Mating Analysis Nadeem 2016
Breeding buffs have had a field day breeding to the Group 1 winning son of Redoute’s Choice and with nine of Nadeem’s 13 individual stakeswinners from his five Australian seasons hailing from Never Bend line mares, including International Group 1 winning sprinter Sterling City, its little surprise that already, similar pedigree traits are behind a number of his successful first crop of New Zealand conceived runners.
The key to the success of this cross lies with the duplication of the half-brothers Bold Reason (sire of Sound Reason) and Never Bend.
Sterling City’s dam is by a son of Never Bend’s champion French stallion Riverman as is Nadeem’s Group 2 winner Mujaarib, while another South African Group 2 winner Tajmeel carries two female lines of Riverman. Nadeem’s Australian group winners Happy Galaxy and Sharnee Rose are both descendants of Never Bend’s Champion son Mill Reef.
New Zealand has a wealth of Never Bend blood. Mares by the likes of High Chaparral, O’Reilly, Pentire, Thorn Park, Towkay Makfi, Bullbars and Volksraad make ideal cohorts for breeders looking to capitalize on this proven nick with Nadeem.
With just a single duplication of Northern Dancer, Nadeem offers breeders a range of pedigree options. O’Reilly and Towkay mares replicate the highly successful Redoutes Choice/Last Tycoon cross which on its own accord has a stakeswinners to foals ratio approaching a staggering 30%. Snitzel’s (Redoute’s Choice) Group 1 winning son Wandjina is from a Last Tycoon mare.
Sir Tristram line mares have produced great results when bred to the Redoutes Choice sireline while Centaine line mares capitalise on the successful nick with Sound Reason.
As a son of Redoute’s Choice, Nadeem offers breeders the opportunity to line breed to Best In Show. Nadeem’s dual stakeswinning son Target In Sight is line bred to the hugely influential mare through his damsire Xaar, whose dam in turn is a daughter of Best In Show. Mares by sons of Last Tycoon such as O’Reilly and Towkay give breeders a ‘double whammy’, duplicating Last In Show and picking up a line of Never Bend through Mill Reef. Mares by Helmsman, Kingmaker and Thorn Park also feature Best In Show.
True to form, Nadeem’s oldest NZ crop three-year-olds are also cashing in on the Never Bend factor with O’Reilly mares in particular looking particularly potent. The dam of this season’s stakesplaced Redeem The Dream is a granddaughter of Mill Reef while St Leger Trial winner Shared Secrets and, dual winner Heisenberg, recently sold to Hong Kong, are from O’Reilly mares.
Mares with Sadlers Wells in their pedigree look very interesting prospects bred to Nadeem, with Fairy Bridge the dam of the champion stallion being a great granddaughter of Bold Reason, Never Bend’s half brother. Champion sire Tavistock is the standout progenitor of Sadlers Wells blood in NZ however a couple of young stallions who carry female lines of Sadlers Wells, notably Bullbars ( also has a line of Mill Reef) and Reliable Man, could be ticking timebombs mated judiciously with Nadeem.
Sound Reason, the dam sire of Nadeem, was a sound, tough and classy sprinting son of Never Bend’s half-brother Bold Reason, who passed on all of those traits in becoming an outstandingly versatile stallion. His 12 group 1 winners as a broodmare sire were achieved across a wide selection of bloodlines. He had a lot of success with the stallions Centaine and O’Reilly.
Nadeem offers the discerning breeder a unique opportunity to capitalise on a highly proven affinity with a couple of pedigree patterns.
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