Hooper, thanks so much for keeping track for me. I haven't had a chance to even look at any pedigrees for this sale at all.
Actually, a mixed bag was about what I was at least hoping for. Make no mistake......I have no love-induced delusions about Pleasantly Perfect in the shed. It would be wonderful to think that he might have been part of the reason why Contrive brought $3M at Fasig-Tipton on Sunday, but I guess I have to accept that it might have had something to do with her daughter winning the BCJF and a likely Championship, and her dad being Storm Cat.....I think those two factors tipped the scales just a little
I still mourn Pleasant Colony, because I believe he was maybe the last real stamina influence on the dirt. His AWD for his offspring is just a tad over 9f. He sired some terrific racehorses, mostly on dirt, and mostly late-developing, and he's been a pretty successful broodmare sire as well. But the unfortunate thing about Pleasant Colony is that he's been a failure at siring sires. His sons so far have just blanked.
That doesn't portend well for Pleasantly Perfect or Behrens. Forbidden Apple is a question mark because he lived his entire life on the turf, and his female family is all turf. Who knows what will happen there.
The bottom line is that Pleasantly Perfect is by a stallion who has a pretty dismal record in begetting sires, and that's going to put him behind the 8-ball right off the bat. He's going to have a problem attracting top-class mares.......in spite of his Breeders Cup Classic-Dubai World Cup-Pacific Classic triple and over $7M in earnings.
I've loved Pleasantly Perfect since 2002.....I will be looking forward to his youngsters (I will ignore anything at 2), and I will hope that somehow he breaks through for his sire.