Saxon Warrior

For good reason, Deep Impact has been described as the Japanese equivalent of Galileo. He landed his tenth straight sires’ championship in 2021 and again heads the 2022 list, whereas Galileo achieved 12 championships. The combination of Deep Impact and Galileo has resulted in the classic winners Saxon Warrior and Snowfall and the impressive Gr.1-winning 2YO in 2022 Auguste Rodin.

Unbeaten as a 2YO Saxon Warrior landed the Gr.2 Beresford Stakes and Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy. He defeated the likes of Masar and Roaring Lion in the 2,000 Guineas as a 3YO.

Deep Impact with daughters of STORM CAT has produced nine Gr.1 winners and he sired French classic winner Beauty Parlour from a mare by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY. Saxon Warrior’s first runner out of a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare is Gr.3 winner Moon Ray. Daughters of SCAT DADDY should be ideal.

Deep Impact has Gr.1 winners out of several DANZIG line mares. Saxon Warrior already has Gr.3 winner Lumiere Rock with a second dam by ANABAA. The GREEN DESERT branch merits serious consideration now that Saxon Warrior has sired the highly progressive Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Victoria Road from a mare by INVINCIBLE SPIRIT. This opens the door to daughters of KINGMAN, OASIS DREAM, CAPE CROSS, SHOWCASING and SEA THE STARS.

DANEHILL will be back in the fourth generation of Saxon Warrior’s progeny. DANEHILL DANCER sired the Epsom Oaks winner Dancing Rain from Saxon Warrior’s family. Deep Impact has Gr.1 winners out of daughters of FASTNET ROCK, REDOUTE’S CHOICE and ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. Saxon Warrior’s Gr.2-placed daughter Thornbrook is out of a DANEHILL DANCER mare.

Similarly, daughters of Sadler’s Wells’ noted stallion sons, such as MONTJEU, HIGH CHAPARRAL, BARATHEA and IN THE WINGS, create 4x3. The broodmares sires of Deep Impact’s Gr.1 winners include SADLER’S WELLS (2020 Prix de Diane winner Fancy Blue). SADLER’S WELLS and his three-parts-brother NUREYEV jointly sired the second dams of 7 of Deep Impact’s Gr.1 scorers.

The PIVOTAL branch of the Nureyev line offers speed and Saxon Warrior has already sired the Group-winning Lumiere Rock from a mare by NUREYEV’s grandson GOLD AWAY.

Saxon Warrior’s first foal out of a FRANKEL mare is a dual winner. This colt is inbred 3x3 to Galileo and 4x4 to Danehill, as is Saxon Warrior’s first winner out of a TEOFILO mare.

Deep Impact owes quite a lot of his success to mares from the MR PROSPECTOR line, including Gr.1 winners from daughters of LYCIUS, MACHIAVELLIAN, KING KAMEHAMEHA, EL CONDOR PASA, ELUSIVE QUALITY, SMARTY JONES and UNBRIDLED’S SONG.

Deep Impact also owed several of his Gr.1 winners, including his 2021 Japanese Derby winner Shahryar, to the A.P. INDY line, via Pulpit’s sons TAPIT and ESSENCE OF DUBAI.

The black-type winners by Deep Impact’s older stallion sons include several inbred 4x4 to HALO and others are inbred 3x3 or 3x4 to Halo’s son SUNDAY SILENCE.

Daughters of RAINBOW QUEST produced a Gr.2 winner to Deep Impact and Gr.1-pl Gan Teorainn to Saxon Warrior.

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