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EMCEE

UNBRIDLED'S SONG - SURF CLUB, BY OCEAN CREST

Presenting Performance

Won the G1 Forego Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths in the fastest time ever.

The highest-rated runner by top-sire Unbridled's Song.

Won his 4 races by a combined 19.5 lengths.

One of only five horses in 2012 to run three winning Beyers above 105 and the only horse to do so at less than a mile.

His first crop are 2-year-olds of 2017.

$5,000

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Emcee


2008, entered stud 2014
Unbridled's Song Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Trolley Song Caro (IRE)
Lucky Spell
Surf Club Ocean Crest Storm Bird
S. S. Aroma
Horns Gray Pass the Tab
Cox's Angel

Dosage (7-8-7-0-2) -- DI: 3.36 -- CD: 0.75






Emcee is a grade one winning sprinter with a fast and precocious pedigree. He is a son of Unbridled’s Song – already represented by seven grade one siring sons – and his dam is half- sister to brilliant grade one juvenile winner Awesome Humor, and to the dam of multiple grade one winning millionaire Constitution.

Emcee is out of a mare by a son of Storm Bird, and it could be worth breeding him back over mares descending from that line via Storm Cat, a branch of Northern Dancer that appears in the broodmare sire line of 38 Unbridled’s Song line stakes winners. Particularly interesting here would be Stormy Atlantic, Stormin Fever and Bluegrass Cat (all bred on a similar cross to the broodmare sire of Emcee), Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart, who also appears as broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line stakes winner), Storm Boot(broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line stakes winner), Storm Creek, Sea of Secrets and Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat), with other Storm Cat line horses to appear as broodmare sires of Unbridled’s Song stakes winners including Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir and D’Wildcat); Tabasco Cat; Hennessy (broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Unbridled’s Song) and his sons Johannesburg (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song graded stakes winner, and sire of Scat Daddy) and Cactus Ridge (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song graded stakes winner); Catienus; Menifee (by Harlan, also the sire of Harlan’s Holiday); Bernstein; Pure Prize; and Giant’s Causeway (a brother to Freud, and sire of First Samurai). Unbridled’s Song also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Summer Squall (a Storm Bird son bred on the same cross as Storm Cat).

Unbridled’s Song and sons have also enjoyed considerable success with mares by Northern Dancer line stallion Deputy Minister and sons, this cross producing 21 stakes winners, including grade one winners from daughters of Dehere (sire of Graeme Hall) and French Deputy, graded winners out of a mares by Deputy Minister himself, as well as Touch Gold and Service Stripe, and stakes winners out of mares by Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper, Toccet and Awesome of Course), Silver Deputy (sire of Posse), Salt Lake, Deputy Commander and Defrere. The cross of Unbridled's Song and his sons over mares descending from Northern Dancer through Danzig has produced 17 stakes winners, including from daughters of Chief's Crown (sire of Concerto; grandsire of Bellamy Road), Langfuhr, Polish Numbers, Belong to Me, Pine Bluff and Corridor Key, with other options including Hard Spun, Exchange Rate, War Chant and War Front (who might be particularly interesting). From the Dixieland Band branch of there are graded winners out of mares by Dixieland Band and Disco Rico, and stakes winners out of mares by Dixie Union and Citidancer, which would encourage considering mares by Dixie Brass and Hook and Ladder. Other branches of Northern Dancer to provide the dams of Unbridled’s Song stakes winners include Sadler's Wells (sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller) and Nijinsky II (who can be brought in through Royal Academy, Shadeed, Alydeed, Seattle Dancer, Sky Classic and Strawberry Road). From the Icecapade branch of the Nearctic (sire of Northern Dancer) line, Unbridled's Song is sire of the brilliant Zensational out of a mare by Phone Trick (by Clever Trick), a horse who is also broodmare sire of a grade one winner by Unbridled’s Song’s sire, Unbridled.

