Medaglia d’Oro gets his first male stakes winner today

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  1. It’s his second stakes winner out of a Capote mare already – another tall, leggy horse, and one is an all weather, and one a turf winner.

    Capote has an unusual amount of Frizette (not just through Seattle Slew’s dam, but also through is broodmare sire). I wonder if this is more of the Nasrullah/Royal Charger with Djeddah/Djebel/Tourbilllon/Frizette. It’s becoming quite a big deal with horses like Sadler’s Wells, Distorted Humor, Yes It’s True, and variations in Australia with the fast emerging Lonhro.

    There is some stuff in Tourbillon’s family that is also in The Tetrarch, Blue Larkspur, Peter Pan, Relic AND Imperatrice (three times in Rachel Alexandra). You have to wonder if he’s got such heavy concentrations of stuff that’s common to the breed, particularly recombining (like Nasrullah/Royal Charger/Djebel) that he’s going to hit what he wants almost at random.

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