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TRICKEY TREVOR.
, Dark bay or brown, 1999, Demaloot Demashoot-
Show Your Pride by Silver Deputy Fee:$5,000.

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Grade 2 Stakes-Winning Sprinter TRICKEY TREVOR captured 20 races and placed in nine others from 47 starts and earned $701,224. Among his twenty wins are the seven furlong Grade Two Churchill Downs Handicap, Oakland Stakes, Holiday Turf Hcp. and the Forty Niner Hcp.


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TRICKEY TREVOR
By Demaloot Demashoot-Show Your Pride by Silver Deputy


Male Line: Trickey Trevor is tail-male to the Nearco branch of the Phalaris line via the pervasive influence of *Nasrullah/Bold Ruler. He is additionally descended in tail-male from the same branch, Boldnesian, as Seattle Slew and via Bold Ruckus, the same tail-male line as leading California sire Beau Genius. In fact he is bred on the same Bold Ruckus-Northern Dancer-Victoria Regina cross as Beau Genius. In the case of Trickey Trevor it is Bold Ruckus-Vice Regent and with Beau Genius it is Bold Ruckus and Vice Regent’s full brother Viceregal.

Demaloot Demashoot is from the same tail-female line (Reine-de-Course Sceptre, one of the greatest racemares of all time) as Trickey Trevor’s dam, Show Your Pride. Demaloot Demashoot is tail-female to Sceptre’s 1912 daughter Curia, his dam to her 1906 daughter Maid of the Mist.

Demaloot Demashoot was a sound specimen, running 40 times through the age of six and finding his level at pretty much a solid G3 horse. He has done quite well with sex-balancing and inbreeding to Intentionally, sire of his third dam. In all instances, this was done with In Reality and it has accounted for four of his nine stakes winners: Demagoguery, Valley Loot, Demolition Zone and Chasin The Wind.

Family: As noted above, Trickey Trevor is tail-female to the Maid of the Mist branch of Sceptre. The family is a grassy one and has done most of its best work in Europe.

Dam Show Your Pride won one of 12 starts and was raced by Frank Stronach. She is a half sister to several stakes horses including Skytrial (1995 f. by Sky Classic) who won the listed Canadian Handicap and was twice G2 placed. She is also a half to the Deputy Minister colt Darien Deacon who ran third in the G2 Cowdin and Madison County (Ity) who was stakes place in Italy.

His second dam, Try Sympathy, by the great miler Habitat, did not win but she is a half sister to the Welsh Pageant filly Welsh Fantasy (IRE) who won the Group 2 Windfields Farm Gallinule S. Try Sympathy is bred on the same Habitat/Jim French cross as champion Steinlen.

Third dam Santarelle by Jim French is unraced, but is a half sister to the Run The Gantlet filly Swiftfoot (GB) who won the classic Irish Oaks (Group 1), the Park Hill S. (“the filly St. Leger), a Group 2, and also placed in the open St. Leger, a G1. She won the Group 3 Cheshire Oaks and placed in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks as well.

Fourth dam Whitefoot (GB) by Epsom Derby (Group 1) winner Relko is a double stakes winner and a half sister to two minor stakes horses. It is obvious that the fillies from the family are generally better than the colts and it is equally obvious that this is a seriously classic grass family.


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Race Record

Clearly Trickey Trevor was a tough race horse running 47 times. He liked to win, obviously, and was sometimes ambitiously placed (as against Lava Man, Buzzard’s Bay, Bordonaro, etc.)
One can only say he ran off the speed in his pedigree (x2 Raise a Native plus the x2 Double Jay and x2 *Turn-to, all rather close in in his lineage).

However, given his female family, I would not necessarily expect him to breed like he ran. His pedigree says he is entirely capable of siring horses who can go two turns, and who will like grass as well.

Best Lines and Crosses

• I don’t see how you can avoid In Excess here, but be prepared. When his soft ankles meet that Raise a Native double in this horse, they may not make it to the track. If, however, they do they will probably be good ones. His sire, Siberian Express, is like Mr. Prospector and Seattle Slew, tail-female to Myrtlewood.

• Viceregal and Victoria Park are not common these days, but they can be found if you give it a whirl. Intriguingly enough, one place you can get it that fits this horse like a glove is with your former sire, Flying Victor. He not only gives you three-quarter siblings Victorian Heiress and Vice Regent, but also a cross of full brothers Draeh/Occupy. This also applies to his full brother, Vying Victor, who stood in British Columbia (doing quite well). Some of his daughters should be available in Washington and Western Canada. Their half brother, Sharp Victor, gives you the Victorian Heiress/Vice Regent cross but lacks the Draeh/Occupy.

• You also can use daughters of your new sire Muqtarib if there are any out there to be used. This gives you half siblings Lodge/Habitat; half brothers Secretariat/Sir Gaylord x2 and Victoria Park/Victoria Regina (x2 Victoriana). Of course it also doubles Mr. Prospector, but nobody seems to care about that these days.

• I think Seattle Slew – the quicker ones – will do well with him, particularly those devoid of Raise a Native. Fast Play should do well to key off of his Seven Corners line and double Traffic.

• If you can find any Arazi or Steinlen mares, you can use the Dinner Partner/Bluehaze line. This is also picked up via Bluehaze’s full brother, Blue Swords, in Seattle Slew’s pedigree, so that is a plus with him.

• Graustark’s *Boudoir II line will like more of the same: His Majesty, Majestic Prince, Windy Sands, T. V. Commercial, etc.

• Nodouble is harder. But the horse has both him and Mr. Prospector, so all you really need to do is add Smarten and/or a Smarten-Danzig cross. Houston takes care of part of that (Seattle Slew on Smartaire). If you could find one with a Danzig cross, it would be even better. Of course, Smarten himself is welcome, but most are back East.

• There are a handful of good ones from Alanesian’s family including Trapp Mountain, Home Guard and more recently Harlan’s Holiday. Keep your eyes open for horses carrying these lines or by these sires.

• Little Hut’s line that is employed via Lodge in Muqtarib is useful elsewhere: Consider Percifal who stood near Sacramento – if a useful daughter might be had. Also, sires carrying Habitat’s half brother, Northfields, like Good Journey, could work.

• His Sir Gaylord double can be worked by using Secretariat, or Swansea (in Memo – this also sex-balances and doubles Nashua via Good Manners and Gold Digger), or Cure the Blues, whose second dam, Speedwell, is a three-quarter sister to Secretariat.

• By and large, I think you need to stay away from the heavier lines in his pedigree like Relko and inbreeding to his European tail-female line.

The Bottom Line

Horses, of course, breed like they are bred and not like they run. Thus even though he was a router, *Gallant Man’s brilliant pedigree got speed. And even though he was a wonderful racehorse, Spectacular Bid did not breed on because his tail-female line was too weak to do so.

This horse could be very much the opposite of *Gallant Man: A brilliant sprinter/miler type which breeds his heavier bottom line. Until you know for sure, I think I would tend to stick with quicker bred mares for him, avoiding Raise a Native lines whenever possible, since he already has two of them.

Respectfully Submitted
Ellen Parker
1450 Cypress St.
Paris, KY 40361
(859) 988-0332

 


 



 

 

 

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