Scotch Verdict was a good broodmare in spite of visiting mostly second and third-tier stallions, producing 1970 Monmouth Oaks winner Kilts n Kapers (by 1964 Ohio Derby winner National, by Nashua), the good California stakes filly Desert Trial (by 1960 Everglades Stakes winner Moslem Chief, a son of Alibhai), and the minor stakes winner Memory Garden (by 1966 American champion older male Bold Bidder), as well as stakes-placed Secret Verdict (by 1960 San Carlos Handicap winner Clandestine, by Double Jay). The catalyst for her family's step up to the next level was the top Florida sire In Reality, who got some memorable runners from her daughters.
Chief among those runners was the brilliant Desert Vixen (out of Desert Trial), a two-time American champion and the dam of French Group 2 winner Real Shadai (by Roberto), an important sire in Japan. Desert Vixen's younger brother Valid Appeal was not quite as talented but was good enough to win the 1975 Dwyer Handicap (USA-G2) and place in four other graded races including the 1974 Futurity Stakes (USA-G1). A small, light-framed colt with upright pasterns, miler speed, and light, fluent action, he became a perennial leading Florida sire at Harry Mangurian's Mockingbird Farm.
Desert Trial also produced the stakes-winning In Reality sons Court Trial and Classic Trial and in addition produced the Rexson filly Desert Royal, dam of stakes winner Royal Med (by Medieval Man) and second dam of New Zealand Group 2 winner Millennium. In the meantime, Kilts n Kapers also got into the act with the ill-fated In Reality filly Stub, who won the 1977 Sorority Stakes (USA-G1) and Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (USA-G2) but died in training. A Real Kaper, a full sister to Stub, is the second dam of two stakes winners and of Rio Camu, 2001 Horse of the Year in the Dominican Republic, while her half sister Kilts Girl (by Royal Saxon) is the dam of Grade 1-placed stakes winner Charging Fire (by Peterhof). Another half sister, Seattle Kaper (by Seattle Slew), is the dam of Grade 3 winner Kentucky Kaper (by The Prime Minister)
Memory Garden and Secret Verdict also contributed to the legacy of Scotch Verdict: the former became the second dam of Brazilian Group 2 winner Puro Brilho, while the latter produced Grade 3 winner Remote Ruler (by King Emperor) and multiple stakes winners Secret's Out (by Royal Saxon; dam of listed stakes winner Close In, by Fappiano) and A Realgirl (by In Reality; dam of two listed stakes winners). Michelin, however, is descended from yet another daughter of Scotch Verdict. This was Summer Legend (by Raise a Native), who won only two of 11 races but produced Grade 3 winner Legarto (by Roberto) and stakes winners Nafees (by Raja Baba) and Lean Cuisine (by In Reality).
Nafees, in turn, produced three stakes winners and is the second dam of 2005 Personal Ensign Stakes (USA-G1) winner Shadow Cast, while Lean Cuisine produced listed stakes winner Health Farm (by Pleasant Colony) and is the second dam of multiple Italian Group 3 winner Dream Impact and Grade 3 winner Cryptoquip. Their half sister Summer in Seattle is the second dam of Grade 3 winner U D Ghetto, and another half sister, Summer Spectacular (by Spectacular Bid) is the dam of stakes winner Real Display (by In Reality).
Tamaral, a full sister to Summer in Seattle, was the only one of the sibling group to produce a graded stakes winner, coming up with Grade 3 winner Danc'n Jake (by Affirmed). Her stakes-placed daughter Adventurous Di (by Private Account) has been the family's best producer since Desert Trial, producing Panty Raid (by Include), 2011 Delaware Oaks (USA-G2) winner and Kentucky Oaks (USA-G1) runner-up St. John's River (by Include), and French listed stakes winner Franc (by Woodman).
Micheline is the best runner thus far from the fifth generation of Scotch Verdict's descendants, and Panty Raid may be done as a producer after giving birth to a dead foal in 2019 and coming up barren in 2020 after producing the Tapit colt Proxy in 2018. Proxy, though, has placed in two graded races thus far in his 3-year-old season, and Panty Raid's full sister St. John's River has an unraced Ghostzapper 3-year-old named Rives and a yearling colt by Malibu Moon still waiting to go. As for Micheline, her status as a Grade 2 winner owned by Godolphin will undoubtedly give her access to some of the best stallions out there when her time comes to retire to the paddocks. Thus, it seems safe to say that while the descendants of Scotch Verdict have already proven a good family, the final verdict as to their merit is not yet in.