Highlands Farm’s resident mare, and last season’s Equus Broodmare Of The Year, Our Table Mountain (Fusaichi Pegasus) received yet another boost to her stellar pedigree following the running of the recent G3 Futurity Stakes in North America.
This 1200m contest, one of the oldest juvenile feature races run in North America, was won impressively by Theory (Gemologist), who placed three and a half lengths between himself and runner up Star Empire (Foxwedge).
Now unbeaten in two outings (he was sent off a 3-10 favourite for the Futurity), Theory could run next in the G1 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on November 5th.
Trainer Todd Pletcher was high on his colt, and said after the win, “He’s a very good-minded horse. He’s got a great disposition and he’s not headstrong in any way. I anticipated he would rate fine and I wasn’t surprised that he did. The way he ran today, the way he finished, I think gives us a lot of options.”
Theory’s third dam is Tallahato (Nantallah) –whose 12 career victories included the G1 Oak Tree Invitational over males. At stud, Tallahato’s progeny included the G1 winners Prince True (San Juan Capistrano Hcp) and Hidden Light (Santa Anita Oaks, Hollywood Oaks).
In turn, Hidden Light is the dam of G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner and sire Artie Schiller (El Prado) as well as 2015-2016 South African Broodmare Of The Year Our Table Mountain.
The latter, who recently foaled a lovely Duke Of Marmalade filly, has had five winners to date –headed by Equus Champion, and G1 SA Nursery winner, Cloth Of Cloud (Captain Al) and G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas victress Silver Mountain (Silvano).