Broodmare Analysis of Comet Faerle, continued
Comet Faerle needs to be mated to stallions that are by Versatile chefs de
race or have a high amount of Versatile chefs de race within four generations.
The fashionability is there, now you need the right amount of speed to be
added to the pedigree. The influence of the Versatile speed chefs that
are present (Mr. Prospector, Dr. Fager, Vice Regent, Mahmoud, and Northern
Dancer is not enough, given the influence of Fappiano, The Axe II, Tom Fool,
Stage Door Johnny, Ribot and Graustark. With your limited resources
there are not a lot of stallions that "fit" this mare. Stud fees chosen
on convenience and/or financial basis will probably produce something that
can eat, but not run.
These are my favorite Top 5 sires for Comet Faerle.
( Mr. Prospector-Well Done by Distinctive). He is a dark bay or brown
colt foaled in 1979. He is the product of the well-known Mr. Prospector-Distinctive
nick known for its precocity. Distinctive Pro was a very fast 3yo (1:08.60).
As a stallion, he has upgraded most of the mares to whom he has been bred
as he has an AEI/CI ratio of 2.08/1.79. He has sired 81% runners (excellent),
67% winners (outstanding, one of the best of the breed), 26% 2yo winners
(true to the nick, superb), and 7% SW's (very good). He has sired an
average earnings per starter of $51,134 which is excellent given the fact
that he has sired over 400 runners. He is inbred to Nasrullah 4x4 thru
two sons with additional crosses of Bull Dog 5x5 thru two daughters and Discovery
5x5 thru a son and a daughter. Distinctive Pro stands for $10,000 live
foal at Sugar Maple Farm, near Poughquag, NY. His best foals have been
out of mares by Pronto, Sweet Candy, L'Enjoleur, Grey Dawn II, Oh Say, Fleet
Nasrullah, Fast Hilarious, Cornish Prince (thrice), Cutlass (twice), Lomond,
Tri Jet, Silent Screen,
, Habitat, Exceller, Key To The Mint, Deputy Minister,
The Axe II
, Farn North, Halo, Sunny's Halo, Clandestine, Our Native, Regal and Royal,
and Iron Ruler. The foal from this mating would be inbred to Mr. Prospector
2x4 through two sons.
Carr de Naskra
is a dark bay or brown horse foaled in 1981 by Star de Naskra out of Cornish
Runner by Cornish Prince. Carr de Naskra is from the sire line of Naskra
through his son, Star de Naskra and as such mares must be very selectively
bred to be successful because luck plays such a small part when Naskra is
close-up in a pedigree. As a sire, Carr has done all that has been
asked of him. His best earner was from a mating that I arranged, L'Carriere.
Carr de Naskra was an exceptionally good looking yearling with very nice action.
I know this because Mrs. Virginia Kraft Payson phoned me from Florida to
ask me whether a yearling by Star de Naskra out of Cornish Runner by Cornish
Prince would be worth purchasing as a racehorse. After researching
the mating, I realized the foal was the product of a very compatible
mating and recommended his purchase. Carr de Naskra went on to win
the Travers S., etc., for Mrs. Payson. She syndicated him as a stallion
when his racing days were through. As a sire, he has been very consistent
in throwing a very high percentage of first time starters (an inherited competitive
urge?) and to throw his best foals from mares by very solid broodmare sires.
One check of this best foals as displayed in the Stallion Register will confirm
this. In a few years we will know if Carr de Naskra is going to be
a good broodmare sire. History tells me he may have difficulty making
a decent broodmare sire as his sire, grandsire and great grandsire were all
failures and his broodmare sire, Cornish Prince is not a good broodmare sire.
Therefore, as an owner of a mare by Carr de Naskra I would be extremely conservative
and selective in screening her stallions. Carr de Naskra is inbred Nasrullah
4x4 through two sons while carrying his half brother, Royal Charger 5x4 through
a son and a daughter. In addition, Carr De Naskra carries two crosses
of Discovery 5x5 through two daughters and Pharis 5x5, entirely through his
dam through a son and a daughter. Carr de Naskra has sired 10 crops
to date, 79% runners (good), 64% winners (very good), 20% 2yo winners (good),
6% SW's ( very good). His AEI/CI ratio is a very positive 2.21/2.10.
He has sired a SW in each of his crops. From his starters, Carr de
Naskra has sired 19% stakes horses and 19% 2yo SW's. He has been a
very hot sire of good winners since being transferred to Kentucky, but has
not received the patronage which was expected of an excellent sire.
