Moutonshoek’s well performed young stallion Marchfield could be represented by a pair of runners in Canada’s most prestigious race next Sunday.
Marchfield colts Bear At Last and Easy Indygo are both considered probable to start in the $1 million Queen’s Plate, set to take place at Woodbine racecourse on July 5th.
Bear At Last and Easy Indygo are both members of their sire’s small first crop, and is certainly a feather in the cap of Marchfield for him to have produced a pair of classic contenders so early in his stud career.
Bear At Last, who races for the Bear Stable, has won or placed in five of his nine outings to date and has been stakes placed at both two and three, while Easy Indygo has won or placed in half his career starts thus far.
Their sire ,Marchfield, himself was a Canadian classic winner, having won the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown (Breeders Stakes) back in 2007. Marchfield went on to bigger and better things, ending his career as a dual Canadian Champion and millionaire, who earned more than $1 million in stakes.
A son of dual champion US sire A P Indy, Marchfield’s dam Pico Teneriffe was named Canada’s Broodmare Of The Year in 2009.
Marchfield’s fifth dam is none other than the breed shaping blue hen mare Alablue, granddam of Boldnesian. The latter won the G1 Santa Anita Derby and, despite dying young, left behind Bold Reasoning, whose son Seattle Slew won the US Triple Crown and became a hugely influential stallion.