About Per Incanto



Retiring to stud in 2011 as Champion sire Street Cry’s fastest son on turf, Per Incanto’s progeny have made an immediate impact on the racetracks of New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. A popular stallion in the sale ring from the word go with his progeny’s athleticism and temperament, those results have gone to a new level in 2015, culminating with  outstanding returns at the 2015 NZB Ready To Run Sale.

Per Incanto’s stallion career began like a mirror image of his racing style: quick. His first runner, Hocus Pocus, won the very first two-year-old race of the 2014/15 season, defeating subsequent Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes winner Serena Miss.

Classy colts Rocanto and Dal Cielo established themselves amongst the leaders of their generation. Group 1 placed Rocanto grabbed black-type with victory in the Listed Matamata Slipper while Dal Cielo ran a game third in the Group 1 Karaka Million to take out the Group 1 Diamond Stakes.

At the conclusion of the N.Z 2014/15 season, Per Incanto was leading N.Z Two-Year-Old Sires on individual winners including two at black type level. Nahema almost made it three but for her nose defeat in the Group 2 Matamata Breeders Stakes.

Per Incanto’s three-year-olds have followed their father and are training on. After winning twice at two, Per Incanto was undefeated at three claiming the title of Champion Italian Three-Year-old Sprinter.

Dal Cielo has shown that he is up with the best sprinter/miler three-year-olds in Australia with a brief campaign that saw him run third in the 1400m Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude and second in the 1600m Group 2 Sandown Guineas.

One of only a handful of Per Incanto’s other runners so far in Australia is Bob Of The Head. The promising colt has placed second to subsequent Group 2 Stutt Stakes winner Sovereign Nation and Listed placed Viceroy. From a NZ Oaks runner-up, connections justifiably have black-type aspirations for him in the autumn.

With his oldest crop three in the 2015/16 season, to the end of November 2015 the stallion has had 19 individual winners including the three-year-olds Precision Miss, Shadows Cast, Rule The World, Cantilena and Missy Moo. Shadows Cast made an auspicious debut in stakes company when running a close second in the Group 3 Wellington Stakes.

Per Incanto’s three starters in Singapore have all won including the highly touted Magnum whose latest success had jockey Corey Brown labelling him a serious Singapore Guineas candidate.

The second crop of Per Incanto have also made a tremendous start. His headline act currently is unbeaten filly Tennessee who shot to the top of qualifying for the Karaka Million when she won the Listed Wellesley Stakes.

Although passing away in 2014, Street Cry’s Australasian influence continues to go from strength to strength. 2015 Cox Plate victor Winx is yet another example of his rare ability to leave the highest class of Group 1 winner, while his ability to establish a proven sire line made significant progress over the last 12 months.

Champion 2014/15 Australian three-year-old miler Hallowed Crown gave sire Street Sense the breakthrough horse his stallion record in the USA suggested he would ultimately deliver down-under, while another sire son, Street Boss, showed his credentials with three individual stakeswinners during the 2015 Melbourne Spring Carnival, including dual stakeswinning sprinting filly Petits Filous.


Little Avondale Stud stands 2007 Champion Italian Three- Year-Old Sprinter Per Incanto, the fastest son on turf of leading international sire Street Cry.

A winner twice at two years including a five length 1200m success in 68.1, Per Incanto went onto be undefeated at three in Italy culminating with success in the 1200m Group 3 Premio Tudini, the only pattern race at 1200m in Italy open to three-year-olds and upwards, causing the Thoroughbred Daily News to write ...

"Per Incanto showed domineering speed to strike a blow for the sophomores against Italy's older sprinting elite“ racing prominently, Per Incanto was in front before halfway before drawing away"

Purchased by Shadwell Stud at the conclusion of his undefeated three-year-old season, Per Incanto transferred to England but an unfortunate combination of wet tracks and injury saw the colt unable to recapture his earlier form. Bought back from injury by Shadwell, Per Incanto then had two starts in the USA at five, winning the first of those, a 7 furlong Allowance on the dirt at Aqueduct.

Street Cry(pictured left), a son of Machiavellian has been something of a siring revelation world-wide with group one winners in each of his first three crops including eight in his first two. His stars include history-making mare Zenyatta, winner of her first 19 starts including the Breeders Cup Classic; Street Sense, the only horse to win the Breeders Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby; record- breaking group one sprinter Street Boss; and locally, the likes of Shocking, Whobegotyou,Carlton Housey and Predatory Pricer. And as further proof that it 's a sireline on the rise, leading international stallion Shamardal is out of a full sister to Street Cry.

Per Incanto 's dam is the former twice Italian Sprint Champion Papa Reale, a daughter of leading European Broodmare Stallion Indian Ridge, a son of Ahonnora - the dam sire of leading stud success Cape Cross. Influential names in down-under breeding figure prominently in Per Incanto 's female family with his second dam by Try My Best (sire of leading stallions Last Tycoon and Marju) and his third dam by Sir Ivor.

