Basin

Basin

Most dominant Hopeful-G1 winner since 2013

$7,500 S&N
Liam's Map – Appenzell, by Johannesburg
2017, Bay, 16 h | Entered Stud: 2022 | Nominated to: Breeders' Cup, KTDF

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Saratoga’s best 2-year-old of 2019 and the most dominant winner of the prestigious Hopeful Stakes (G1) since 2013.

Won the Hopeful – Saratoga’s most storied race for 2-year-olds – by a widening 6 ½ lengths in 1:23.48 for 7 furlongs, garnering some Eclipse Award votes at season’s end.

Won a Saratoga 2yo MdSpWt in 1:09.77 for 6 furlongs, earning an 86 Beyer and 8 3/4 Ragozin – named Ragozin’s The Sheets 2YO Fig of the Week in North America.

Derby Trail at 3: Runner-up to multiple G1 winner Charlatan in the 1 1/8-mile Arkansas Derby (G1), and on the board behind Nadal in the $1 million Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn.

Runner-up to G1 winner Yaupon in the six-furlong Amsterdam S. (G2) at Saratoga, earning a 6 Ragozin.

Won the Sir Shackleton S. at Gulfstream at 4, running 7 furlongs in 1:23 flat.

The first G1 winner by emerging sire LIAM’S MAP, one of Unbridled’s Song’s best sons.

Hails from a 2yo family: Out of the multiple graded stakes-producing Johannesburg mare Appenzell, also the dam of millionaire & graded stakes-winning juvenile RISE UP.

Earned $573,640 – $261,000 as a juvenile and $241,500 as a 3-year-old, from 5 ½ furlongs to 1 1/8 miles.



Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 2 (1) 1 0 $261,000
3 5 0 2 (2) 1 (1) $241,500
4 4 1 (1) 0 0 $71,140
Totals 12 3 (2) 3 (2) 1 (1) $573,640

Racing Highlights

Won at 2

  • Hopeful S. at Saratoga (G1, 7 furlongs in 1:23.48, by 6 1/2 lengths , defeating Shoplifted, Gozilla, American Butterfly, By Your Side and Inside Risk)
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga (6 furlongs in 1:09.77, by 1 1/4 lengths, defeating Three Technique, Lucky Curlin, American Butterfly, Excession, etc.)
2nd at 2
  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs (5.5 furlongs, to By Your Side, defeating Verb, Lucky Curlin, Bodecream, Sir Winsalot, etc.)

2nd at 3

  • Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park (G1, 9 furlongs, to Charlatan, defeating Gouverneur Morris, Winning Impression, Anneau d'Or, Crypto Cash, Mo Mosa, Jungle Runner and My Friends Beer)
  • Amsterdam S. at Saratoga (G2, 6 furlongs, to Yaupon, defeating Premier Star, Long Weekend, Liam's Pride, etc.)

3rd at 3

  • Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park (G2, 8.5 furlongs, to Nadal and Excession, defeating Three Technique, Coach Bahe, Silver Prospector, American Theorem and No Parole)

Won at 4

  • Sir Shackleton S. at Gulfstream Park (7 furlongs in 1:23.19, defeating Frosted Grace, Town Classic, Yodel E. A. Who, Shivaree, Letmeno and Cool Arrow)

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Pedigree

Four CrossAnalysisCatalog Style
DP = 3-12-3-0-0 (18) DI = 11.00 CD = 1.00

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Basin

A 6 ½-length winner of the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at two, Basin was also a stakes winner and grade one performer campaigning at three and four. He is by the exciting young sire, Liam’s Map, a son of Unbridled’s Song, and his dam, by the same sire as Scat Daddy, is also dam of juvenile graded stakes-winning millionaire, Rise Up.

