Updated on 09/17/2011 12:59PM

Freshman sires - Part 7: T-Z


LAS VEGAS - This is the final installment of a series on the 2004 freshman sires, with particular emphasis on how to play their offspring. Listed alphabetically, the sires are followed by their pedigree and the state or country where they stand.

The Deputy (Petardia-Manfath, Last Tycoon). Kentucky. As a young 3-year-old, The Deputy was the darling of California, capturing the Santa Anita Derby, Santa Catalina Stakes, and Hill Rise Handicap, but he was never a factor in the Kentucky Derby, which turned out to be his final race. From the sire line of the speedy Jaipur, he descends from a high-quality female line that produced Blushing Groom, Alwuhush, Husband, Simply Majestic, and Tejano Run. He should impart speed to his offspring, and they should perform well on all surfaces from seven furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.

Tiger Ridge (Storm Cat-Weekend Surprise, Secretariat). Florida. Unraced at 2 and 3, Tiger Ridge was winless in five starts at 4. But as a son of Storm Cat and half-brother to A.P. Indy and Honor Grades and a three-quarter-brother to Summer Squall, he automatically gets a chance at stud. His sales yearlings sold quite well and his runners should show speed at 2.

Truluck (Conquistador Cielo-Michelle Mon Amour, Best Turn). Texas. Having miler speed, stakes winner Truluck is a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Posen, and his third dam is the 1966 champion 3-year-old filly, Lady Pitt, whose descendants include Blitey, Dancing Spree, and Heavenly Prize. His runners should be best from six furlongs to 1 1/8 miles in restricted statebred races.

Unbridled Jet (Unbridled-Easy Summer, Easy Goer). Maryland. Stakes placed, Unbridled Jet is best remembered for his troubled trip in the 1999 Haskell Invitational Handicap. He appeared to be headed to victory but checked sharply at the eighth pole and finished fourth behind Menifee, Cat Thief, and Forestry in an amazing effort. Out of an unraced dam, he has as his second dam Summer Mood, who was a champion sprinter in Canada and is a half-sister to million-dollar earner Present Value. With Unbridled and Easy Goer up close in his pedigree, expect his foals to be late developers and be effective at 3 at distances over one mile.

Untuttable (Unbridled-Tutta, In Reality). Florida. Inheriting stamina from Unbridled, Untuttable also has multiple speed influences in his pedigree, particularly because he is inbred to In Reality (4x2) and Gold Digger (4x3), the dam of Mr. Prospector and his full sister Gold Mine, the second dam of Untuttable. Untuttable's runners should have speed on dirt and turf and be able to stretch that speed from seven furlongs to 1 1/4 miles.

Vicar (Wild Again-Escrow Agent, El Gran Senor). Kentucky. Stakes placed at 2, Vicar won the Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes and placed in the Jerome Handicap, Blue Grass, and Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes at 3. His 2-year-olds should mature late and be best in the fall stretching out to 1 1/16 miles.

War Chant (Danzig-Hollywood Wildcat, Kris S.). Kentucky. With a lofty stud fee of $60,000 and having been bred to a quality book of mares, War Chant is considered by many to be among this year's most promising first-crop sires. A winner of his only start at 2, War Chant won the San Rafael Stakes on dirt and developed into a formidable turf miler at the end of his 3-year-old year, winning the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes and Breeders' Cup Mile. While War Chant's offspring should win on dirt, sons of Danzig at stud have prospered primarily as grass sires, such as Chief's Crown, Danehill, Anabaa, and Polish Precedent.

Western Expression (Gone West-Tricky Game, Majestic Light). New York. Western Expression is a half-brother to multiple turf stakes winner King Cugat. Western Expression finished second in the Carter Handicap, and his runners should have good speed at 2 on all surfaces. But with the Gone West-Majestic Light cross, they are particularly well suited for grass. His dam, Tricky Game, is a full sister to stakes winner Stacked Pack and a half-sister to Seeking the Gold and Fast Play.

Wised Up (Dixieland Band-Wising Up, Smarten). Florida. Wised Up was a proven stakes performer on the turf and he won the Fort Marcy Handicap. He is a half-sister to turf stakes winner Foresta. The majority of Dixieland Band's offspring have speed (Dixie Union, Citidancer, Dixie Brass, Dixieland Heat), and Wised Up was bred to Florida-based mares from brilliant sire lines (In Reality, Mr. Prospector, Copelan), so expect his 2-year-olds to have speed on all surfaces.

Yankee Victor (Saint Ballado-Highest Carol, Caro). Kentucky. Saint Ballado is a high-speed influence, and his runners were strong milers, such as Metropolitan Handicap winner Yankee Victor. From the female family that produced Jolie's Halo and Mister Jolie, Yankee Victor can be expected to be an excellent sire of 2-year-olds and be most effective from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.

Yes It's True (Is It True-Clever Monique, Clever Trick). Florida. From a sire line known for high speed (Is It True, Raja Baba, Bold Ruler), Yes It's True was naturally quick at 2, winning the Sapling, Hollywood Juvenile Championship, Kentucky Breeders' Cup, and WHAS-11 Stakes. A leading sprinter at 3, he captured the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash, Maryland Breeders' Cup Handicap, and Riva Ridge, Lafayette, Swale, and Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup stakes. His 2-year-olds should get off to a fast start, winning from three furlongs to 1 1/16 miles.