Mating Analysis Nadeem 2019

Nadeem Foal

Nadeem (Redoute’s Choice-Candide By Sound Reason)

With a very high percentage of Nadeem’s 16 individual stakes winners exhibiting one of two distinct pedigree patterns, breeding buffs have had a field day breeding to the Gr.1 winning son of Redoute’s Choice,

Nine of those stakes winners hail from Never Bend line mares, including International Gr.1 winning sprinter Sterling City, while No Excuse Needed mares have uncovered another successful nick, producing two stakes winners, including the 2018 2000 Guineas place getter Sir Nate, and the multiple stakes placed 3YO filly Mohaka.

Nine stakes winners hail from the Never Bend line

Key to the Never Bend cross is the duplication of the half-brothers Bold Reason (sire of Sound Reason, Nadeem’s dam sire) and Never Bend.

Sterling City’s dam is by a son of Never Bend’s champion French stallion Riverman as is Nadeem’s Gr.2 winner Mujaarib, while South African Gr.2 winner Tajmeel carries two female lines of Riverman. Nadeem’s Australian group winners Happy Galaxy and Sharnee Rose are both descendants of Never Bend’s Champion son Mill Reef.

True to form, Nadeem’s NZ crops are also cashing in on the Never Bend factor with O’Reilly mares in particular looking particularly potent. The dam of the stakes placed Redeem The Dream is a granddaughter of Mill Reef while St Leger Trial winner Shared Secrets and dual winner Heisenberg are from O’Reilly mares

New Zealand has a wealth of Never Bend blood. Mares by the likes of High Chaparral, O’Reilly, Pentire, Thorn Park, Towkay, Makfi, Bullbars and Volksraad make ideal cohorts for breeders looking to capitalize on this proven nick with Nadeem.

Never Bend mares by High Chaparral, O’Reilly, Pentire, Thorn Park, Towkay, Makfi, Bullbars and Volksraad make ideal cohorts for Nadeem 

Given that he’s only served a handful of No Excuse Needed mares, Nadeem’s affinity with mares by the son of Machiavellian is tremendously exciting especially given Nadeem’s ability to work so well to pedigree patterns. The nick’s success could be down to No Excuse Needed’s two lines of the blue hen mare Natalma, dam of Northern Dancer and grand dam of Danehill, one of which is an all important female line.

With just a single duplication of Northern Dancer, Nadeem offers breeders a range of pedigree options. O’Reilly and Towkay mares replicate the highly successful Redoutes Choice/Last Tycoon cross which on its own accord has a stakes winners to foals ratio approaching a staggering 30%. Snitzel’s (Redoute’s Choice) Gr.1 winning son Wandjina is from a Last Tycoon mare.
Nadeem’s dual 2019 Guineas winner Air Max is from a daughter of Mr Prospector’s son Hussonet, from a daughter of Desert King, a heavily in bred son of Northern Dancer.

Sir Tristram line mares have produced great results when bred to the Redoutes Choice sireline while Centaine mares capitalise on the successful nick with Sound Reason.

Sound Reason, the dam sire of Nadeem, was a sound, tough and classy sprinting son of Never Bend’s half-brother Bold Reason, who passed on all of those traits in becoming an outstandingly versatile stallion. His 12 Gr.1 winners as a broodmare sire were achieved across a wide selection of bloodlines but he had a lot of success with the stallions Centaine and O’Reilly.

As a son of Redoute’s Choice, Nadeem offers breeders the opportunity to line breed to Best In Show. Nadeem’s dual stakes winning son Target In Sight is line bred to the hugely influential mare through his dam sire Xaar, whose dam in turn is a daughter of Best In Show. Mares by sons of Last Tycoon such as O’Reilly and Towkay give breeders a ‘double whammy’, duplicating Last In Show and picking up a line of Never Bend through Mill Reef. Mares by Helmsman, Kingmaker and Thorn Park also feature Best In Show.

And Towkay’s results with Nadeem are also exciting. Stakes placed Melbourne sprinter Princeton Spirit and promising Singaporean 3YO Nadeem Sapphire are from Towkay mares.

Mares with Sadlers Wells in their pedigree look very interesting prospects bred to Nadeem, with Fairy Bridge the dam of the champion stallion being a great granddaughter of Bold Reason, Never Bend’s half brother. Champion sire Tavistock is the standout progenitor of Sadlers Wells blood in NZ however a couple of young stallions who carry female lines of Sadlers Wells, notably Bullbars (also has a line of Mill Reef) and Reliable Man, could be ticking timebombs mated judiciously with Nadeem.

Nadeem offers the discerning breeder a unique opportunity to capitalise on a highly proven affinity with a couple of pedigree patterns.

Nadeem offers the discerning breeder a unique opportunity to capitalise on a highly proven affinity with a couple of pedigree patterns

Sam Williams

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Chris Rutten, Breaker and Pre-trainer, Otaki