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Pure Precision Joins TrueNicks

TrueNicks welcomes Pure Precision (TrueNicks,SRO), a fast and precocious son of Montbrook standing at Blackstone Farm near Pine Grove, Pennsylvania.

Pure Precision is out of the speedy Distinctive mare Al’s Helen, winner of the First Flight Handicap (gr. III) over 7 furlongs. Al's Helen is a half sister to gr. II winner and sire Straight Man, who was second in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I). Always a quick filly, Al’s Helen set a new Hollywood Park 5-furlong track record of :57 1/5 in her career debut.

Like his dam, Pure Precision burst on the scene in June of his 2-year-old year, romping by 10 lengths in his first start, a 5-furlong Maiden Special Weight at Calder. He subsequently ran second in the Criterium Stakes before taking the 5 ½-furlong Tyro Stakes and 6-furlong Sapling Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth.

Pure Precision has sired Tight Precision, winner of the 2010 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf (Video), clocking 9 furlongs in 1:47 1/5. Tight Precision was also a close second in the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. Earlier this month, Pure Precision's son Rusty Charlie ran third in the Ponche Handicap at Calder. Pure Precision boasts an impressive 24 winners from 45 starters (53%) in 2010, and is among the leading sires in Pennsylvania. His oldest progeny are 5-year-olds, with lifetime earnings approaching $3 million.

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For a stallion tracing to Buckpasser is it strange Montbrook sons are basically always sprinters? Pure Precision, Thunderello, Trust 'n Luck, Chapel Royale -all sprinters for the most part.

The nice filly Amen Halelujah seems to have greater stamina.

judge angelucci 24 Jun 2010 5:23 PM

judge angelucci,

I'd say that Buckaroo is a different type of influence than Buckpasser. Buckpasser won top class stakes from 5.5f to 2 miles. He was a freak. Buckaroo was a more of an 8-9f horse and gives more speed in a pedigree.

Montbrook was a sprinter, and most of his runners are sprint-oriented, but he can get a variety of types depending on the mare.

Amen Hallelujah's dam was MSW at 8-9 furlongs, including the Calder Oaks. AH seems like a miler picking up this influence from her dam.

Outofthebox won the Super Derby (gr. I) at 10f, defeating E Dubai, and 2nd in the Florida Derby (gr. I) at 9f, to Monarchos. Outofthebox's dam is a half sister to a MG1SW at 9f, so must have picked up some of this staying ability.

Trust N Luck was speedy, yes, but won 3 stakes at 8.5f, including the Fountain of Youth (gr. I). His dam is by Dahar, a 9-12f turf horse out of the great Dahlia, who would stay 12+ furlongs all day.

As for Pure Precision, he seemed to take after his dam who had lots of speed, but he is still able to sire Tight Precision - a 9f turf SW. Checking out her female family, it's full of turf milers. Tight Precision is a half sister to Therecomesatiger, a MSW at 8-9f on turf. Plus, deeper in the family is Hasten to Add, who won the 14f Ebor Handicap at York and the 12f Laurel Turf Cup (gr. III).


Ian Tapp 24 Jun 2010 6:08 PM
The Montbrooks are unstoppable... Shadowbdancing won the 9f Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II).
Ian Tapp 28 Jun 2010 11:06 AM

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