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Scat Daddy and Mr Sekiguchi off the mark

COOLMORE Kentucky stallion Scat Daddy became the latest American sire to join the first winners club when Little Miss Muffet made a successful winning debut over 5f at Churchill Downs on Friday.

Bred in Kentucky by Thomas Conway, the filly is the seventh winner out of the Kris S. mare Jenna S. and a half-sister to the stakes-placed Emma Darling, by Scat Daddy's grandsire Hennessy.

Scat Daddy was a flagship first-crop performer for champion two-year-old Johannesburg, winning the 2006 Grade 1 Champagne Stakes and Grade 2 Sanford Stakes as a juvenile. He returned at three to take the Grade 1 Florida Derby and Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes.

He retired to Ashford Stud in Kentucky as the winner of five of nine starts and $1,334,300.

Little Miss Muffet is the only the second American runner for Scat Daddy and one of 109 two-year-olds in his first crop, who were bred off a fee of $30,000. He is currently standing for $10,000.

Also off the mark on Friday was Mr Sekiguchi, a son of Storm Cat from the family of A P Indy who hit the headlines when selling for $8 million as a yearling in 2004.

The stallion's first winner came at Woodbine in Canada when Ontario-bred Rose And Shine landed her debut, a 4 1/2 f Polytrack maiden claimer. Owner James Sabiston bred the filly out of the Colonial Affair mare Yellowenglishrose.

Minor winner Mr Sekiguchi stood his first two seasons for $5,000 in Kentucky at Hill 'n' Dale Farms. He was transferred to Bridlewood Farm in Florida in 2010, where he now stands for $2,500.

 

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