Comment: “Mr. Prospector and Storm Cat bloodlines are my favorite whenever I’m doing my pedigree analysis. We will surely missed Storm Cat. May he rest in peace.”
My reply: “Agreed. And now that he is dead, his male line will probably come through in the Derby.”
If you have followed this blog from the beginning, you know that I usually post something about the Storm Cat male line in the Kentucky Derby shortly after the race each year. When Storm Cat died recently, I really thought that he might posthumously break through to victory in this year’s Derby. I am pleased to report that did not occur. Here is how his male line fared in yesterday’s race.
Five of the 19 starters in yesterday’s Kentucky Derby hailed from the Storm Cat male line. The best finisher they could produce was Giant Finish. By Red Giant, by Giant’s Causeway, by Storm Cat, Giant Finish finished tenth at 38-1.
The news does not get any better from there. The other four Storm Cats filled the last four positions in the field of 19. Frac Daddy finished 16th at 25-1, Goldencents finished 17th as the third choice at 7.9-1, Vyjack finished 18th at 18-1, and Falling Sky finished 19th and last at 39-1 (the longest shot on the board).
Frac Daddy is by Scat Daddy, by Joannesburg, by Hennessy, by Storm Cat. Goldencents and Vyjack are by Into Mischief, by Harlan’s Holiday, by Harlan, by Storm Cat. Falling Sky is by Lion Heart, by Tale of the Cat, by Storm Cat.
So the Storm Cat male line supplied more than 25% of the field yesterday and came back with ZERO. That makes the overall record for the Storm Cat male line in the Kentucky Derby 38 starts, ZERO wins, three seconds, and two thirds. Needless to say, that is NOT a particularly good record.
Last year’s post on this subject matter is hereby linked.
The first five finishers in yesterday’s Kentucky Derby represent four distinct male lines. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to winner Orb, who is by Malibu Moon, by A.P. Indy. Runner-up Golden Soul is by Perfect Soul, by Sadler’s Wells, by Northern Dancer. Third-place finisher Revolutionary is by War Pass, by Cherokee Run, by Runaway Groom, by Blushing Groom. Fourth-place finisher Normandy Invasion is by Tapit, by Pulpit, by A.P. Indy. Fifth-place finisher Mylute is by Midnight Lute, by Real Quiet, by Quiet American, by Fappiano, by Mr. Prospector.