Basin is out of a mare by Johannesburg a grandson of Storm Cat, and the cross of Unbridled’s Song-line stallions over mares from the Storm Cat branch of Northern Dancer has provided more than 70 stakes winners, so it should be well worth trying Basin back over mares from that line. In addition to Storm Cat himself, Unbridled’s Song and his sons have sired stakes winners out of mares by Tale of the Cat (a close relative to Johannesburg, the broodmare sire of Basin, his sons Lion Heart and Gio Ponti, and grandson Kantharos), Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat), Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir), Tabasco CatGiant’s Causeway (a brother to Freud, and sire of First Samurai, Eskendereya and Creative Cause), Stormy Atlantic (including a stakes winner by Liam’s Map, the sire of Basin), Bernstein, Vision and Verse, Van Nistelrooy, Catienus and Storm Creek. The Storm Cat strain might also be brought in through Stormin Fever, Pure Prize, Storm Boot, Yankee Gentleman and Sea of Secrets. Unbridled’s Song also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Summer Squall (a Storm Bird son bred on the same cross as Storm Cat), and a grade one winner out of a mare by Storm Bird son, Ocean Storm.

From the Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer, there are four grade one winners, including Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge (out of a mare by Dehere, sire of Graeme Hall, and a brother to Defrere). Other Deputy Minister-line stallions to work well here include Touch Gold, Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Salt Lake, French Deputy, Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Spring At Last and Badge of Silver), Service Stripe, Forest Camp and Deputy Commander.

From the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, Liam’s Map has stakes winners out of mares by Langfuhr and War Chant, and there are Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares by Danzig line stallions. Exchange Rate, Dayjur, Hard Spun, Pine Bluff, Polish Numbers, Boundary (sire of Big Brown), Belong to Me and Danehill, which also suggests introducing Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto; grandsire of Bellamy Road) and War Front, who should work very well here.

The cross of Unbridled’s Song and sons with mares from Dixieland Band branch of Northern Dancer there are stakes winners out of mares by Dixie Union (a reverse cross to the second dam of Basin, and sire of Union Rags), Dixie Brass, Dixieland Heat, Citidancer and his son Disco Rico. There are also Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer in male line via Sadler’s Wells (sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller.

Liam’s Map has done very well over A.P. Indy-line mares with grade one winners Colonel Liam and Wicked Whisper out of mares by Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve and Stay Thirsty), and a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself. There are also Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares descending from A.P. Indy through Congrats (a brother to Flatter), Malibu Moon, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In), Aptitude, Full Mandate and Pulpit (who is from the immediate family of Johannesburg, the broodmare sire of Basin), as well as Pulpit sons Sky Mesa and Tapit. Unbridled’s Song and his sons also have stakes winners out of mares descending from Seattle Slew through Boston Harbor and his sire Capote, Vindication and Chief Seattle.

Unbridled enjoyed a strong affinity with mares by Caro, Unbridled’s Song being an example of that cross. On an extended version, Liam’s Map has graded winner Crazy Beautiful out of a mare by Indian Charlie. A son of In Excess, also sire of Rocky Bar, Notional and Bring the Heat, and Indian Charlie is represented by Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

Liam’s Map has sired the grade two-winning Churn N Burn out of mare by Leroidesanimaux (sire of Animal Kingdom), from the Candy Stripes branch of Blushing Groom, which is also represented by Invasor. From other branches of Blushing Groom, Unbridled’s Song son, Cross Traffic, has sired Champion Jaywalk from a mare by Orientate, whose sire Mt. Livermore has worked well under Unbridled’s Song, and who is also sire of Orientate, Peaks and Valleys and Lucky Lionel. Unbridled and Unbridled’s Song have also worked over Blushing Groom through Rahy and through Runaway Groom and his son, Cherokee Run (sire of Kafwain and Yonaguska).

Liam’s Map has grade two winner Rushie out of a mare by Colonel John, a son of Tiznow, from the Relaunch branch of the In Reality line. Tiznow is also sire of Gemologist, Tizway, Tiz Wonderful, Morning Line, Strong Mandate and Tourist. From the Valid Appeal branch, there is a stakes winner out of a mare by Successful Appeal, and Valid Expectations and Valid Wager could also be considered.

