OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa

Liam's Map

OPTIMAL Mating: Liam’s Map – Saturday Sun, by Sky Mesa

Liam's Map

Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song – Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi)


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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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2 Sire Families (9F, 9F) & 6 Running Families (1R, 4M, 1R, 2F, 1S, 2H)

Good Combination of Female Families

Good Outcross Percentage

Good Linebreeding Balance

Good Grandsire / Granddam Linebreeding Percentages

Good Gender Linebreeding Balance

Key Linebreedings

  • 5,6×5,5,5 Mr. Prospector – gender balanced through sons Fappiano, Forty Niner and Smart Strike & Daughter Preach
  • 5×4 Forty Niner – through sons End Sweep and Distorted Humor
  • 6×6,6 Secretariat – through daughters Tweak, Weekend Surprise & Terlingua

Similar Breedings

  • Exact Positions of Mr. Prospector linebreeding
    • Grade 1 Stakes Winner
      • Ollie’s Candy (Candy Stripes (ARG) o/o Stroll mare)
    • Grade 2 Stakes Winner
      • Liora (Candy Stripes (ARG) o/o Giant’s Causeway mare)
    • Grade 3 Stakes Winner
      • Naval Laughter (Midshipman o/o Medaglia d’Oro mare)
    • 11 Listed Stakes Winners
  • Exact Positions of Forty Niner Linebreeding
    • Listed Stakes Winner
      • Last Leaf (Not This Time o/o Paddy O’Prado mare)
  • Exact Positions of Secretariat Linebreeding
    • Listed Stakes Winners
      • Arzak (Not This Time o/o Tapit mare)
      • Just One Time (Not This Time o/o Speightstown mare)
  • Unbridled’s Song over Sky Mesa
    • Listed Stakes Winners
      • Dream Bigger (Mission Impazible o/o Sky Mesa mare)
      • Mister Banjoman (Maclean’s Music o/o Sky Mesa mare)
      • Cashcheckorcharge (Will Take Charge o/o Sky Mesa mare)
  • Unbridled’s Song over Pulpit
    • Grade 2 Stakes Winners
      • Late Night Pow Pow (Fiber Sonde o/o Indian Charlie mare)
      • I’m Boundtoscore (Even the Score o/o Pulpit Mare)
    • 8 Listed Stakes Winners
  • Unbridled’s Song over Distorted Humor
    • Grade 1 Winner
      • Arrogate (Unbridled’s Song o/o Distorted Humor mare)
    • Grade 3 Winner
      • Naval Laughter (Midshipman o/o Medaglia d’Oro mare)
    • Listed Stakes Winners
      • Song Of Humor (Songandaprayer o/o Distorted Humor)
      • Youthinkthatsfunny (Fiber Sonde o/o Distorted Humor)

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.

For inquiries or more information about Shepherd Equine Advisers, please contact Clark Shepherd at 859-321-6618, or by email at clark@bloodstock-agent-ky.com.

I would love to hear any comments or questions that you may have. Please submit them below. Maybe we can address them in a future post!

I offer my expertise as a bloodstock agent, sales consultant, and pedigree analyst to assist in breeding or purchasing superior thoroughbred racehorses through sound pedigree principles, horsemanship, and consistent implementation of well-designed plans. To find out more about how my services can help your program, please contact me at 859-321-6618, or by email at clark@bloodstock-agent-ky.com.

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