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By leading NH stallion Martaline out of a black type mare at Auteuil, impressive winner of Prix Cambacérès G1 at 3, BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE combines the bloodlines of most influential sires such as Linamix, Sadler’s Wells, Mill Reef, Sharpen Up, Nijinsky II and Raise a Native as well as Elite Mares Lunadix, Bahamian et Green Valley. This very high profile bloodline has indeed been confirmed by Grande Steeplechase d’Europa G1 winnner, Styline who comes from the same Martaline x Trempolino x Green Dancer cross!

Martaline sired many top-class jumpers. His progeny gives a lot of interesting and useful indications to cross his son BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE. Of course, let’s start with CADOUDAL who is present in the pedigrees of 5 G1 winners by Martaline, 3 of which through KADALKO. This option creates an inbreeding to GREEN DANCER present in the pedigrees of 3 NH Group winners. Priority will be given to SAINT DES SAINTS, a son of Cadoudal who brings in the blood of Lyphard and Tanerko, who both appear in the pedigree of Linamix.

SADLER’S WELLS’s position in the pedigree of BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE does prompt to try and double this chef-de-race who carries the best genes. Indeed, this formula is currently found in 8 NH G1 (in 4×4 or below). MONTJEU in particular springs to mind for the blood of Top Ville and his references with Linamix (Montmartre, Ectot, etc). Priority will be given to daughters of AUTHORIZED, to create a classic doubling on Elite Mare GREEN VALLEY as observed in the pedigree of champion Tiger Roll!

Any other source of Sadler’s Wells’s blood shall be welcome, particularly through GALILEO (brings in Mr Prospector), HIGH CHAPARRAL (brings in Darshaan), GREAT PRETENDER (ditto) or KING’S THEATRE, who sired the winner of Kauto Star Novices’ Chase G1 Royal Vacation from a mare from BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE’s female line.

Mentioned in connection with Montjeu, TOP VILLE’s blood seems a very positive option. Indeed, Martaline sired classic jumper Dynaste from a daughter of PISTOLET BLEU (Top Ville). BALKO’s daughters therefore qualify. Let’s also remember that VOIX DU NORD is out of a Top Ville mare, just as Belmez, Puit d’Or, Turtle Bowl, Winged Love, Yeats, etc…

Linamix excelled with mares from the MR PROSPECTOR line. This affinity is also found in Martaline’s progeny. This cross has indeed given the NH G1 winners We Have a Dream (dam by KINGSALSA) and Very Wood (second dam by Mining), as well as the good Viconte du Noyer (dam by WOODMAN). KINGMAMBO or MIESQUE’S SON (sire to Whipper) who bring in NUREYEV should come first for a genetic equivalent to Sadler’s Wells which produced several hundred black types among which Classic jumpers Bristol de Mai, Marsh Warbler, Tea for Two, etc…

An effective variant of this equivalence could be obtained through the lines of Fairy King, Perugino or Numerous who stem directly from Elite Mare SPECIAL.

The fact that CARO is present further down BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE’s pedigree is no obstacle to adding up sources of this chef-de-race’s blood as he works very well in combination with Linamix (which has given 7 NH Group winners). Martaline actually gave the classic Srelighonn and the excellent Marmiton from TURGEON mares and two Group winners from granddaughters of KALDOUN. This option qualifies the daughters of VISION D’ETAT (which brings in Garde Royale), Blue Brésil, Smadoun, Kaldounévées, etc…

AKARAD is the damsire to dual G3 winner Akarlina, Martaline’s best offspring in flat racing. Labus’s, BUSTED’s and PRESENTING’s (Mtoto) bloodlines therefore qualify. Let’s remember that Busted is present at the bottom of Martaline’s pedigree and proves very efficient when inbred (5 NH Group winners including one Classic).

DANZIG blood ought to be considered too as it boasts good references with Martaline (including semi-classic mare Martalette). It will be favourably represented by SINNDAR (who sired classic Diakali from a daughter of Linamix) or his son YOUMZAIN (who brings in Sadler’s Wells).

It is worth noting that the latter brings in the blood of MILL REEF, an inbreeding which should work very well with BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE just as it did with his sire, giving for instance the excellent Chimère du Berlais (dam by Port Lyautey) and Group winners Agrapart (dam by Darshaan), Echiquier Royal (dam by Garde Royale) and Laskaline (dam by Lashkari). Daughters of KAPGARDE ought to be considered foremost to bring in the combined bloods of Mill Reef and Cadoudal!

The blood of RIVERMAN, genetic equivalent to Mill Reef also seems quite an obvious option. Preferably through Irish River (brings in Klairon) and even more so Bellman, a son of most influential mare BELGA like Bellypha, direct ancestor to BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE on the male line. Inbreeding to Belga actually features pretty high in champion Dynaste’s (Martaline) pedigree!

To sum up, Martaline has proved to work very well many diverse bloodlines thanks to his top-class pedigree. Indeed, he sired G1 winners from daughters of LOUP SOLITAIRE (Lear FanRoberto), NIKOS (Nononito), NORTHERN TREAT (Northern Dancer), SUBOTICA (Pampabird), PHANTOM BREEZE (Vision) and MANSONNIEN (Tip MossLuthier) in addition to aforementioned references. Among other very good options, let’s mention DOM PASQUINI (damsire to Saphir du Rheu with a son of Linamix), HIGHEST HONOR (particularly through NO RISK AT ALL who brings in Mill Reef), KENDOR, MONSUN, etc…

BERING whose dam Beaune is a genetic equivalent to Bellypha (both are by Lyphard out of Le Fabuleux mares), and ALLEGED (who’s cross with Linamix gave flat Classic Brametot and Gémix over jumps) deserve some attention.

Martaline’s second dam is the most influential BAHAMIAN who is definitely worth doubling considering her high genetic potential. Inbreeding to SHARPEN UP is very successful too and the blood of VICE REGENT, full brother to Viceregal (damsire of Trempolino) is also likely to be a very good match for BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE.

Lastly, let’s stress the fact that Martaline had above average results with certain female lines and particularly families 1-u (from which Athéna du Berlais and Chimère du Berlais), 1-x (from which Very Wood, Marmiton and Pique Sous) and 8-c (from which Dynaste and Roi de Trève). And let’s not leave off Famille 20-a (from which BEAUMEC DE HOUELLE and Kotkikova). Obviously, mares from our stallion’s female line would be ideal for Formula 1 inbreedings with classic ambitions!

Thierry GRANDSIR /


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