Sunday, August 23, 2009

Green Desert Sire Line Key To Prix Morny

If you read Sid Fernando’s August 22 blog it may have helped you to single Arcano who upset favored Canford Cliffs to win the Group 1 Darley Prix Morny today at Deauville Racecourse.

Here’s the link to Fernando’s blog entry:

Fernando mentions that pedigree authority Alan Porter recently pointed out to him that the Green Desert sire line is one to watch. Green Desert is the grandsire of Arcano (Oasis Dream-Tariysha by Daylami). In the past several months, the Green Desert line has been red hot producing the outstanding Group 1 winner Sea the Stars (Cape Cross-Urban Sea by Miswaki) and recently Monitor Closely (Oasis Dream-Independence by Selkirk) won the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes.

Fernando also mentioned that Jack Werk pointed out the importance of the Green Desert line in his April 23 blog:

It’s easy to get caught up in what’s going on here in the U.S., but these days, especially, it pays to follow global trends – and there’s something huge brewing in Europe that bears watching. One of the biggest sire-line developments of recent times is the growing influence of sons of Green Desert (by Danzig).

Arcano’s victory today marks the fourth time in the past 15 years that a Danzig sire line thoroughbred has won the Prix Morny. Bushranger (Danetime-Danz Danz by Efisio) won the Prix Morny in 2008. Myboycharlie (Danetime-Dulceata by Rousillon) won in 2007. Orpen (Lure-Bonita Francita by Devil’s Bag) won in 1998.

Arcano is now undefeated in three sprint races. With the success of the Green Desert line, Arcano will bear watching when he stretches out to a route race.

Here’s the Racing Post writeup of the Prix Morny:

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