CAN THE MAN
A sprint stakes winner, and beaten only a length in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) at two, Can The Man returned to take the Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) going wire-to-wire at 8½ furlongs on his first start at three. By the fast-emerging young sire Into Mischief, from the Harlan’s Holiday branch of the Storm Cat line, Can The Man is also exceptionally well-bred on the distaff side of his pedigree. His dam is a group two winning and group one placed daughter of Danzig, out of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) heroine Blush With Pride. This is also family of multiple Champion Sire Redoute’s Choice, Champion, classic winner and major sire, El Gran Senor, and Champion and classic winner Rags to Riches.
Into Mischief has sired the brilliant Goldencents out of a mare by Banker’s Gold, a son of Forty Niner, a stallion who could also be brought in through Distorted Humor (who gives inbreeding to Danzig) and sons, as well as Coronado’s Quest, Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Roar, Trippi and Twining. Into Mischief has already sired stakes winner Sittin at the Bar out of a mare by Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, also sire of Petionville and Cape Town), and stakes winner Miss Mischief out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo). We can note that Harlan’s Holiday has also been very good with Mr. Prospector line mares. Particularly strong has been the cross with Fappiano line mares, which has resulted in ten stakes winners. The Unbridled branch has been particularly good, including stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled himself, Unbridled’s Song, Red Bullet, Untuttable and Spanish Steps (a brother to Unbridled’s Song). Unbridled might also be brought in through Birdstone, Broken Vow, Empire Maker (out of a mare by El Gran Senor, giving inbreeding to the family of Can The Man), Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer. From other branches of Fappiano, Harlan’s Holiday’s graded winner Ami’s Holiday is out of a mare by Victory Gallop (by Cryptoclearance, also grandsire of Candy Ride).
Harlan’s Holiday’s speedy daughter, J Z Warrior, is out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son Carson City (sire of such as City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Five Star Day and Cuvee), and he also has multiple graded stakes winner Willcox Inn out of a mare by Gone West (sire of Grand Slam – who is out of a mare by El Gran Senor, giving inbreeding to the family of Can The Man – Elusive Quality, Mr. Greeley, Speightstown and Proud Citizen), as well as stakes winners out of mares by Thunder Gulch, Unreal Zeal, Chester House, Distant View, Hansel (by Woodman), Not For Love and Native Prospector. Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and from the Majestic Prince/Majestic Light branch of that line, Into Mischief has stakes winner Holiday Mischief out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Monarchos). Harlan’s Holiday also has a stakes winner out of a daughter of that mare, and is sire of the brilliantly fast grade one winner Majesticperfection out of a daughter of Wavering Monarch, the sire of Maria’s Mon.
Into Mischief’s graded stakes winner Vyjack is out of a mare by Stravinsky, a Nureyev son who carries Mr. Prospector in the pedigree. Other sources of Nureyev include Fasliyev, Spinning World, Theatrical and Atticus. Harlan’s Holiday is sire of group winner My Special J’s out of a mare by Deputy Minster (who can be brought in through Silver Deputy, Awesome Again, Touch Gold, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, Dehere, French Deputy, Forest Camp, Ghostzapper, Posse and Badge of Silver), and graded stakes winner Summer Applause out of a mare by Royal Academy (a close relative to Storm Cat, and by Nijinsky II, who is also available through Strawberry Road, and Sky Classic). There is also a Harlan’s Holiday grade two winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union).
Into Mischief’s talented son, Vicar’s In Trouble, is out of a mare by Vicar, a son of Wild Again, and there is also a Harlan’s Holiday stakes winner out of a mare by Vicar and another out of a mare by Wild Again, suggesting a very strong affinity. This strain could also be brought in through Wild Rush, Offlee Wild, Milwaukee Brew and Whiskey Wisdom.
Into Mischief is sire of stakes winner Mischievous Mama out of a mare by Afternoon Deelites, by Private Terms, a son of Private Account (who is available through Corporate Report, Personal Flag, Unaccounted For, Secret Hello and Valley Crossing). Private Account is by Damascus, and Eastern Echo and Highland Blade are Damascus line stallions who are broodmare sires of Harlan line stakes winners, with other Damascus sources including Ogygian, Bailjumper (sire of Skip Trial; grandsire of Skip Away), Time For A Change and Timeless Moment (sire of Gilded Time).
Harlan’s Holiday already has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Relaunch, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his son Skywalker (sire of Bertrando, grandsire of Officer), suggesting considering Cee’s Tizzy (sire of Tiznow) and Honour and Glory.
Into Mischief’s pedigree features the genetic relatives Halo and Stop the Music. Inbreeding to either of these might work well, with sources of Halo including Devil’s Bag, Saint Ballado (who are both from the same family as the broodmare sire of Into Mischief), Jolie’s Halo, Southern Halo and his son More Than Ready. The most notable sources of Stop the Music include Cure the Blues and Temperence Hill. We can also note that Harlan’s Holiday has graded stakes winners out of mares by Silver Hawk and Dynaformer (both by another Hail to Reason line stallion, Roberto), and the Kris S. and Red Ransom branches of Roberto have also done well under Storm Cat.
Can The Man is a half-brother to a multiple stakes winner by Malibu Moon, a son of A.P. Indy from the Seattle Slew line. This suggests mares by stallions bred on the same A.P. Indy/Mr. Prospector cross as Malibu Moon, among them Pulpit (sire of Tapit, Sky Mesa and Stroll), Mineshaft (broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Harlan’s Holiday), Congrats and Flatter, and A.P. Indy could also be brought in through Bernardini, Golden Missile, Jump Start (who would give inbreeding to Storm Cat), Indygo Shiner (out of mare by El Gran Senor, giving inbreeding to the family of Can The Man), Stephen Got Even, Golden Missile and Old Trieste. Harlan’s Holiday also has graded stakes winner Euphrosyne out of a mare by Doneraile Court, and graded stakes winner Saratoga Sinner out of a mare by Slew City Slew, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Mineshaft (by Seattle Slew son, A.P. Indy).
Can The Man’s second dam is a grade one winning granddaughter of Blushing Groom, and it could be worth doubling that strain. Out of mares from the Blushing Groom line, Harlan’s Holiday has also found success with mares from the Blushing Groom line siring two stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old Shanghai Bobby from daughters of Orientate (by Mt. Livermore), a grade one winner out of a mare by Candy Stripes, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Rahy. There is also a Harlan’s Holiday stakes winner out of a mare by Indian Charlie (by In Excess, from the Caro line).