Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Goldencents
A brilliant and versatile performer, Goldencents displayed top-class form at two, three and four, and is the only two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. I). He is the leading son of fast-emerging young sire Into Mischief, from the Harlan’s Holiday branch of the Storm Cat line.
Goldencents is bred on an extended Northern Dancer/Mr. Prospector cross, but both of those strains are far enough back in his pedigree that he is open to cross back over mares from both lines, and Into Mischief has achieved success with representatives of both.
Into Mischief’s graded stakes winner Vyjack is out of a mare by Stravinsky, a Nureyev son who carries Mr. Prospector in the pedigree. Other sources of Nureyev include Fasliyev, Spinning World, Theatrical and Atticus. Into Mischief also has a graded stakes winner Danzig, who could be introduced through Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto and grandsire of Bellamy Road), Langfuhr, Polish Numbers, War Chant, Pine Bluff, Belong to Me, Boundary, Exchange Rate, Honor Grades and War Front. Harlan’s Holiday is sire of group winner My Special J’s out of a mare by Deputy Minster (who can be brought in through Silver Deputy, Awesome Again, Touch Gold, Deputy Commander, Salt Lake, Dehere, French Deputy, Forest Camp, Ghostzapper, Posse and Badge of Silver), and graded stakes winner Summer Applause out of a mare by Royal Academy (a close relative to Storm Cat, and by Nijinsky II, who is also available through Strawberry Road, and Sky Classic). There is also a Harlan’s Holiday grade two winner out of a mare by Dixieland Band (sire of Dixie Union).
Into Mischief’s talented son, Vicar’s In Trouble, is out of a mare by Vicar, a son of Wild Again, and there is also a Harlan’s Holiday stakes winner out of a mare by Vicar and another out of a mare by Wild Again, suggesting a very strong affinity. This strain could also be brought in through Wild Rush, Offlee Wild, Milwaukee Brew and Whiskey Wisdom.
Goldencents is out of a Mr. Prospector line mare, but this strain will only appear in the fifth generation of his foals, and crossing Goldencents back over mares from this this line should prove beneficial. Into Mischief has already sired stakes winner Sittin at the Bar out of a mare by Mutakddim (by Seeking the Gold, also sire of Petionville and Cape Town), and stakes winner Miss Mischief out of a mare by Lemon Drop Kid (by Kingmambo). We can note that Harlan’s Holiday has also been very good with Mr. Prospector line mares. Particularly strong has been the cross with Fappiano line mares, which has resulted in ten stakes winners. The Unbridled branch has been particularly good, including stakes winners out of mares by Unbridled himself, Unbridled’s Song, Red Bullet, Untuttable and Spanish Steps (a brother to Unbridled’s Song). Unbridled might also be brought in through Birdstone, Broken Vow, Empire Maker, Rockport Harbor and Songandaprayer. From other branches of Fappiano, Harlan’s Holiday’s graded winner Ami’s Holiday is out of a mare by Victory Gallop (by Cryptoclearance, also grandsire of Candy Ride).
Harlan’s Holiday’s speedy daughter, J Z Warrior, is out of a mare by Mr. Prospector son Carson City (sire of such as City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Five Star Day and Cuvee), and he also has multiple graded stakes winner Willcox Inn out of a mare by Gone West (sire of Grand Slam, Elusive Quality, Mr. Greeley, and Speightstown), as well as stakes winners out of mares by Thunder Gulch, Unreal Zeal, Chester House, Distant View, Hansel (by Woodman), Not For Love and Native Prospector. Mr. Prospector is a son of Raise a Native, and from the Majestic Prince/Majestic Light branch of that line, Into Mischief has stakes winner Holiday Mischief out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Monarchos). Harlan’s Holiday also has a stakes winner out of a daughter of that mare, and is sire of the brilliantly fast grade one winner Majesticperfection out of a daughter of Wavering Monarch, the sire of Maria’s Mon.
Into Mischief is sire of stakes winner Mischievous Mama out of a mare by Afternoon Deelites, by Private Terms, a son of Private Account (who is available through Corporate Report, Personal Flag, Unaccounted For, Secret Hello and Valley Crossing). Private Account is by Damascus, and Eastern Echo and Highland Blade are Damascus line stallions who are broodmare sires of Harlan line stakes winners, with other Damascus sources including Ogygian, Bailjumper (sire of Skip Trial; grandsire of Skip Away), Time For A Change and Timeless Moment (sire of Gilded Time).
Harlan’s Holiday already has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Relaunch, and a stakes winner out of a mare by his son Skywalker (sire of Bertrando, grandsire of Officer), Cee’s Tizzy (sire of Tiznow) and Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back).
Into Mischief’s pedigree features the genetic relatives Halo and Stop the Music. Inbreeding to either of these might work well, with sources of Halo including Devil’s Bag, Saint Ballado (who are both from the same family as the broodmare sire of Into Mischief), Jolie’s Halo, and Southern Halo and his son More Than Ready. The most notable sources of Stop the Music include Cure the Blues and Temperence Hill. We can also note that Harlan’s Holiday has graded stakes winners out of mares by Silver Hawk and Dynaformer (both by another Hail to Reason line stallion, Roberto), and the Kris S. and Red Ransom branches of Roberto have also done well under Storm Cat.
Harlan’s Holiday’s granddam is bred on very similar lines to Boldnesian, who is in the sire line of Seattle Slew. From a mare by Seattle Slew son, Doneraile Court, Harlan’s Holiday is sire of graded stakes winner Euphrosyne, and he also has graded stakes winner Saratoga Sinner out of a mare by Slew City Slew, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Mineshaft (by Seattle Slew son, A.P. Indy).
Harlan’s Holiday has also found success with mares from the Blushing Groom line siring two stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old Shanghai Bobby from daughters of Orientate (by Mt. Livermore), a grade one winner out of a mare by Candy Stripes, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Rahy. There is also a Harlan’s Holiday stakes winner out of a mare by Indian Charlie (by In Excess, from the Caro line).