06/10/2016 12:46PM

Queen's Plate pedigree analysis: Mike



Philanthropist – Uproar, by Hail the Ruckus

(Purchased for 325,000 Canadian dollars by John LeBlanc as agent at the 2014 CTHS-Ontario select yearling sale)

Mike, who was entered to run in an allowance Saturday at Woodbine, would be making his stakes debut in the Queen’s Plate should he punch his ticket with an impressive performance. But one glance down his page reveals some familiar names that certainly make him a classics contender on paper.

By Philanthropist and out of the Hail the Ruckus mare Uproar, Mike is a full brother to Pender Harbour, the Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s champion 3-year-old male of 2011. He earned the title on the strength of his campaign in that season’s Canadian Triple Crown, finishing third in the Queen’s Plate before winning the Prince of Wales Stakes and the Breeders’ Stakes. In all, he won 10 stakes and placed in 15 others, earning more than $1.8 million.

The stakes-placed Uproar is the dam of eight winners from nine starters, including stakes winner and producer Silent Course. Uproar is from the extended family of Grade 1 winner No Such Word.

Other top runners by Philanthropist, a son of Kris S., include Canadian champion sprinter Phil’s Dream; Bear It’s Time, who won the Bison City Stakes, part of Canada’s Triple Tiara; and Hippolytus, the runner-up in the 2011 Queen’s Plate.

Philanthropist, a Grade 3 winner, is out of the good broodmare Hidden Reserve, making him a half-brother to Grade 3 winners Defer and Reload. This is a prominent family developed by the Phipps Stable. Hidden Reserve is a full sister to Grade 1 winner and stakes producer Educated Risk and a half-sister to the champion Inside Information, the dam of the champion Smuggler.

– Nicole Russo