NOW, from the tenth crop, comes Court Masterpiece, a horse who has never ventured beyond 1m, and in aptitudinal
terms is the type most would have expected Polish Precedent to deliver all along.
He could certainly impart class, and he could get runners better than himself, qualities much to his credit, but he was unusual as a progenitor of notable stock in terms of his lack of influence on their aptitudinal
Indeed, his results suggested that he had little influence, in aptitudinal
terms, on progeny who tended to take after their dams.
By Alzao, whose stock cannot be defined by aptitudinal
type but who has had his share of stayers-including Epsom and Irish Oaks heroines Shahtoush and Winona from the same 1995 crop-Fee Des Mers delivered as her first foal Nordican Inch, a classy filly who stayed rather better than her sire, Inchinor.