How long he will stay there is anyone's guess, as is how far he will stay. Sired by 2008 Wood Memorial (USA-I) winner Take of Ekati from the Malibu Moon mare Catch the Moon (also the dam of 2015 Iroquois Stakes, USA-III, winner Cocked and Loaded, by Colonel John), he could be anything from a miler to a true classic horse depending on which of the mix of influences in his pedigree proves dominant.
Girvin illustrates the rapidity with which Mr. Prospector's influence has spread in the American Thoroughbred population, as he is inbred 4x5x4x5 to Claiborne Farm's great sire, as well as 5x5 to Secretariat. He also has a pedigree angle guaranteed to intrigue Louisiana fans, as his second dam, the speedy Yes It's True mare Catch My Fancy, is inbred 3x2 to Monique Rene. The queen of Louisiana racing in the early 1980s, Monique Rene won 15 stakes races at Louisiana tracks, mostly over sprint distances, and compiled an overall record of 29 wins and eight placings from 45 starts.
The next outing for Girvin is likely to be the Louisiana Derby (USA-II), a race that hasn't really been inspiring as a source of Kentucky Derby winners. No horse has pulled off the Louisiana Derby--Kentucky Derby double since Grindstone in 1996, though last year's winner, Gun Runner, ran a solid third at Louisville. Still, a good horse can come from anywhere, and a solid win in the final leg of the Fair Grounds' series of Derby preps would mark Girvin as a legitimate contender for the roses.