Highland Reel was a decisive victor of the Gr.2 Vintage Stakes over 7f. at 2. He ultimately became a three-time Gr.1 winner in England, a two-time Gr.1 winner in the U.S. and a two-time Gr.1 winner in Hong Kong.
Highland Reel represents the world-famous Galileo-Danehill nick which has produced 16 Gr.1 winners. Stallions from this nick, led by Frankel and Teofilo, have already sired nearly 100 northern hemisphere Group winners, including nearly 30 Gr.1 winners. Their smart winners provide valuable pointers to the bloodlines likely to suit Highland Reel.
An extra line of DANZIG, is proving no problem for the Galileo stallions with dams by Danehill. Frankel has Group winners from daughters of GREEN DESERT (Gr.1 winner Mirage Dancer) and OASIS DREAM (2). Teofilo’s successful son Havana Gold has a dam by DESERT STYLE, Intello’s Gr.1 winner Intellogent has a dam by KHELEYF.
Other sons of DANZIG to succeed with Teofilo are, ZIETEN and ANABAA. The DANEHILL branch is also cropping up with these Galileo/Danehill stallions, with daughters of six different sons of Danehill producing SWs to them.
ACCLAMATION mares have Group winners by three sons of Galileo, one being Teofilo’s fast son Massaat.
Both Galileo and and his son Frankel have Gr.1 winners from INCHINOR mares.
The MR PROSPECTOR line merits serious consideration. Frankel has 5 SWs from 16 foals out of KINGMAMBO mares (31%) and sired Gr.1 winner Without Parole from a LEMON DROP KID mare. Teofilo has a Gr.1 winner with a KINGMAMBO dam. MACHIAVELLIAN mares have a Gr.1 winner by Teofilo and a Gr.2 winner by Frankel, and Intello has a Gr.3 winner with a dam by MEDICEAN. Frankel has Group winners with dams by DUBAWI, GONE WEST, WOODMAN, CHESTER HOUSE and VETTORI.
Teofilo has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of DIESIS mares, while Frankel and Intello have Group winners out of SELKIRK mares, so SHARPEN UP blood will suit Highland Reel.
Inbreeding to SADLER’S WELLS is an option as the outstanding Enable is inbred 3x2. Teofilo and Frankel have Gr.1 winners from daughters of MONTJEU. Frankel also has Group winners with 2nd dams by SADLER’S WELLS.
Teofilo has SWs out of daughters of NUREYEV, POLAR FALCON and PEINTRE CELEBRE, while Frankel sired Gr.1 winners Cracksman and Veracious from PIVOTAL mares.
STORM CAT line mares are terrific with Galileo. Teofilo has a Gr.1 2yo winner out of a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare and Frankel has a Gr.1 winner from a HENNESSY mare.
The Sadler’s Wells male line always thrives with SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line mares. Teofilo excels with MARK OF ESTEEM mares, siring Gr.1 winner Ajman Princess, Gr.2 winner Permian and Hong Kong star Exultant. Frankel has Gr.1 winner Logician and Gr.2 winner Frankly Darling with DAYLAMI mares.
The BLUSHING GROOM line has a lot to offer. Teofilo has Gr.1 winners with dams by RAINBOW QUEST and MT LIVERMORE, plus Gr.2 winners with dams by QUEST TO FAME and GROOM DANCER. Teofilo and Frankel have Gr.2 winners with dams by RAHY.