Four sons of Speightstown, including Munnings, have sired Gr.1 winners so the omens look good for Echo Town, who became the veteran sire’s latest Gr.1 winner when he decisively landed the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga. That victory was the fourth of Echo Town’s career and improved his figures to 7-4-2-1, with one of his second placings coming in the Gr.1 Woody Stephens Stakes.
Echo Town is one of several Graded winners by Speightstown with inbreeding to Storm Cat. Speightstown is out of a daughter of Storm Cat and Echo Town’s second line comes via his Gr.2-winning dam Letgomyecho, who is by a son of Harlan, sire of the very successful Harlan’s Holiday and grandsire of Champion sire Into Mischief.
As a leading winner over seven furlongs, Echo Town has a similar profile to Munnings, Speightstown’s most successful stallion son. Echo Town’s female line has produced SWs to two sons of A.P. INDY, so it’s relevant that Munnings sired the 2020 Gr.2 winners Finite and Bonny South from daughters of TAPIT, as well as a Listed winner from a mare by PULPIT. His statistics stand at 29% SWs from TAPIT mares and 25% from PULPIT mares. Speightstown has four GSWs out of daughters of A.P. INDY.
Speightstown has several good performers inbred either 3x3 or 3x4 to MR PROSPECTOR, including the Travers winner Golden Ticket, and Breeders’ Cup winners Tamarkuz and Sharing. Munnings has Gr.2 winner Venetian Harbor out of a STREEY CRY mare and also has SWs from the UNBRIDLED, GONE WEST, SMART STRIKE and FORTY NINER branches, with the smart smiler Warrior’s Charge having a dam by BROKEN VOW.
SCAT DADDY mares would be a safe means of introducing extra lines of STORM CAT and MR PROSPECTOR, creating 4x4 to Mr Prospector and 4x5x5 to STORM CAT.
Munnings sired his first Gr.1 winner, I’m A Chatterbox, from a grand-daughter of DANZIG and the Gr.3 winner Munny Spunt from a HARD SPUN mare. Mares from the DANZIG male line should also suit Echo Town. Speightstown sired the Gr.1 winners Jersey Town and Seek Again from mares by BELONG TO ME and DANEHILL.
Munnings has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by EL PRADO and a Gr.3 winner out of a MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare.
Speightstown’s very fast sons, Rock Fall, also had a dam by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, as did the Gr.1-winning Competitionofideas.
Speightstown sired the Travers Stakes winner Golden Ticket from a DEPUTY MINISTER mare and Munnings has stakes success with mares by SALT LAKE and SILVER DEPUTY.
Speightstown has two SWs from 11 foals out of INDIAN CHARLIE mares, including the speedy Gr.3 winner Switzerland. Daughters of UNCLE MO are very likely to suit Echo Town.