Mating Analysis Time Test

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Mating Analysis Per Incanto 2016

Time Test (Dubawi – Passage of Time)

As the only son of Dubawi at stud in New Zealand, Time Test offers an array of options to broodmare owners. The pre-eminent sire lines of Mr Prospector and Northern Dancer are well represented, but they’re sufficiently removed to build a well-balanced pedigree.

Astute beeders with an eye to the future will have seen the impact Dubawi’s sons are beginning to make a stud. Makfi is a proven Group One influence the world over while the younger Night Of Thunder has made a record breaking start with figures that put him amongst the true stallion greats at the same stage of their carers. 

Dubawi, who along with Galileo are the most pre-potent black-type sires in the world today, is a great grandson of Mr Prospector from an Italian Oaks winning daughter of Deploy, a grandson of Mill Reef through his Derby winning son Shirley Heights.

Time Test’s dam is the Group One winning 2YO Passage of Time, who is by the successful Danehill stallion Dansili, and is a half-sister to the top-flight Timepiece (by Zamindar, a grandson of Mr Prospector). Their dam Clepsydra is a daughter of Sadlers Wells and is a half-sister to the dam of the multiple elite level winner Twice Over, a daughter of Observatory, another grandson of Mr Prospector.

So Time Test’s female family clearly crosses well with Mr Prospector and duplicating Mr Prospector in a pedigree has proven highly successful - champion sire Tapit and Classic winner California Chrome are two classic examples.

Mares by Rip Van Winkle, Stravinsky, No Excuse Needed, Per Incanto, Postponed and Iffraaj carry the Mr Prospector bloodline.

The most pronounced genetic trait exhibited in Dubawi’s best progeny is the duplication of Never Bend, present in Dubawi through Shirley Heights and his sire Mill Reef, a son of Never Bend. Lucky Nine, Mubtaahij, Benbatl, Al Kazem, Old Persian, Night of Thunder, Arabian Queen and  former European champion juvenile Too Darn Hot are all Group One winners by Dubawi exhibiting this pedigree pattern. 

Sadlers Wells line mares have also had a lot of success with Dubawi and the influential factor at work here is probably Fairy Bridge, Sadlers Wells dam, whose sire Bold Reason is a half-brother to Never Bend.  

The most pronounced genetic trait exhibited in Dubawi’s best progeny is
the duplication of
Never Bend
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TIME TEST clicking with Danehill mares                                                    

Bullbars mares are an incredibly good genetic match for Time Test. From a Singspiel mare, the dam sire of Too Darn Hot, Bullbars also carries two lines of Mill Reef including a female line, as well as a male line of Sadlers Wells.

O’Reilly line mares cross nicely with Time Test, duplicating the Never Bend bloodline and mares with a line of Never Bend’s half-brother Bold Reason, through Sadlers Wells and his son Montjeu, or via Sound Reason, should be considered.

Northern Dancer’s son Lyphard has also nicked well with Dubawi. Mares by stallions such as Power, Redwood and Showcasing carry lines of Lyphard, with Power and Redwood having the added attraction of lines of Shirley Heights which have gone into orbit with Dubawi.

That’s the beauty of standing a stallion such as Time Test. With his tremendous bloodlines and beautiful pedigree, he offers the discerning breeder a great opportunity to create another high-class racehorse.

All of the bloodlines which have worked so well with Dubaw have been prevalent amongst Time Test’s early winners.

Time Test’s Group 3 winner Romantic Time is from a Sir Percy mare from an Entrepreneur mare, duplicating the Mill Reef/Never Bend bloodline and Sadlers Wells.

Duplication of Sadlers Wells is becoming increasing common in the pedigrees of a number of leading European runners, the most notable been the Champion mare Enable. Time Test carries Sadlers Wells through a female line allowing breeders to double up via a male line using sons of High Chapparal and Galileo.

Two of Time Test’s European black type winners feature Green Desert in their female families. Green Desert blood found is best found locally through daughters of Charm Spirit and Shamexpress.

Time Flies, 4th in the Karaka Million in January, is from a Towkay mare (bringing in the Mill Reef/Never Bend bloodline), but potentially just as significantly, his second dam is by Defensive Play, a grandson of Mr Prospector, who has worked so well with Time Test’s own family.

Time Test, with his tremendous bloodlines and well constructed pedigree, offers the discerning breeder a great opportunity to create another high-class racehorse.

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