“Successful on his debut over 6f in May, and ranked the best in Britain at two and three, Sir Percy emulated outstanding sires Hyperion, Nijinsky and Mill Reef as winner of both the Dewhurst and the Derby. He ran true to his heritage, showing speed and middle-distance merit of a high order, and his pedigree makes him a suitable match for most British and Irish mares. His sire, grandsires and great-grandsires were all Group 1 winners who sired Group 1 winners, and he comes from an exceptional female line. It should be obvious to all breeders that he has the credentials to succeed at stud.”
Sir Percy’s German-bred son Wake Forest becomes his sire’s first top-flight winner with victory in the G1 Man o’War Stakes at Belmont. Click here for the full story from Thoroughbred Daily News.
Greg Wood of the Guardian assesses the impressive debut of Sir Percy filly Victoria Pollard, who is now being aimed at Epsom by trainer Andrew Balding.
“Northern Dancer is a remote presence in the background of champion two-year-old and Derby hero SIR PERCY, whose first two crops have produced a flurry of stakes performers without the assistance of outstanding mares. His early achievements make him a leading contender to preserve the Mill Reef line through Shirley Heights and Darshaan.”