U S Navy Flag
U S Navy Flag sire War Front’s ability to upgrade his mares transformed him into one of Kentucky’s highest-priced stallions. His dam Misty For Me was good enough to win four Gr.1 races and is proving equally talented as a broodmare. Her three Group/Graded winners include the triple Gr.1 winner Roly Poly. As a juvenile U S Navy Flag won the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes and Gr.1 Dewhurst Stakes by two and a half lengths. Although second in the Irish 2,000 Guineas, he showed his true worth when dropped back to 6f in the Gr.1 July Cup, winning by nearly two lengths.
From a comparatively small first crop, U S Navy Flag has been represented by Listed winners in France and the U.S. Mares by sons of DANEHILL create just 3x4 to Danzig. This opens the door to mares by his many sire sons. There is plenty of scope for mares by grandsons of DANEHILL, such as ZOFFANY, BATED BREATH, DANDY MAN, CHOISIR and MASTERCRAFTSMAN. Mares by sons of GREEN DESERT also create only 3x4 to Danzig.
U S Navy Flag’s first runner out of a PIVOTAL mare is the fast filly Love Reigns. Mares by SIYOUNI and KYLLACHY should suit. Declaration of War, another son of War Front, sired Gr.1 winner Olmedo from a PIVOTAL mare.
War Front has three Gr.1 winners out of SADLER’S WELLS mares, including the Preakness winner War of Will and the Cheveley Park winner Brave Anna, as well as four Gr.3 winners. He also has a Gr.2 winner out of an EL PRADO mare and a Gr.3 winner with a MONTJEU dam. Mares by HIGH CHAPARRAL and MONTJEU create 4x3 to SADLER’S WELLS. Declaration of War sired Gr.1 winners with daughters of GALILEO (2) and KITTEN’S JOY.
U S Navy Flag has a second dam by STORM CAT, but he is still an option for this line, creating only 4x3 with mares by Storm Cat’s sons. Mares by SHAMARDAL and SCAT DADDY should be guaranteed to produce good two-year-olds and they respectively produce only 4x4 and 4x5 to Storm Cat. Mares by LOPE DE VEGA should also suit.
Daughters of ACCLAMATION, DARK ANGEL and EQUIANO will reinforce U S Navy Flag’s precocity.
War Front sired the Gr.1 winner Lancaster Bomber from a mare by INDIAN RIDGE and War Front’s son Due Diligence owes his Gr.3 winners Good Vibes and Streamline to mares by INDIAN RIDGE’s son COMPTON PLACE. This suggests mares with AHONOORA blood.
Further MR PROSPECTOR blood should work well, as War Front has Gr.1 winners with dams by MISWAKI, FORTY NINER, SEEKING THE GOLD, SMART STRIKE, WOODMAN and UNBRIDLED’S SONG. War Front also has an excellent record with mares by MACHIAVELLIAN’s son STREET CRY, with five Group performers from 17 foals. One of U S Navy Flag’s stakes winners has a dam by a son of GONE WEST while another stakes winner has a grandam by MACHIAVELLIAN. Declaration of War’s triple Gr.1 winner Gufo is from a grand-daughter of SEEKING THE GOLD.
War Front has Graded winners from mares by two BLUSHING GROOM line stallions, including the top-class Declaration of War from a RAHY mare.
The ROBERTO male line should also suit well, as War Front has Graded winners from daughters of DYNAFORMER and RED RANSOM, and from mares by ARCH, a son of KRIS S. He also has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with second dams by SILVER HAWK. Declaration of War has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners from ROBERTO line mares.