After delivering a powerful (and very flashy) colt by Speightstown’s Grade 1 winning turf marathoner Force the Pass as her first foal, Shall Try will return to another son of Speightstown for her second matchup this spring when she visits the exciting New York-based sprinter Redesdale.
Shall Try herself won two races, both on the dirt, one at 6 furlongs and one at a mile, whereas all three of Redesdale’s wins came at 6 furlongs on the dirt — all of which is in keeping with their respective families, too, given that both of them are sired by Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1 winners and Eclipse Champion Sprinters. They are an excellent pairing physically, as well — both are powerfully-built, well-balanced horses of medium size who look like they should’ve been as quick as they were.
TrueNicks gives this mating an “A+” based on the Speightstown/Mt. Livermore cross, with a Grade 3 winner and a couple of stakes winners bred this way. This foal’s pedigree will also contain some interesting parallels on the top and bottom halves, with Speightstown’s broodmare sire, Storm Cat, being by Storm Bird and out of a Secretariat mare, while Shall Try’s second dam, Youwantmetodowhat, is also by Storm Bird and out of a Secretariat dam (and Speightstown’s sire Gone West is out of a Secretariat mare, so there’s another cross of the Triple Crown winner present, as well).
And perhaps most intriguingly, Shall Try’s granddam Youwantmetodowhat is a half-sister to a multiple Grade 3-placed stakes winner named Are You Up, who is sired by a stallion named Eagle Eyed, and Eagle Eyed is a full-brother to Redesdale’s dam Harpia. So that bodes well for this pairing, also.
All of which we hope adds up to a successful New York-bred foal for Shall Try in 2022!