As many as five sons of Speightstown, including the consistently progressive Munnings, have sired northern hemisphere Gr.1 winners so the omens look good for Echo Town, who became a Gr.1 winners when decisively landing the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Saratoga – a race won in the past by such as Practical Joke, Drefong, Runhappy, Hard Spun, Henny Hughes, More Than Ready and Tale Of The Cat.
Echo Town is one of several Graded winners by Speightstown with inbreeding to STORM CAT. Echo Town’s second line comes via his Gr.2-winning dam Letgomyecho, who is also dam of 2021 Champion 2YO Filly Echo Zulu (by Gun Runner and therefore inbred 4x4 to Storm Cat). Munnings has Graded winners out of daughters of TABASCO CAT, FREUD, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and AFTER MARKET.
As a leading winner over 7 furlongs, Echo Town has a similar profile to Munnings, Speightstown’s most successful stallion son. Munnings has the Gr.2 winners Finite and Bonny South from daughters of TAPIT, as well as a Gr.3 winner from an A.P. INDY mare. His statistics stand at 22% SWs from TAPIT mares and 25% from A.P. INDY mares.
Speightstown owes his Gr.1 winner Lexitonian to a TAPIT mare. Munnings sired a Gr.2 winner with a dam by BERNARDINI. Speightstown has four Graded winners with A.P. INDY mares, headed by Gr.1 winner Flagstaff.
Speightstown has several top performers inbred either 3x3 or 3x4 to MR PROSPECTOR, including Gr.1 winners Golden Ticket, Tamarkuz, Charlatan, Olympiad and Sharing. Munnings has the Gr.2 winner Venetian Harbor out of a STREET CRY mare while his triple Gr.1 winner Jack Christopher is out of a grand-daughter of UNBRIDLED’S SONG and 2YO Gr.1 winner EDA has a dam by LEMON DROP KID.
Munnings sired Gr.1 winner I’m A Chatterbox from a grand-daughter of DANZIG and Gr.3 winner Munny Spunt from a HARD SPUN mare. Speightstown sired the Gr.1 winners Jersey Town and Seek Again from mares by BELONG TO ME and DANEHILL. Speightstown also has Graded winners out of daughters of DANZIG, DAYJUR, ZIETEN, ORPEN, HONOR GRADES and SEA HERO.
Munnings has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by EL PRADO and two SWs with MEDAGLIA D’ORO mares. Speightstown fast sons, Rock Fall, has a dam by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, as do the Gr.1-winners Competitionofideas and Olympiad. Speightstown a sired a Gr.1 winner from a grand-daughter of SADLER’S WELLS, by PERFECT SOUL.
Speightstown sired the Travers Stakes winner Golden Ticket from a DEPUTY MINISTER mare. Munnings has had stakes success with mares by SALT LAKE and SILVER DEPUTY.
BLUSHING GROOM sired the second dams of two Gr.1 winners by Speightstown, and Speightstown has stakes winners with dams by RAHY, MT LIVERMORE, RAINBOW QUEST and PEAKS AND VALLEYS.
Speightstown has two black-type winners out of INDIAN CHARLIE mares, including the speedy Gr.1 winner Switzerland. Daughters of UNCLE MO could be a good match for Echo Town.