June 1, 2017
A record breaking Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this week at the Gold Coast highlighted keen demand for mares in…View Article
Ireland’s breeders are sure to welcome Machiavellian’s high-class grandson Pride of Dubai. Of course Machiavellian also sired the dams of Shamardal, Dark Angel and Zoffany, and Pride of Dubai has the added attraction of being out of a halfsister to the dam of Invincible Spirit and Kodiac.
Pride of Dubai was one of the best Australian two-year-olds of 2014-15, when he won the Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes over six furlongs and the Gr.1 Sires Produce Stakes over seven. He is one of many Gr.1 winners sired by Street Cry, whose progeny includes the legendary American champion Zenyatta, the exceptional Australian mare Winx and the Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense.
One option is to try Pride of Dubai with mares by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, which create 4×4 to Danzig and 3×4 to Eljazzi (Kodiac produces 3×3 to Danehill and 3×4 to Eljazzi). GREEN DESERT sired the dam of Street Cry’s Fillies Mile winner Lyric of Light.
Street Cry and his older stallion sons owe some of their success to mares from the STORM BIRD male line. Street Cry has Group/Graded winners out of mares by Storm Bird’s sons STORM CAT, SUMMER SQUALL and BLUEBIRD, plus others out of mares by Storm Cat’s sons ALJABR, TABASCO CAT and TALE OF THE CAT. Street Cry’s sons have Gr.1 winners out of daughters of CAT THIEF and FOREST WILDCAT. This suggests that Pride of Dubai will do well with mares from the GIANT’S CAUSEWAY branch, by FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND and SHAMARDAL.
The ROBERTO line has obvious appeal. KRIS S. sired the dam of the brilliant Zenyatta, plus the Australian Gr.2 winner Tally, and also sired the second dam of a Gr.2 winner.
Pride Of Dubai is one of eight Group winners sired by Street Cry from daughters of Danehill, so mares by sons and grandsons of DANEHILL could prove to be highly effective.
The SADLER’S WELLS line has to be tried. Street Cry had Gr.1 and Gr.2 Australian winners out of mares by sons of Sadler’s Wells, plus a Gr.2 British winner with a dam by GALILEO. Three of Street Cry’s Gr.2 winners have second dams by SADLER’S WELLS.
DIXIELAND BAND is another son of Northern Dancer who has played a part in the Street Cry success story. Street Cry’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winners Street Sense and New Year’s Day are respectively out of daughters of DIXIELAND BAND and DIXIE UNION.
1st Sires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.1, 1400m., Randwick, from Odyssey Moon and Rageese.
1st Blue Diamond Stakes-Gr.1, 1200m., Caulfield, from Reemah and Lake Geneva.
2nd Blue Diamond Prelude-Gr.3, 1100m., Caulfield, to Of The Brave.