Grade III Success for Stopchargingmaria
November 4, 2013
Talented filly Stopchargingmaria (2f Tale of the Cat x Exotic Bloom, by Montbrook) broke the ice with her first Black...
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UNBRIDLED’S SONG is the broodmare sire of the Gr.2 winners Alpha Kitten and A Shin Top and the talented Meal Penalty. As Tale Of The Cat’s Gr.2 winner Spellbinder is out of a mare by Fappiano’s son QUIET AMERICAN, more mares from the Fappiano line are justified. He also has several other Graded winners inbred to MR PROSPECTOR, led by the Gr.1 winner Tale of Ekati (3x4) and Gr.3 winner Catboat (3x3).
His champion son Gio Ponti is out of an ALYDAR mare (therefore inbred 4x3 to Raise A Native).
He has only four foals out of daughters of INDIAN CHARLIE, but one is a Stakes winner and another is Graded-placed.
Tale Of The Cat is doing well with the HAIL TO REASON line, Tale of Ekati is from a mare by Halo’s top son SUNDAY SILENCE, and he also has Stakes horses out of daughters of RED RANSOM (3 Stakes winners from 20 foals), SILVER HAWK, CURE THE BLUES, KRIS S., ARCH, DYNAFORMER, PRIZED and SOUTHERN HALO. His top son Lion Heart is out of a mare inbred 2x4 to HAIL TO REASON.
RIBOT line mares work too, those by KEY TO THE MINT being especially successful. Key To The Mint’s son JAVA GOLD sired the dam of the Gr.1-placed Resplendency. PLEASANT COLONY is the broodmare sire of several of Tale Of The Cat’s Stakes performers, including the Gr.1-placed Galantas.
Tale Of The Cat has a Stakes winner out of a mare by TIME FOR A CHANGE. He also has a Gr.1 winner, My Trusty Cat, out of a PRIVATE ACCOUNT mare, and a DAMASCUS mare is the second dam of the Gr.1-placed Resplendency.
More BOLD RULER blood should also suit Tale of The Cat - he comes from the same family as Pulpit, who is a grandson of SEATTLE SLEW.
Tale Of The Cat has a Gr.2-placed juvenile out of an A.P. INDY mare and his Gr.1 winner Cat Moves is out of a CAPOTE mare. His Graded winners Be Gentle and Ashley’s Kitty are inbred to Bold Ruler’s son SECRETARIAT.
Mares from the PRINCEQUILLO line should suit this horse, as he has plenty of Nasrullah blood. Tale Of The Cat’s fourth dam, Monarchy, was a sister to Princequillo’s remarkable son ROUND TABLE. Mares with PRINCE JOHN, SILENT SCREEN, HOLD YOUR PEACE and MEADOWLAKE blood are other possibilities from the Princequillo line. A Shin Top’s third dam is by ROUND TABLE.
WON 5 RACES AND PLACED 4 TIMES (ALL GRADE 1 RACES) FROM ONLY 9 STARTS
1stKing’s Bishop Stakes - Gr.2, 7f., Saratoga by 5½ lengths from Oro de Mexico and Trafalgar.
1stMaiden, 8f., Monmouth by 11½ lengths in track record time.
2ndWhitney Handicap - Gr.1, 9f., Saratoga.
3rdVosburgh Stakes - Gr.1, 7f., Belmont (twice).
4thHaskell Invitational Handicap - Gr.1, 9f., Monmouth.