An emerging trend is line-breeding
Pentire to mares with
Mill Reef and his relatives in their pedigree. Markus Maximus, Pentire’s latest Group 1 winner is out of a
Last Tycoon mare. Pentire and Last Tycoon both have Mill Reef as their dam sires. Markus Maximus and Zarita Group 1 also have grand-dams by
Western Sympathy. Mill Reef’s half sister Millicent is the dam of Western Sympathy
When analysing the pedigrees of Pentire’s other superior runners there seems to be a remarkable affinity between the pedigree of Pentire and broodmares with Star Kingdom lines in their pedigrees. Examples of this are seen in the following Group performers. Pantani G1- Marscay mare. Penny Gem G1 - Maizcay by Marscay. Zanna G2 - 2d dam Mighty Kingdom by Star Kingdom. Pentura G1 - Take your Partner by Bletchingly. Resolution G1 - Jetball by Marscay, Tinseltown G2 - Jetball by Marscay. There is little doubt that this powerful genetic connection should be exploited to the maximum. It seems the strong presence of Hyperion in Pentire’s pedigree through Mill Reef and twice close up in the pedigree of Be My Guest may explain this powerful cross.
Other lines that have worked well are through Sir Tristram (Sir Pentire, Xcellent 2d dam) and his sire sons Grosvenor (Pentathon) and Zabeel (Art Success). Speed influences Mr Prospector and Vain have combined through stallions such as Bellotto, Defensive Play, Centro, Centaine and Truly Vain in the pedigrees of Xcellent, Zanna, Pentastic, Resolution, Zarita, Sentire and Mustaagel.
Pentire’s success in the Southern Hemisphere is a result of the remarkable rapport his pedigree has with bloodlines found in Australasia