OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Amanzi Yimpilo Beats The Boys For BC Berth

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AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE) (by No Nay Never – Honourably (Ire), by Galileo (IRE))

AMANZI YIMPILO (IRE) (f, 2, by No Nay Never – Honourably (Ire), by Galileo (IRE)) punched her Breeders’ Cup ticket by winning the $102,000 Speakeasy Stakes against the boys on Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park. The Speakeasy is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event with the winner receiving an automatic berth in the Juvenile Turf Sprint at Keeneland this November.

The Irish-bred daughter of No Nay Never’s win was her second from 3 career starts, with her lone defeat coming last out in the Bolton Landing Stakes at Saratoga, where she finished third.

Shedding blinkers for this one, the chestnut pressed the pace from second through a swift opening quarter in :21.89. With jockey Luis Saez, keeping the pressure on through a half in :44.66, she swept to the front in the final sixteenth and held off a late run from her male competitors to secure her first black-type victory in a final time of 1:02.77 for the 5 1/2-furlong turf dash.

Amanzi Yimpilo (IRE) was bred in Ireland by Longueville Bloodstock and Matrix Bloodstock. She is owned by Susan Moulton, Marc Detampel, and CJ Thoroughbreds and was purchased at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from Hunter Valley Farm’s consignment for $300,000 by bloodstock agent Ben McElroy, acting on behalf of trainer Wesley Ward.

The winner’s dam, Honourably (IRE), produced a No Nay Never filly last year and a Caravaggio filly this spring.

Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $94,200.

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.

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OPTIMAL Mating Factors for Amanzi Yimpilo

  • Outcross Percentage = 77% (OPTIMAL >= 70%)
  • Linebreeding Balance = 4 (OPTIMAL <= 10)
  • 2nd Generation Linebreeding Balance = 9 (OPTIMAL <= 17)
  • Grand sire/Grand dam Pair Percentage = 7% (OPTIMAL <= 17%)
  • Gender-balanced Linebreeding Difference = 1 (OPTIMAL <= 2)
  • Number of Dominant Runner Female Families = 5 (OPTIMAL >= 4)
  • Number of Dominant Sire Female Families = 4 (OPTIMAL >= 1)

NOTE: All 7 factors are met.

Key Linebreedings

  • 6,4,5×5 Mr. Prospector – gender balanced through daughters Yarn & Love Style and sons Gone West & Miswaki
    • Similar to:
      • G3W Love Locket (IRE) (No Nay Never)
      • G3W Devant (FR) (Showcasing (GB))
      • G3W Nausha (GB) (Kingman (GB))
      • 5 other Stakes Winners
  • 6,6,5×4,5 Northern Dancer – gender-balanced through sons Nijinsky II, Hero’s Honor, Sadler’s Wells & Danzig and daughter Six Months Long
    • Similar to:
      • G1W Fallen From Heaven (CHI) (Daddy Long Legs)
      • 4 other stakes winners

Whether you are new to the game, experiencing more losses than wins or just looking for a new approach, I am confident that I can help you breed or buy a better racehorse. To find out more about OPTIMAL Matings and how they can help your program, please subscribe to my Blog/News page HERE to receive future information on complimentary mating recommendations, sales short lists, stakes winner pedigree analysis, news on personal client success and any other random thoughts or ideas that I may have. Also, receive a complimentary copy of my report “Blind Luck or Designed Luck? – How A Kentucky Derby Winner Was Bred” sent directly to your inbox.

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3 thoughts on “OPTIMAL Mating Analysis: Amanzi Yimpilo Beats The Boys For BC Berth

  1. Clark – so you saw the hammer fall at $300,000- no matter your original (much) lower hope, Galileo on the bottom notwithstanding! James4:13-17 certainly sets that record straight, enjoy. I love your approach as well as your interim email circulations, looking forward to ….. more. Additionally, it’s great you advertise in TPR- the Paulick Report. Thanks again

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