MICKIE Keato and Forty Twenty, a thousand kilometres apart, had a common cause on Saturday night when they took on the National Distance series in their respective home states.
Mickie Keato (Big Daddy Cool-Princess Dreams by Token Prince) landed his Victorian heat in 42.90 at The Meadows to continue his great recent form in distance racing.
And Forty Twenty (Big Daddy Cool-Westend Kaitlyn by Token Prince) did the same when he was successful in 42.91 at Wentworth Park in his NSW heat.
It doesn't take me to point out the pair, two of the best stayers in the country, are bred on the same cross of Big Daddy Cool over a Token Prince bitch.
The theme continues the fabulous nick between Flying Amy (dam of Big Daddy Cool's sire Just The Best) and True Temptation (dam of Token Prince).
For those who don't already know, Flying Amy is by Amerigo Man from a daughter of Chariot Supreme and traces directly to champion broodbitch Bay Road Queen, her third dam.
True Temptation is also by Amerigo Man and out of a daughter of Chariot Supreme's sire Waverly Supreme, and her second dam is Bay Road Queen.
In my research, it is striking the number of city class performers sired by Big Daddy Cool who are out of daughters of Token Prince.
Forty Twenty is from the famous Follow Through damline, that legendary bitch being his third dam.
Mickie Keato's dam is Princess Dreams a litter sister to former Wentworth Park track record breaker Reckless Abandon.
This is the damline of current stars Goodesy and Pulp (by Collision).
It doesn't take a genius to believe sisters to Mickie Keato should be mated to Collision when they go to stud.
Forty Twenty's sisters are a different matter.
Collision, or ideally one of his sons, could mate sisters to Forty Twenty to bring in a duplication of Follow Through. I would probably rather a mating to Bombastic Shiraz, or even Go Wild Teddy, to duplicate speed influence Malawi's Prince.
This would duplicate and sex balance Ginger.
Mickie Keato's damline was also responsible for Saturday night's Wentworth Park graded winner Pack Of Chewy (Hall's Northern-One One Three by Just The Best).
Pack Of Chewy could be a broodbitch goldmine of the future.
Her dam One One Three is a daughter of Reckless Abandon, the sister to Mickie Keato's dam.
Pack OfChewy's pedigree shows a cross of Blue Duchess and her younger full brother Malawi's Prince 3x4 and through two sons. Bringing in brother and sisters to a mating can significantly upgrade for racetrack performance.
I would think Hall's Northern will do well as a broodbitch sire mainly to link with stud dogs that have Collision in their damline. Malawi's Prince is damsire of Collision.