Mating Analysis Per Incanto 2016
Although the gene pool size is still relatively small with just three crops of racing age, there’s already evidence of Per Incanto having a strong affinity with particular dam lines. Northern Dancer line mares are trending favourably, a cross which has worked successfully with his own sire Street Cry, however the standout nick is unquestionably with O’Reilly mares, something which will come as little surprise to advocates of line-breeding to influential broodmares.
And already there’s signs that replicating the Success Express blood found in Street Cry’s best Australasian performer the mighty Winx (Street Cry from a daughter of Al Akbar, a son of Success Express), could be extremely effective with Per Incanto. The only starter by Per Incanto with this pedigree pattern is the stakeswinning filly It’s Time For Magic, whose dam is a daughter of Savabeel (Zabeel out of a Success Express mare).
The cross with O’Reilly mares, which incorporates Northern Dancer and duplicates the wonderful matron Best In Show, is already responsible for three time Group 2 winner Saracino, stakes winning two-year-old Tennessee, four win Hong Kong galloper Baba Mama, exciting sprinter Don Carlo and the winners, Lanciato, Money Trail, Fascino Lass and Mia Mamma.
O’Reilly’s sire Last Tycoon is a son of Try My Best, a grandson of Best In Show and a full brother to the leading racehorse and sire El Gran Senor. Per Incanto’s link to the blue hen mare is via his second dam Daffodil Fields, a daughter of Try My Best.
Duplicating Best In Show in pedigrees has been very successful in Australia, particularly with Redoute’s Choice and his sire sons. Reinforcing the potency of the duplication is the only named progeny of Per Incanto and a Redoute’s Choice mare is the dual group placed Bella Court. Mares by the likes of Duelled, Lucky Unicorn, Fast ‘n’ Famous and Coat’s Choice, all sire sons of Redoute’s Choice can provide the same pedigree pattern - Lucky Unicorn actually contains separate male and female lines of Best In Show.
Breeders can also replicate Best In Show using mares by the likes of Towkay (already two winners from two starters by Per Incanto), Helmsman (out of an El Gran Senor mare), Masterclass and Kingmaker.
Street Cry (Machiavellian) has had a lot of success with Northern Dancer line mares, and in particular his influential grandson Danehill. Two of his best Australian gallopers, Melbourne Cup winner Shocking and new Coolmore stallion Pride of Dubai are both from Danehill mares, while his Caulfield Guineas winners, Whobegotyou (Carnegie) and Long John (Night Shift) are out of ND line mares. Continuing the theme, Street Sense’s (Street Cry) Champion three-year-old miler Hallowed Crown is out of a Danehill mare.
The combination of Street Cry over Danehill mares provides inbreeding to Natalma (Native Dancer-Almahmoud by Mahmoud) and her half-sister Cosmah (Cosmic Bomb).
Street Cry’s sire Machiavellian is out of Coup de Folie a daughter of Halo (dam Cosmah) and from Raise the Standard, a daughter of Hoist the Flag and Natalma. Danehill is a grandson of Northern Dancer (dam Natalma) and his second dam, Spring Adieu, is by Buckpasser from Natalma.
In other words the Street Cry/Danehill combination gives three lines of Natalma and one of Cosmah in five generations. There is more remote line breeding here too as Native Dancer is a great-grandson of Sickle (Phalaris-Selene by Chaucer), while Cosmic Bomb is by Sickle’s brother Pharamond. Danehill also carries a 5fx5m of their half-brother Hyperion.
Per Incanto already has three stakeswinners from Northern Dancer line mares, including the stakeswinner and Gr.1 placed Rocanto who is from a Danasinga (Danehill) mare. Shadow’s Cast, runner-up to subsequent AJC Derby winner Tavago in the Group 3 Wellington Stakes, is from a Slavic (Danzig) mare while the damsire of rising CD star Dolcetto happens to be a grandson of the great sire.
Sadlers Wells and his sons Galileo and Carnegie are other Northern Dancer line stallions who have nicked successfully with Street Cry. Carnegie is the damsire of Per Incanto’s 1000 Guineas placed Sweepstake and sire of Saracino’s second dam.
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, would be ideal cohorts for Per Incanto.
Interestingly Street Cry’s dual Group 1 winner Whobegotyou is sex balanced line bred to Mr Prospector. Local breeders 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 lie 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 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 lot of flexibility from a pedigree perspective, Per Incanto’s female family could be the key that really unlocks his genetic potential. And although only sparingly tried to date, some of the results duplicating his female family look very promising.
Per Incanto’s damsire the high class Irish stallion Indian Ridge has been a leading sire and broodmare stallion. 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, while Danasinga also brings in the proven Danehill cross.
As mentioned Towkay mares have already produced two winners from two starters by Per Incanto while the promising dual winner Vatican News and the exciting trialist Authentic Charm show the potential of Cape Cross mares.
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 and Gallant Guru.
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.
Already Per Incanto has a Group 1 winner from a Centaine mare while two other stakeswinners are grand-daughters of the former Champion sire. His only starter from a Don Eduardo mare is Canny Magic an impressive winner when stepped up to a mile at Trentham in April.
With a strong and varied genetic make-up, and limited Northern Dancer blood, Per Incanto’s successful start to his sire career will come as little surprise to pedigree aficionados.
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