Pedigree Pointers with Gareth Downey

Gareth Downey

The pinnacle of racing at this time of year is always the Sydney Autumn Carnival – and it was wonderful to see Pretty To Sea pick up black type with an excellent 2nd placing in the Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes at Randwick last weekend.  This was a wonderful result for Nicole and Kevin Agent who made the astute investment in buying this filly two years ago, and now race her with their fellow owners.  We congratulate all the owners, as well as Ciaron Maher, Michael Dee and all connections.

In securing black type, Pretty To Sea became the 4th black type performer for her sire Ocean Park – whose black type performers are now:

  • Ocean Jewel – 1st Listed Placid Ark Stakes
  • Mongolianconqueror – 2nd Gr.1 NZ Derby, 2nd Gr.2 Waikato Guineas
  • Pretty To Sea – 2nd Gr.3 Adrian Knox Stakes
  • Ocean’s Fourteen – 2nd Listed Geelong Classic

Ocean Park has established an excellent record of producing repeat city class winners, and we are now expecting these horses to continue securing black type with further maturity, as was the case with Ocean Park himself.  We are delighted with the progress being made by the Ocean Park progeny.  The results for a stallion of his profile are particularly good, as is highlighted in the table below that compares Ocean Park against Savabeel at the exact same stage of their careers:

In terms of continuing to look for proven pedigree patterns, the following are those successful patterns that have already been established for Ocean Park:

Mares Carrying Danzig

  • 15 Winners
  • 6.0 starts/win
  • 10.7% black type horses/runners
  • Ocean Jewel, Mongolianconqueror, Ocean’s Fourteen, Tezlah, Beerzatbernz, Scream Park, Miss Valencia, Freedom Park, Rip Girl, Mianina, Dramatic Moments, Okotoks, Raheeb, Louisville Lip, Anevay

Mares Carrying Raise A Native

  • 10 Winners
  • 6.1 starts/win
  • 9.1% black type horses/runners
  • Mongolianconqueror, Ocean’s Fourteen, Tezlah, Beerzatbernz, Seaway, Dramatic Moments, Raheeb, Matauri, Fictitious, Flying Feet

Mares Carrying Sir Tristram

  • 8 Winners
  • 5.4 starts/win
  • Tezlah, Scream Park, Another Dollar, Perroquet, Miss Valencia, Miss Damita, Anevay, Moana Jewel

Mares Carrying Crimson Satan

  • 5 Winners
  • 3.5 starts/win
  • 14.3% black type horses/runners
  • Ocean’s Fourteen, Seaway, Southern Lad, Miss Valencia, Dramatic Moments

Mares Carrying Pins

  • 4 Winners
  • 3.8 starts/win
  • 16.7% black type horses/runners
  • Pretty To Sea, Ocean Deep, Another Dollar, Freedom Park

Mares Carrying Last Tycoon

  • 3 Winners
  • 3.8 starts/win
  • Ocean Deep, Ocean Express, Rondinella

If you are keen to tap into the very promising career of Ocean Park, and especially if you have a mare carrying any of the above six lines that have already proven to achieve results even better than the overall Ocean Park figures, please get in touch via gareth@waikatostud.co.nz or +64 21 433 073 to discuss your mating plans for the season ahead.

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