Monday, February 16, 2015


This is an interesting colt that has been left on the Carrot Club sidelines, so we'll take a chance on him and see what happens. He was sired by Kane Hekili, who we profiled in July 2014 when we looked at the Sunday Thoroughbred Club newcomer, while his dam is Sawa's Song.

Courtesy Carrot Club
Sawa's Song picked up a 1-1-0 record from three runs, and passes on the DNA of her father, Cox's Ridge, who clocked up 16 top class victories from 28 runs. The fact that he was successful is hardly surprising given that he carried the blood of Turn-To, Swaps, Bull Lea and Man O'War - all American heroes one and all. Another US (via Canada) hero, Secretariat, pops up as the grandfather of Yestday's Kisses (six wins from 23 starts, including G2 and G3 outings), who gave birth to Sawa's Song.

Size-wise, he's a bit small at the moment, but he was born late in the Spring, a couple of months later than most of his mates at the training centre, so he's still got some growing to do. I'm hoping this will allow him to avoid a Hokkaido campaign, and come straight down to the Kanto area as soon as he's ready to run. With luck, he'll be allocated a Funabashi trainer, which will make it a lot easier to follow his progress on the track.

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