Unbridled’s Song and his sons have also begun to find success when bred back over mares from their own Mr. Prospector sire line. There has been notable success with mares from the Gone West branch, including a grade one winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley – sire of El Corredor – and stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality and his son, Smarty Jones, Speightstown, Proud Citizen, Grand Slam and West By West.  Other branches of Mr. Prospector that have produced Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners include Forty Niner through Distorted Humor (the broodmare sire of Unbridled’s Song’s world-champion, Arrogate, and who can be found through Flower Alley, Any Given Saturday and Sharp Humor), Trippi (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song grade one winner), Tactical Advantage, Luhuk and Gold Case; Lemon Drop Kid (broodmare sire of two Unbridled’s Song grade one winners);  Smart Strike (broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Unbridled’s Song and sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel); Machiavellian (sire of Street Cry and grandsire of Street Sense); Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and grandsire of Formal Gold); Seeking the Gold (including a stakes winner out of a mare by Mutakddim, and also available through Petionville and Cape Town); Not For Love; and Fusaichi Pegasus.

AnalysisCatalog Style

Alan Porter’s 2022 Breeding Analysis for Basin

A 6 ½-length winner of the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at two, Basin was also a stakes winner and grade one performer campaigning at three and four. He is by the exciting young sire, Liam’s Map, a son of Unbridled’s Song, and his dam, by the same sire as Scat Daddy, is also dam of juvenile graded stakes-winning millionaire, Rise Up.

Basin is out of a mare by Johannesburg a grandson of Storm Cat, and the cross of Unbridled’s Song-line stallions over mares from the Storm Cat branch of Northern Dancer has provided more than 70 stakes winners, so it should be well worth trying Basin back over mares from that line. In addition to Storm Cat himself, Unbridled’s Song and his sons have sired stakes winners out of mares by Tale of the Cat (a close relative to Johannesburg, the broodmare sire of Basin, his sons Lion Heart and Gio Ponti, and grandson Kantharos), Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat), Forest Wildcat (sire of Wildcat Heir), Tabasco CatGiant’s Causeway (a brother to Freud, and sire of First Samurai, Eskendereya and Creative Cause), Stormy Atlantic (including a stakes winner by Liam’s Map, the sire of Basin), Bernstein, Vision and Verse, Van Nistelrooy, Catienus and Storm Creek. The Storm Cat strain might also be brought in through Stormin Fever, Pure Prize, Storm Boot, Yankee Gentleman and Sea of Secrets. Unbridled’s Song also has a grade one winner out of a mare by Summer Squall (a Storm Bird son bred on the same cross as Storm Cat), and a grade one winner out of a mare by Storm Bird son, Ocean Storm.

From the Deputy Minister branch of Northern Dancer, there are four grade one winners, including Eclipse Award winner Will Take Charge (out of a mare by Dehere, sire of Graeme Hall, and a brother to Defrere). Other Deputy Minister-line stallions to work well here include Touch Gold, Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Salt Lake, French Deputy, Silver Deputy (sire of Posse, Spring At Last and Badge of Silver), Service Stripe, Forest Camp and Deputy Commander.

From the Danzig branch of Northern Dancer, Liam’s Map has stakes winners out of mares by Langfuhr and War Chant, and there are Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares by Danzig line stallions. Exchange Rate, Dayjur, Hard Spun, Pine Bluff, Polish Numbers, Boundary (sire of Big Brown), Belong to Me and Danehill, which also suggests introducing Chief’s Crown (sire of Concerto; grandsire of Bellamy Road) and War Front, who should work very well here.

The cross of Unbridled’s Song and sons with mares from Dixieland Band branch of Northern Dancer there are stakes winners out of mares by Dixie Union (a reverse cross to the second dam of Basin, and sire of Union Rags), Dixie Brass, Dixieland Heat, Citidancer and his son Disco Rico. There are also Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares descending from Northern Dancer in male line via Sadler’s Wells (sire of El Prado, and grandsire of Medaglia d’Oro, Kitten’s Joy and Artie Schiller.

