About Per Incanto
Little Avondale Stud stands 2007 Champion Italian Three- Year-Old Sprinter Per Incanto, the fastest son on turf of leading international sire Street Cry, for stud duties in New Zealand
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. Papa Reale has proven herself equally proficient at stud having left a second Champion Italian Sprinter in the Brighthill Farm stallion Patapan. 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.
Per Incanto (Street Cry-Papa Reale by Indian Ridge)
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 this 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.
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), Danske, Danroad, Darci Brahma, Duelled, Fast ‘n’Famous, Gold Centre, Keeper, Spartacus and Viking Ruler, just to name a few, would be ideal cohorts.
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 China 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.
New Zealand 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.