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Algorithms: son of Bernardiniwill stand for $7,500

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Unbeaten Algorithms retired to Claiborne

ALGORITHMS, unbeaten in three starts and who was retired from racing earlier this month, will begin his stud career at Claiborne Farm, Paris, Kentucky next year. The son of Darley's leading sire Bernardini will stand for $7,500.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, the colt was an impressive five-length winner of his maiden at two before landing an allowance race at Gulfstream Park. His finest hour came as a three-year-old when he beat the top-class performer Hansen in the Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes.

"This horse was very straightforward. He was one of everyone's favourites as a yearling and came to us early because he did everything right," said Pletcher. "He went from an impressive maiden win to a competitive allowance race, then successfully took a big step up in the Holy Bull-G3."

Algorithms was among the favourites for the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, but was withdrawn after it was discovered he had developed a splint on his off fore.

"I thought this horse was one of the best prospects I've bought in years," said Frank Brothers, who purchased Algorithms for Starlight Racing.  "He had a presence, great balance and conformation, and was light on his feet.  He has the pedigree, was out of a top class mare - he looked to have the whole package."

Bred in Kentucky by Oakbrook Farm, Algorithms is out of the graded stakes mare Ava Knowsthecode, who is the dam of four graded stakes winners.  




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