David Brasch: My Five Top Sires For She's A Pearl

SIMPLY incredible is the only real way to describe the emergence of Million Dollar Chase winner She's A Pearl as the No 1 sprinter in the country.

David Brasch

18 May 2022

INCREDIBLE is the only way to describe the emergence of She’s A Pearl as the No 1 sprinter in the country.

Yes, there are a few with very, very fast dogs in other states who will question that statement, but the all conquering Wentworth Park deeds by the daughter of Aston Dee Bee and Shez Impetuous are incredible to say the least.

Reveling in wins in the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg and the Million Dollar Chase for Jodie and Andy Lord and the bitch’s legion of owners, she is also at 29.30, the second fastest female ever around Wenty.

She has just a few bucks to win before becoming the greatest stakes earner ever. It’s a mere formality she will do that.

Her pedigree is special in that it brings in all those tried and proven crosses of Bombastic Shiraz, Collision and Brett Lee that have colluded to produce plenty of Group stars. They are dominant stud dogs.

She’s A Pearl reverts to the ownership of Jodie and Andy after her race career is over and while a breeding program is far from immediate in their minds, it certainly requires some thought at least. Be prepared!

With that in mind, we have come with some observations on what stud dogs “might” suit She’s A Pearl. Let’s go through them.

KC AND ALL

(Gable Dodge-KC Did It Best)

The great US stud dog, in-bred 3×3 to the Aussie bloodlines-saturated Dutch Bahama, is HUGELY proven to just about all of the lines found in the pedigree of She’s A Pearl.

Superstar Aston Rupee is by KC And All from Aston Miley, the dam just happens to be a litter sister to Pearl’s sire Aston Dee Bee.

Putting She’s A Pearl to KC And All will go some of the way to recreating the pedigree of Aston Rupee, multiple G1 winner and Sandown record holder, and his star litter brother Aston Fastnet.

But, KC And All also produced superstar sprint bitch Striker Light to a bitch from the very same Gay’s Fancy damline that boasts She’s A Pearl.

Thus, by putting Pearl to KC And All we also go some of the way to recreating the pedigree of Striker Light winner of the Egg, National Futurity and Temlee at Group 1 level. Her list of Group placings and finals berths is incredible.

Yes, we are all aware finding semen for KC And All will be an “almost” impossible task.

But, if there is someone out there with a vial tucked away, maybe Andy and Jodie will want to hear from them down the track.

TOMMY SHELBY

(Fernando Bale-Serena Fly High)

A millionaire himself, I am hearing huge reports about the outgoing nature of his first pups and their quality. No one will get an argument from me in regards to Tommy being a top class stud dog.

To She’s A Pearl, the proven crosses to be brought in are simply too good to pass up.

First, there is the G1 proven Fernando Bale/Barcia Bale cross.

Next, there is the G1 proven Serena Fly High/Barcia Bale cross (Jungle Deuce).

Next, we bring in the G1 proven “nick” between Aston Dee Bee and Bit Chili  (damsire of Tommy Shelby), proven to G1 level multiple times. The 4×4 balance of Bombastic Shiraz this “mating” brings in is superb.

Then, there is the Big Daddy Cool 4×4 cross with his half brother Brett Lee both positioned to greatly impact with each other. Yet another proven cross.

And, hidden away at the back of the pedigree is a proven cross between Tommy’s direct damline and the damline of Collision.

FERNANDO BALE

(Kelsos Fusileer-Chloe Allen)

While it is very early in the career of Fernando Bale as a broodbitch sire, his daughters have already produced Group stars. One of those is G2 Qld Derby winner Just A Sort, a son of Aston Dee Bee (sire of She’s A Pearl).

Fernando has a cross of Awesome Assassin in his damline and Aston Dee Bee brings in Goddess Of Fire along his tail female line, the sister to Awesome Assassin. The daughter strain of Awesome Assassin in Fernando’s dam is a fabulous balance for the two SON crosses in She’s A Pearl (via Collision).

She’s A Pearl races around 28.5kgs so she is a good size for a mating to Fernando without the fear of getting offspring that are on the small side.

Again, this potential mating brings in the proven Fernando Bale/Barcia Bale cross.

Aston Dee Bee has also sired that star litter in Tassie that includes Wynburn Sheean from a daughter of Dyna Lachlan. Fernando Bale and Dyna Lachlan’s dam Benden Flex both are Gail’s Beauty line Wheeler-breds.

ZAMBORA BROCKIE

(Nitro Burst-Flying Liddy)

He is a high class stud dog but there are specific ways to mate him for success.

One of those is by doubling Bombastic Shiraz and this is exactly what would be achieved by putting She’s A Pearl to Brockie.

Bombastic Shiraz would be duplicated and balanced via son and daughter 3×4 in this mating. Brockie’s Group class staying daughter Velocity Bettina is bred on this cross.

But, the best way to mate Brockie in the search for class acts is to bring in a strong cross of Brett Lee in the pedigree of the bitch. This is to impact Brett Lee with his litter brother Trendy Leigh.

Almost all of Brockie’s best progeny have this theme in their pedigree.

Putting She’s A Pearl to Zambora Brockie would introduce a 4×4 of Trendy Leigh and Brett Lee but positioned to greatly impact with each other.

INCAPACITATED

(SH Avatar-Subway To Venus)

Yes, he is one from “left field”.

A very good race dog, Group winner and Group 1 class, he has been popular since retiring to stud late last year. His first pups are only now being born.

This “potential mating” to She’s A Pearl is based entirely around a 3×4 cross of the full relations Smooth Fancy and Sweet Fancy (Collision-Miss Fancy) who are placed to greatly impact with each other here.

Bringing in full relations, both of them proven at stud, is almost guaranteed to create offspring with racetrack ability.