2016 – 1m63
Three times Group winner at 3 including the classic Prix Royal Oak (G1 – 3000 m) ahead of the older Champion Stayers Call the Wind and Holdthasigreen, the talented TECHNICIAN is out of an highly efficient genetic combination, the nick between Mastercraftsman and mares carrying Sadler’s Wells which has driven for example to the G1 Prix du Jockey Club winner The Grey Gatsby and to the twice G1 winning filly A Raving Beauty. First class references in flat races but also over jumps, a rule on which is pedigree can be compared to the one of Irish hurdle G1 winner Whiskey Sour (Danehill Dancer x Sadler’s Wells x Darshaan).
The study of the production of his sire Mastercraftsman, truly classic, is showing some very interesting genetic affinities such as the one featuring BLUSHING GROOM : his son RAINBOW QUEST, damsire of the G1 St Leger winner and G1 Derby St. placed Kingston Hill, shall be the first one to be underlined with his genetic equivalent RAHY, damsire of the exceptional Champion Alpha Centauri (Irish 1000 Guineas, Coronation St., Falmouth St., Prix Jacques Le Marois) and of the 2021 G1 Moyglare Stud St. ace Discoveries !!!
Let’s also remind that Arazi, Nashwan and Spectrum can be found in the maternal side of the pedigree of several Group winners by Mastercraftsman, options that shall logically qualify the daughters of LE HAVRE, a son of Noverre and therefore a grandson of Rahy.
STORM CAT is another Chef de Race that is often found in the pedigrees of the best progeny of Mastercraftsman, as the G1 Prix Rothschild and G1 and G1 Falmouth St. winner Amazing Maria whose dam is by Tale of the Cat, in addition to Group winners Craftsman (dam by Forest Wildcat), Extra Elusive (dam by Hennessy), Nombar (dam by Stormin Fever), Wind Chimes (dam by Johannesburg), and so on… Daughters of SAGEBURG shall of course be welcome to be mated with TECHNICIAN !
As well, notable success have been registered with the matings between Mastercraftsman and broodmares carrying German bloodlines : G1 winning filly A Raving Beauty and G2 winner Vintager are out of granddaughters by KÖNIGSSTUHL,G2 winner Quian is out of a daughter of MONSUN and Group winning filly Victoria Regina is by a granddaughter of LANDO. Let’s also remind that Stakes winning juvenile filly Mylady is by a son of Mastercraftsman and a daughter of Monsun.
KINGMAMBO is actually another very good option for TECHNICIAN : he is the second damsire of classic winner The Grey Gatsby, and G1 winning fillies Alpha Centauri and Discoveries are sharing Miesque as a third dam, Miesque being the dam of classic miler Kingmambo. Therefore, it would sound logical to trust the daughters of WHIPPER (a son of Kingmambo’s full brother Miesque’s Son) and of EVASIVE !
NUREYEV is another first class solution for TECHNICIAN, our stallion carrying the blood of his three-parts brother Sadler’s Wells as well as Thatch, this one being a full brother to Special, Nureyev’s dam…
On another hand, a notable genetic affinity can be noticed between Danehill and sires coming out of his own female line such as Northern Dancer of course, but also MACHIAVELLIAN (a nick responsible for classic jumpers Lightning Strike and Santa Rossa), ORPEN (damsire of G2 winner Vintager, a son of Mastercraftsman) and HALO. Daughters of DABIRSIM shall of course be welcome because they’re bringing together Sunday Silence (Halo) and Rainbow Quest, an option confirmed by juvenile Stakes winner Mylady (who is by Mastercraftsman and a daughter of Dabirsim) !
About NH races, broodmares carrying efficient jumping genes shall be considered as a priority to be mated with TECHNICIAN. Shall first be invited the daughters of SAINT DES SAINTS (damsire of classic winner Appreciate It with a son of Danehill Dancer),NO RISK AT ALL (bringing the highly favourable bloods of Highest Honor, Simply Great and Néoménie), MARTALINE and KING’S THEATRE (for an efficient inbreeding on Chef de Race Sadler’s Wells).
Priority shall be as well offered to the daughters of GREAT PRETENDER, for a double duplication of Sadler’s Wells and Darshaan and the blood of Riverman, and to daughters of KAPGARDE for the high affinity between Danehill Dancer and Mill Reef (confirmed by the pedigrees of G1 winning jumpers Our Conor and Whiskey Sour).
The very high improving qualities of Champion Sire Mastercraftsman are responsible for his success with many different bloodlines. His progeny includes G1 winners with daughters or granddaughters of A.P. Indy, Bahhare, Efisio,Majestic Light, Pentire, as well as Group winners by daughters of Areion, Caerleon, Dushyantor,Five Star Day, Hawk Wing, Mr Greeley, Verglas,War Chant, Zamindar, and so on. Over jumps, his mating with daughters of Fort Wood, Dushyantor (again), Seeking the Gold and Riverman has produced Group winners.
The breeders looking for efficient inbreeding solutions shall be of course invited to duplicate Chef de Race SADLER’S WELLS, an highly classic solution over jumps and very easy to set up as Mastercraftsman did sire Group winners in flat races with daughters of Carnegie, Entrepreneur, GALILEO,HIGH CHAPARRAL, Hurricane Run, IN THE WINGS and SINGSPIEL…
But the best mating reference is most probably the pedigree of classic jumper Metier, a G1 Tolworth Hurdle winner by Mastercraftsman and a daughter of AUTHORIZED who is inbred on Sadler’s Wells, on DANEHILL and on MISWAKI !
Duplications of Elite Mare Fairy Bridge is another confirmed option which has driven to Champion Recoletos, who is by WHIPPER and a granddaughter FAIRY KING belonging to the same female family than TECHNICIAN !
Let’s also remind that PERUGINO is by Danzig and Fairy Bridge, which means that daughters of his sons IT’S GINO or Testa Rossa shall be warmly welcome.
The inbreeding on Darshaan is already a confirmed genetic option. As well, daughters of HUNTER’S LIGHT and PUIT D’OR shall drive to a duplication of Elite Mare Delsy, the dam of Classic Sire Darshaan !
Let’s finally remind that Mastercraftsman is out of the same female line than SAKHEE and CANYON CREEK, which shall therefore qualify the daughters of classic miler TIN HORSE, but also that TECHNICIAN is a member of the close family of G1 Derby winner SHAHRASTANI, a mating generating a very promising duplication of Shademah !!!
Thierry GRANDSIR / www.dna-pedigree.com