Friday, June 26, 2020

Sweet Lou and the TB Pattern

Following the success of Warrawee Ubeaut, whose pedigree shows the TB pattern, along comes another Sweet Lou filly with a similar pedigree. Her name is Nectar and so far how sweet she is.

She is owned by Saulsbrook Stable in Nova Scotia and trained down by Alan McNeil, who also broke and raced Lis Mara. Like Lis Mara in Lexington, Nectar was on my short list of recommendations in Harrisburg that I give to Alan each year. His father Bill is a close friend and occasional partner as well as a Pedigree Matching breeder for over fifteen years with considerable success including Atlantic Champion Saulsbrook Alana, a daughter of a filly also bought at Harrisburg who was injured and kept for breeding. A sister to Alana, Saulsbrook Raven, will race in the first Gold leg of the Ontario Sires next week. In the past 15 years Saulsbrook Farm has produced more $100K winners than any other breeder in the Maritimes.

With a performance rating of 127 - 1.47.4 Nectar was one of my top rated fillies in Harrisburg two years ago selling in the middle of the sale for a bargain $20,000. No doubt her broodmare sire Lislea scared most buyers off but not Alan after his experience with Lis Mara from the same farm. She is TB to the Abercrombie/Adios line being by an Abercrombie line sire and from a dam that is inbred to Abercrombie/Adios just like Warrawee Ubeaut.

Nectar, like many of Alan's filly purchases, was unraced at two, then was qualified twice at three, winning both times, and now has debuted at Rideau Carleton in a 1:55f romp. She has a long way to go to catch up with Warrawee Ubeaut but her future looks bright so far and if she, for some other reason, does not succeed on the track her pedigree will serve her well as a broodmare.