Perfect Soul
Perfect Soul
Sadler's Wells / Ball Chairman, by Secretariat, 1998, B  |  Fee: $7,500 S&N

Sire of the KENTUCKY DERBY (G1) Runner-Up!

  • America's only Grade I son of legendary Sadler's Wells.
  • Already sire of 23 stakes horses, including Breeders' Cup Champion PERFECT SHIRL [G1] ($1,390,729), 2013 Kentucky Derby [G1] runner-up Golden Soul  ($533,034), Classic winner PERFECT SHOWER ($419,448), Classic contender CHECK YOUR SOUL ($247,075), 2013 SW/NCR-Setter SACRED SOUL.
  • $11,300,000 in progeny earnings, incl. SHs at 7f, 8f, 8 1/2f, 9f, 10f12f.
  • Sales include $270,000 colt (purchased by Bridlewood), $230,000 colt (purchased by Stonestreet), 2013 CTHS Sale Topper ($161,194), $125,000 filly.
  • In 2014: $95,000 filly at FT-Winter Sale.
  • Millionaire Champion and Keeneland record holder on the track.
  • Same sire line as Kitten's Joy and Medaglia d'Oro - Out of a Secretariat mare, same as Storm Cat, A.P. Indy & Gone West.
  • Considerations to blacktype mares.
 
 
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RECENT NEWS
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Perfect Soul's lone offering during Day 1 of the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling sale brought an impressive $270,000 from winning bidder Bridlewood Farm.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) sale was led by Darby Dan Farm stallion...
Saturday, July 06, 2013
Living up to her name, My Perfect Ten, a 5-year-old Perfect Soul mare, rolled to an easy victory in the $50,000 Ellis Park Turf S. on Saturday...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Charles Fipke's homebred Golden Soul gave his connections a huge thrill with his stirring stretch run in Kentucky Derby 139, coming from 15th place to finish second...
 
 
RACE RECORD
Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earned
4 7 3 1 (1) 0 $280,020
5 8 3 (2) 2 (2) 1 (1) $856,195
6 6 1 (1) 2 (2) 0 $391,549
Totals 21 7 (3) 5 (5) 1 (1) $1,527,764

At 4

  • Won An allowance race at Woodbine (about 1 1/4 miles, turf, top-weighted, defeating Rhodesian Storm, Vie for Fame, Eastern War Lord, Yatsko, etc.).
  • Won An allowance race at Woodbine (1 3/8 miles, turf, equal top weight, by 4 1/4, defeating Mellowes, Northernprospector, Merlin's Moon, River Boat, etc.).
  • Won A maiden special weight race at Woodbine (7 furlongs, turf, equal top weight, by 3, defeating Angel's Sweep, Palace Crusader, Slim Dusty, etc.).
  • 2nd Niagara Breeders' Cup H (Can-IT, 1 1/2 miles, to Full of Wonder, defeating Muntej, Strike Smartly, Bicentennial, Stage Classic, Sumati, Attest, etc.).

At 5

  • CHAMPION TURF MALE IN CANADA
  • Won Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile S (gr. IT, 1 mile, defeating Honor in War, Touch of the Blues, Soaring Free, Inesperado, Trademark, Della Francesca, Naraingang, Stage Call, Frederickstown).
  • Won King Edward Breeders Cup H (Can-IIT, 1 1/8 miles, by 2 1/2, defeating Strut the Stage, Del Mar Show, Tap the Admiral, Rhenium, Le Cinquieme Essai, Stage Classic, Red Sea, Union Place).
  • Won An allowance race at Keeneland (1 1/8 miles, turf, equal top weight, by 5 1/4, defeating Illusionary, Fly Smartly, Loup Masque, Brian's Echo, Tarzan Cry, Hit the Hardwood, Wave, Shuailaan Jennings, etc.).
  • 2nd Chinese Cultural Centre S (Can-IIT, 1 3/8 miles, to Strut the Stage, defeating Angel On the Wing, Portcullis, Deputy Strike, Colonial Colony, Stage Classic, Soldierofpleasure).
  • 2nd Citgo Dixie S (gr. IIT, 1 1/8 miles, to Dr. Brendler, defeating Sardaukar, Del Mar Show, Loup Masque, Strategic Partner).
  • 3rd Atto Mile S (Can-IT, 1 mile, equal top weight, to Touch of the Blues, Soaring Free, defeating Wando, Chopinina, Moonshine Hall, Freefourinternet, Sarafan, Numerous Times, Tap the Admiral, etc.).

