Mating Analysis


Given that two of his Group One winners are by PERUGINO and FLYING SPUR, they suit, and there seems to be an obvious affinity with DANEHILL and DANZIG. His third Group 1 winner’s second dam is also by Flying Spur.

Further stakes winners out of mares by BIANCONI and DANEHILL DANCER reinforce the view that this line works exceptionally well with Good Journey.

Given that Perugino is a ¾ brother to SADLER’S WELLS (grandsire of BLEVIC who is damsire of a stakes-winner) and FAIRY KING, mares by them and their sons should also work well, especially those by ENCOSTA DE LAGO as his dam is a ½ sister to Flying Spur.

Being by Perugino, TESTA ROSSA mares should also be considered, while sons of FLYING SPUR with young broodmares include; CASINO PRINCE, MAGNUS and JET SPUR.

Mares by O’REILLY or from a LAST TYCOON line nick very well, as do those with a line to BLETCHINGLY. Speaking of colonial sires, breeders with mares by STRATEGIC who is broodmare sire of Group 1 winner Griante, and another son of ZEDITAVE in MAGIC ALBERT should keep Good Journey in mind.

Any mares with a line to Good Journey’s 4th dam, the great mare BEST IN SHOW, would create a desirable double cross if mated to him. From this family you have the likes of SPINNING WORLD, GIELGUD, XAAR, DOMESDAY, EL GRAN SENOR, TRY MY BEST, UMATILLA, HURRICANE SKY, AL MAHER, REDOUTE’S CHOICE and MANHATTAN RAIN.

Mares from NIJINSKY II lines are also recommended given that Lord Aspen’s granddam is by ROYAL ACADEMY. Watch for CAERLEON, ALI-ROYAL and BEL ESPRIT mares.

With success within Good Journey’s immediate female family when bred to MR PROSPECTOR (half-brother a champion sprinter by him) and his sons, sires by him such as HUSSONET, GONE WEST and SECRET SAVINGS to name just a few, may also work well with Good Journey.

Sire of a Stakes-winner out of a mare by AL MUFTI brings in the entire ROBERTO line such as RED RANSOM and his sons. Interestingly Jim’s Journey’s granddam is by AT TALAQ.

In fact Jim’s Journey is out of a mare by JEUNE so that brings in other mares from the KALAMOUN line such as those with lines to KENMARE (sire of BARYSHNIKOV, HIGHEST HONOR, KENDOR, KENVAIN, METAL STORM), TONY BIN (sire of JUNGLE POCKET)