“I’ve been telling people since the day he retired, he’ll make a stallion this horse. That’s why myself and my father bred to him. He certainly looks the real deal right now doesn’t he?” Trainer, Anthony Cummings.
|At 2 :||ATC (Warwick Farm) JDC Flooring 2YO H. (1300m), ATC (Rosehill) Pluck at Vinery 2YO H. (1400m)|
|At 3 :||BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1 (1200m beating Rain Affair and Better Than Ready), 2d ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.3 (1200m to Pierro and beating Epaulette), 3d ATC (Randwick) Roman Consul S., Gr.2 (1200m to Jolie Bay and Knight Exemplar)|
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 117 (in 2013).
“ A spectacular grade one winning sprinter, Your Song is by Fastnet Rock from a powerful family that traces to a three-quarters sister to Nearctic, the sire of Northern Dancer. Your Song is the Leading Freshman Sire by individual winners.”
Fastnet Rock carries Nijinsky II through Royal Academy, a very close relative to Storm Bird and there are ten stakes winners by Fastnet Rock out of Storm Cat line mares, including group one winners out of daughters of Forest Wildcat, Giant’s Causeway (sire of Shamardal ) and Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg). Storm Cat should also be particularly good through Tale of the Cat and Catrail. From the Bluebird branch, Fastnet Rock has a group winner out of a mare by Lake Coniston, and this strain could also be brought in through Dolphin Street. The Minstrel is three-quarters brother to Nijinsky II and closely related to Storm Bird, and can be brought in through Palace Music, Naturalism and Masterclass. Doubling Nijinsky II through Whiskey Road might also pay dividends.
Your Song has first crop stakes winner Split Lip out of a mare by Blevic, a son of Scenic, from the Sadler’s Wells line. Fastnet Rock has done extremely well with this line with successful sources including Sadler’s Wells himself, as well as Galileo (sire of Teofilo and New Approach), El Prado (sire of Medaglia d’Oro and Artie Schiller), Barathea, Entrepreneur and Singspiel, also inviting daughters of such as Montjeu and Carnegie. There is a group winner by Fastnet Rock out of a mare by Encosta de Lago – a son of Sadler’s Wells’ brother Fairy King – suggesting trying Your Song with other sons of Fairy King, such as Helissio and Falbrav. From the line of Nureyev – a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells – Fastnet Rock has two group one winners out of daughters of Peintre Celebre, a group one winner out of a mare by Polar Falcon (sire of Pivotal), and Champion Mosheen out of a daughter of Stravinsky. Mares by Nureyev sons Spinning Worldand Fasliyev could also be tried here. Fastnet Rock a group winner out of a mare by Al Hareb, a son of El Gran Senor. This would encourage trying daughters of Last Tycoon (by Try My Best, a brother to El Gran Senor), the sire of Marju, Monde Bleu, Bigstone, Towkay, Iglesia, and grandsire of Written Tycoon. Mares by General Nediym could also prove clever here.
The cross of Fastnet Rock and sons with Mr. Prospector line mares has yielded nearly 30 stakes winners, including group one winners out of mares by Fusaichi Pegasus, Kingmambo (sire of Dubai Destination and King’s Best), El Moxie and Lion Cavern (a brother to Gone West who should be extremely good here through Elusive Quality, and through Zamindar, Zafonic and Xaar ). There are five Fastnet Rock stakes winners out of mares by Woodman (sire of Timber Country and Hector Protector), as well as stakes winners from daughters of Distorted Humor, Jade Robbery, Machiavellian (sire of Street Cry, grandsire of Street Sense), Hussonet, Thunder Gulch, Bachelor Duke and his sire Miswaki (also sire of Umatilla), and Dash For Cash and his sire Secret Savings.
Fastnet Rock sired the brilliant Smart Missile out of a mare by Comic Strip, who is by Red Ransom, who would be excellent through Domesday. Mares from the Blushing Groom line through such as Orientate, Housebuster, Quest For Fame, Viscount, Spectrum and Fantastic Light and with Snippets line also look promising here.