The American Cup – 25th February 2017

American Cup


Super-consistent, tough as nails, quality horse. Showed her versatility over sprint and short distances, and has a top jockey on board, very difficult to peg back once she gets in front. She will start at a very skinny price. We talking here about a super mare, Secret Pact. All trainers will have one eye on the weather, and if the rain persist, it will change the whole complex of the race. Watch out for Wacek. The balance of the runners has done nothing wrong, and has been blitzing great times as well, they will make sure it’s a true run race.


1. Secret Pact

10yo mare from Secret Revolution, Career earnings: $13,609,839
Overall rating: Majestic(82) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by YellonkY
Lineage:By Attila The Hun out of Genevieve
Recent form:1,1,2,1,1

Stable comments: -“Would love to get the American double in Pact‘s farewell cup race but it won’t be easy, especially if the weather is right – could be a muddie race and a shrewd entry from YellonK.”

2. Not Too Soon

8yo stallion from Karaka Breeders, Career earnings: $4,103,832
Overall rating: Marvelous(78) – Stalker
Born:Fri 3rd Jul 2015, bred by Karaka Breeders
Lineage:By Grey Ghost out of Imagine Dragons
Recent form:5,7,3,4,1

Stable comments: -“Everything fell into place for my stalker in the heat. The final will be a different kettle of fish. The other heat winner ran much faster so will take a lot of catching I think. Good luck everyone.”

3. Makeup Impasse

10yo mare from Spuraholics, Career earnings: $4,539,957
Overall rating: Marvelous(76) – Stalker
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by Spuraholics
Lineage:By Fliss Deer out of Netty Barton
Recent form:7,3,8,5,2

Stable comments: -“We ran 5th in this race last season & are hoping for a similar run this time. Looks like a small field & Secret Pact should run away with this one. Good luck all.”

4. Wacek

10yo stallion from YellonkY, Career earnings: $7,527,007
Overall rating: Majestic(82) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by turkucie
Recent form:2,1,2,1,2

Stable comments: -“The main question is – is it going to be slow track on Saturday? If so (and it looks like it will), I’d be happy only with a win, if not, we’ll fight anyway.”

5. Tropical Ice

9yo stallion from Desert Wind Stables, Career earnings: $7,174,479
Overall rating: Marvelous(79) – Breakaway
Born:Fri 3rd Apr 2015, bred by Desert Wind Stables
Lineage:By Hawaii out of Winter Eclipse
Recent form:1,1,1,1,3

Stable comments: -“Disappointing heat time for Tropical Ice. Hoping a change in jockey might help but realistically this is Secret Pact‘s race.”

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