January 14, 2014
With limited numbers, PLEASANTLY PERFECT has repeatedly shown his ability to throw top-level horses. Horses like the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Shared Account. Like Horse of the Year and German sprint champion Silverside. Like Champion and G2 winner Grand Perfect. Like multiple Grade 2 winner Cozi Rosie and the Grade 1 performers Setsuko, Nonios, Light Green, and Miss Mittagong. And like the record-setting Rapid Redux, a winner of 22 straight races.
At the close of the 2013 season, no fewer than 33 of PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s 225 career runners were stakes horses, including 15 stakes winners and five graded winners. That’s a very strong rate of 14.7% stakes horses/starters. The figure outpaces such respected sires as Tale of the Cat (13.7%) ($25,000), Macho Uno (12.3%) ($25,000), and Stormy Atlantic (14.5%) ($25,000), each of whom stands for five times PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s 2014 fee.
It’s a similar story when comparing PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s Average Earnings Index—what his runners earn when compared to the statistical norm—against his peers. PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s index of 1.70 is better than Flatter (1.65) ($20,000), Sky Mesa (1.62) ($20,000), Majestic Warrior (1.58) ($22,500), Exchange Rate (1.56) ($20,000), Stormy Atlantic (1.53), etc., and he stands for at least a quarter of what those sires do.
PLEASANTLY PERFECT’s 2013 runners included the graded and/or listed stakes performers Isn’t He Perfect, Cat Five’ O, etc., as well as a handful of exciting 2yos. Included among them was the California standout Pleasant Miss, who was on the board in six of eight starts. Four of those came in stakes, including the Cinderella S. and Landaluce S. at Betfair Hollywood Park, the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf S. at Del Mar, and the Pike Place Dancer S. at Golden Gate.
Other PLEASANTLY PERFECT youngsters to keep an eye on include the newly turned 3yo colt Clovelly, a St. George Farm homebred who ran second on debut in a Keeneland maiden special Oct. 24, then came back to win his route and dirt debut at Churchill Downs Nov. 22 for the Phil Oliver barn. Yet another 3yo by PLEASANTLY PERFECT to watch for is the colt Perfect Whistle, who split foes and rallied strongly to win a Fair Grounds maiden special in his turf debut Dec. 6.
PLEASANTLY PERFECT had a solid year at the sales, too:
- Yearlings sold for up to 30x his stud fee
- Yearlings purchased by Mayberry Farm, Eisaman Equine (2), Green Hills Stable, Windy Hill Farm, Clyde Rice (2), etc.
- In-foal mares selling included the $60,000 Renaissance Lady (A.P. INDY), a GSP performer and stakes producer
PLEASANTLY PERFECT Career Standouts:
- SHARED ACCOUNT – G1SW, Breeders’ Cup Ch.
- SILVERSIDE – Horse of the Year-Spn, Ch. Sprinter-Ger, G2SW
- GRAND PERFECT – Ch. 3yo Dom &G2W
- COZIE ROSIE – G2SW (2x) & MG1SP
- RAPID REDUX – Winner of 22 straight races, Eclipse Special Award winner
- NONIOS – GSW & MG1SP
- LIGHT GREEN – SW & G1SP
- SEKSUKO – MG1SP
- MISS MITTAGONG – G1SP
- MY ADONIS – MSW & MGSP
- MINDY SUE – MSW & GSP
- PAMONA BALL – SW & GSP
- PERFECTLY CANDID – MSW
- SO ELITE – SW
- CALLE VISTA – SW
Looking for a sire who can get you the quality to make it to the big races, but without the big fee? Look to PLEASANTLY PERFECT for $5,000.
*Stats courtesy Blood-Horse sires lists, Jan. 14, 2013