01/25/2005 12:00AM

Freshman stallions: M to P

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Point Given's offspring figure to develop late but will be bred for classics.

LAS VEGAS - This is part four in a series on the freshman sires of 2005, with particular emphasis on how to bet their offspring. The sires' names are followed by their pedigree and where they stand, and their designation: SP means speed, ST means stamina, T means turf, HT means hidden turf.

Mancini (Mr. Prospector-Trolley Song, Caro). Kentucky. Five years younger than his half-brother Unbridled's Song, Mancini was a disappointment as a racehorse, never winning in just four starts, but his offspring should have speed. Because he is relatively unknown, his runners could pop at a price on dirt and turf. (SP/HT)

Medford (Meadowlake-Really Quick, In Reality). West Virginia. A flashy chestnut in the mold of his sire, Medford is a stakes-winning sprinter and also finished second in the Federico Tesio Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. His runners will also have good speed and will be best from five furlongs to 1 1/16 miles. (SP2/HT)

Minardi (Boundary-Yarn, by Mr. Prospector). Kentucky. Has the potential to be an explosive sire of sprinter-milers, and his juveniles should win early on dirt and definitely on grass. Inheriting high speed top and bottom, Minardi was a champion 2-year-old in England and Ireland, and he is a half-brother to Tale of the Cat and Myth, the dam of 2-year-old champion Johannesburg. Could be the big sleeper of this year's freshman crop. (SP2/T)

Misbah (Gilded Time-For Dixie, Dixieland Band). Kentucky. A winner of four of 17 starts in England and North America, he is by a 2-year-old champion, and his female family produced the very fast Full Pocket, another source of high speed. (SP2)

Mojave Moon (Mr. Prospector-East of the Moon, Private Account). Maryland. Securing young stallions like Mojave Moon, Maryland breeders are improving the quality of their stock. Stakes-placed, Mojave Moon has a pedigree with unlimited potential. In addition to his ubiquitous sire, his dam was a 3-year-old champion in France and is a half-sister to Kingmambo and Miesque's Son. Mojave Moon's second dam is multiple champion and two-time Breeders' Cup Mile winner Miesque. While his runners will win on dirt, they should not be overlooked on turf. (HT)

Monarchos (Maria's Mon-Regal Band, Dixieland Band). Kentucky. Winner of the 2001 Kentucky Derby, Monarchos is getting every opportunity as a stallion to reproduce his talent. He is standing at Claiborne Farm with a high-quality book of broodmares, which includes the undefeated champion and 1996 Broodmare of the Year Personal Ensign (the dam of stakes winners My Flag, Miner's Mark, and Traditionally, and stakes-placed Our Emblem and Proud and True). From a storied Darby Dan female family that produced Dynaformer, Darby Creek Road, Memories of Silver, Sunshine Forever, and Ryafan, I expect Monarchos's offspring to win at 2, particularly later in the year, but they are better bred for the classics than for juvenile races. With Majestic Light on top and Northern Dancer on the bottom, do not be surprised if Monarchos also gets many grass runners. (HT2)

Monroan (Maria's Mon-Share the Fun, Deputy Minister). Indiana. By a 2-year-old champion, Monroan was unplaced in just one start at 3, but his second dam, Share the Fantasy, won the Spinaway Stakes. His runners should have speed and do well in statebred races, on dirt and turf. (SP/HT2)

Not Impossible (Sadler's Wells-Ball Chairman, Secretariat). Canada. Runners by Not Impossible, who was unraced, should be ordinary on dirt but will come to life on grass at distances over seven furlongs. (T2)

Old Kentucky Home (Kris S.-Shared Magic, Devil's Bag). Kentucky. A winner of one of four starts in France at 3, Old Kentucky Home is by a stallion and sire line known for stamina. Many runners by the versatile Kris S. win on dirt and turf, but the combination of Kris S. (Roberto) and Devil's Bag suggests runners by this stallion will have more success on turf. (T2)

One Way Love (Regal Classic-First Class Gal, Geiger Counter). Canada. A Canadian stakes winner at 2, 3, 4, and 5, his runners should have good speed on all surfaces and be useful juveniles. (SP2)

Performing Magic (Gone West-Performing Arts, The Minstrel). New York. Winner of three stakes, including the Illinois Derby, Performing Magic is a son of Gone West and should be a versatile statebred sire, getting winners on fast and wet tracks, and will provide value on grass. (HT2)

Perigee Moon (Hennessy-Lovlier Linda, Vigors). Canada. A half-brother to the late Old Trieste, Perigee Moon won the Killavullan Stakes as a 2-year-old in Ireland. Hennessy is a very potent speed influence and powerful hidden turf sire, and, likewise, Perigee Moon's runners should have high speed on grass. (SP/HT2)

Pikepass (Forty Niner-Deanna's Special, Storm Bird). Kentucky. A minor stakes winner at 4 by sire of sires Forty Niner, Pikepass is from the family that produced Broad Brush and the 1986 Broodmare of the Year, Too Bald, who is the dam of stakes winners Capote, Exceller, Baldski, Vaguely Hidden, and American Standard. His offspring should have abundant speed. (SP2)

Point Given (Thunder Gulch-Turko's Turn, Turkoman). Kentucky. Point Given was not only 3-year-old champion, he was also Horse of the Year. A late-developing juvenile, his classically bred 2-year-olds should begin to show talent in the second half of their seasons and blossom at 3 and 4. Bred for distance on dirt and turf. (ST/HT2)

Prime Timber (Sultry Song-Wine Taster, Nodouble). New York. Was considered to be a serious Kentucky Derby contender once, but various injuries compromised his talent. His statebred runners should be better at 3 than 2 and be effective from seven to nine furlongs. (HT)

Put It Back (Honour and Glory-Miss Shoplifter, Exuberant). Florida. Blessed with the high speed of his sire, Put it Back won the Riva Ridge and Best Turn stakes. He is a great candidate to be a top sire of 2-year-olds, who will be good sprinters as they mature. (SP2)