As the Ipswich Futurity looms this week, one of the hot favourites is Fine Display (Bombastic Shiraz-Wooreddy by Knockabout Wok).
She is an outstanding prospect who already has to her credit a 29.99 victory around Albion Park. Such speed puts her into a special category.
She does not need to do any more on the racetrack to prove she is a potential broodbitch gem. Breaking 30 seconds at Albion Park makes a bitch special.
I find Fine Display's pedigree special anyway.
She is a daughter of the champion race dog and now champion sire Bombastic Shiraz.
His pedigree shows a close up duplication of the litter brothers Buka Sunset and Malawi. They come via Buka Sunset's daughter Dark Horizon and Malawi's son, the champion Malawi's Prince. This is perfectly balanced and through the middle of the pedigree to impact the mating that produced Bombastic Shiraz.
Wooreddy, dam of Fine Display, has produced a nice litter, with Reddy Too Go winning the Tommy Hoyland Memorial at Capalaba on Saturday for Neil Catchpole's in-form kennel.
Wooreddy ran 19.59 winning at Capalaba. She also won in fast times at the Gold Coast and had been successful in Tasmania before coming to Queensland.
That 19.59 put her into a special league as well. Bitches don't normally compete favourably against the big striding males up Capalaba.
Wooreddy is by Knockabout wok-Lunawanna. Her brother Cape Bruny won the time honoured Tweed Heads Galaxy.
What interests me most about Wooreddy is that she too is bred on the same cross of Malawi and Buka Sunset, again through the middle of the pedigree and coming via Malawi's son Malawi's Prince and Buka Sunset's daughter Westlee Silk.
Putting Wooreddy to Bombastic Shiraz was an extremely interesting mating.
The damsire of any stud dog is always his most dominant ancestor.
It is always best to have common ancestors in the pedigree of the damsire of any stud dog in the broodbitch he mates. It's a recipe for success many do not realise.
Genetic impact often comes via a zig zag.
Fine Display is the perfect example of this “zig zag” effect.
She carries a 3x4 duplication of Malawi's Prince along her alternate sex path on both sides of her pedigree. Malawi's Prince has a huge impact on her.
Many of Bombastic Shiraz's better progeny, and certainly many of his city winners, carry this duplication of Malawi's Prince.
I see he is working quite well when he mates daughters of Go Wild Teddy to bring Malawi's Prince into the same position it appears in the pedigree of Fine Display. Please check out the pedigree of such smart Albion Park gallopers Azastar and Azakhan, as well as Phil's Mate, Teaman Tich, Which Wabbit etc.
So where too for Fine Display?
Take a close look at her third dam Painted Vintage (Busy Vintage-Justa Tiv). It is all Tasmanian bloodlibnes … or is it?
Painted Vintage is incredibly line bred to Busy's Duke and his sister Busy's Charm (Black top-Busy beaver). Busy's Charm was the Group class bitch who was a litter sister to legend Zoom Top. Busy's Duke was from a repeat mating.
It is VERY rare to find this blood so close in a pedigree.
If I owned Fine Display I would be tempted to put her to the Albion Park 520m track record holder Made To Size (Surf Lorian-Queen Size). Why?
Because Made to Size's sixth dam is Classy Zoom who is yet another daughter of Black Top-Busy Beaver.
Or, she could be mated to Surf Lorian himself to recreate (to a degree) the mating that produced Made to Size.
Fine Display has only ONE cross of Brother Fox in her pedigree.