Perfect Nicking - when a sire and broodmare sire go perfect
Written by Byron Rogers | Jan 04, 2010 |
One of the key parts of the TrueNicks calculation is that it does not calculate a nick based on stakes winners being produced out of the same mare. As good a mare that Cee's Song is, her results are effectively counted as one effort on the calculation of Relaunch with Seattle Song mares for example. However, Truenicks does calculate ratings where from two different mares there has been two separate stakes winners produced. Invariably this latter calculation results in a high variant score (which is why we take note of the rating as opposed to the variant) however we took the view that it was more important to highlight effective nicks, even if off a limited sample size, rather than ignoring them.
A good example is the WinStar stallion Distorted Humor (TrueNicks,SRO) with mares by El Prado (click here). You will see the rating is an A++, but if you look at the top 5 horses bred on the cross, a unique feature of TrueNicks, there are only three names - Bit of a Whimsy, Parade Clown and Cocktail Attire - all stakes winners. Remarkably these are the only three runners bred on the cross!
Interestingly, you wouldn't have normally picked Sadler's Wells to combine well with Distorted Humor, but it does with another example being the Three Chimneys stallion Flower Alley (TrueNicks,SRO) being a son of Distorted Humor who carries Sadler's Wells as the sire of his second dam. We certainly think that outside of WinStar trying to get more Sadler's Wells line mares to their stallion, which may indeed open him up to more European buyers, there would be considerable scope for his sons Any Given Saturday (TrueNicks,SRO), Sharp Humor (TrueNicks,SRO), It's No Joke, Cowtown Cat (TrueNicks,SRO) and Distorted Reality and we can see that in reverse the likes of Medaglia d'Oro would do well with Distorted Humor mares.
Pedigree Analyst Michael Ventura alerted us to the former Airdrie Stud stallion Yankee Victor who is two foals for two stakes winners out of mares by Woodman while we have also seen that Street Cry (IRE) (TrueNicks,SRO) is two for two out of mares by Meadowlake and Williamstown was two for two out of mares by Turkoman in our research.
Have you come across any more examples where the sire and the broodmare sire are two for two or three for three?