Ballymac Vic has moved into clear second place on the open race sires table though he is still has barely half the number of winners of his own sire, Kinloch Brae.
|Scolari Me Daddy||19||467||£23,200||40|
|Tyrur Big Mike||18||427||£10,150||36|
|Ace Hi Rumble||11||430||£5,125||21|
Interestingly, the average winning distance of the progeny of the father and son is greatly contrasted. While Brae is a sire of all distances, Vic is more of an early paced specialist. Indeed of his 74 winners to date, there is only one six-bend winner among them, Pro Magic, who was successful over 575m at Romford.
Breeding students will recall how Sean and Michael Dunphy put faith in the lightly raced Droopys Scolari, despite a racing career of just eight races. The blue duly went on to become a far better sire than his more successful elder brothers, Droopys Maldini and Droopys Marco.
Although Droopys Cain (Ace Hi Rumble-Droopys Laramie, Mar 00) had four more races than Scolari, he has been a revelation at stud, and interestingly, offers runners for a variety of distances.
For those looking at the gene pool a little deeper, there remains a strong Aussie influence in the sire lines.
Super sire Brett Lee appears on the top lines of Ace Hi Rumble, Crash, Droopys Cain, Tyrur Big Mike, Sparta Maestro, and Laughil Blake.
Fellow Aussie Head Honcho can be found via Tullymurry Act, Head Bound, Ballymac Eske, Candlelight King, Paradise Madison and Mall Brandy. The Aussie ranks are further topped up by the Godsend, Romeo Recruit, Iso Octane and Definite Opinion.
Kinloch Brae obviously lead the USA influence along with sons Ballymac Vic, Razldal Jayfkay and Razldazl George. Former champion sire Hondo Black is still visible along with his son Aero Majestic. There is more American influence via Zero Ten, Superior Product and Vans Escalade.
The only major Irish/British line traces through Droopys Scolari and his sons Scolari Me Daddy and the exported Loughteen Blanco, with Taylors Sky also from a predominantly home bred sire line within three generations.