Averly Jane

Midshipman Charts New Course with Speedy Runners

He may not be flashiest sire on the Darley stud roster, but the quietly efficacious Midshipman (Unbridled's Song- Fleet Lady, by Avenue of Flags) might just be the most consistent. He ranks second amongst his studmates, behind Jonabell's elder statesman Medaglia d'Oro, in terms of blacktype runners to named foals at over a 12% clip, and his $7,500 stud fee this year only adds to his appeal. "I think the area where Midshipman really excels, and it's a very easy selling point, is that everyone has a mare that would...

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Midshipman Filly Stays Undefeated with Kentucky Juvenile Win

Averly Jane came from just off the pace to remain undefeated in two starts and gain her black-type badge in Wednesday's Kentucky Juvenile S. Bohemian Frost took to the front through a quarter :21.84 and :45.34 as heavy 1-2 favorite Averly Jane remained in hot pursuit. A couple of lengths adrift of the free-running grey turning for home, the Wesley Ward trainee gradually overtook the pacesetter midstretch and strode clear to score with ease over an oncoming Vodka N Water. Bohemian Frost held on for third. "She's a naturally fast...

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