There’s hardly been a weekend this summer when a son or daughter of a Lane’s End stallion hasn’t won an important race, and this past weekend was no different. The star of the show was MINESHAFT’s brilliant daughter It’s Tricky, who positioned herself as perhaps the top 3-year-old filly in the nation with a gutsy score over Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty in Saturday’s prestigious GI Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga. A winner of five of six lifetime starts, It’s Tricky is coming off a victory in the GI Acorn S. and is scheduled to run next in the GI Alabama S. Aug. 20. Plum Pretty’s broodmare sire is A.P. INDY, as is the third-place filly Royal Delta. What an impact A.P. INDY will continue to have.
In Europe, LEMON DROP KID’s progressive 3-year-old colt Pisco Sour continued to advance through the sophomore ranks. The winner of the G3 Tercentenary S. at Royal Ascot in June doubled up his group tally with a victory in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam at Maisons-Laffitte. Meanwhile, A.P. INDY’s Wordly got a well-deserved initial black-type badge in Friday’s $100,000 Prairie Meadows H.