back on June 1st 2009

All About Anna - B+
Awesome Maria - A
Exhi - A
Paris Vegas - A++
Super Saver - A++
Turf Melody - B+

Before he was a Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver was A++ rated with TrueNicks.

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2 Comments:

Congrats to the late sire Maria's Mon on his Derby winner ! Maria's Mon was a refreshing change ,for those who like the Raise A Native line and who are trying to avoid Mr. Prospector , which is hard to do these days ! Forgive me , I also wanted to mention this is his second Derby winner ! Excellent accomplishment for any sire ! I know he's a little off the subject but, AP Indy did nicely in this Derby edition ! Super Saver's damsire is AP Indy ,and Ice Box who finished a gallant second ,his sire "Pulpit" is by AP Indy . I think Ice Box is probably better suited for the Belmont considering he has Belmont winners Tabasco Cat and AP Indy as grandsires !

Pedigree Shelly 01 May 2010 10:37 PM

Don't you think that being three times to Buckpasser the La Troinne strikes again?

  • Ian's reply:  Check out Alan Porter's new post on Maria's Mon and Super Saver.
  • Super Saver 05 May 2010 9:27 AM

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