12/15/2017 12:50PM

Overanalyze, Shanghai Bobby lead first-crop sires by 80-plus Beyers

Barbara D. Livingston
Three members of Overanalyze's first crop had 80-plus Beyer Speed Figures.

The freshman sire race by earnings has been competitive in 2017, and just as apparent was the distribution of efforts by their runners who earned Beyer Speed Figures of 80 or higher.

Overanalyze, North America’s leading first-crop sire by earnings, and champion Shanghai Bobby are atop their class with five races each by their foals resulting in an 80-plus Beyer this year.

That threshold has been passed by three of Overanalyze’s runners, led by Piedi Bianchi, who turned in an 82 in her maiden win at Del Mar, and followed with two 81 figures when running second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes and third in the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes.

Overanalyze, a 7-year-old Dixie Union horse, stands at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for $15,000.

Shanghai Bobby had two horses surpass an 80 Beyer a combined five times, topped by Shivermetimbers, who got a 90 Beyer for his maiden win at Keeneland. Following closely was Cool Bobby, who won a Del Mar maiden special weight to earn an 89 Beyer.

Shanghai Bobby is a 7-year-old son of Harlan’s Holiday. He stands at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for $15,000.