Alan Porter Breeding Analysis for Super Ninety Nine
Super Ninety Nine was a spectacular graded stakes-winning miler and grade one performer. By sire of sires, Pulpit, Super Ninety Nine is bred very similarly to both Tapit and Bernardini.
Pulpit and his sons have done very well with Storm Cat line mares, as has Bernardini, including through Storm Cat himself, as well as Hennessy, Tabasco Cat, Giant’s Causeway, Menifee, Harlan’s Holiday, Bluegrass Cat, Bernstein, Forestry, Sir Cat and Catienus. There is a Bernardini grade one winner out of a mare by Nijinsky II, a horse bred on similar lines to Storm Bird, with Nijinsky II having also been effective through Marlin (by Sword Dance), Shadeed (sire of Alydeed) and Strawberry Road.
Tapit and Bernadini both have grade one winners out of mares by Deputy Minister. There are also Pulpit line stakes winners out of mares by Deputy Minister sons Dehere (and his son, Graeme Hall), Touch Gold and Silver Deputy. Tapit sired the grade one-winning Laragh out of a mare El Prado (by Sadler’s Wells) and Danzig has also enjoyed success under Pulpit.
The Mr. Prospector line can be expected to work well here. California Chrome is by a son of Pulpit out of a Not For Love mare, and Pulpit and Tapit both have graded winners out of mares by that horse’s three-quarters brother, Woodman, while Pulpit has a grade one winner out of a mare by Seeking the Gold. Out of mares from the Forty Niner branch, Tapit has grade one winners out of mares by Editor’s Note and Distorted Humor. The Carson City branch has provided the dams of a grade one winner by Bernardini, and the Tapit cross with Gone West line mares has also been a grade one-producing one. It could also be interesting to cross Super Ninety Nine – who is out of a mare by Unbridled’s Song – with mares descending through other branches of Fappiano.
The cross of Pulpit and Tapit over mares descending from Icecapade through Wild Again has produced three grade one winners. Pulpit and Tapit have enjoyed success with a number of Blushing Groom line broodmare sires. From the Caro line, there are stakes winners out of mares by In Excess and his son Indian Charlie, Cozzene, and With Approval. Tapit has a marked affinity for In Reality with stakes winners out of mares from the Valid Appeal and Relaunch branches, and has enjoyed success with Roberto, particularly through Kris S.