Updated on 09/18/2011 1:14AM

Sons of A.P. Indy doing well at stud



Stephen Got Even is one of the many stakes-winning sons of A.P. Indy at stud, and his best runner to date is last year's juvenile champion, Stevie Wonderboy. On June 2, two 4-year-olds from Stephen Got Even's first crop won back-to-back races at Arlington Park, and notably, both are out of mares by Seeking the Gold (sire of Belmont Stakes winner Jazil).

The Bohemian Girl, a filly out of the Seeking the Gold mare Lady Esther, won a one-mile allowance at 10-1, and Bullion, a colt, won the very next race, another one-mile allowance, at 3-1. The Bohemian Girl's second dam is Via Borghese, a multiple stakes winner on turf, and Bullion's dam, Tomisue's Gold, is out of stakes winner Sulemeif. His third dam, Barely Even, was a stakes winner who won 17 of 30 races, and produced stakes winner One of a Klein.

* You can bank on Golden Missile - another son of A.P. Indy - as a source of speed. His offspring are precocious, and on June 3, Sevengoldnmissiles, a 2-year-old colt making his career debut, rallied to win a five-furlong maiden race by 2 3/4 lengths as the 2-1 favorite. Sevengoldmissiles is out of the Silver Deputy mare Sevensilverspoons, a half-sister to Sorority Stakes winner Keeneland Kat.


Old Trieste was another son of A.P. Indy who got off to a very good start at stud, but he died at a young age. On May 29, his 3-year-old colt Habsburg won a seven-furlong maiden race, paying $23. Habsburg is out of the unraced Nureyev mare Shade Dance, a half-sister to juvenile champion Tempera and to Barbican, a talented 3-year-old who won 2 of 3 starts last winter and was on this year's Triple Crown trail before he was injured in Florida.

* Old Trieste's fastest son, Silver Train, who won last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint, added the prestigious Metropolitan Handicap on May 29, holding off Sun King by a head. Silver Train's second dam, Shelter Strait, is a half-sister to Sunset Strait, who produced stakes winner Placid Fund.

* After getting his very first winner in England, Johannesburg got his second winner, Scat Daddy, on June 3, and he looks like Todd Pletcher's best juvenile and future stakes material. Scat Daddy is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Love Style, and his second dam is stakes winner Likeable Style. Johannesburg was undefeated at 2, winning all eight of his races, which included Grade 1 or Group 1 victories in the U.S., England, France, and Ireland. He is the only Thoroughbred in history to be named a champion in four countries. While Scat Daddy ran exceptionally well on dirt, the majority of Johannesburg's runners will dramatically improve on turf.


Two more sons of A.P. Indy had winners on consecutive days. Meet Me in Paris won a 4 1/2-furlong maiden race on June 1, returning $19.40, and the 2-year-old filly is by General Royal, a son of A.P. Indy out of Bald Facts, a full sister to American Standard and half-sister to Capote, Exceller, Baldski, and Vaguely Hidden. On June 2, Coppertude, a 3-year-old colt from Aptitude's first crop, won a maiden claiming race at 5 1/2 furlongs over a sloppy track, paying $13.20.

* Buddha's first crop was well-received at auctions, some bringing hefty prices. On June 3, Buddha got his first winner when the impressive filly Lenaro powered to a 5 1/4-length victory in a five-furlong maiden race. Lenaro is out of the Gilded Time mare Di's Time, and like Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, Lenaro has the Rasmussen Factor, as she is inbred 5x5 to Kerala, the dam of Damascus.


Aragorn won the Shoemaker Mile and is another stakes winner for the popular Giant's Causeway. Aragorn is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Onaga, a daughter of Del Mar Oaks winner Savannah Dancer. Onaga is a full sister to Group 2 winner Sha Tha, the dam of international group winner State Shinto.

* Charming N Lovable won an optional claiming race at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, and the 3-year-old filly is by Horse Chestnut, whose runners are superior on turf, much like their sire line suggests. Horse Chestnut is by Fort Wood, an exquisitely bred son of Sadler's Wells out of 1994 Broodmare of the Year Fall Aspen. Charming N Lovable, out of the St. Jovite mare St. Lucinda, is a half-sister to American Derby winner Mananan McLir.

* Miss Topper, a 3-year-old filly who gets speed from both sides of her pedigree (Old Topper out of an Apollo mare), won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race on June 3, just holding off favorite Tutta Bella by a head. Tutta Bella is by Holy Bull and is from the female family that produced champions Chief's Crown and Winning Colors.