Andrew Caulfield, the fine pedigree writer, recently wrote about Lookin at Lucky in TDN (must be a subscriber to read), as did pedigree expert Alan Porter, on his website. For both, writing about Lookin at Lucky’s pedigree was an exercise in analysis, but for Jack Werk, who also posted on the topic this week, it was commentary from behind the scenes. Jack, you see, actually played a part in the planning of the mating for Gulf Coast LLC, the colt’s breeder.
Jack wrote: “Smart Strike and Pulpit were proven horses, and we liked Smart Strike the best because of the powerful Mr. Prospector/Danzig cross and our long-term projections that Smart Strike would become a particularly strong cross with Belong to Me mares. At the time, Belong to Me was just beginning his career as a broodmare sire but did have 2 SWs from the Mr. Prospector line: Doctor Voodoo, by Petionville; and Last Best Place, by Gone West.” Click here to read the full post.