Trippi granddaughter impresses in the US
Drakenstein Stud’s resident stallion Trippi looks to have an outstanding broodmare daughter on his hands in the form of Miss Macy Sue.
A top class racemare in her own right, Miss Macy Sue has been represented by just three runners to date, but two are really promising stakes winners.
Miss Macy Sue, is the dam of talented but lightly raced Unbridled’s Song colt Liam’s Map, whose three wins in just four starts include the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes. An exceptionally well bred colt, Liam’s Map (who cost $800 000 as a yearling) ran second on debut before breaking his maiden by nine and a half lengths. He followed this dazzling win by another scorching performance – winning an allowance race by 11 ½ lengths. Liam’s Map’s most recent racetrack appearance saw him land the Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, where he got the better of such high class graded stakes winners as Valid (G2 Monmouth Cup) and Csaba (G3 Fred Hooper Hcp twice).
Liam’s Map looks to have an equally talented half sister in the form of the Dale Romans trained Taylor S. A daughter of Medaglia D’Oro, Taylor S romped to victory in Saturday’s Any Limit Stakes at Gulfstream Park, putting three and a half lengths between herself and runner up in the 1200m feature.
Highly rated by her trainer, Taylor S looks a graded winner in the making. Her conditioner said after the Any Limit, ‘“I think she can rate. I think she can do whatever we want her to. Her pedigree says she can run long. She’s the real deal. She’s a very talented filly, maybe the most talented I’ve had.”
Taylor S, who had previously finished third in the G2 Forward Gal Stakes, has now three of her six outings and she looks a filly of graded race potential.
Remarkably, both Liam’s Map and Taylor S were named by noted publication TDN as “Rising Stars”.
Her dam Miss Macy Sue was a top class and tough racemare, who raced for four seasons. A winner of 11 of her 25 outings, Miss Macy Sue banked over $800 000 in stakes, with her top performances including a win in the G3 Winning Colors Stakes and she also finished third in the inaugral Breeders Cup Filly And Mare Sprint, where beaten just two lengths by the victorious Maryfield.
Interestingly enough, Miss Macy Sue defeated a number of subsequent top class broodmares that day, with her victims including Dream Rush and La Traviata, dams of G1 winners Dreaming Of Julia (Frizette Stakes) and Crusade (Middle Park Stakes) respectively.
A proven sire of outstanding fillies, Trippi looks on course to make his mark as a broodmare sire as well!