‘on paper’ come many, many similar pedigrees.
Pedigrees are a matter of interpretation.
The productive progeny and phenotype weigh up reflections back on pedigree.
Better ability is the aim and ‘open’ to judge.
The upmarket industry is equipped with bio-markers or sensors, tracking horse movement and haplotype advancement.
Nevertheless and optimistically, I’m supposing pen n’ paper will do, and a good Eye can still make things happen. (wink)
Action - Action - The Action are where the Winx’s, Black Caviar’s stride n’ motion, perfect rhythm gets the pace.
Additional is invisible quality: bone-conformation with presence and biological substance we cannot readily voice. That is Horsemanship. The Study of the Horse.
Unfortunately the subject, a Contributor filly I was to review…. has been mixed up in loads of paperwork. Never mind.
There however were two distinctive from New Zealand’s Ready to Run sale 2021 that got me excited.
The reinforcement principles: Look at a Prospect, covering sire, genotype, phenotype, conformation and ACTION, the momentum of stride.
I’ve insisted for a long time the elements must come together and pedigrees are both relevant and not relevant. As looking at a pedigree it must surpass, or rather arouse genetic quality buried beneath. More subtlety is the better…
This genetic quality - is, as prototype character the chase. (see below).
Bringing Type and esteeming mitochondrial carrier distinctive/true/dominant (what throws genotype/pedigree) is ‘carried-on’ thru familial character(s). With this focus I strongly suggest, they can be designed or ‘seen’ by old-fashioned crafted analysis, & as will harnessing science.
Lot 269 (link) filly, Contributer (IRE) from Rock Rose ex-Road to Rock
Dominance = producer Lalun (USA) via Never Bend & Bold Reason
Lalun, the female family 19b.
Contributer filly by broodmare sire Road to Rock distaff f.f. 19b.
Both are familial ancestress to Sunshot, a Carbine daughter. Carbine the sire of Spearmint the sire of Plucky Leige through her sons Admiral Drake, Sir Gallahad, Bull Dog, Bois Roussel.
Genetic Link up - it is imperative to estimate multiple sources as critical mass
- French Rose (5th dam) grand-sire Bois Roussel (ie Pluckly Leige) + Namman (USA) ie Sir Gallahad/PL + Regent Miss thru Gallant Fox (SirGallahad/PL) + Midyan Chicle (FR) + Shoal Creek
The Contributer filly went sold to trainer Stephen Marsh, Waikato for $110k.