MM Sale Part 3 Racefillies
The sale of racefillies is an important part of this MM Sale Series. It may well be that the broodmare of your choice has been served by a stallion you are not comfortable with. Another reason may be the perceived increased price of the mare or perhaps the pedigree of the future foal indicates that it is a poor match. I covered this in my last post. You have another option. Purchasing a race filly where you can select a stallion of your choice. Where do you start? I suggest you look at the broodmare statistics for W/R (winners /runners) . Ignore any statistics based on prize money. Since NSW created these huge purse races this data is of little use.
Savabeel (Zabeel – Savannah Success)
The son of Zabeel is currently second on the list of broodmare sires on the basis on a W/R of 39.2%.. He is the broodmare sire of 13 SW including the G1 winner of this year’s Goodwood Handicap Saxatoxl (Kuroshio – Li’l Miss Hayley). There are five racefillies for sale in the MM catalogue: Lots 526,574, 575, 615,and 671. Of these fillies Lot 526 Missybeel (Savabeel – Sitting Pretty) has the highest MMI score of 450.Her 6GFI is 7.69. suggesting the female line is reasonably strong. Keeper (Danehill – Nuwirah) also a winner of the Goodwood Handicap is part of the family.
We have examined Missybeel and decided she meets our criteria of what a good broodmare should be. The next step is to examine her pedigree to assess what bloodlines are a suitable match. My homework says look at stallions down the Green Desert line ( Danzig – Foreign Courier). Thirty percent of Savabeel’s SW as a broodmare sire are from this line of stallions.
Fascino>Charm Spirit>Invincible Spirit> Green Desert
Free of Will>Power>Oasis Dream>Green Desert
Cloud Surfing>Oasis Dream>Green Desert
Stella De Paco>Paco Boy> Desert Style>Green Desert
And there are plenty around. Seven at the last count and growing.
Using the new sire Magna Grecia (Invincible Spirit – Cabaret) as a test I calculated a PRI score for the cross Magna Grecia – Missybeel of 73.3 which is very high considering the sire has no SW at present. I also did Lot 575 (Shimmer Lake : Savabeel – Grey Swallow ) with Magna Grecia for a PRI score of 68.6. So I believe using the Green Desert connection puts you on the right track.
The sale of racefillies is always exciting and the MM is the place to be.