Saxon Warrior is a son of “the Super Sire of Japan’, Deep Impact, in turn a son of the equally influential Sunday Silence.
Just like Pierro, currently the best young sire in Australia, Saxon Warrior come from the TURN-TO sire line and descends from the CAMBRIENNE dame line. Both Pierro and Saxon Warrior were also top-class Gr.1 winners at 2 and 3 years. Pierro has made a remarkable start to his stud career and 9 of his 10 Group winners are out of DANEHILL line mares so the similarly-bred Saxon Warrior should follow suit.
Deep Impact has worked very well with STORM CAT, with seven of his Gr 1 winners being out of Storm Cat mares. This line can be found in Australasia via influences such as HENNESSY (son JOHANNESBURG and grandson TURFFONTEIN), CATRAIL, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, TALE OF THE CAT, SHAMARDAL, VAN NISTELROOY and STATUE OF LIBERTY.
A great grandson of Halo, Saxon Warrior also carries fellow ALMAHMOUD family members, Danehill and five lines to Northern Dancer. The presence of Danehill in his pedigree is through a daughter, suggesting that mares carrying a son of DANEHILL will be one of the best options for exploiting this family. Inbreeding to Danehill has had best success when sex balanced. The other key strategy would be to introduce fellow family member MACHIAVELLIAN, most easily sourced in Australia via his son, STREET CRY.
Saxon Warrior is out of Group 1 winner Maybe, a Galileo mare. He too has a great record with both Danehill and Storm Cat (above).
The proliferation of Northern Dancer in Saxon Warrior’s pedigree, who is out of a daughter of Native Dancer, begs the presence of Native Dancer’s grandson, MR PROSPECTOR. Influences from this sire line such as HUSSONET, STRAIGHT STRIKE, GONE WEST, MACHIAVELLIAN, UNBRIDLED'S SONG, RHYTHM, KINGMAMBO, E DUBAI, DISTORTED HUMOR, THUNDER GULCH, VETTORI, WOODMAN, FAPPIANO and GEIGER COUNTER are desirable in partners for Saxon Warrior.
Deep Impact is an ALOPE family member. Other family members to seek in mares include JOHANNESBURG, ROUND TABLE (damsire of SIR TRISTRAM), TALE OF THE CAT, KNOWN FACT, PULPIT, DOUTELLE, FOXLAW, ALCIDE, ATAN, POMPEII COURT (damsire of STARCRAFT), MUKDDAAM, SONG OF TARA, PARTHIA and KNIGHT COMMANDER.
Galileo’s sire Sadler’s Wells is a member of the GOODY TWO SHOES family and has worked extremely well with mares carrying reinforcements of this outstanding line. Individuals such as NUREYEV, TATE GALLERY, FAIRY KING (sire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO), NORTHERN METEOR, LORENZACCIO, THATCH (and his son THATCHING), GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, TOPSIDER, REFORM and OPEN DAY add to this dynasty.
Mares carrying ARCHWAY will be interesting with Saxon Warrior. Not only is he by GOODY TWO SHOES family member Thatching, but he is also a half brother to Saxon Warrior’s third dam, Rain Flower. Similarly, mares carrying Rain Flower’s half brother SHINKO KING - a sire by Sadler’s Wells’ brother Fairy King – also create line breeding to Saxon Warrior’s tail female line and add another line to GOODY TWO SHOES.