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BRETT'S RIVAL

BEN Day is an ambitious young man, successful in his job... but he also has a craving to be successful in greyhound racing. Ben loves nothing better than a night on the punt with his mates at Albion Park.
Ben's punting group is starting to rival the "Table of Knowledge" for intensity of conviction when it comes to selections in any of the four states racing every Thursday night.
Ben is also a greyhound owner with a burning ambition to own a great galloper.
A few years ago, Ben and some partners thought they had just the dog they were looking for. They'd parted with plenty to buy a Brett Lee-Fairy Wings dog and all his early reports said he was something special.
The sire is a legend, the dam a high class staying bitch in Victoria.
They named him, rather appropriately, Brett's Rival.
From the moment Brett's Rival hit the racetracks the buzz was about that he was indeed something special.
He made his debut at Albion Park, coming off a super trial, with a 29.88 win. It was the same night Black Enforcer led throughout to win in 30.05. Few dogs get anywhere near the 30-second barrier at Albion Park let alone crash through it at their first start on the track.
Just two races later, Brett's Rival was sidelined for a year with an injury that was often thought would finish him. In the meantime, he'd won a heat of the Group 2 Qld Derby as a baby, and then came from last to finish fourth to Black Enforcer in the final... when never out of trouble.
A year is a long time in greyhound racing particularly when a dog like Brett's Rival could have spent the best time of his life earning a reputation that would make him a stud dog.
Brett's Rival did just that... but Ben and his partners will always ask themselves just what might have been if their dog had not been laid low for so long.
He came back to prove himself a genuine Group dog, an honest and hard chasing galloper. His litter proved themselves just as much winning more than 100 races between them with smart performers such as Speed Swinger, Hostile Missile, Hyde Park, Brett To Wing and Outswinger.
Hyde Park is already the dam of Tunza Pace (by Whisky Assassin) a placegetter in the Ballarat Cup and winner of 14 races.
Dave Irwin put the polish on Brett's Rival for much of his later career and always marvelled at the dog's tenacity and his ability to have come back from injury to be a Group performer.
He was a big fan. Ben and his partners put Brett's Rival to stud. His first crop of youngsters are now at the breakers, and the rumblings about their ability are positive. He throws his own laid back, relaxed temperament into his pups, pups that are all business once they head to the track.
Brett's Rival's pedigree is saturated and heavily congested. He carries a double-up of New Tears 3x4 through daughter strains, and another of New Tears' own sire Pretty Short, through Pretty Fearless. The position of New Tears in Brett's Rival's pedigree is very powerful and lends itself for even more of his blood to return to him among the broodbitches he serves.
But Brett's Rival also is line bred in the immediate tail female line to the sisters Wee Sal (2nd dam of Brett Lee) and Lorrathor (third dam of Fairy Wings). Both are by Chariot Supreme-I'm Blessed and thus sisters to Hall of Fame bitch Highly Blessed.
There are few better damlines in the country, if not the world. Brett's Rival carries Brother Fox 3x5 on the immediate sireline on both sides of his pedigree. Just The Best does the same and he was able to pick up more of this line in producing his best son, record-breaking Surf Lorian.
While an immediate glance at Brett's Rival's pedigree might cause one to think he could be far too heavily in-bred for broodbitch options to utilise his fabulous pedigree, this is far from the case. There are a myriad of opportunities among broodbitches in this country to use him.
Just look at the bloodlines that Brett's Rival does NOT carry:
Malawi's Prince, his son Token Prince and his sons Black Enforcer and Pure Octane
Head Honcho, or the famous lines of his sire Walkabout Sid and his brothers West Cape, Bogenfel, Carnival Boy and the most influential of them all Amerigo Man
Big Ginger Boy and his litter brother Black Shiraz and his famous sons Bombastic Shiraz, Stately Bird, Cyrus The Virus etc
Awesome Assassin and his great sons Whisky Assassin, Modern Assassin, Collision, Most Awesome etc
So just what line of broodbitches would suit Brett's Rival best.
The fact he carries a double of New Tears, through two daughters, makes him ideal to bring in bitches that have New Tears through a son. Light Of Fire and his son Awesome Assassin and his sons are the perfect option.
This has already been proven through Tunza Pace who is by Whisky Assassin a grandson of Light Of Fire, and out of Brett's Rival's litter sister Hyde Park.
A mating between Brett's Rival and the former star Victorian staying bitch Mid City Mandy shows this perfectly

Gun Law Osti
Brett Lee
Sobbing Sal (by New Tears)
Brett's Rival
Zealous Guy  (dam by New Tears)
Fairy Wings
Ebony Park Lass
TEST MATING
Light Of Fire (by New Tears)
Awesome Assassin
Tranquil Flame
Mid City Mandy
Gun Law Osti
Ashlee Jeannine
Floodgate

The position of Gun Law Osti 3x3 top and bottom of the pedigree in this mating is fabulous and is the way Gun Law Osti is bred himself 3x3 top and bottom to Temlee. Token Prince (3x3 to Waverly Supreme) and Worth Doing (3x3 to Temlee) are also bred on such a cross.
Ben Day and his partners would be well advised to attract even a lesser race quality litter sister to Mid City Mandy to Brett's Rival to do this mating.
Because Brett's Rival carries a double to the sisters Wee Sal and Lorrathor (by Chariot Supreme-I'm Blessed), breeders who have bitches with male strains of Chariot Supreme in their pedigree would be well advised to look at him.
Chariot Supreme can be found through sons Shining Chariot (and his son Golden Currency), Benjason, Franklin Deano, Wild Pirate, Black Pirate in many bitches throughout the country.
All will help to sex balance Brett's Rival pups.
One of the most exciting young sires in the land today is Pure Octane (Token Prince-Elusive Rebel). He is proving his worth as a sire of strength. Daughters of Pure Octane could be ideal to put to Brett's Rival.
Here is an example:

