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Arlington's Early Stats Compare Favourably
Meanwhile, the victory by Arlington's eighth individual winner, The Lion, in last Friday's prestigious Walcha Maiden highlights the extent to which the career of the close relation to Black Heart Bart is emulating the slow burn path of his half-brother Savabeel, multiple Champion Sire of New Zealand. Both Arlington and Savabeel are out of a dual Gr1-winning half-sister to the dam of Black Heart Bart (see above item). Current runaway NZ leader again in 2016-17, Gr1 Cox Plate hero Savabeel's status as a champion sire has taken time to embed, a characteristic that Gr1-placed Arlington appears to have inherited, with the latter's progeny displaying the same signs that they will improve with time. Other prominent sires who took a little time to come to prominence with their juveniles include exceptional stallions Written Tycoon and Not A Single Doubt, the latter siring his first stakes-winner when his his eldest crop were 4YOs. The status quo augurs well for Arlington whose first crop are current 3YOs, particularly as the bulk of his progeny are only just starting to come into their own.