08/25/2015 12:54PM

SirePowered Results: Curlin

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Barbara D. Livingston
Jess's Dream, by Lane's End stallion Curlin, wins his debut on Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

With his regal parentage, the debut of Jess's Dream was highly anticipated, and the colt didn't disappoint, launching a dramatic rally after spotting the field as many as 12 lengths to win a maiden special weight race on Aug. 24 at Saratoga. The Stonestreet Stables homebred is the product of two Horse of the Year honorees in Curlin and Rachel Alexandra. The latter, who was wildly popular at Saratoga, is now represented by two winners from as many starters after Rachel's Valentina won her debut earlier this month.

Jess's Dream also continued a solid summer at Saratoga for Curlin, who stands at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky. According to Daily Racing Form's SirePowered Results, he has been represented by eight individual winners at the meet, including three graded stakes winners. Those three are Curalina, winner of the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks by disqualification; Grade 2 Saratoga Special winner Exaggerator; and Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes winner Off the Tracks.

Jess's Dream posted a Beyer Speed Figure of 90 for his debut score, third among Curlin's winning progeny at this meet. Pulling G's earned a 94 for an optional-claiming victory on opening day, while Curalina posted a 92 in the Coaching Club American Oaks.

Curlin, North America's leading money winner and Horse of the Year in 2007 and 2008, has proven a stamina influence, with a classics competitor in each of his first three crops. He is the sire of 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice; 2014 Preakness Stakes runner-up Ride On Curlin; and this year's Belmont third-place finisher, Keen Ice, who went on to be second to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Haskell Invitational. Keen Ice is expected to take on that rival again in Saturday's Travers Stakes at Saratoga.