Bred: John Liviakis (Ky.)
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Classic Strike, by Smart Strike
From the same trainer-owner combination responsible I’ll Have Another, victor of the 2012 Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Doug O’Neill and J. Paul Reddam team up again as the connections of this dark bay or brown son of Scat Daddy.
Although not yet as accomplished as his star former stablemate, Handsome Mike finished second in the 2011 Grade 3 Generous Stakes, third in the 2012 Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby and fourth in the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational Stakes and Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes before a breakthrough stakes win in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby.