Summer Front: a TDN Value Sire
RSS Feeds Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Excerpt from Chris McGrath’s “KENTUCKY SIRES: WHERE’S THE VALUE?” - Thoroughbred Daily News; 1/24/2018

“Competition is increasing among sons of War Front as value alternatives to the $250,000 heavyweight and here is one with a great deal going for him. In fact he might yet gain the attention of imaginative European breeders, with a strong turf profile.

Those Euros alarmed by one or two glaring failures to train on, among War Front's star juveniles over there, will be comforted to know that SUMMER FRONT was not only an undefeated stakes winner at two but was also still placing (for a fifth time) at Grade I level at age six. And that hardiness was harnessed to a real flair, extending from a trademark turn of foot to a lovely physique.

You can tell something of the latter from his $475,000 2-year-old tag, in only War Front's second crop, when his sire was himself still operating at this kind of level. True, he came with a page recently adorned by a Grade I success for his half-sister, Hollywood Starlet S winner Laragh (Tapit). (Their dam, moreover, is a half-sister to another Grade I-winning juvenile in Siphonic (Siphon {Brz})). But you can glean something of how he istransferring that physical appeal from a debut weanling average of $92,090, placing him sixth among his fellow rookies- and cheapest of the top 10. The sun's coming out.”

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