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    Posted: 26 Feb 2007 at 2:03am
am thinking of purchasing one at melbourne will he make a stallion? Why/Why not
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In a word YES

He is a close relative to one of my most admired stallions in Foxhound.

Foxhound only stood a season at Coolmore before being controversially 'sacked' however not before producing the outstanding juvenile North Fox (who my spies tell me is a star galloper on the lucrative Macau racing circuit)

This is also the family of Wolfhound, a top sire in the USA and Al Mufti, a leading sire in South Africa.

Storm Cat is a legend in the USA, commanding a US$500,000 service fee (with no free return Ouch ) and in Australia has produced the handy Catrail and High Yield as well as Tale of the Cat.

There is a tremendous 'pipeline' for Storm Cat in Australia with the likes of Felix The Cat (cracker), Tabkir (sneaky chance) and Consolidator (absolute stunner) all coming through the ranks.

If you like this yearling, I say buy it!!!

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High Yield handy?  
 
Statue of Liberty's a nice looker, but personally I'd want to see him get some runners before spending too much on one of his.
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hello? Deadly Storm?
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Imho the unanswerable but critical questions, at this time in any event, is whether his stock will handle Oz conditions and more importantly whether they'll train on.

In the latter regard, the stock of many Storm Cat sires don't, and neither did Statue of Liberty. 

Do rate him a chance however.
 
It's hard to soar with eagles...

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Originally posted by Clem Hill Clem Hill wrote:


There is a tremendous 'pipeline' for Storm Cat in Australia with the likes of Felix The Cat (cracker), 
 
Felix The Cat, a proven failure.
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I notice he has a vaery long tail...interesting
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We will probably be bidding against each other! I like him alot, great type. Looking for a partner! Wink
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I'm sure I posted here yesterday but it's gone! I to am looking at the SOL at the up coming sales, hope I dont out bid you!. I liked the look of the filly out of Uccello. Plain but a nice type. How much do you think they will bring?

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To answer the head post question ..
 
.. STATUE OF LIBERTY is entirely unsuited to this region and they will need soft & heavy tracks to stay sound.
 
He is upright in the shoulder .. over himself in front .. ordinary looking legs consistent with the STORM CAT/SEATTLE SLEW cross .. and too heavy in the shoulder as well.
 
He has far too much dirt blood.
 
His GROUP 3 win at 2 was a slow 1.15.7 for 6f.
 
His close 2nd in the SUSSEX at 3 was a pedestrian 1.40 for 8f.
 
He only had 5 starts.
 
Not surprising.
 
Not for here.
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Willy,

After careful consideration, and I must say a rather sleepless night, I have come to agree that Statue of Liberty is up against it to make it as a stallion.

The turning point for me was the realisation that this horse carried 3 individual words in his title. Apart from Encosta De Lago in Australia and another neddy I researched in Europe named El Gran Senor I found it very difficult to find another stallion of note that had 3 individual names.

If you couple that with the fact that the other afore mentioned duo both started with the letter E, it suddenly became very apparent that this horse's stud career was doomed before it began. He may become a More Than Ready type, but that is all.

I also note that the name itself 'Statue of Liberty' emanates from a monument in New York, which is in a city I don't particularly like. In actual fact, I don't really like the USA either but Belgium is lovely....I find Belgium close to home as the natives remind me very much of my New Zealand counterparts.....absolute characters Wink

So in summary, avoid this stallion....he is doomed, go for a one or two worder instead and you will be on the fast track to success Thumbs%20Up


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Exceed And Excel also starts with E!, Switch In Time.

I'm confused by Tale Of The Cat tho. Not A Single Doubt. Leroidesanimaux is three words into one.
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Of course Clem Hill wouldn't be a fan of TAKING THE MICKEY either Tongue

 Belgium, Clem?...... no correlation with NZ whatsoever, but maybe you indulge in the 'dark' facets that Belgium has recently been notorious for? Perhaps you enjoy Phuket too. 

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