Like Scat Daddy, he became a Gr.1 winner at two, but Caravaggio outperformed his sire by remaining unbeaten in four juvenile starts, including the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes and Gr.1 Phoenix Stakes. Caravaggio also followed his sire’s example by becoming a top Gr.1 winner at three. He was winning for the sixth time in six starts when he defeated the Gr.1 winners Harry Angel and Blue Point in the Commonwealth Cup.
Caravaggio ranks alongside Lady Aurelia, No Nay Never, Sioux Nation, Acapulco, Seahenge, Skitter Scatter, Van Beethoven, So Perfect, Sergei Prokofiev and Daddy Long Legs among Scat Daddy’s 11 juvenile Group winners in Europe. Between them they collected five of Royal Ascot’s prestigious 2yo Group races. Scat Daddy’s first major son at stud No Nay Never already has six SWs from his first 26 runners in America – an excellent 23%.
Caravaggio’s pedigree has no duplications in the first four generations and it is free of Seattle Slew, A.P. Indy, Tapit, Danzig, War Front, Hail To Reason, Deputy Minister, Fappiano and Unbridled.
No Nay Never’s success with the MR PROSPECTOR line includes Arizona, a Gr.2 2yo winner who has a dam by ENGLISH CHANNEL, a son of SMART STRIKE. Another Gr.2 winner, Chestnut Honey, has a dam by CHESTER HOUSE. Scat Daddy sired GSWs from daughters of EMPIRE MAKER and UNBRIDLED’S SONG and from mares by four different sons of UNBRIDLED’S SONG. He also sired Gr.1-winning 2yos from daughters of ELUSIVE QUALITY and STREET CRY.
Scat Daddy sired several Graded winners from SEATTLE SLEW line mares, including MINESHAFT, SKY MESA and TAPIT. No Nay Never’s Gr.1 winner Ten Sovereigns has a third dam by CAPOTE.
The DANZIG line has supplied No Nay Never with two 2yo Gr.1 winners, Alcohol Free has a dam by HARD SPUN and Ten Sovereigns has a dam by a son of DANEHILL.
The HAIL TO REASON line also supplied Scat Daddy with several Graded winners, via sons of ROBERTO and HALO, including DYNAFORMER.
Scat Daddy’s flying daughter Lady Aurelia is inbred 4x3 to STORM CAT and his Gr.1 winners Valid Point and Harmonize are inbred 4x4.