Liam’s Map has done very well over A.P. Indy-line mares with grade one winners Colonel Liam and Wicked Whisper out of mares by Bernardini (sire of To Honor and Serve and Stay Thirsty), and a stakes winner out of a mare by A.P. Indy himself. There are also Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners out of mares descending from A.P. Indy through Congrats (a brother to Flatter), Malibu Moon, Mineshaft (sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In), Aptitude, Full Mandate and Pulpit (who is from the immediate family of Johannesburg, the broodmare sire of Basin), as well as Pulpit sons Sky Mesa and Tapit. Unbridled’s Song and his sons also have stakes winners out of mares descending from Seattle Slew through Boston Harbor and his sire Capote, Vindication and Chief Seattle.

Unbridled enjoyed a strong affinity with mares by Caro, Unbridled’s Song being an example of that cross. On an extended version, Liam’s Map has graded winner Crazy Beautiful out of a mare by Indian Charlie. A son of In Excess, also sire of Rocky Bar, Notional and Bring the Heat, and Indian Charlie is represented by Uncle Mo, Adios Charlie, Bwana Charlie, Liaison and Cinco Charlie.

Liam’s Map has sired the grade two-winning Churn N Burn out of mare by Leroidesanimaux (sire of Animal Kingdom), from the Candy Stripes branch of Blushing Groom, which is also represented by Invasor. From other branches of Blushing Groom, Unbridled’s Song son, Cross Traffic, has sired Champion Jaywalk from a mare by Orientate, whose sire Mt. Livermore has worked well under Unbridled’s Song, and who is also sire of Orientate, Peaks and Valleys and Lucky Lionel. Unbridled and Unbridled’s Song have also worked over Blushing Groom through Rahy and through Runaway Groom and his son, Cherokee Run (sire of Kafwain and Yonaguska).

Liam’s Map has grade two winner Rushie out of a mare by Colonel John, a son of Tiznow, from the Relaunch branch of the In Reality line. Tiznow is also sire of Gemologist, Tizway, Tiz Wonderful, Morning Line, Strong Mandate and Tourist. From the Valid Appeal branch, there is a stakes winner out of a mare by Successful Appeal, and Valid Expectations and Valid Wager could also be considered.

Unbridled’s Song and his sons have also begun to find success when bred back over mares from their own Mr. Prospector sire line. There has been notable success with mares from the Gone West branch, including a grade one winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley – sire of El Corredor – and stakes winners out of mares by Elusive Quality and his son, Smarty Jones, Speightstown, Proud Citizen, Grand Slam and West By West.  Other branches of Mr. Prospector that have produced Unbridled’s Song-line stakes winners include Forty Niner through Distorted Humor (the broodmare sire of Unbridled’s Song’s world-champion, Arrogate, and who can be found through Flower Alley, Any Given Saturday and Sharp Humor), Trippi (broodmare sire of an Unbridled’s Song grade one winner), Tactical Advantage, Luhuk and Gold Case; Lemon Drop Kid (broodmare sire of two Unbridled’s Song grade one winners);  Smart Strike (broodmare sire of a grade one winner by a son of Unbridled’s Song and sire of Curlin, Lookin At Lucky and English Channel); Machiavellian (sire of Street Cry and grandsire of Street Sense); Miswaki (sire of Black Tie Affair and grandsire of Formal Gold); Seeking the Gold (including a stakes winner out of a mare by Mutakddim, and also available through Petionville and Cape Town); Not For Love; and Fusaichi Pegasus.

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Basin | Saratoga MdSpWt | Earned Ragozin's "2YO Fig of the Week"
Basin | Saratoga MdSpWt | Earned Ragozin's "2YO Fig of the Week"