Alan Porter breeding analysis for Awesome Patriot
Awesome Patriot is a brother to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) victor Oxbow, and very closely related to spectacular grade one winner Paynter. By Awesome Again, out of a sister to Tiznow, he’s also bred on very similar lines to Awesome Again’s Horse of the Year, Ghostzapper, himself now a prolific sire of stakes winners.
Awesome Patriot’s close relative, Ghostzapper, has done very well when crossed over mares from the Mr. Prospector line, including through Seeking the Gold, Forty Niner – who appears particularly positive – Gone West, Fappiano, Smoke Glacken, Thunder Gulch, Grindstone and his sire Unbridled and Not For Love. Awesome Again has also worked with this line through Conquistador Cielo, Carson City, Gulch and Miswaki. Other branches of Raise a Native that have worked under Awesome Again include Alydar and Majestic Light (through Maria’s Mon).
Inbreeding to Seattle Slew, a strain already in Awesome Patriot, should work well, and might be accomplished through A.P. Indy and sons, and through Capote and his son Boston Harbor. Seattle Slew’s sire line – Boldnesian – through Bold Ruckus has produced the dam of an Awesome Again grade one winner.
From the Roberto line, Ghostzapper has sired grade one winners out of mares by Arch (by Kris S) and Dynaformer, and stakes winners from daughters of Red Ransom and Silver Hawk.
Awesome Again and his sons have enjoyed considerable success when bred back over a variety of branches of their own Northern Dancer line. Among these are Storm Bird, including the Storm Cat sons Tale of the Cat, Storm Boot and Freud (a brother to Giant’s Causeway); Danzig through Dayjur, Langfuhr and Polish Numbers; Dixieland Band, and Theatrical (by Nureyev). From the Caro line, Awesome Again has a grade one winner out of a mare by Cozzene, and stakes winners out of mares by two of his sons, and there are also graded stakes winners out of mares by Indian Charlie (by In Excess) and With Approval.