Whilst trawling the web [as you do] I found a website of top NH sires, and this horse was mentioned. 24 of his progeny [out of a total of 102] have been winners; not a bad strike rate…I’ve never heard of him..can anyone give me a few more details please?…
Born in 81 this son of Roberto out of a Carry Back mare was trained by Michael Jarvis. He won 2 of his 3 starts as a juvenile and then at 3, owned by Antonio Balzarini, his best run was his short head 2nd in the Italian Derby.
As a 4yo, owned by Bruce McNall, he put in lifetime best performance when beating Pebbles and Commanche Run in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes when he started at 33/1. He was also 3rd to Pebbles in the Eclipse, 2nd to Commanche Run in the Irish Champion and 2nd in the Man O’War Stakes. He ran poorly after his subsequent to his transfer to Angel Penna in the Breeders’ Cup Turf and at Bay Meadows.
A very durable horse, as you would expect with his breeding. His maternal grandsire, the Kentucky Derby winner Carry Back, was as tough as they come and sired horses in his own image, if not always of the highest quality.
We could do with a few more stallions like Bob Back.