It’s rare to find a stallion with so many close top-class ancestors. The pedigree of Showcasing’s sire Oasis Dream for instance, sees him by Green Desert out of a Dancing Brave mare with the grandam by Mill Reef.
Showcasing’s damsire Zafonic, is by Gone West out of a mare by The Minstrel. His second dam, Prophecy, is by Warning out of a Lyphard mare, herself out of a mare by Herbager.
There is another factor that augers well for Showcasing. Green Desert is out of a mare by Sir Ivor, introducing a valuable female ancestor of Sir Ivor. The same can be said of Mill Reef, where female Bahamian is the ancestor in question.
Yet again, Warning is present through Prophecy, while Lyphard is also represented by a female ancestor. This makes for a pedigree that can be relatively easily matched, reinforcing male and female ancestors of the key influences in Showcasing’s pedigree. Twelve key ancestors have been identified whose reinforcement can contribute to the success of Showcasing’s progeny.
Broodmare sires that reinforce Sir Ivor in optimum position include: Blues Traveller, Don Eduardo, Flying Spur, Hurricane Sky, Kenny’s Best Pal, Octagonal, Omnicorp, Umatilla.
Broodmare sires with Menow represented in optimum position: Captain Rio, Fastnet Rock, Redoute’s Choice
Lyphard’s strong presence in Showcasing’s pedigree can be favourably reinforced by broodmare sires such as: Centaine, Centro, Rory’s Jester, Clay Hero, Jetball, Kinjite, McGinty, Rhythm.
The presence of The Minstrel would be enhanced through broodmare sires that introduce Nijinsky such as: Al Akbar, Bel Esprit, Danroad, Golan, Kinjite, Tale Of The Cat
Mill Reef is represented in Showcasing’s pedigree through the female Bahamian and as such, stallions that reinforce Mill Reef in optimum position include: Bigstone, O’Reilly and Towkay whilst stallions that reinforce Mr Prospector in good position include: Encosta De Lago and Stravinsky