Fastnet Rock’s damsire Royal Academy is by Nijinsky II. He works very well with STORM CAT, who mirrors his Northern Dancer / Bull Page cross. Daughters of sires such as HENNESSY, JOHANNESBURG, CATRAIL and TALE OF THE CAT look great underneath Fastnet Rock’s pedigree.
The BLUSHING GROOM line is also worth exploiting for Fastnet Rock. He is in the pedigree of Danehill Gr. One winners Arena, Intercontinental, Banks Hill and North Light. In addition, he works very well with Nijinsky II in Fastnet Rock. Blushing Groom can be sourced in mares by QUEST FOR FAME, NOVERRE, FANTASTIC LIGHT, NASSIPOUR, ARAZI, URGENT REQUEST, REDDING, VISCOUNT and SPECTRUM.
MR PROSPECTOR line mares are particularly appealing, with Danehill having produced Group 1 winners such as Flying Spur, Rumplestiltskin, Regal Rose, Laisserfaire, Scintillation and Miss Danehill from Mr. Prospector line mares. Australasian broodmare sires such as HUSSONET, RHYTHM, WOODMAN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, GEIGER COUNTER, BELLOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS are good candidates.
VAIN works well with Fastnet Rock’s sire, Danehill. Danehill and his sons have Group 1 winners Stratum, Danelagh, Danglissa and Arlington Road with Vain in their dams’ pedigrees.
Danehill’s Australian Group performers such as Elvstroem, Ha Ha, Catbird, Merlene, Redoute’s Choice, Danelagh, Mr. Murphy, King of Danes, Shovhog, Fairy King Prawn, Camarena, Danbird, Dashing Eagle, Dane Ripper, Danzero, Special Dane, Shovoff, Danelagh, Confer, Mannington, Springsteen and Platinum Scissors all have STAR KINGDOM through their dams. MARSCAY, LUSKIN STAR, BLETCHINGLY and CANNY LAD in particular have had great success with Danehill. Being sons of Biscay, Bletchingly and Marscay create a sex balanced duplication when brought together with daughter Biscalowe in Fastnet Rock.
Danehill’s sire Danzig is from the family of ROCKEFELLA and Star Kingdom’s grandson, BLETCHINGLY, who appears in the pedigrees of several of Danehill’s top stakes winners including Redoute’s Choice, Special Dane and West Point.
New Zealand based sire SOVEREIGN EDITION, appears in the pedigrees of Danehill’s Group One winners Shovhog, Magic of Sydney, Dane Ripper and Daney Boy.
KENMARE is also successful with this line. Grey Lilas (Gr 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp) and local star Faith Hill are products of a Danehill / Kenmare cross. Kenmare will also appreciate the presence of Twig Moss in Fastnet Rock, as they have worked well together in the past.
HALO line broodmares are great candidates for mating with Fastnet Rock. A close relation to Northern Dancer (to which Fastnet Rock is inbred) as well as Danehill, he can be sourced via DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, RON BON, IRGUN and SUNDAY SILENCE. VRC Australian Guineas winner Al Maher is by Danehill out of a Don’t Say Halo mare.
Similarly, MACHIAVELLIAN line mares also contribute to the female family of Northern Dancer. He can be sourced via EL MOXIE, STREET CRY and VETTORI mares.