THE sensational 29.47 run at Cannington at the weekend by Zack Monelli continues a theme fast emerging as a recipe for success.
Zack Monelli is by Barcia Bale-Penny Monelli by Magic Sprite. He is from a litter of five named offspring who will not be two years old until the middle of April.
Zack Monelli has won six from 10 starts and already earned $22,000.
What interested me about his pedigree is that he is bred identically to Queensland greyhound of the year, multiple Group 1 winner, track record breaker and now stud dog Fast Times (Barcia Bale-Clockwise by Magic Sprite).
The Barcia Bale cross with Magic Sprite is proving fabulous.
Zack Monelli is trained by David Hobby in WA and he had already done the Barcia Bale/Magic Sprite cross a few years ago with great success.
It was Barcia Bale-Sharon Monelli. Penny Monelli, dam of Zack Monelli, is a litter sister to Penny Monelli.
The Barcia Bale-Sharon Monelli litter included Group stars like Monaro Monelli, Senator Monelli and Caprice Monelli.
But, there is yet another strong link to the pedigree of Fast Times and Zack Monelli ... and the Sharon Monelli litter.
Sharon Monelli is from the famed Another Fool direct damline. If you look closely at the pedigree of Fast Times, he carries a cross of Surgeon in his damline and that G1 Melbourne Cup winner is also from the famed Another Fool damline made so famous by Reg Kay and Helen Lamberton in Queensland.
Zack Monelli's second dam Fantasy Monelli is by Premier Fantasy who has also nicked well with Barcia Bale to produce G1 star Mepunga Blazer.
A COUPLE of recent city winners with interesting pedigree crosses include Mod Squad and Terrens Close.
Both carry in-breeding to the great Irish galloper and stud influence Spiral Nikita.
Mod Squad is Walk Hard-Sacramento Sal by Kinloch Brae.
He has been a finalist in the G3 SA Derby and a fast 29.37 Sandown winner.
The line breeding to Spiral Nikita comes in 3x4 but strongly positioned to impact.
This mating was special. Dam Sacramento Sal has a wonderful pedigree and all of it is Irish. She is line bred 3x4 to the virtual brothers Fortress and Murlens Slippy and traces along her direct damline to that most famous of Irish broodbitches Ullid Citrate.
Her second dam Kathy's Kitten, imported to Australia in the early 2000s, is bred identically to champion Late Late Show.
Walk Hard, sire of Mod Squad, has punched way above his weight at stud from limited opportunities.
TERRENS Close is Unlawful Entry-Baroness Jill by Collision.
When superstar Unlawful Entry retired to stud, I thought he would be ideally suited by bitches with Spiral Nikita in their pedigree. Magic Sprite, whose dam is by Spiral Nikita, is ideal.
Terrens Close, a 29.35 winner at Sandown, has Glamorous Denise a Brett Lee-Glamorous sister to Magic Sprite.
Thus, Spiral Nikita is duplicated and balanced 4x4 via son and daughter in the pedigree of Terrens Close.
And, to top off all this, Unlawful Entry has Late Late Show as his damsire.
Terrens Close also has a 5x3 cross of the famous Token Prince/Rumble Spirit cross "SO" proven in pedigrees everywhere.