2007 – 1m68
NO RISK AT ALL
No Risk At All stems from one of France’s strongest sirelines; the Grey Sovereign sire-line has had a huge impact on the French breeding via his descendants Zeddaan, Kalamoun and Highest Honor. Having been a top-class performer as a dual Gr3 winner and a stakes winning two-year-old, No Risk At All offers breeders a wonderful opportunity to use this influential sire-line.
Although No Risk At All holds two lines of Northern Dancer in his pedigree, they are in his 5th generation, leaving plenty of scope to breed back to the sire-line, especially as the Highest Honor/Northern Dancer cross has produced over 40 stakes winners. No Risk At All has two useful half-brothers by Lost World (Last Tycoon), so is certainly worth trying mares from the TRY MY BEST branch, which would include mares by Marju, Royal Applause and his son Acclamation.
LYPHARD is also a sire-line that is proven with No Risk At All’s family, but also with his sire Take Risks. Funambule, Sicyos and Vacarme are all broodmare sires to Take Risk Group winners, while Linamix and Sagamix have both sired stakes winners in No Risk At All’s family. Highest Honor has also sired his Gr2 winner Saga Dream to a daughter of Manninamix (Linamix).
The NIJINSKY strains have also had plenty of success with the Kenmare line-sire. The German 2,000 Guineas winner Santiago (Highest Honor), is out of a mare by Lomitas, whose sire Niniski is also proven with this Kenmare sire-line. With this, daughters of Hernando would be well suited, as would mares by Caerleon and Royal Academy, who are also proven with the Kenmare sire-line. Take Risks has also sired his Gr3 winner Majoune to daughter of Longlerat, who is a son of THE MINSTREL , a close relation to Nijinsky.
The DANZIG line is another strain that will certainly suit No Risk At All. Verglas (Highest Honor) sired his Poule d’Essai des Poulains Gr1 winner Silver Frost from an Anabaa daughter, while mares by Green Desert, Desert Sun, Desert Story and Key of Luck are all dam sires to other Highest Honor line stakes winners. There are plenty of options in Europe from the Danzig sire-line but daughters of Country Reel and those from the Green Desert branch look particularly appealing. NUREYEV line daughters have also had success with the Kenmare sire-line via daughters of Spinning World, Neverneyev, and Gold Away. Pivotal and Peintre Celebre line mares would be appealing too.
SADLER’S WELLS, a close relation to Nureyev, and his sons are certainly worth considering for No Risk At All particularly as he holds two lines of Never Bend in his pedigree, therefore creating line-breeding to Lalun. Mares from Barathea, Galileo, Montjeu, Singspiel, High Chaparral, Johann Quarz lines can all be considered.
Take Risks has produced three stakes winners, including his Gr2 winner Blushing Risk, to BLUSHING GROOM line mares. Daughters of Groom Dancer, Marignan and Crystal Glitters have all produced stakes winners for Take Risks, while daughters of from Rainbow Quest, Sillery, Pursuit Of Love and Naswhan are proven via other Highest Honor line sires.
Although No Risk At All holds two lines of NEVER BEND in his pedigree, there is scope to add more of this Nasrullah sire-line. With No Risk At All being out of a Simply Great (Mill Reef), daughter mares from both the Darshaan and Riverman strains will work well.
The GREY SOVEREIGN sire-line has enjoyed plenty of success at breeding back to its sire-line and Take Risks is no exception having produced his Gr3 winner Barouda to a daughter of Kaldoun. With this, daughters of Cardoun, Kadrou, Kaldounevees and Cozzene are likely to suit.
Daughters from the MR PROSPECTOR line have also brought success to the Kenmare sire-line. Mares from Miswaki, Machiavellian, Gone West and Fappiano strains have all been proven with the Kenmare sire-line, so there are plenty of opportunities for No Risk At All from this sire line. Another Raise A Native branch that has showed success with the Kenmare sire-line is the SHARPEN UP strain. Mares from the Selkirk, Diesis and Trempolino strains would all suit nicely.
CliveWebb-Carter / www.wcbloodstock.co.uk