The Alchemy’s well bred young sire Where’s That Tiger certainly has a superb strike rate with his South African runners.
Storm Cat’s blue blooded son was at it again at Turffontein on Saturday when his talented daughter Tiger’s Touch stormed home to land the G3 Sycamore Sprint by 3.4 lengths over 1160m.
Bred in Australia, Tiger’s Touch produced an explosive turn of foot to win the R250 000 race going away from feature race winners Sensible Lover and Easy Game, and stopped the clock in a time of 66.75.
Saturday’s win pushed the four-year-old filly’s formline to four wins and five placings from just nine starts, with the Sean Tarry trained Tiger’s Touch having now earned over R400 000.
Her sire Where’s That Tiger has been represented by just nine runners in South Africa, but six have won, and three (Tiger’s Touch, Tiger Quest and Supertube) are feature race winners.
A classic placed performer, he was second in both the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas and Al Bastikaya in an all too brief racing career.
A son of dual US Champion sire Storm Cat (sire of top sires Giant’s Causeway, Forest Wildcat, Hennessy, Stormy Atlantic, Tale Of The Cat), Where’s That Tiger’s dam Blissful is a full sister to G1 Kentucky Derby/G1 Wood Memorial Stakes winner Fusaichi Pegasus, and her dam, Angel Fever, is a full sister to another US classic winner and successful sire –Pine Bluff (G1 Preakness Stakes).
Blissful’s full brother Fusaichi Pegasus has enjoyed his fair share of success at stud. The son of Mr Prospector’s offspring, who have earned over $120, include more than 70 stakes winners, including G1 winners Haradasun (sire of SA champion Harry’s Son), Roman Ruler, Bandini and Champ Pegasus.
Fusaichi Pegasus is also enjoying great success as a broodmare sire and is damsire of this season’s G1 Cape Fillies Guineas winner Silver Mountain and recent G1 Golden Slipper hero Capitalist, among others.
Where’s That Tiger’s broodmare sire is none other than dual US champion sire and breed shaping stallion Mr Prospector, himself damsire of top class sires Pulpit, Tale Of The Cat, Storm Boot, Mineshaft, Malibu Moon and Silver Deputy, among others.