Bearing a close physical resemblance to his own sire, at 16.1 hands and a dark bay, Per Incanto is an outstanding looking individual, athletic and possesses an incredibly attractive head and outlook.

Mating Analysis

Per Incanto (Street Cry-Papa Reale by Indian Ridge)

With the size of the gene pool still relatively small from just one and a half crops of racing age it’s early days for Per Incanto in terms of identifying nicks with dam lines, however already the stallion is showing an affinity for mares from lines which have crossed well with the Street Cry sireline.

Two of his three stakeswinners are from Northern Dancer line mares. The stakeswinner and Group 1 placed Rocanto is from a Danasinga (Danehill) mare and this season’s unbeaten two-year-old filly Tennessee is from an O’Reilly (Last Tycoon) mare, which also incorporates the proven duplication of Best In Show. Last Tycoon also happens to be the sire of the second dam of impressive three-year-old winner Precision Miss, suggesting that this duplication could be just as potent working with Per Incanto as it has with a number of other leading stallions.

Many a Centaine mare would produce a winner crossed with a lamppost, but if Per Incanto’s Group 1 winning son Dal Cielo is to be any indication, it’s a nick with Per Incanto that could have a major influence given that both sirelines trace to the female influence Orama. Add a line of O’Reilly and the pedigree pattern is stronger still.

Unsurprisingly Street Cry (Machiavellian) has had a lot of success with Northern Dancer line mares, and in particular his influential grandson Danehill. Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and last season’s Grp 2 winner and Oaks placegetter Solicit are out of Danehill mares. Both his Caulfield Guineas winners Whobegotyou (Carnegie) and Long John (Night Shift) are out of ND line mares. Street Sense’s (Street Cry) Champion three-year-old miler Hallowed Crown is out of a Danehill mare.

The Machiavellian/ Northern Dancer cross is much admired by line breeding advocates as Machiavellian’s dam Coup De Folie is a granddaughter of Natalma the dam of Northern Dancer, resulting in a sex balanced duplication of the blue hen mare as well as being the sought after Mr Prospector/Northern Dancer cross. Mares by Northern Dancer line stallions such as Align (Night Shift), Danasinga, Danske, Danroad, Darci Brahma, Duelled, Fast ‘n’Famous, Gold Centre, Keeper, Spartacus and Viking Ruler, just to name a few, would be ideal cohorts for Per Incanto.

Interestingly Whobegotyou is sex balanced line bred to Mr Prospector. A local breeder could achieve a similar mating pattern using a daughter of Elusive City, One Cool Cat or Scaredee Cat.

Roberto line mares have also worked well with Street Cry. The fabulous Zenyatta is from a Kris S (Roberto) mare. The key to the success of this mating may line with Roberto’s sire Hail To Reason, who also happens to be the sire of Halo, the dam sire of Machiavellian, resulting in a double-up of Hail To Reason.

Dixieland Band mares have crossed very well with Street Cry. His Kentucky Derby and Breeders Cup winner Street Sense is from a Dixieland Band mare and his Breeders Cup Juvenile winner from last season, New Year’s Day is from a mare by Dixie Union, a son of Dixieland Band out of a daughter of Seattle Slew – which again picks up the Hail To Reason line. Interestingly Street Sense’s female genetic structure could be closely replicated in reverse by using a Keeper mare out of a Stark South mare.

While the Street Cry factor offers breeders a number of intriguing pedigree options, it could well be Per Incanto’s female family which enables breeders to really unearth the genetic potential of the their progeny.

Per Incanto’s damsire the high class Irish stallion Indian Ridge has been a leading sire and broodmare stallion. As a son of Ahonoora, he gives breeders with mares by Cape Cross and the half brothers Danasinga and Towkay the opportunity to achieve sex balanced duplication with his own sire. And of course Danasinga brings in the proven Danehill cross. Indian Ridge is a tail line descendant of the blue hen mare Cinna whose has many descendants locally through sons and daughters such as Beau Pere, Balloch – Citi Habit and Gallant Guru - Mr Sandfast, Sunset, Buchnna and Belle Mere.

Per Incanto is a tail female descendant of Orama, the second dam of leading stallions, Todman, Noholme and Shifnal. She can be picked up via descendants of stallions such as Don Eduardo, Jungle Pocket, Centaine and Strategic image. 

Another very prepotent branch of Per Incanto’s female line is through Try My Best, the dam sire of Papa Reale and the sole Northern Dancer line in Per Incanto’s pedigree. Best In Show the dam of Try My Best has a tremendous record when duplicated in pedigrees.

Breeders can capitalize on the synergies which line-breeding to Best In Show offers by using mares by Last Tycoon (by Try My Best) line sires O'Reilly, Towkay, Helmsman, Masterclass and Kingmaker. And mares by Redoute’s Choice line stallions look fascinating options. The Champion sire son of Danehill, who has a lot of success crossing with daughters of Last Tycoon, carries Best In Show through a female line. Lucky Unicorn, Fast ‘n’Famous and Coat’s Choice are some examples of local sire sons of Redoute’s Choice - Lucky Unicorn contains separate male and female lines of Best In Show.


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