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Our research heads to Zabeel’s male-line descendant, the young Australian sire – Bellevue Hill (Pierro – Bellevue Girl by the Danehill son Exceed and Excel.

– as a 2 year old colt, 2 electrifying wins from 4 starts, he early retired to a stallion career….“that run last week probably took the speed out of the legs, but he’s certainly a horse for the future” Tim Clark (jockey)

History & Breeding has showed Quality sires are not always forever, superior on-top racehorse. Their duty to breed, sits ‘highest’ to invigoration, this vehicle to male succession.

Our particular interest arose to Bellevue Hill (AUS) due to his female family distaff the, f.f. 2h – the distaff traces to Martha’s daughters… the Martha Lynn line.

The distinguished female distaff really fires up via, Bellevue’s Girls 9th dam sire Great Star.

Observe these great nucleus strains ⇓ ‘formative’ to what gets pedigree ‘going’ potent.

    – Great Star (Sunstar by Sundridge ex- Miss Matty (Marcovil) was a half-brother to Papyrus (Tracery by male-line, Rock Sand by Sainfoin) the English Derby Winner. Notably, Papyrus is the broodmare sire of…Princequillo  and this is where the pedigree rotates to Princequillo ⇔ **Miss Matty (Marcovil)

(interest factor: Papyrus is also the broodmare sire to sprinting brilliance, sire of influence, Honeyway (GB).

Miss Matty (Marcovil) features in Leicester’s Bloodstock Breeding – the chapter Famous Mares of Humble Origins.

As indicated above, she the dam of Papryrus she also produced 8 winners.

* Bold Archer (Phalaris – Miss Matty)

* Paddington (n.b. Leicester describes the individual as ‘hardy’ , winner of 11 races, but no pedigreequery.com records come available)

* Great Star (sent to Australia, per subject ↓ below)

* Miss Matilda (winner)

* Comus (sent to stand in Australia)

* a 1/2 sister and winner, named Bracket and the dam of Parenthesis, also later sent to Australia. Also produced Flamboyant a winner of the Doncaster and Goodwood Cups, placed second in the Ascot Gold Cup.

  – sire, Great Star also expresses 2 strains to the Martha Lynn via Sundridge’s grand-dam, Sanda to the sire Wenlock, by Lord Clifden & also of his sire – Sunstar where his grand-dam sire is Petrarch by Lord Clifden. Lord Clifden by Newminster from The Slave, her dam Volley (Voltaire) being ancestral dam to Bellevue Hill’s dam, Bellevue Girl.

These blue-print(s) above, are fundamental to the formative pattern going ahead. Formative ‘speedster’ trait → Sundridge (Amphion) ex-Sierra (Springfield) grand-dam Sanda, great grand-dam Sandal ….( always remember the Sundridge factor,  serves over: 2x’s to Royal Charger, via his dam Sun Princess & alike, his 3/4 genetic brother Nasrullah.

–  as are sire Sainfoin, and Sierra are brother and sister family (Springfield – Sanda) (a prototype example → Count Fleet

– Marcovil’s great stallion son Hurry On from his dam ⇒ the broodmare sire SAINFOIN. The genotype connections shall follow to our subject ….

     …Bellevue Hill – 5sx5d Sir Tristram. Sir Tristram  inbred through 4×3  Princequillo ⇔ hence, formative ‘hotspot cluster mare’ **Miss Matty** (Marcovil) /Rock Sand→Sainfoin

Pierro further expanded, expresses

     – Octagonal ex- Eight Carat/Klairessa family where grand-dam (sired by Supreme Court → → Hurry On/Marcovil

– Lonhro ex- Concia by First Consul → Princequillo, ex- My Tricia → *Summertime/Precipitation/Hurry On/Marcovil

– Daylami  →3×4 (Princequillo)via, *Mill Reef / Miswaki (USA) 

Pierro grand-dam Sky Song (IRE) → Shirley Heights/*Mill Reef → Princequillo

BM sire – Exceed & Excel, grand-dam sire Lomond → Round Table (Princequillo)

Exceed & Excel distaff Gladiolus ⇔ paternal, Citation’s (USA)female distaff →              Hurry On                                                                                                                      – additionally noting Count Fleet has the blueprint mirror & all                importantly, as infused to *Mill Reef pedigree.

¹Hurry On was an inbred horse, his sire and his dam both being out of Hermit mares

The 1970 chapters to New Zealand breeding…. from male descendants to Hurry On (Marcovil) gave profound impact, stamina racing capability.

Here is an endearing, sobering and insightful true account.

ℜ – The ‘expert’s began to question the wisdom if not at times the thinking ability of the Malcom Brothers. The Malcolms had bought themselves a brown PRECIPITATION (Hurry On) horse out of a bay mare. The expert went to great heights to point out out that no horse belonging to this straight male chestnut line could possibly be any good unless he was a chestnut. J. Malcolm weathered the storms of protest. So strong was the pressure that in his own words it took eight years to get *SUMMERTIME launched.  It was as well for the bloodstock industry of N.Z. that the Malcolm brothers were not tarred with the same brush of impatience. SUMMERTIME  and FOXBRIDGE were the two greatest bloodstock acquisition ever to add unit value to the stud books of New Zealand. credit – The New Zealand Racehorse 1972 publications.


Summertime endowed his stock with class, verve, acceleration and adaptability to almost any racing conditions and was also a magnificent sire of broodmares²

the power…Summertime (Precipitation – Great Truth, by Bahram)

… powerful, ancestral individuals come unchallenged: their notation is unexhaustive ‘causal’ and act forcibly, like genetic markers.

→ to view video of potential sire, Bellevue Hill ⇒ (link) view here.

These unexamined Martha’s and Miss Matty’s sources get consigned to oblivion, lost through history – yet it is uncovering this defining pattern so seductively mirrored to Savabeel’s (Zabeel) 3 wins, 3 starts, sensation colt. The New Zealand branded colt, like the All Black ruby player Richie Mo’unga – goes by the racing name of Mo’unga.

– Mo’unga (Savabeel – Chandelier by O’Reilly) His 5th dam distaff, Seraphic by Summertime. The Princequillo factor run through male line, via, Hold Your Peace + O’Reilly, via 5×5 Princequillo + Centaine via Vain → Court Martial ⇒ Hurry On / Lady Josephine by Sundridge.

“we put 30 spokes to make a wheel, but it is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges” Laozi

‘fixing’ prototype = phenotype (balance) = genotype ( genetics, speed and stamina and constitutional make-up robust). 


¹ – Bloodstock Breeding – Sir Charles Leicester

² – The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred – Ross du Bourg