I'VE always thought Twin Impact (Surf Lorian-Bomber Babe by Bombastic Shiraz) was a better than handy race bitch.
She has been chasing around a few pretty good dogs from the day she set foot on the racetrack. She's made the finals of the Molly Campbell Silver Dollars (a good young dogs' race), a Young Guns, the Group 2 Qld Futurity, the 710m Winter Chase and now has won the Publicans' Cup at Albion Park in a slick 30.11.
She's had tonsils problems which owners Mary and Ray Burman had pout and the “fix” saw her win the Publicans' Cup at Albion Park last Thursday night.
Some years ago Ray Burman rang me out of the blue to discuss breeding options for the bitch Up And Down (Yo Yo's Boy-Voodoo Princess by Malawi's Prince). She'd been a handy race bitch.
I suggested Surf Lorian. It would bring in a 3x3 duplication through sons of Credibility. It was a bit brave at the time. Many believed Credibility stock suffered injury woes.
It worked though.
The Burmans got multiple Group winner Technoman and his Group class sister Sonic Surf. The rest of the litter could run. It was a result better than we could have expected.
The duplication of Credibility wasn't the only aspect of that mating I liked.
The alternate sex path within a pedigree of any greyhound is very important. The alternate sex path in the pedigree of Technoman on both sides of his pedigree runs directly to one of the most famous female lines this country has ever seen.
Trace the lines in Technoman via his dam Up And Down to her sire Yo Yo's Boy, to his dam Yo Yo City, to her sire Woodland Citizen, to his dam Lovely Choice etc and it brings you to Tell You Why the famous Aussie who became a Hall of Fame sire in the US.
Tell You Why is from the Francis Colleen damline.
Now switch to the alternative sex path on the sireline of Technoman. It runs to Surf Lorian, down to his dam Barrio Fiesta, up to her sire West Cape, down to Promises Free, up to Temlee who significantly is also a most famous product of the Francis Colleen damline.
The Burmans went off and mated Up And Down to Bombastic Shiraz to bring in a 3x3 daughter duplication of Malawi's Prince (they were one of the first to test this). It produced pace to burn in Super Hornet the Ipswich Gold Cup and Albion Park Young Guns winner.
Bomber Babe was a littermate and she showed great ability. She got over a middle distance.
The Burmans decided to breed with Bomber Babe and naturally put her straight to Surf Lorian to replicate, to a degree, the mating that produced Technoman and Sonic Surf.
But what they did was absolutely perfect to produce a runner.
Let's look at the pedigree of Bomber Babe.
Yo Yo's Boy
Yo Yo City
Up And Down
That duplication of Malawi's Prince is important. When it came to mating Bomber Babe, she needed to mate a stud dog that returned a common and dominant ancestor that appeared AROUND those duplications of Malawi's Prince.
Credibility was a natural.
The cross had already worked to produce Technoman and Sonic Surf.
Twin Impact carries Credibility 3x4 in her pedigree. The son strain of Pretty Short (New Tears) in Surf Lorian is important as well. Pretty Short is found through his daughter No Liability in the pedigree of Credibility.
If I was mating Bomber Babe, I would probably look to put her to Superman (Brett Lee-I'm Puzzles by Head Honcho). That duplication of Malawi's Prince she carries would also do well with a cross of a DAUGHTER of Malawi's Prince's sire Malawi.
This mating would sex balance Chariot Supreme, Pretty Short and bring in daughters of National Star along the tail female line.