One of 138 stakes winners sired by the late Malibu Moon, Nothing Like You is the sixth foal of multiple stakes winner Miss Derek (by multiple Grade 1 winner Brother Derek, by the useful Alydar horse Benchmark) and is a half sister to South of France (by Quality Road), winner of the 2018 Tepin Stakes at Aqueduct. Miss Derek, in turn, is one of only three foals out of Quick Text, a Tiznow mare whose six winning half siblings include Grade 1-placed multiple listed stakes winner Touch Tone (by Pick Up the Phone) and Senorita Ballado (by Saint Ballado), dam of Venezuelan stakes winner Pati Pati (by Big Prairie). Another half sister to Quick Text, Storm Tone (by Storm Creek), is the dam of restricted stakes winner City Tone (by City Street).
Super Senorita, the dam of Quick Text, was not classy but was a tough mare who won eight of her 54 starts over four seasons. A half sister to listed stakes winner Super Delight (by Superbity), she is out of stakes-placed Country Bird (by 1967 Man o’ War Stakes winner Ruffled Feathers, by Rough’n Tumble), a full sister to multiple stakes winner Ruff ‘n Irish and a half sister to multiple stakes winner Ohio Sugar (by Hy Frost). This female line traces back to Forget, a foundation mare for the Whitney family’s breeding program, but Nothing Like You appears to be the best runner produced by this branch of the line in some time.
Nothing Like You is inbred 3x5 to Mr. Prospector and 4x5 to Mr. Prospector’s sire, Raise a Native. This is not particularly close inbreeding, but some pedigree analysts have touted the benefits of inbreeding to multiple sires along the same sire line. Nothing Like You also exhibits the Derby pattern (seen in the highly successful breeding program of the 17th Earl of Derby) in which an inbred parent—in her case, Miss Derek, who is inbred 4x4 to Relaunch—is mated to an animal free of the inbred ancestor but reinforcing some other part of the inbred parent’s pedigree. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, the breeding of Malibu Moon to Miss Derek seems to have produced a nice filly who should be interesting to follow as this year’s juveniles become 3-year-olds and head for the spring’s important races.