Westbury Park sire A Lot (USA) is in good company this season after breaking through $1 million in prizemoney at Belmont on Saturday.
A Lot Of Good Men is his chief-earner with $296,690 after winning the Durkin – Privilege Birthday Plate (1200m) for a large syndicate headed by trainer Trevor Andrews. A Lot 3yo filly Becalotti had also contributed with a second winning purse in the Lawn Shed Hcp (1200m) at Pinjarra on Thursday.
A Lot is a Top 20 Australian second-season stallion in 2022-23 and loses nothing in comparison to Awesome Rock ($1.77m), I’m All The Talk ($2.66m) and Sessions ($1.72m) who have topped WA second-season tables in recent years.
A Lot Of Good Men collared unbeaten colt Red Square (Russian Revolution) on Saturday before holding late-closers Skytalker (I’m All The Talk) and Odinaka (A Lot). He had won two Ascot nurseries earlier this year leading up to a fourth in the RL Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at Pinjarra.
“We brought him back in for a couple of starts and now he will spell again before the 3yo features at Ascot,” Andrews said. “He a scopey colt and I’m looking forward to getting him out to 1400m in the Belgravia and a mile in the WA Guineas.”
A Lot Of Good Men was bred and sold by Mungrup Stud’s Gray Williamson for $42,500 at the 2022 Perth Magic Millions. He’s a half-brother to G3 Belmont Sprint winner Bustler (Playing God) and their yearling half-sister by Maschino was purchased by Neville Parnham for $235,000 at this year’s Magic Millions.
Their dam Cosmah Domination (Oratorio) is a winning half-sister to Amelia Storm (WATC Country Cup) and her latest foal is a filly by Playing God.
Trainer Tiarnna Robertson has lots of time for Becalotti since she broke her maiden and the hearts of her rivals at Belmont Park in March. She won by six lengths that day and never looked in danger when racing first-up on Thursday.
“How good was that!” Robertson said. “She was aided by a super ride from Jade McNaught and booted clear at the top of the straight.”
Becalotti is the only foal to race for Asifbecnic (Blackfriars). The dam’s older half-brother Call Me Henry (Hennessy) won the 2005 Belmont Newmarket (1200m) for Neville Parnham.
A Lot is a son of Champion USA stallion Tapit and he first stood at a $5,500 fee.
The immediate success of his first two crops has seen that rise to $9,350 for his first book at Westbury Park this year where he stands alongside My Admiration (Encosta de Lago).