Unbridled enjoyed a strong affinity with mares by Caro, Unbridled's Song being an example. In turn, Unbridled's Song has a grade one winner out of a mare by Dr. Carter (a son of Caro), and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Siberian Express (by a son of Caro), and his son, Songandaprayer, sired a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Caro son With Approval. Other good sources of Caro would be Cozzene and his son Alphabet Soup (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song stakes winner), In Excess and his son Indian Charlie (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line stakes winner), and Tejano (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by a son of Unbridled's Song). Caro is a Nasrullah line stallion, and from the Naskra branch of that line, Unbridled's Song has an excellent strike rate with mares by Olympio. The cross of Unbridled's Song with mares descending from Blushing Groom, has produced stakes winners out of mares by Mt. Livermore and his sons, Housebuster, Orientate and Peaks and Valleys, Rahy (broodmare sire of a graded stakes winner by Unbridled) and Runaway Groom (sire of Cherokee Run; grandsire of Yonaguska and Kafwain).

Unbridled's Song and his sons have also begun to find success when bred back over mares from certain branches own Mr. Prospector sire line. The Gone West branch has done particularly well with a grade one winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley, and a graded winner out of a mare by his son, El Corredor, as well as graded winners out of mares Gone West himself and West By West, and stakes winners out of mares by Smarty Jones (by Elusive Quality), Came Home and Proud Citizen, with other options including Speightstown and Grand Slam. The cross with mares from the Forty Niner branch has found success through Distorted Humor – the broodmare sire of Unbridled’s Song’s brilliant son, Arrogate, and sire of Flower Alley and Sharp Humor – as well as Tactical Advantage, Trippi (by End Sweep), Gold Case and Luhuk, with this strain also available through Coronado’s Quest, Roar, Gold Fever and Editor’s Note. There is a grade one winner by Unbridled’s Song out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid, a grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike (sire of Curlin and Lookin At Lucky), and a trio of stakes winners out of mares by Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, also broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song line graded winner, and sire of Petionville and Cape Town). There appears to be an emerging cross with mares by Thunder Gulch (by Gulch), and his son, Point Given, and there is a also a stakes winner out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus.

The cross of Unbridled’s Song and his sons over Roberto through Dynaformer is showing promise, and there are also Unbridled’s Song line stakes winners out mares descending from Roberto through You and I and his sire Kris S. (also sire of Arch, Rock Hard Ten, Prized and Kissin Kris), a grade one winner out of a mare by Lear Fan, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Repriced. Roberto is a son of Hail to Reason, and from the Stop the Music branch, Unbridled’s Song is sire of grade one winner Stop Traffic out of a mare by Cure the Blues (sire of American Chance).

Overall, the Unbridled’s Song cross with A.P. Indy has not been outstanding, but Pulpit has been an exception, which suggests daughters of Sky Mesa (a reverse cross to the broodmare sire of Emcee) and Tapit (who is particularly interesting on pedigree, and who sired grade one winner Constitution out of a half-sister to Emcee) could also be considered. Mares by Jump Start, another reverse cross to the broodmare sire of Emcee, may also be interesting. We’ll also note that the cross with mares by Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful) is showing promise, and that there are two stakes winners, one graded out of mares by Macho Uno, and another out of a mare by his sire, Holy Bull.


BY ALAN PORTER
Age Starts 1st(SW) 2nd(SP) 3rd(SP) $$
3 1 1 0 0 $30,000
4 7 3(1) 0 2(2) $449,900
Totals 8 3(1) 0 2(2) $479,900

Won at 3

Maiden Special Weight

BELMONT PARK

6f, D, defeating Light Up the Score, Star Harbour, Five Sigma Event, Backdown.

Won at 4

G1 Forego S.

SARATOGA RACE COURSE

7f, D, defeating Hamazing Destiny, Jersey Town, Caixa Eletronica, Pacific Ocean, Isn't He Perfect, Jackson Bend.

Allowance

GULFSTREAM PARK

7f, D, defeating Associate, Voodoo Storm, Grande Shores, Macarthur Causeway, Shadow Warrior.

Allowance Optional Claiming

BELMONT PARK

7f, D, defeating Simba's Story, Sam Sparkle, Manteca, Jaguar Paw, Percussion, Remand.

3rd at 4

G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt H.

SARATOGA RACE COURSE

6f, D, to Poseidon's Warrior, Justin Phillip, defeating Hamazing Destiny, Rothko, Jersey Town, Sloane Ranger, Shackleford.

G3 Tom Fool H.

AQUEDUCT

6f, D, to Calibrachoa, Caleb's Posse, defeating Capt. Candyman Can, Royal Currier, Justin Phillip.

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