At 6

  • Won Maker's Mark Mile S (gr. IIT, 1 mile in 1:33.54, NCR, defeating Burning Roma, Royal Spy, Honor in War, Stroll, Millennium Dragon, Freefourinternet, Perfect Drift, Needwood Blade, Hear No Evil).
  • 2nd Atto Mile S (Can-IT, 1 mile, equal top weight, to Soaring Free, defeating Royal Regalia, Surging River, Mobil, Kathir, Slew Valley, Dumaani Star, Millennium Dragon, Christine's Outlaw, etc.).
  • 2nd Firecracker Breeders' Cup H (gr. IIT, 1 mile, topweighted, to Quantum Merit, defeating Senor Swinger, Mr. Krisley, Royal Spy, On the Course, Everything to Gain, Puget Sound, Majestic Thief).
 
 
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PROGENY

Perfect Soul - Progeny

 
 
PEDIGREE (Print Pedigree)
SADLERS WELLS (USA)
b. 1981 [CS]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN)
br. 1954
NEARCO (ITY)
LADY ANGELA (GB)
NATALMA (USA)*
b. 1957
NATIVE DANCER (USA)
ALMAHMOUD (USA)
FAIRY BRIDGE (USA)*
b. 1975
BOLD REASON (USA)
b. 1968
HAIL TO REASON (USA)
LALUN (USA)
SPECIAL (USA)*
b. 1969
FORLI (ARG)
THONG (USA)
BALL CHAIRMAN (USA)
ch. 1988
SECRETARIAT (USA)
ch. 1970 [IC]
BOLD RULER (USA)
br. 1954 [BI]
NASRULLAH (GB)
MISS DISCO (USA)
SOMETHINGROYAL (USA)*
b. 1952
PRINCEQUILLO (IRE)
IMPERATRICE (USA)
A STATUS SYMBOL (USA)
ch. 1979
EXCLUSIVE NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1965 [C]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
EXCLUSIVE (USA)
QUEEN LOUIE (CAN)
ch. 1968
CRIMSON SATAN (USA)
REAGENT (USA)
 
 
PEDIGREE ANALYSIS
Perfect Soul

Alan Porter - A  champion and multiple grade one winning miler, Perfect Soul, is by the great sire and sire of sires, Sadler’s Wells, out of a Secretariat mare from a top-class family. Sire of both a Breeders’ Cup Champion and a classic winner, Perfect Soul is also a brother to a classic sire.

Perfect Soul sired classic winner Perfect Shower out of a mare by Miswaki , a product of the Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross. Miswaki could be introduced throughBlack Tie Affair and his son, Formal Gold, while other sources of the Mr. Prospector/Buckpasser cross include Woodman – broodmare sire of a stakes horse by Perfect Soul and available through Hansel and Timber Country – and Seeking the Gold, sire of Cape TownMutakddim and Petionville. From the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, Perfect Soul has a stakes winner out of a mare by Unbridled (who might be introduced through Unbridled’s Song and sons, Broken Vow,Grindstone and Birdstone). There are also Sadler’s Wells line stakes winner out of mares descending from Fappiano through RoyCryptoclearance (grandsire ofCandy Ride) and Defensive Play, and Fappiano might also be introduced through RubianoQuiet American and Empire Maker. Perfect Soul also has a stakes horse out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son, Kingmambo (giving Sadler’s Wells and his three-parts-brother, Nureyev), himself sire of Lemon Drop Kid. Among other branches of Mr. Prospector that we can note as having done well under Sadler’s Wells are Gulch (and his son, Thunder Gulch), Machiavellian (sire of Street Cry);Gone West, sire of Mr. GreeleyGrand SlamElusive QualitySpeightstown (who could be particularly interesting here) and Proud CitizenConquistador Cielo(sire of Marquetry; grandsire of Artax); and Forty Niner, who might be particularly good through Distorted Humor (whose son, Flower Alley, would give inbreeding to Sadler’s Wells) and who could also be introduced through Tactical AdvantageRoarGold Fever (who gives linebreeding to the family of Exclusive Native, sire of the granddam of Perfect Soul), End SweepTrippiCoronado’s QuestTwiningGold CaseIde and Luhuk. It should also be worth trying mares by Northern Afleet(bred on the same Mr. Prospector/Nureyev cross as Kingmambo) and his son Afleet AlexNumerous (broodmare sire of a Perfect Soul stakes winner), Chequer andGeiger Counter are all by Mr. Prospector from the family of Sadler’s Wells.

