October 16, 2016
Trevanna (2f Requinto-Flamelet, by Theatrical) saw off 13 rivals to win the €100,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Race at…View Article
The very speedy Requinto won all four of his races over 5f against his own age group as a two-year-old. His victories included the Gr.2 Flying Childers S. and the Gr.3 Molecomb Stakes.
In assessing the bright start to his stallion career, it is imperative to remember that he started at €5,000 and does not have the benefit of large numbers. He did very well to sire 16 winners from his first 30 runners and to sire second-crop yearlings which sold for up to 125,000gns.
A sensible approach would be to aim to produce smart two-year-olds and sprinters by Requinto, especially when Zoffany, another of Dansili’s fastest 2yos, was able to sire three stakes-winning first-crop 2yos at Royal Ascot.
Mares from Requinto’s family produced the Royal Ascot two-year-old Gr.3 winner Blue Dakota to NAMID, and Gr.2 winner Godfrey Street to COMPTON PLACE, another son of INDIAN RIDGE. Dansili has Group-winning daughters out of mares by INDIAN RIDGE, INCHINOR and STATOBLEST. This suggests mares with AHONOORA blood.
Other sons of Dansili have Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners inbred 4×3 to DANZIG. One of them is Zoffany, who owes much of his early success to mares from this male line. His smart daughter Illuminate has a dam by GREEN DESERT and his Gr.2 winner Foundation has a dam by POLISH PRECEDENT. Another son, the Gr.1 sprinter Washington D C, is inbred 4×4. Two of Dansili’s Gr.1-winning daughters, Giofra and Laughing, are inbred 3×4 to DANZIG, as is Dansili’s high-class sprinter Bated Breath.
Now that 3×3 inbreeding to DANEHILL produces Gr.1-winning 2yo’s breeders may want to try Requinto with mares by Danehill’s sons. Zoffany and Bated Breath both have Gr.3 winners inbred 3×3 to DANEHILL.
SADLER’S WELLS will be back in the fourth generation of Requinto foals. Mares by Galileo’s champion two-year-olds TEOFILO and NEW APPROACH could prove interesting.
NUREYEV also demands consideration as Dansili sired the Arc winner Rail Link from a THEATRICAL mare and Gr.2 winner Shaweel from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. Dansili has a high proportion of Group winners out of PIVOTAL mares, including the Gr.1 winner Winsili. FASLIYEV mares are another option, as Zoffany sired the classic-placed Architecture from one.
Requinto’s Group-placed son Broken Stones is out of a FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND mare. This suggests daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and SHAMARDAL could do well.
As a very fast 2yo, Requinto could be a good match for mares by ACCLAMATION and DARK ANGEL. ACCLAMATION sired the high-class Expert Eye from a daughter of Dansili.
A mare by CADEAUX GENEREUX produced a Gr.1 winner to another son of Dansili.
BLUSHING GROOM blood has done very well with some of the main elements in Requinto’s pedigree, including Dansili, Sadler’s Wells and Darshaan. Dansili also has six stakes winners from only nine foals out of RAHY mares.
Dansili has three Gr.1 winners out of grand-daughters of MR PROSPECTOR, so this is a potentially exciting area to explore with Requinto.
BERING is the broodmare sire of the brilliant Harbinger, plus Group winners by four other sons of Danehill. Dansili has smart performers out of daughters of DIESIS, SANGLAMORE, KRIS and SELKIRK.
EFISIO mares are responsible for two of Dansili’s Gr.2 winners. Another branch of the FORLI line produced Dansili’s Gr.1 winner Miss France (dam by TIROL). Dansili’s Gr.1 winner Dank has a second dam by THATCH.
ZOFFANY sired his Gr.2 winner Waterloo Bridge from a DR FONG mare. Daughters of other speedy members of this ROBERTO line could suit Requinto, such as daughters of RED RANSOM, and INTIKHAB.
Dansili’s fastest 2yo – the speed to win 4 races as a 2YO – all over 5f.