Hurryupandcomeback is a half-sister to a multiple SW and G1P runner by Danzig’s son War Front, as well as to another $140k-earner by the same stallion. As such, we think that she’ll be an excellent candidate for the first book of G1W Aloha West, whose own sire Hard Spun is also a son of Danzig.
Aloha West brings a fascinating package to stud at Mill Ridge, where the team is fresh off a stellar first season at the races for their first stallion in several years, Oscar Performance. Aloha West is a son of the proven and versatile stallion Hard Spun, who had the speed to win the G1 King’s Bishop at 7 furlongs, but also was a G2W at 9 furlongs and placed in the G1 Kentucky Derby, G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, and G1 Preakness going a route of ground. Meanwhile, Aloha West’s broodmare sire Speightstown was an Eclipse Champion Sprinter as an older horse, and Aloha West’s dam Island Bound was a G3W sprinter, too — so there is plenty to explain Aloha West’s victory in the BC Sprint in his first season of racing at 4YO (having earlier been one of the most highly-regarded 2YOs in the Bob Baffert barn after a string of bullet workouts, though he never made the races for Baffert). A stakes winner and 3rd in the G1 Churchill Downs Stakes behind Jackie’s Warrior during his 5YO season, he retires to stud with career earnings over $1.5 million, and traces in tail female to Gonfalon (dam of successful stallion Ogygian) and Grand Splendor (granddam of successful stallion Fappiano).
In addition to Hurryupandcomeback’s female family having had success with Danzig-line stallions already, TrueNicks rates the cross of Danzig and Mizzen Mast (Hurryupandcomeback’s sire) as an “A++”, with 6 SWs (including GSWs Ete Indien and Flying Jib) from just 45 runners. And if you look at the nick between Aloha West’s broodmare sire Speightstown (who Aloha West resembles physically perhaps more so than he does Hard Spun) and Mizzen Mast, that is an “A+”, having produced the wickedly fast Nashville, among others.
Physically, this pairing is a very nice match of like-to-like between well-balanced, medium-sized horses with strong quarters and speedy looks to them, and we have every hope for a fast and versatile foal from this pairing!