Perfect Soul’s brother, Not Impossible, sired the Queen’s Plate victor, Not Bourbon, out of a mare by Storm Boot, a son of Storm Cat from the family of Sadler’s Wells.Storm Cat gives a parallel Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross to Perfect Soul, and his dam, Terlingua, is bred similarly to the dam of Perfect Soul. We can note that Perfect Soul also has stakes horses out of mares by Storm Cat sons Tale of the Cat (whose son, Lion Heart should do well) and High Yield, suggesting trying mares by such as Stormy Atlantic (from the same family as Sadler’s Wells), Giant’s CausewayMenifeeCatienusForestry and Mountain Cat (all broodmare sires of Sadler’s Wells line stakes winners), as well as HennessyJohannesburgForest WildcatTactical CatHarlanHarlan’s HolidayCat Thief and Storm Creek. Perfect Soul also has two stakes horses out of mares by another Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross, Dehere, who is a son of Deputy Minister, a horse who is interesting here as he is from the family of Exclusive Native, sire of the second dam of Perfect Soul). Other sources of Deputy Minister that appeal include Silver DeputyTouch GoldAwesome AgainFrench DeputySalt LakeDeputy Commander (broodmare sire of a Sadler’s Wells line stakes winner) and Forest Camp.

Another source of the Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross would be Chief’s Crown, who would be particularly interesting through Chief Honcho or Bellamy Road (byConcerto) who are both from the Exclusive Native family. Chief’s Crown is by Danzig, a strain that has enjoyed success under Sadler’s Wells through Anabaa,Danehill (brother to Eagle Eyed), DayjurHonor GradesPolish NumbersWar Chant and Pine BluffBelong To Me is a Danzig who brings in Exclusive Native, and Lost Soldier is another Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross. Two European branches of Danzig that would also be interesting are Green Desert (who was represented in the U.S. by Sheikh Albadou) and Perugino (three-parts-brother to Sadler’s Wells). Introducing Northern Dancer through Nureyev – a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells – appeals, with representatives that might be found in the U.S., including TheatricalSpinning WorldStravinksy and Zilzal (all broodmare sires of Sadler’s Wells line stakes winners), with Atticus being another Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross. Sadler’s Wells has enjoyed success over some branches of Nijinsky II, who might do well here through Sword Dance (a Northern Dancer/Secretariat cross from the family of Sadler’s Wells), Royal AcademyGreen Dancerand Shadeed (sire of Alydeed).

Perfect Soul is sire of listed stakes winner Soul of Nataka out of a mare by With  Approval, a son of Caro. The cross of Sadler’s Wells over a mare descending fromCaro through In Excess, suggesting trying daughters of Indian Charlie There is also a grade one winner by Mizzen Mast, and a graded winner by Alphabet Soup, both by the Caro stallion, Cozzene (himself sire of stakes winner out of a Sadler’s Wells, and also successful under Sadler’s Wells mares).

Caro is a Nasrullah line stallion, and Perfect Soul’s brother, Not Impossible, sired graded winner Society’s Chairman out of a mare by Olympio, from the Naskra line. Introducing Naskra through Star de Naskra might also beneficial.

Not Impossible also has listed stakes winner Impossible Time out of a mare by Pleasant Colony, who most notably, is sire of Pleasant Tap (who would bring in Never Bend, a horse who is excellent with Sadler’s Wells) and  Pleasantly Perfect. The second dam of Impossible time is bred on a Halo (Hail to Reason)/Northern Dancercross, which is a reverse to Sadler’s Wells, and the same cross as Southern Halo (sire of More Than Ready). The Roberto branch of Hail to Reason line has provided the dam of a stakes placed horse for Perfect Soul (out of a mare by Lear Fan, who brings in Lt. Stevens, giving linebreeding to the family of Sadler’s Wells).

Perfect Soul’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. I) heroine, Perfect Shirl, is out of a mare from the Noholme II branch of the Star Kingdom line, most frequently found through Nodouble and Shecky Greene (sire of Green Forest). The second dam is by a close relative to Alydar, who can be found through Turkoman,Saratoga SixStrike the GoldEasy GoerCriminal Type, WheatonJeblar and Alysheba (who is out of a mare by Lt. Stevens, giving linebreeding to the family of Sadler’s Wells).

Perfect Soul’s dam is by Secretariat out of a mare by Exclusive Native, and he has a stakes winner carrying General Assembly (by Secretariat, out of Exclusive Dancer, a three-parts-sister to Exclusive Native). This would also suggest trying mares by American Chance (who carries Exclusive Dancer and Speedwell, a three-parts-sister to Secretariat). This family can also be brought in through the previously mentioned Gold FeverChief Honcho and Bellamy Road, as well as Out of Place.

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