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July 27, 2013 - Asc
Deloitte Handicap Stakes
|1 Mile (T)||1||Chart||Replay|
June 13, 2013 - Lel
|1 Mile, 70 Yards (T)||1|
Jeremy Noseda was born Sept. 17, 1963 in London, England. He had no family in racing, but became smitten by the sport as a schoolboy and learned to ride at the age of 13. He spent school holidays working in the stables of Brian Swift and Jeremy Tree before turning down a place at Cambridge University in order to further his racing education. He was initially employed by John Dunlop, staying for six years, before moving on to work as assistant to John Gosden for five years, including three in California.
Charles Fox is a Yorkshire based pharmacist by profession. Married with four children he has been an owner with Jeremy Noseda for around thirteen years. During that time he has owned some horses outright, some in partnerships with others, but always in training with Jeremy Noseda.
Yeager is a son of Medaglia d'Oro, a son (like Kitten's Joy) of the Sadler's Wells stallion El Prado. Medaglia d'Oro was bred mostly for the grass, but excelled on the dirt for owner Edmund Gann and trainer Bobby Frankel. A winner of the Travers Stakes, Whitney Handicap and Donn Handicap, Medaglia d'Oro proved most impressive in defeat. Second in the Dubai World Cup, Belmont Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic (twice), Medaglia d'Oro had the misfortune of running into world champion Pleasantly Perfect while he was at his peak, as well as the undefeated world record-setting freak Candy Ride.
As a stallion, Medaglia d'Oro has surprised many with his impeccable performance. A regular producer of stakes-quality two-turn horses, his progeny include phenomenal dirt horses like Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty, as well as phenomenal turf horses like Rydilluc, Beverly D. and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf runner-up Marketing Mix and 12-furlong turf specialist Dark Cove. This versatility and solid performance would account for what is now a $100,000 stud fee for the Darley stallion.
Yeager is out of the winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Lucky Flyer, who hails from a strong dirt lineage. Yeager's second dam is the Hawthorne Oaks-winning Capote mare Beautiful Crazy, who in turn is a daughter of Mahhdooda - a fruitless result of the dream mating of champion Forty Niner and Kentucky Oaks winner Lucky Lucky Lucky.
This pedigree has more dirt in it than a congressional scandal, yet Yeager has still performed admirably on the grass. The 10 furlongs is within his range, though it would not be a surprise to see him excel more from eight to nine furlongs.
Analysis by Michael Adolphson
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