Paddy O’Prado making a name as a valuable sire prospect

11 thoughts on “Paddy O’Prado making a name as a valuable sire prospect”

  1. Thanks for the perspective on Paddy and his possible future. He’s so talented and game, I’m sure we are all looking forward to his next effort. Great piccie by @francesjkaron, too!

    1. Nice horse, but the Million? Much better off in the Secretariat, as he would have little chance against a solid, Group II older European…

    1. At this stage, he’s not nearly good enough to win the Turf. Horses like Manila, High Chaparral and Conduit (winners of the BC Turf at three) were far superior to this him.

      As for the mile, he’ll never be good enough, as he isn’t a miler (i.e. doesn’t have the turn of foot to win that type of race).

  2. He’ll have to be pointed for the Turf coz he’s not a miler; all conjecture for now, until the G1 Secretariat is out of the way. He did however beat the City Zip colt who won the prep this weekend and is at this stage the best US 3yo turf horse. Kitten’s Joy was 2nd in the Turf; if Paddy continues to progress and shows he relishes 12f this fall, it’s possible he’ll have a shot vs the second-tier Euros. Kitten’s Joy was beaten by a US horse but had Powerscourt behind him.

  3. I’d say they’ll probably point him towards the Turf and not the mile, he seems to like longer distances rather than a flat mile. I personally think he is good enough to be competitive in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

  4. Frank, with the way he’s rolling on turf now, I would assume they’d keep him Secretariat-bound, then a fall G1 at 12f with the Turf as objective; J.Crawford also is new BC board member.

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