Saratoga Debut Winner for Majestic Warrior
August 28, 2014
Making a big impression at Saratoga on debut was Majestic Bloom (2f Majestic Warrior x Desert Bloom, by Hennessy), who...
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With A.P. Indy as his sire and a grand-daughter of Mr Prospector as his dam, Majestic Warrior is bred along very similar lines to A.P. Indy’s successful stallion sons Pulpit, Malibu Moon, Mineshaft and Congrats. These stallions have collectively sired more than 20 Gr.1 winners, including the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb. They have enjoyed some notable successes with more MR PROSPECTOR blood - Malibu Moon’s top winners Orb, Devil May Care and Malibu Prayer and champion 2yo Declan’s Moon are inbred 3x4 to Mr Prospector. Mineshaft’s excellent filly It’s Tricky is inbred 3x4x4 to Mr Prospector. It is no surprise then, that Princess of Sylmar, an outstanding filly from Majestic Warrior’s first crop, is inbred 4x4 to Mr Prospector while he also has a Japanese Gr.3 winner inbred 4x4, with a dam by MR GREELEY.
Because Mr Prospector is one generation further back in Majestic Warrior’s pedigree than in Pulpit’s and Malibu Moon’s, there is more scope for adding a second line of MR PROSPECTOR through mares by Mr Prospector’s sons, which create 4x3 inbreeding.
Other RAISE A NATIVE lines appeal. Pulpit and Malibu Moon have sired Gr.1 winners from daughters of EASY GOER.
A.P. Indy sired the Gr.1 winners Secret Status and A.P. Valentine from ALYDAR mares.
DEPUTY MINISTER mares have strong claims, as A.P. Indy sired Rags To Riches and Telling from them, plus the Gr.1 winner Take Charge Indy from a DEHERE mare. Majestic Warrior already has a stakes winner out of a grand-daughter of DEPUTY MINISTER and his Gr.3 winner Declan’s Warrior has a second dam by VICE REGENT.
Majestic Warrior is already working with STORM CAT blood. Princess of Sylmar is out of a grand-daughter, by CATIENUS, while the Gr.2-placed Cameo Appearance has a second dam by STORM CAT. He also has Graded-placed winners out of mares by FOREST WILDCAT and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY.
The HAIL TO REASON line works as his Gr.3 winner Declan’s Warrior has a dam by SAINT BALLADO and the Gr.2-placed Seasoned Warrior is out of a CURE THE BLUES mare. He also has a $275,000 2013 yearling out of an ARCH mare.
OUTSTANDING GR.1 WINNING 2-Y-O
1stHopeful Stakes - Gr.1, 7f., Saratoga by 2¼ lengths. Leading sires that won the Hopeful Stakes include Hennessy, Dehere, Summer Squall, Gulch, Chief’s Crown, Affirmed, Secretariat, Buckpasser, Bold Lad, Hail To Reason, Nashua, Native Dancer, Bimelech & Man O’War.
1stMaiden Stakes, 6½f., Saratoga by 3½ lengths on debut.