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RAPID SET
I often get asked to look at the pedigree of a potential broodbitch and offer some suggestions for possible mates.
The boys who own Rapid Set, the very smart bitch that races out of the Tony Brett kennel, did just that recently.
Rapid Set is by Whisky Assassin-Four Way Fire and she passed one of her biggest tests as a potential broodbitch when she won a Thursday night Albion Park race recently.
Bitches that win at Albion Park, Wentworth Park, Sandown, The Meadows on the major race nights of the week, have the odds stacked in their favour to succeed as a broodbitch.
My thoughts on some potential matings match-ups are as follows... just as I told the boys who own Rapid Set (for what they are worth).
Firstly let's go through the pedigree of Rapid Set and some points about it.

This is her pedigree:
Light Of Fire
Awesome Assassin
Tranquil Flame
Whisky Assassin
Captain Standby
Princess Whisky
Cayenne Bale
RAPID SET
Malawi's Prince
Prince Of Tigers
Amazing Osti (Brother Fox-Osti's Magic)
Four Way Fire
Light Of Fire
Black Topsy
Hot Socks
The most glaring thing you see about her is that she is in-bred 3x3 top and bottom of her pedigree to Light Of Fire. Many great champions have been bred this way, for example Token Prince, Worth Doing and Brett Lee's sire Gun Law Osti. With this in mind, we can learn a great deal from what made them successful when they went to stud, and use it to help with the matings for Rapid Set ... it works both ways.
Because of this saturation of Light Of Fire so close in Rapid Set's pedigree, and his special position in her pedigree, when it comes time to mate this bitch, she demands a return of some of the ancestors "through the middle" of her pedigree.
These influences are Malawi's Prince, maybe Captain Standby (although I would be reluctant to duplicate him), Acacia Ablaze, or particularly the Osti Lee influence which is fitting snugly into Rapid Set's damline.
One of the first suggestions as a mate for Rapid Set could be the former National Sprint champion BIT CHILI who stands at stud in NSW with Sam Cauchi. Bit Chili's first progeny are just starting to race and we are hearing good reports, but it is always best to see them race before judging him.

This is how the mating will look:

               Black Shiraz
          Bombastic Shiraz
               Bombastic Blonde (by Malawi's Prince)
     Bit Chili
               Elle's Commando
          Chili Berger
               Alice Dooley
Test Mating
               Awesome Assassin
          Whisky Assassin
               Princess Whisky
     RAPID SET
               Prince Of Tigers (by Malawi's Prince)
          Four Way Fire
               Black Topsy

NB Elle's Commando is by Osti's Idol, a brother to Amazing Osti the dam of Prince Of Tigers.

Firstly it duplicates Malawi's Prince and sex balances him (through the female Bombastic Blonde in Bit Chili, and the male Prince Of Tigers in Rapid Set). Sex balancing is very important in a pedigree to allow the energy producing mitochondria DNA its best chance of getting through to the resultant pups.
Rapid Set already has a sex balance to Light Of Fire.
But there are a number of other great reasons to send Rapid Set to Bit Chili.
He carries a dog called Osti's Idol (Brother Fox-Osti's Magic) in his damline and Osti's Idol is a full brother to Amazing Osti who is in the damline of Rapid Set.
Bringing in brothers and sisters who are influential at stud can be a very powerful tool in upgrading stock.
I believe Bit Chili is an excellent sire choice for daughters of Whisky Assassin for one reason.
Both Bit Chili and Whisky Assassin run along their alternate sex path to Shantytown (in Bit Chili's case) and Bay City Roller (in Whisky Assassin's case), and these two are bred on exactly the same cross.
Shantytown is by a son of Temlee out of a bitch called Like A Blessing. Bay City Roller is by Chariot Supreme (a brother to Like A Blessing) and out of a daughter of Tegimi (whose dam Viola Lee is a sister to Temlee).
A second option is champion sprinter EL GALO (Where's Pedro-Roxy Reason). The fact Rapid Set is a particularly strong bitch helps with this mating because of the brilliance of El Galo.
This is how the mating will look:

               Brett Lee
          Where's Pedro
               Elusive Rebel
     El Galo
               Malawi's Prince
          Roxy Reason
               Playground
Test Mating
               Awesome Assassin
          Whisky Assassin
               Princess Whisky
     RAPID SET
               Prince Of Tigers (by Malawi's Prince)
          Four Way Fire
               Black Topsy

