Perfect Soul’s third book may keep him off the ‘bomb’ list

4 thoughts on “Perfect Soul’s third book may keep him off the ‘bomb’ list”

  1. Strong Hope actually does have a stakes winner: the filly Trophy Collector, taking the Oakley Stakes at Colonial, and also being graded placed, and Donttellmewhattodo. He has 27 winners from 50 first crop starters so far.

    Strong Hope is a pretty big horse, and I think they are rather taking their time to come to hand. The Eugene Melnyk-bred ones have been given all the time they need, and I don’t think he has had a starter by him yet.

  2. Alan, thanks for that correction about the one stakes winner. Yes, looks like both stallions’ progeny need some time, but Strong Hope’s move from Claiborne to the owner’s farm in Florida was probably a realization that commercially he was not viable on the big stage.

  3. Probably should have mentioned that Speightstown, another horse that Eugene Melnyk raced and who retired in the same crop as Strong Hope, has already produced three Melnyk-bred stakes winners (including graded stakes winning and grade one placed Gemswick Park) from six home-bred first crop starters. He’s also got the very promising home-bred Saratoga maiden winner, Bridgetown, in his second crop.

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