Smooth Daddy, a talented son of Scat Daddy who rallied to deny Time Test in the Fort Marcy Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park last year, will stand his first season under the Compas Stallions banner in Ireland at a €5,000 fee next spring.
Following Smooth Daddy’s win in the Fort Marcy, trainer Tom Albertrani said: “He was second in this race last year and he’s always game. Once he gets in front he really digs in and did it again today.”
The 7-year-old Smooth Daddy was a classy turf runner who placed six times in stakes company and shares his sire with U.S. Triple Crown winner Justify as well as the likes of Caravaggio, Lady Aurelia, and No Nay Never.
Smooth Daddy is out of U.S. stakes winner Prairie Maiden and hails from the same family as Irish sprinter Catch the Blues, granddam of group 1-winning juvenile and this year’s Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes (G1) third Sioux Nation, another son of Scat Daddy who will join the Coolmore roster for the 2019 breeding season.
Compas Stallions’ new recruit represents a cheaper alternative to other Scat Daddy stallions standing in Ireland, with No Nay Never’s fee quadrupling to €100,000, Caravaggio staying put at €35,000, and Sioux Nation being introduced at €12,500, while Yeomanstown Stud’s El Kabeir is set to stand a second season at €8,000.
Micheál Orlandi of Compas Stallions said: “We are really excited to be standing this good-looking son of Scat Daddy. He has an exceptional walk and stands a solid 16.1 hands high, and will offer commercial breeders access to the Scat Daddy sire line.”