NG Brett Lee's sire Gun Law Osti and Elusive Rebel's paternal granddam Paris Match and Prince Of Tigers' dam Amazing Osti are all bred on the Brother Fox/Osti Lee nick.
As we said before, Rapid Set needs a return of dogs like Malawi's Prince in the sires she is mated to, and El Galo carries him in his damline, which is perfect for Rapid Set.
A close look at El Galo's pedigree shows he carries Brother Fox 4x4 top and bottom of his pedigree (similar to how Rapid Set is bred regarding Light Of Fire).
For El Galo to become a stud success, he must mate bitches with Malawi's Prince (or Bobniak, New Tears, Curryhill Brute, or combinations of them all) in their pedigree.
Rapid Set fits this criteria perfectly.
Another plus for this mating is the fact Where's Pedro (sire of El Galo) carries two crosses of the famous Osti Lee damline to link with the one in Rapid Set we have already talked about which comes through Amazing Osti. Duplicating the Osti Lee damline is a powerful influence in a pedigree and constantly proving successful.
Another excellent factor in this mating's favour is that El Galo has a daughter strain of New Tears (sire of Light Of Fire) in his pedigree. This sex balance is important to the mating of El Galo and Rapid Set.
Another excellent option for you could be the star Queensland sire SURF LORIAN (Just The Best-Barrio Fiesta).

This is how the mating will look:

               Credibility
          Just The Best
               Flying Amy
     Surf Lorian
               West Cape
          Barrio Fiesta
               Dee Bee (by New Tears)
Test Mating
               Awesome Assassin (by Light Of Fire by New Tears)
          Whisky Assassin
               Princess Whisky
     RAPID SET
               Prince Of Tigers
          Four Way Fire
               Black Topsy
                    Hot Socks (by Light Of Fire by New Tears)

Surf Lorian has a pedigree that contains three male lines of Brother Fox, which means for him to produce quality offspring, he needs to mate bitches that carry other influencing factors in his own pedigree. Those influences are New Tears and Chariot Supreme, or he should pick up on outcross lines.
Putting Rapid Set to Surf Lorian will fulfill all of these criteria.
The fact Rapid Set carries two male strains (Light Of Fire) of New Tears to sex balance the daughter strain in Surf Lorian makes this mating excellent. And Rapid Set also carries THREE crosses of Chariot Supreme to importantly link with the one in Surf Lorian.
Add to that the fact Surf Lorian has sired a number of Group winners out of bitches that carry Malawi's Prince and Awesome Assassin and you can see why this mating is another good one.
The fact Rapid Set also carries a daughter strain of Brother Fox (Amazing Osti) helps greatly with this mating to Surf Lorian.
Another couple of options could be the highly proven sires Bombastic Shiraz and Where's Pedro (or his brother Hallucinate).
Bombastic Shiraz (sire of Bit Chili) brings in that much needed duplication of Malawi's Prince, but a feature of this mating would be the fact Rapid Set has those two crosses of Light Of Fire.
Light Of Fire's dam Centrefire is from the famous Princess Diro damline.
Bombastic Shiraz's dam Bombastic Blonde is saturated with Princess Diro through her son Bowetzel and grandson Shining Chariot. Light Of Fire's dam Centrefire is a sister to Shining Chariot.
And Bombastic Shiraz has done exceptionally well when he has mated bitches from the Awesome Assassin/Light Of Fire line.

               Ginger
          Black Shiraz
               Dark Horizon
     Bombastic Shiraz
               Malawi's Prince
          Bombastic Blonde
               Blonde Bombshell (by Shining Chariot)
Test Mating
               Awesome Assassin (by Light Of Fire)
          Whisky Assassin
               Princess Whisky
     RAPID SET
               Prince Of Tigers (by Malawi's Prince)
          Four Way Fire
               Black Topsy
                    Hot Socks (by Light Of Fire)

NB Shining Chariot and Light Of Fire's dam Centrefire are brother and sister.
Where's Pedro does not carry Malawi's Prince, but he does have a daughter strain of New Tears to link with the two son strains in Rapid Set. And he also carries those two important strains of the Osti Lee damline to link with the one example in Rapid Set. He too could be another proven option.
Where's Pedro is a speed influence. His brother Hallucinate is a strength influence. Either could be an option for Rapid Set.

               Gun Law Osti
          Brett Lee
               Sobbing Sal
     Where's Pedro
               Bobniak
          Elusive Rebel
               Secret Bride
Test Mating
               Awesome Assassin
          Whisky Assassin
               Princess Whisky
     RAPID SET
               Prince Of Tigers
          Four Way Fire
               Black Topsy