He stands for an incredibly reasonable $7,500 live foal at Payson Stud, near
Lexington, KY. Carr de Naskra goes exceptionally well with mares by
top broodmare sires. His best runners are out of mares by Northfields,
Grey Dawn II, Mr. Prospector, Master Derby, Damascus, Mr. Long, Olden Times,
Hoist The Flag, Le Fabuleux, Caro, One For All, Talc, Quadrangle,
Stage Door Johnny
, Northern Jove, etc.
is a chestnut colt by Explodent out of Amelia Bearhart by Bold Hour foaled
in 1990. He stands 15.2 h.h. at maturity. Explosive Red was a
Grade 1 winner of $864,931 from his 6 wins in 26 starts, including two wins
at two. A turf specialist who also raced well on the dirt, he is from
the top broodmare, Amelia Bearhart (Broodmare of the Year) who is the dam
of Chief Bearhart who has had a superb race record in 1996, including a performance
in the Breeders Cup. Explosive Red was bred to 102 mares in 1996, resulting
in 87 foals so he will have plenty foals in his first crop to show what he
can do. He has 29 foals in his second crop and was bred to 67 mares
in 1998. Explosive Red is inbred to Nearco 3x5 through two sons
and to Nasrullah 4x5 through two sons. Explosive Red stands at Adena
Springs Floriday, near Ocala for $3,500 live foal. I think he has a
strong chance to make it as a stallion.
is a bay colt by Bold Ruckus out of SP'd Sharp Briar by Briartic foaled in
1992. Kiridashi stands 16.2 h.h at maturity. An average 2yo (1
win in 5 starts), he matured well enough to win the Prince Of Wales Stake
at 3 (one of the Canadian Triple Crown races). He won the race in the
very good time of 1:55.0 for 9.5 furlongs. He won 14 of his 44 starts
(ten stakes) for earnings of $1,201,981. He is a son of the very successful
sire and good broodmare sire Bold Ruckus. Bold Ruckus has thrown some
useful sons though bred to moderate books. Kiridashi traces to Sirenia
(1895) from family #19. There are six stallions in my Sire Selection
databank that trace to Sirenia. Kiridashi carries Nearco 5,4 through
two sons; Polynesian 4,5, entirely through the sire, Bold Ruckus; Princequillo,55
(through two sons) and Ambiorix,55 (son and a daughter) both entirely through
the dam's side of the pedigree. Kiridashi stands at Park Stud, Ontario,
Canada for a very reasonable $6,500 stud fee (Canadian at that!).
is a 1994 by Two Punch out of Majesty's Crown by Magesterial; standing at
Gainesway for a stud fee of $10,000. He has a slightly above average
pedigree in terms of those pedigree factors which seem to be present in almost
all superior stallions. Interestingly, the match of Two Punch to the
female pedigree is a positive nick while the nick does not work in the other
direction, at least with those matings that have been tried so far.
Smoke Glacken traces to Chelandry, a branch of Family #1 which has lately
been known for producing good racehorses, but as sires who often fail to
upgrade their mares in terms of a positive AEI/CI ratio (Forty Niner, etc.).
Smoke Glacken carries Native Dancer 4x5, Nasrullah 5x5x6x5. He also
carries Bold Ruler 5x4 through two sons, and Hail To Reason 5x5 through a
son and a daughter, entirely through the dam's side of the pedigree.
I love the pedigree of Majesty's Crown and the way it was constructed.
The fit with Two Punch was close to emulating that of Tesio, The Wizard of
Dormello. As a matter of fact, if the mating was just a little more
Tesio, I would believe that he would be a can't miss stallion. As a
racehorse, Smoke Glacken won the 1996 Hopeful-G1, Sapling, and Tyro Stakes
but was overlooked in the Eclipse Awards even though he ran 1:10.0 in the
Sapling and 1:23.60 in the Hopeful which is outstanding. This year
he flew 1:08.40 (Jersey Shore-G3) and 1:20.80 (Riva Ridge-G3) and also won
four other good races, all stakes. It is pretty obvious that he should
be a solid influence for speed as a sire and his foals should show plenty
of class which to me means they should have the ability to train on.
He's not likely to be a one horse phenomena, his foals will either all be
mostly good or the family of Chelandry will get him and he'll produce good
horses, but a cut under what his book of mares suggests he should get.
Smoke Glacken was bred to 97 mares in 1998.
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