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Daddy Long Legs - Newmarket - 24/09/2011

Daddy Long Legs: Royal Lodge Stakes winner shares his young sire, Scat Daddy, with American Oaks heroine Lady Of Shamrock

  PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)  

Scat Daddy on Grade 1 mark with leading lady

Hollywood Oaks: American Oaks (Grade 1), 3yof, turf

LADY OF SHAMROCK (f Scat Daddy - Blushing Issue by Blushing John)

Bred by Grovendale Sales in Kentucky

YOUNG Coolmore stallion Scat Daddy increased his lead at the head of the leading American second season sires' list on Saturday when Lady Of Shamrock ran out the length-and-a-quarter winner of the American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

In doing so, the filly became the first Grade 1 winner for her sire, a son of Johannesburg who has sired six other stakes scorers including the Royal Lodge Stakes and UAE Derby hero Daddy Long Legs.

Although a top-class performer on dirt - he won the 2006 Champagne Stakes and 2007 Florida Derby for Todd Pletcher - Scat Daddy is proving to be an effective sire of runners on turf in addition to dirt; Lady Of Shamrock is his third stakes winner on grass following Daddy Long Legs and Canadian Group 3 winner Finale.

Scat Daddy stood the past northern hemisphere season at Ashford Stud in Kentucky for $17,500.

Lady Of Shamrock is a half-sister to four winners including the Grade 2 Commonwealth Breeders' Cup Stakes winner Smooth Jazz (by Storm Boot) and minor turf stakes winner She's Sensational (by Point Given).

This is a successful turf family further back since their unplaced dam is a half-sister to Royal Chariot, winner of the Grade 1 Hollywood Turf Handicap, and a granddaughter of the 1975 Prix de l'Opera heroine Sea Sands.

Lady Of Shamrock was purchased by Abacus Bloodstock for $80,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale but resold as a two-year-old for only $11,000 to Ronnie Werner at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale.

 

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