Fly On Angel was the sale topper for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed sale that was on December 8th, 2020. This horse ended up selling for $195,000.
Dosage Profile: (1-2-3-0-0)
What does this mean for you?
Her DI suggests she’d be good at miler distances with an ideal of 8.5 furlongs. Her CD suggests her ideal distance would be 9 furlongs. She didn’t have a lot of total dosage points. She had 6 total. If she had 1 or 2 more chefs-de-race in her pedigree, that would get that number up a little. Horses that had between 10 and 30 account for 70% of stakes winners, whereas horses with less than 10 count for about 7% of stakes winners.
She is a bit more specialized with her DP, she doesn’t have any S or P points. Horses with that double 0 pattern in their profile account for 30% of stakes winners.
This is a Palace Malice filly. Palace Malice is in the Curlin family. Despite being a younger stallion (he entered stud in 2016, his first crop are 3-year-olds of 2020), he’s on the top sire list right now with more than $2,000,000 earned by his progeny in 2020. A son of Curlin, who’s AWD is close to 7.5 furlongs, puts him in a great spot to compete for some of those classic distances.
Palace Malice is also in the company of Vino Rosso, Exaggerator, Keen Ice, Good Magic and Irish War Cry who are all sons of Curlin as well. The verdict is out on weather or not Curlin is a “sire of sires”, but I’m guessing that with this line up of young potential stallions he might be.
The dam line on this horse is chock-full of black type. She’s produced 2 other winners along with Fly On Angel. One named The Mighty Judge has earned more than $100,000 in his racing career. The other is a 2-year-old of this year and has his first start too with a total money earned of more than $18,000. His name is Jack Gave Back. Jack Gave Back‘s win is at 8 furlongs. The Mighty Judge has an average winning distance of 8 furlongs as well. 3 were at 8 furlongs, 1 was at 7.5 and 1 was at 8.5 furlongs.
The rest of the family has a lot of black type as mentioned previously. The 2nd dam is a multiple stakes placed horse. She finished 2nd at Lone Star and 2nd at Sam Houston Race Park. Distances at 5.5 and 7 furlongs respectably.
The 3rd dam has winners such as Richwoman who’s a G3 winner who won going 5 wide on the turn for home. Most of the horses in the female side of the family have been winners at 6 furlongs +/- a half furlong. There are several wins or stakes placed at 5 furlongs or 5.5
Fly On Angel has won 4 races in her career. Her AWD is 6.25 which seems a bit short. I would have assumed, based off the pedigree that the distances would have been longer. The Mighty Judge who’s in the 1st dam are bred to a very similar cross since Curlin is Palace Malice’s sire and he’s been successful multiple times at the mile distance. The average distance of her non in-the-money finishes has been 6.2 furlongs and her average distance of her in the money finishes has been 6.3 furlongs. At least the trainer consistent with his distance of choice. Since she sold as a racing/broodmare prospect, I’d be interested in seeing how she races at a longer distance. Her best performance was the Charles Town Oaks [G3] which she won was 7 furlongs. I think entering her in a few 8 furlong races and see how she does at that distance before retiring her.
Both the sire and the dam originate from the Phalaris line. They start to get common ancestors right after Nearcat and Native Dancer (both foaled early 1950). Good sires that would make for a good cross include Tapit, Uncle Mo or The Factor.