- Native Trail (Oasis Dream) a big powerful bay colt & goes another talent for Godolphin racing.
3 starts for 3 wins this two year old epitomizes savvy raw. As foal, big on ‘type’, he went sold for 50k (euros) then @ Craven Breeze-Up, 210K gns & purchased on Godolphin’s behalf.
As cornerstone of today’s modern thoroughbreds, breed-shaper Northern Dancer. His line-bred duplications at times misjudged, where ‘he’ alone, rather than placed ‘with’ distaff dam lines, are the potent pedigree plan.
Nature Trail – 4S x 5S x 7D x 5d x *7D x *5D Northern Dancer with, 5s x 5S x 7D Never Bend are main-trunk lines & Northern Dancer’s dam Natalma hallmark geno.
Thanks to Canadian born circles, I went alerted Northern Dancer was not born till late May (Feb/March foals). This was largely due to N.D’s dam Natalma, per her 3 year filly racing campaign ending with injury. Another quick decision thereafter to have Natalma covered immediately by Nearctic. (ref. Natalma | Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame).
Well, that is breed shaping for you!
Native Trail from an unraced dam to family 4-f ; further tracing back to 4th dam Populi, a good producer of 14 foals 10 winners. Populi greatest – Vanlandingham (USA) – a US champion older male later exported to Saudi Arabia.
Its worthy to note Olympia, 7sx7D, a grand-son of Hyperion and Spy Song 8dx7d from wonderful Mata Hari. And closer in Nijinsky 6Dx4d, as goes to the 3rd dam sire.
(n.b. Native Trail’s dam Needleleaf is full sister G1 sprinter African Rose (Observatory) & was trained in France. Another full sister Helleborine (GB) is dam of Calyx (Kingman) – the Coolmore stallion stands in Australia)
It is quite a family….
Though it may appear insignificant… don’t ever ignore distaff line back Carbine + 2x Musket. They called ‘them’, the Musket breed, duly winning ‘tough’ – Melbourne and Caulfield cups and 4x Australian sire. Mega dominant – read Carbine/Spearmint et al, the natural win, Nature Strip (AUS) & cool n’ easy: Incentivise (AUS) and Martha’s daughters…family 2-h
How do these infuse to Native Trail? Look to Felstead 7sx9s – Bull Dog 7x strains & full brother Sir Gallahad 4x strains from Plucky Leige (f.f.16a) by Spearmint/Carbine (family 2-h)
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