Above the Curve (USA) by American Pharoah from Fabulous, ex-Galileo – 3yo filly and winner of Prix Saint-Alary.
What comes round, goes round… American Pharoah pows a ‘Grand Slam’ (2015 blog) explored strains bringing Olympia by Heliopolis (his dam Drift) by Hyperion.
For each sire, better success to breeding depends on right blood to his own.
The case in point, AP’s sire, Pioneer of the Nile has 4th dam by Heliopolis & multiple to Littleprincessemma.
The direction goes Above the Curve, 6th dam Itsabet (USA), by Heliopolis.
Heliopolis was a Leading US sire in 1950 and 1954.
He sired 53 SW’s, including champions High Gun, Grecian Queen, Parlo, Berlo, Aunt Jinny. Broodmare sire of 71 SW’s.
Heliopolis also sired many great Show Jumping horses, such as Grey Eagle, the sire of A Little Bit.
The critical mass genotype (back)…hoes n’ grows, as placed up maternal going thru the lines. Heliopolis 8S x 8S x 8S x 9S x 9S x 7d, sire Hyperion from the greatest dam Selene.
9s x 8s x 9S x 9S x 9S x 9s x 9S x 9S x 9S x 7d x 8D x 9d x 9d x 9D x 8D = inherent SELENE
– learned degrees are to find deepest genotype behind, which draws phenotype desired ahead.
Heliopolis line-bred for their dam’s are the mit. DNA flavours inherent. One is not without the other.
Focusing, Heliopolis dam Drift (FR) – 3×4 St Simon + 4×5 Hermit yet catalyst draws broodmare sire Neil Gow by Marco.
Attempt to cover the exclusive family genetics wide; to gather meaningful interpretation where the potency develops favourable outcome. That is the differentiating quality that strikes well over theory or algorithm.
Take… Drift’s 1/2 sister Tide-way, the Dam of Gulf Stream by Hyperion.
Champion 2-year-old Colt in England
Leading sire in Argentina in 1955, 1958 and 1959 . Genetic merits, anybody?
(Gulf Stream sire of Montparnasse (ARG) 2nd dam sire of Wishing Well, dam of Sunday Silence)
With infusions building (Above the Curve) her lines Chieftain dam How (family 9h) raising Neil Gow and Sickle aka dam-line Selene ++ Papyrus from Miss Matty by Marcovil by Marco
“always keep an eye out (pedigrees) for Neil Gow – TBL”
– her sire’s stride! 💛💥
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