Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Palace
Millionaire and three-time graded stakes-winning sprinter Tom’s Ready is by Champion Sire of Two-Year-Olds More Than Ready, from the family of Champion Sire Be My Guest.
From the Northern Dancer line, More Than Ready has enjoyed phenomenal success with mares from the Danzig branch, including through Danehill, Pine Bluff, Belong to Me, War Chant, Langfuhr and Polish Numbers. This would also suggest daughters of Hard Spun, War Front and Exchange Rate (who would be particularly interesting, giving the three-quarters related Woodman and Seeking the Gold).
Out of mares from the Storm Cat branch of Northern Dancer, More Than Ready has a stakes winner out of a mare by Storm Cat himself, and has grade one winners out of mares by Giant’s Causeway and Forestry, with other successful sources including Storm Boot, Stormy Atlantic, Forest Wildcat, Sir Cat, Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg and Henny Hughes; grandsire of Scat Daddy) and Tale of the Cat. More Than Ready has two grade one winners out of mares from the Sadler’s Wells line, which could be brought in through El Prado and his son Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller, and through Horse Chestnut. Other branches of Northern Dancer to provide major winners for More Than Ready include Deputy Minister and Dixieland Band.
The cross of More Than Ready and sons with Mr. Prospector line mares has been a prolific one, already providing more than 40 stakes winners. Among the successful branches are Forty Niner, Gone West (including through Mr. Greeley, Grand Slam and Elusive Quality), Unbridled and his sons Unbridled’s Song and Broken Vow, Conquistador Cielo, Fusaichi Pegasus, Gulch, Miswaki, Street Cry, Kingmambo, Not For Love, Seeking the Gold and Distant View.
More Than Ready has a graded stakes winner out a mare by A.P. Indy, a grade one winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy son, Old Trieste, and a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Bernardini, suggesting such as Malibu Moon, Mineshaft, Pulpit and sons, Flatter and Congrats. Out of mares from the Roberto line, More Than Ready has a graded stakes winner from a daughter of Red Ransom, two stakes winners out of mares by Kris S. (sire of Arch, Rock Hard Ten, You and I and Prized) and a stakes winner out of a mare by Dynaformer.
More Than Ready has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Wavering Monarch (sire of Maria’s Mon; grandsire of Super Saver). His grade one winner, Buster’s Ready, is out of a mare by Honour and Glory, and from Caro line mares he has a graded stakes winner by Mizzen Mast, and a stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Cozzene, and a graded winner out of a mare by Indian Charlie.