MORE Space has been quite a good race bitch for quite a while now.
The daughter of Hallucinate-Pro Model (by Head Honcho) is a multiple Wentworth Park winner as well as running fast times around Dapto and Nowra on the NSW provincial circuit.
But her victory in the Dapto Oaks on Thursday night brought her to the attention even more so, mainly because of the quality field she downed including the high class Fancy Mandy and Certain Magic.
More Space is a pocket dynamo at a little less than 26kgs but all of it is quality.
Dam Pro Model was a handy country performer.
Her half brother Cupitt's Law (by Brett Lee) won at Wentworth Park and then scored a number of times at Cannington and made a Group 2 final when sent to WA.
Pro Model (to Collision) produced Cellarman Bob a finalist in the Nowra Puppy Classic and the Gold Coast Cup (to Buckingham Chuck). Cellarman Bob was one of the first to boast a 3x3 line breeding to Malawi's Prince, a common factor within pedigrees now that breeders have realised it is a superb source of speed.
Second dam Miss Pinup was an outstanding race bitch who won 14 races and was placed 11 times in a 33-start career showing great form over distance at Wentworth Park. She was a finalist in the Chairmans Cup and Summer Cup and runner-up in the state final of the National Distance.
This is the damline of Mercia Bale (Benjamin John-Dynabolt) the Wheelers former champion staying bitch whose second dam Gail's Beauty was the in-bred foundation bitch of the entire Wheeler dynasty.
Miss Pinup was line bred four times to Temlee, three to Takiri and twice to Newdown Heather.
What I find most interesting about the pedigree of More Space is that she is by Hallucinate whose fourth dam is Matthew's Antic (Hansomelee-Proper Pom by Lively Band*).
It is Handsomelee that interests me most. He is Temlee-Gail's Antic by Narod King. Gail's Antic is a daughter of Gail's Beauty, thus More Space is line bred to a daughter and an important GRANDSON of Gail's Beauty. Both come along the X path within the pedigree of More Space to impact her pedigree.
Matthew's Antic is line bred 3x3 to two daughters of Narod King (Pigalle Wonder-Monkeys Rose by Man Of Pleasure). Narod King carries a 4x4 duplication of Mad Tanist through sons, but this is balanced by the fact Prairie Peg (dam of Pigalle Wonder) is line bred to Mad Tanist and his sister Astra.
But Matthew's Antic also carries the bitch Classy Val as her second dam.
Classy Val (Narod King-Best Val) is the sixth dam of champion sprinter Go Wild Teddy.
Paul Wheeler tried some heavy line breeding to his own damline some years ago and it resulted in the better than handy bitch Benden Flex a multiple city winner in Melbourne.
Benden Flex had the sisters Dynagold and Mercia Bale (Benjamin John-Dynabolt) 5x4 on the direct tail female line of her pedigree.
When she was mated to Go Wild Teddy she produced the champion sprinter Dyna Lachlan winner of the Group 1 Australian and Adelaide Cups and a versatile and sound performer throughout the country.
Which brings me to the purpose of this “column”.
Combining Dyna Lachlan and More Space would appear to me to be a natural option for the connections of this high class race bitch.
Go Wild Teddy (sire of Dyna Lachlan) and Pro Model (dam of More Space) are bred on the same Head Honcho/Malawi's Prince cross. In a mating of Dyna Lachlan and More Space, Go Wild Teddy and Pro Model will appear 2x2 at the top and bottom of the pedigree through a son and a daughter.
Add to that, both direct damlines will run to Mercia Bale.
And as an added bonus, both Go Wild Teddy and Hallucinate will run directly to the same important dam, Classy Val.
While this mating appears to bring in only the “genetic brother and sister” Go Wild Teddy and Pro Model, there is much, much more to it than that.