Gun Law Osti (dam a daughter of Osti Lee)
Brett Lee
Sobbing Sal
Brett's Rival
Zealous Guy
Fairy Wings
Ebony Park Lass
TEST MATING
Token Prince
Pure Octane
Elusive Rebel (by Bobniak a great grandson of Osti Lee)
Primrose Path
Royal Pilgrim
Al Fresco
Prize Dancer

Every time a daughter of Pure Octane is mated to Brett's Rival it will bring in a double-up of that famous broodbitch Osti Lee. The Brett Lee/Bobniak nick is based on this in-breeding and has been hugely successful boasting Where's Pedro, Hallucinate, Meticulous, Prang and closer to home the brilliant Albion Park performer Elma Fud.
Even from early observations, it appears doubling and even tripling the Osti damline is an extremely powerful tool available to greyhound breeders. For those interested... Osti Lee runs along the alternate sex path on both sides of her pedigree to the genetic brother and sister Pendle Havoc and Gorgeous Babe.
Here are their pedigrees:

Trion
Chief Havoc
Thelma's Mate
Pendle Havoc
Roccabright
Val Bright
Val Phar (daughter of Weedy Valley)

Trion
Chief Havoc
Thelma's Mate
Gorgeous Babe
Roccabright
Daisy Rock
Daisy Valley (daughter of Weedy Valley)

Which brings us back to Brett's Rival. Any bitch that carries Bobniak in her pedigree will suit Brett's Rival.
While on the subject of sons of Token Prince, Black Enforcer daughters too would do well to go to Brett's Rival. Black Enforcer has Light Of Fire in his damline and as we said he is able to pick up on the daughter strains of New Tears in the pedigree of Brett's Rival. Black Enforcer also has Head Honcho as his damsire. Head Honcho always has an affinity with New Tears (Carlisle Jack etc) and his daughters have done well with Brett Lee (Superman and Bentley Jane).
Carlisle Jack bitches are an extremely interesting option for mating with Brett's Rival.
The position of New Tears as damsire of Carlisle Jack is an extremely powerful one when matings to Brett's Rival are done. Brett's Rival has New Tears on his alternate sex path as does Carlisle Jack.
Doubling New Tears this way could produce some extremely interesting offspring.
Here is one example:

Gun Law Osti
Brett Lee
Sobbing Sal
Brett's Rival
Zealous Guy (out of a daughter of New Tears)
Fairy Wings
Ebony Park Lass
TEST MATING
Head Honcho
Carlisle Jack
Our Girl Olivia (by New Tears)
Petite Mamzelle
Star Title
Holly's Deb
Hollywood Deb

And now for the trump card ... or cards.
One is No Intent, the son of Head Honcho-Hot Show Deb (New Tears-Wee Sal).
Putting bitches by No Intent to Brett's Rival will result in the litter sisters Sobbing Sal and Hot Show Deb (3x3) both coming through sons.
This is how it will look.

Gun Law Osti
Brett Lee
Sobbing Sal (New Tears-Wee Sal)
Brett's Rival
Zealous Guy
Fairy Wings
Ebony Park Lass
TEST MATING
Head Honcho
No Intent
HotShow Deb (New Tears-Wee Sal)
Jaylo Blush
Token Prince
Token Fever
Bay Wave

Firstly, you will remember Brett's Rival also carries a sister to Wee Sal in Lorrathor in his immediate tail female line. Brett's Rival's grandsire Gun Law Osti is in-bred to the half sisters Bonnie Secret and Academy Lass (both daughters of famed broodbitch Secretly) in this exact same pattern.
I do not believe Big Daddy Cool bitches will suit Brett's Rival. The half brothers Brett Lee and Big Daddy Cool will produce progeny far too in-bred. But bitches that carry Big Daddy Cool as their damsire will be a much better option.
And for the second trump card... it is Cry Havoc the son of Head Honcho-Wee Sal who has been quite prolific in pedigrees. Remember Brett's Rival also carries Cry Havoc's half sister Sobbing Sal in his sireline, but also has a sister to Wee Sal in Lorrathor in his immediate female line.
Broodbitches that carry Cry Havoc anywhere in their pedigree will suit Brett's Rival. They should be a huge priority for Ben Day and the syndicate that owns Brett's Rival.
This is how a mating would appear:

Gun Law Osti
Brett Lee
Sobbing Sal (New Tears-Wee Sal)
Brett's Rival
Zealous Guy
Fairy Wings
Ebony Park Lass
TEST MATING
Head Honcho
Cry Havoc
Wee Sal
Hypo Havoc
Malawi
Gracie's Image
Gracie Morris

So, as you see, Bret's Rival while having what appears a heavily congested pedigree of his own, still has any number of breeding options available for broodbitch owners.
And that is without even looking to bitches that carry imports like Larkhill Jo and Spiral Nikita who mix extremely well with Brett Lee.