With six black-type winners and two graded winners, including the top Grade 1 performer Cozi Rosie, as well as the record-breaking Rapid Redux, PLEASANTLY PERFECT followed his breakout 2010 season with a strong 2011. The champion son of Pleasant Colony, whose wins included the G1 Dubai World Cup and G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, had momentum going for him after his daughter Shared Account captured the ’10 renewal of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf. Cozi Rosie showed early in the season that she, too, had come into her own, winning the G2 Buena Vista H. at Santa Anita in February of ’11. She added the G2 John C. Mabee S. at Del Mar, and was close-up when placed in the G1 Gamely S. and G1 Yellow Ribbon S.
PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s son Setsuko, a Grade 1 performer at three, returned at four and perhaps was unlucky not to have won the G1 Santa Anita H., running second by a nose in a roughly run race. He also ran second, to our own TWIRLING CANDY, in the G2 Californian S.
In Europe, PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s son Silverside, a four-time champion and Horse of the Year in 2010, returned to win the G2 Goldene Peitsche, Germany’s most important sprint race. Silverside, bred by Ned Evans, was a Lane’s End sales graduate.
PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s juveniles included the promising My Adonis, who dominated the one-mile Jean Lafitte S. by 5 1/4 lengths, and he sired the further 2011 stakes winner Perfectly Candid and the graded performer Miss Pleasant.
But few horses in the nation captured the imagination of race fans in 2011 quite like PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s Rapid Redux. The 5-year-old stakes performer began a winning streak that dated back to November of 2010, and through the year, piled up wins in impressive front-running fashion. By late October, he had tied the modern North American record for consecutive wins, and in November, he won his 20th straight, breaking the mark shared by the great Zenyatta and Peppers Pride. He added another victory in December to run the skein to 21. Overall, he went 19 for 19 in 2011 and pushed his earnings to $351,919.
At the sales, PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s yearlings sold for up to $250,000.
Though he’s never had numbers going for him–he has only 197 foals–PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s ability in the breeding shed is reflected by his Average Earnings Index (AEI) figure of 1.94. That ranks him 25th on The Blood-Horse’s current AEI Sire List, and puts him above such sires as Pulpit, Giant’s Causeway, Elusive Quality, Arch, More Than Ready, Malibu Moon, etc. And with 60 more juveniles entered the picture in 2012, the best could be yet to come for PLEASANTLY PERFECT.
What’s all that mean? It means that, at a 2012 fee of just $10,000, PLEASANTLY PERFECT is a must use for breeders looking to produce racehorses.