October 11, 2010

Zenyatta’s Souper Little Brother

While Zenyatta may never have tried the turf, it appears her little brother has taken to it like a fish to water. Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Spectacular kept his grass record perfect in two starts with a win in an allowance race yesterday at Keeneland. Stalking the pace from a catbird seat on the outside, the three-year-old colt took a slim advantage entering the stretch, and pulled clear for a 1 ½ length victory under rider John Velazquez. The chestnut son of Giant’s Causeway completed the nine furlongs on the firm turf in a respectable 1:49.35 to raise his overall record to 2 wins in 4 starts. Soon to be three-time champion Zenyatta is a daughter of Street Cry, but both horses share a common dam in Vertigineux, a 15-year-old broodmare sired by Kris S. Besides Zenyatta and Souper Spectacular, Vertigineux also produced the multiple grade 1 winner, Balance.
***The remainder of today's column can be found on Youbet.com*** Click Here

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you think Souper is ready to challenge his sister in the BC Classic.

Brian Zipse said...

I am 100% sure that he is not!

LDP said...

maybe he'll be the thing standing in the way of the Euros when they try to take our BC turf or mile next year :)

Brian Zipse said...

He has a long way to go, but ... you never know LDP.

Anonymous said...

he comes from a good family, it's not impossible