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When will one of them really hit a lick?

Tons of the stallions sons have ability, show speed, class, and determination. Few have shown toughness, and none has yet succeeded in making a name as a significant sire.

The one who almost broke through in that regard was the somewhat unregarded Even the Score, who has G1 winner Take the Points as his chief earner and best offspring.

But others, such as Buddha and Eurosilver, have become pariahs in the Bluegrass.

The offspring of some of the USong sons have considerable ability, but they also lack some of the essentials to make effective racehorses: toughness, for one.

But there is a son (or perhaps more than one) who will put things together and make a name for himself. That son will need some toughness of his own, bags of speed, and scope to carry it.

He should not be too big (unlike his sire) or too heavy and really needs that touch of finesse that Nureyev had in such quantities.

Will the lucky horse be Zensational or Old Fashioned or Dunkirk or Political Force or First Defence or …?