Act Of War (SAF)

Dynasty - Si Senorita (Cordoba) bay, 2011 - height 16.22hh

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Race Record

8 wins, 1200-1600m, two seconds from 12 starts;
at  2 to 4, unbeaten at 2; earnings R1.8 million
Rated MR 117
At 2 - 
WON   Gr3 Langerman Futurity (1500m)
WON   Winter Juvenile S.-(L) (1600m)
At 3 -  
WON   Gr1 Cape Guineas (1600m)
WON   Gr2 Selangor Cup (1600m)
WON   Gr3 Matchem S. (1400m)
WON   Gr3 Cape Classic (1400m)
WON   Gr3 Winter Guineas (1600m)
2nd     Gr1 Cape Derby (2000m)

Sire Line

DYNASTY – 9 wins, Gr1 Durban July, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Cape Derby, Gr1 SA Guineas; multiple Gr1 placed. Rated MR 114. Champion 3yo Colt, Horse of the Year at 3. 

Equus Outstanding Sire x4 - 2010, 2014, 2015, 2017. Sire of 3 Horses Of The Year (2010, 2014, 2015), 5 Equus Champions, 23 Gr1 horses. Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire of sires.
Notable progeny incl. Futura (10c - Badger’s Drift, Western Winter) Horse of the Year, Champion 2015, sire; Legislate (10c – Restructure, Jungle Cove) Horse of the Year, Champion 2014; Beach Beauty (07f – Capture Him, Hobnob) Champion twice 2013, 2014; Irish Flame (06c – Flaming Rock, Condorcet) Horse of the Year, Champion; Jackson (08c – Cozzene, Gone West) sire; Act Of War (11c - Cordoba, Calvados) Cape Champion; Ancestral Fore (06c – Pole Position, Lords) Cape Champion; Bela-Bela (12f - Royal Academy, Secreto) Champion; It’s My Turn (12c - Jallad, Elliodor); Eyes Wide Open (14c - Jallad, All Fired Up); Lady In Black (14f - Jet Master, Flaming Rock); Front And Centre  (15f - Alzao Shirley Heights) Lady Of the House (13f - Arch, Known Fact); Roman Discent (12c - Caesour, Al Mufti); Liege (12c - Jallad, Royal Prerogative); Run For It (07c – Jallad, Topsider); Alexis (11f - Parade Leader, Red Ryder); Dynastic Power (10c - Royal Prerogative, Jamaico); De Kock (10c – Al Mufti, Quick Turnover); Paddy O’Reilly (06c – West Man, Irish River); Blake (06c – Nassipour, Century); Dellotto (06c – Averof, Lyphard); Cracker Jack (06c – Aristis, Mistral Dancer); Sammy Jo (07f – Al Mufti, Hard Up); Squashy Joy (06f – Home Guard, Volcanic); Ice Diamond (08c – Elliodor, Where To Dance); Demanding Lady (08f – Deputy Commander, Northern Flagship); Taipan (08c – Hermitage, Waterville Lake); Dynamic (09c – Theatrical, Lord at War); Blaze Of Noon (10c - Goldkeeper, Bucks Bid); Just Sensual (13f - Camden Park, Dancing Champ); Olma (11f - Danzig, Mujtahid); Smiling Blue Eyes (13f - Badger Land, Jamaico); Horizon (13c - Lomitas, Beau’s Eagle); It Is Written (10c - Northfields, Sir Tristram); etc

KIN-BREEDING: the sequence of damsires, for five generations, of Dynasty’s Gr1 winners shows Drum Beat appearing more than once, while related names appear. Gone West (in Jackson) is sire of Western Winter (in Futura). Badger’s Drift (in Futura) and Restructure (in Legislate) are both out of mares by Thatching who is full brother to Golden Thatch (in Futura). These full brothers are out of Abella, by Abernant -  who is close kin to Drum Beat, and to the mare Mixed Marriage, third dam of Gone West. Another kin-link is to the mare Farthing Damages, who is doubled in the dam of Pole Position (in Ancestral Fore). This leads to kin-relatives Court Martial and Tudor Minstrel. Dynasty kin-links through his 3rd dam Lavenda Lady, by Abernant, and close kin to Drum Beat et al, including the mare Popcorn (in Irish Flame).

