In assessing his start to his stallion career, it is imperative to remember that Requinto started at €5,000 and does not have the benefit of large numbers. His first crop totals only 53, his second only 27 and his third 49. In the circumstances he did very well to sire a high proportion of first-crop 2yo winners, including the useful Mojito and the Gr.2-placed Broken Stones. His second-crop juveniles include Requinto Dawn (Brocklesby Stakes) and the four-time winner Demons Rock, while his third crop is headed by Great Scot, whose three wins include a Listed race. This augurs well for his 2017 crop, which is his largest. Yearlings from this crop have sold for €75,000, €65,000, €65,000 and €60,000.

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.

Dansili’s son Zoffany owes much of his early success to mares from the DANZIG male line. His smart daughter Illuminate has a dam by GREEN DESERT and his Gr.2 winner Foundation has a dam by POLISH PRECEDENT. His Gr.1 sprinter Washington D C, is inbred 4x4. Two of Dansili’s Gr.1-winning daughters, Giofra and Laughing, are inbred 3x4 to DANZIG. Zoffany and Bated Breath both have Gr.3 winners inbred 3x3 to DANEHILL.

Another precocious son of Dansili has sired a Gr.1 winner from a daughter of GALILEO, and Dansili’s smart 2018 2yo Just Wonderful has a dam by MONTJEU. Zoffany’s 2018 Gr.2 2yo winner Fleeting has a dam by Montjeu’s son MOTIVATOR. 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 Gr.1 winner Winsili. Zoffany sired the classic-placed Architecture from a FASLIYEV mare. Requinto’s Group-placed son Broken Stones is out of a FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND mare. This suggests daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and SHAMARDAL could suit him very 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. 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 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. Requinto sired the Listed winner Great Scot from a grand-daughter of GONE WEST, by MR GREELEY.

ZOFFANY sired his Gr.2 Norfolk Stakes winner Waterloo Bridge from a DR FONG mare. Daughters of other speedy members of the ROBERTO line could therefore suit Requinto.

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