‚ÄúI‚Äôve had a bit to do with the Pendragons as I ride them at Princes Farm,‚Äù said Scott Singleton, trainer of Dark Brown Sugar.
‚ÄúI have an opinion of the Pendragons, they‚Äôre not early two-year-old types, they are big, strong horses and are going to take a little longer. I wish I had more of them.‚Äù
Dark Brown Sugar, a half-sister to the promising Mac Chois, is one of a number of Pendragon‚Äôs maiden crop of two-year-olds that is closely related to a high class performer. Fellow juveniles include half-relations to stakes winners Faint Perfume, Wonderful World, Marheta, and the promising Kim Divine.
In total 20 percent of Pendragon‚Äôs first two crops are from proven producers of stakes winners or placegetters. A further 24 percent are from stakes winners or half-sisters to stakes winners. It is no surprise then that Pendragon has been well received in the sales ring with his yearlings selling up to 25 times service fee.
A weanling full-sister to Dark Brown Sugar is earmarked for sale in the Inglis Australian Weanling and Bloodstock Sale in June and her dam Cardsino will foal down another Pendragon this spring.