Elle of the Ball (f, 3, Violence–Amber Isle, by First Defence
ELLE OF THE BALL (f, 3, Violence–Amber Isle, by First Defence), was content to race behind the pack early and remained there before entering the final turn. When she entered the stretch, jockey Adam Beschizza fanned her into the nine path and began to set her down for the drive. The Violence filly rallied down the lane and drove past the leaders while four wide in the final stages to win by a widening 1 1/4 lengths.
Lifetime Record: 7-1-1-3, $102,870. O-Highlander Training Center & Wayne Sanders; B-Pursuit of Success LLC (KY); T-Joe Sharp.
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.
3 Sire Families (3:O, 3L, 8H) & 4 Racing Families (2F, 3:O, 3L, 1U)
Good Combination of Female Families
Good Outcross Percentage
Good Linebreeding Balance
Good Grandsire / Granddam Linebreeding Percentages
Good Gender Linebreeding Balance.
- 6×6 Secretariat – through daughters Weekend Surprise and Secrettame
- 5,6×5 Mr. Prospector – gender balanced through daughter Preach & sons Fappiano and Gone West
- 5×6 Njinsky II – gender balanced through daughter Ruby Slippers & son Green Dancer
- 6,5×5 Northern Dancer – through sons Nijinsky II, Topsider and Sadlers Wells
- 5×6 Buckpasser – through daughters Toll Booth and Uncommitted
- Exact Positions of Northern Dancer linebreeding
- Grade 1 Stakes Winner
- Zipessa (Carson City o/o Horse Chestnut mare)
- Grade 3 Stakes Winner
- Bellacontte (Burgundy o/o Tavistock mare)
- 6 Listed Stakes Winners
- Grade 1 Stakes Winner
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