Money Multiplier may have a touch of the bridesmaid curse going on, but by golly, he does it in the best of company.
The son of champion Lookin at Lucky is still looking for his first stakes victory after 14 career starts, but has been second six times – five of those coming in graded stakes.
This year alone, he has been second to stablemate Wake Forest in the Grade 1 Man O’War at Belmont in May; second behind World Appeal in the Grade 1 United Nations at Monmouth in July; and second to another stablemate, Flintshire, in the Grade1 Sword Dancer at Saratoga in August.
Despite his lack of stakes wins, the $260,000 yearling purchase does come from a family with Breeders’ Cup success. Lookin at Lucky finished second in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and his maternal grandsire, Unbridled’s Song, was among the most impressive Juvenile performers in the history of the event when he won the race in 1995.