Munnings

Munnings made an impressive winning debut over six furlongs at Saratoga in late July. He was then placed in the Gr.1 Hopeful S. and Gr.1 Champagne S. At three he had over five lengths in hand when he won the Gr.2 Woody Stephens S. and then defeated older sprinters in the Gr.2 Tom Fool Handicap. He held his form well and was back in the winner’s circle after the Gr.2 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship at four.

Munnings has played a leading role in establishing Speightstown as a sire of sires. From a first crop sired at only $12,500, Munnings sired a highly impressive 11% SWs, with the high-class I’m A Chatterbox and the Gr.1-winning sprinter El Deal heading his six first-crop Graded winners. He has continued his rise up the stallion ranks with the likes of 2020 Gr.2 winners Finite, Bonny South and Venetian Harbor, and his very fast daughter Kimari, all coming from $25,000 nominations.

Munnings has sired Finite and Bonny South from daughters of champion sire 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. He also has Graded-placed winners with A.P. INDY’s sons MINESHAFT and FLATTER as their broodmare sires, so Munnings clearly merits many more mares from the A.P. INDY line.

Munnings sired his first Gr.1 winner, that fine filly I’m A Chatterbox, from a grand-daughter of DANZIG and the Gr.3 winner Munny Spunt is from a HARD SPUN mare. In fact Munnings has five SWs from DANZIG line mares.

He has already sired Gr.2 winner Om from a grand-daughter of STORM CAT. This suggests daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, HENNESSY and TALE OF THE CAT. Munnings has a Gr.2 winner out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway’s brother FREUD. The Holy Bull/Great Above blood in his pedigree should suit SCAT DADDY mares.

Munnings’ results suggest he has a future with mares descending from SADLER’S WELLS. He has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by EL PRADO and a Gr.3 winner out of a MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare. This is potentially significant, as Speightstown’s very fast son Rock Fall also had a dam by MEDAGLIA D’ORO, as did Competitionofideas, another of his Gr.1 winners.

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.

Speightstown has several good performers inbred either 3x3 or 3x4 to MR PROSPECTOR, including the top-class Golden Ticket, Tamarkuz and Sharing. There is therefore no obstacle to sending mares with Mr Prospector blood to Munnings. He has Gr.2 winner Venetian Harbor out of a STREET CRY mare, plus a Gr.2-placed filly with a dam by STREET SENSE. Munnings has SWs from the UNBRIDLED, GONE WEST, SMART STRIKE and FORTY NINER branches, with the smart Warrior’s Charge having a dam by BROKEN VOW.

Speightstown has two SWs from 11 foals out of INDIAN CHARLIE mares, including the speedy Gr.3 winner Switzerland. Daughters of UNCLE MO could therefore suit Munnings.

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