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It's All Relative, Part 2

In our most recent post we commented on some interesting duplications found in last weekend's stakes winners. There a few more that are also worth highlighting:

Repent (TrueNicks,SRO) had a good winner last weekend in Sweet Repent, winner of the Sunshine Millions Distaff Stake. TrueNicks rated A++, Sweet Repent has an intriguing pedigree. She is out of a mare by Formal Dinner. He is by Well Decorated (grandson of Bold Ruler) out of a daughter of Bold Princess (by Bold Rulerout of the great mare, Grey Flight). Repent’s sire, Louis Quatorze (TrueNicks,SRO) had the three-parts-sister and brother Bold Princess and Bold Lad 2 x 3 in his pedigree, so the trio are 4 x 5 x 4 in Sweet Repent.

Giant's Causeway (TrueNicks,SRO) 's route specialist, Tiger’s Rock (TrueNicks rated A) followed up a win in the 13 furlong Gallant Fox H. with a score in the Coyote Lakes H. over the same distance last Saturday. Tiger’s Rock is out of the Afleet mare, Call Me Fleet (TrueNicks rated A). What’s particularly interesting about this pedigree, however, is that Call Me Fleet is out of Ocean’s Answer, who is by a son of Northern Dancer out of South Ocean. If that pedigree line sounds familiar, it’s because Giant’s Causeway’s grandsire, Storm Bird, is by Northern Dancer out of South Ocean, so has the three-parts-brother and sister, Storm Bird/Ocean’s Answer 3 x 2. Watch out this year for French three-year-old filly, Saying, who ended her 2009 season with a win in the Prix Herod at Longchamp. Selected from a Pedigree Consultants recommended mating, she is out of the Cheveley Park Stakes (gr. I) heroine Pas de Reponse. A daughter of Danzig, Pas de Reponse is half-sister to three other stakes winners, including the French 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) winner, Green Tune. Saying’s granddam, Soundings, is by Mr. Prospector out of Ocean’s Answer (so is three-parts-sister to the dam of Tiger’s Rock), and she has Storm Bird/Ocean’s Answer 3 x 3.

The exception to last weekend’s stakes winners with clever inbreeding was Bickersons who blitzed the field in the Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II). A daughter of Silver Deputy out of a mare by Paramount Jet (by Tri Jet). This is a real outcross pedigree, but is the same cross as the fast Lantana Mob who is by Posse (TrueNicks,SRO) (by Silver Deputy) out of a mare by Copelan (by Tri Jet), so there could be something worth investigating here.

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1 Comment:


Your last pedigree talks about a real outcross.  I have a couple of mares and after 6 years of in breeeding last year I changed to pursuing the outcross strategy.  I put faith in your statistical analysis and rating system because the facts are the facts.

One question, one of my mares is the spitting image of her dam sire. She looks like a Diesis and runs like one. Good on grass, some color, a nice late kick and she is 15.3 a small mare.  When i cross my mare's mother with Purim I get an explosive match.  Should I be somewhat interested in using Purim [son of Dynaformer] which gets a huge rating.  This match will result in a complete outcross.  I think sometimes the mare puts more in the offspring than the sire.

dave york 13 Feb 2010 8:21 AM

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