SADLER'S WELLS line sires in South Africa: Flying The Flag, Global View, New Predator,  The United States (Galileo); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Jackson, Irish Flame (Dynasty); Potala Palace (Singspiel); Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy)

Pedigree

Dynasty
1999
Fort Wood
1989
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
Fall AspenPretense - Endeavour II
Change Water - Swaps
Blakes Affair
1986
Commodore BlakeBlakeney - Hethersett
Ribamba - Ribocco
Joy PetiteJoy II - Djebe
Lavenda Lady - Abernant
Si Senorita
1997
Cordoba
1986
El Gran SenorNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Sex Appeal - Buckpasser
Gay SenoritaRaise A Native - Native Dancer
Gay Serenade - Royal Serenade
Vadostar
1986
CalvadosMartinet - El Centauro
Cameronia - First Landing
TranstarSahib - Sir Gaylord
Star-Call - Bleep Bleep

Pedigree

The female line of Act Of War traces to a full sister to stallion Portlaw, who can be found remotely in South African pedigrees, including Averof/Foveros and Ribocco (in Dynasty’s damsire). Closer up in his female line is Si Senorita’s ancestor  l’Etoile (full sister to the grandam stallion Foreign Agent – a son of Mexico and sire of highclass sprinters). L’Etoile’s sire Faubourg is from the same female line as she is, making her kinbred to the dam of Portree and 3-part sister Needle Eye (from Faubourg).

Remotely, the female line is also the one of SA stallion Greatorex.

Act Of War’s grandam Vadostar is inbred to Turn To, through the latter’s sons Sir Gaylord and First Landing. Turn To is out of Source Sucree, who is a daughter of Lavendula. Act Of War and his two stakes winning siblings kin-link to this line.

Act Of War is by Dynasty, whose grandam Joy Petite carries a double: from her sire Joy and her 3rd dam Black Brook (half sister to Turn To). Dynasty’s sire Fort Wood has another line of Turn To, through Hail To Reason. Act Of War’s half brother Subastador is by Tara’s Halls, who is inbred to Turn To through Sir Gaylord and Hail to Reason. The same double appears in another half brother, Luna de Victoria, who is by Victory Moon – the latter’s sire Al Mufti has Hail to Reason and Sir Gaylord.

SUITABLE LINES for Act Of War could include
-  Descendants of the Marchetta female line, notably through Sweet Lavender, Lavendula, Source Sucree, Perfume. This includes stallion Turn-To and his sons Sir Gaylord and Hail to Reason – as in mares with Al Mufti, or other Lassie Dear descendants. Multiples of this female line are widespread.
-  Other Marchetta descendants include Aurora, the dam of Alycidon (widespread), Acropolis (in Horse Chestnut, Toreador – the latter’s grandam 3x2 Alycidon x Acropolis), Borealis (in Right Approach). There are other branches of the family to be found locally.
-  Other options are mares with lines of Portlaw (notably Sing Sing, Averof, Foveros;  also Travel North, by Northern Guest, the latter full brother to El Grand Senor in Si Senorita’s sire Cordoba), or the probably hard-to-find Foreign Agent.
-  Of importance might be the remote lines of Greatorex, doubled in the female line ancestors of (among others) Jet Master and the Lily-family (which are found together in stallion Ravishing). Jet Master also carries four lines of Lavendula (doubles of Hail to Reason, and of Perfume).
(posted 2016)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2017 75,667 15 0.57 48,125 16 0.44
2018 127,500 10 0.53 58,750 4 0.47
2019 0 0 150,000 1 0.67

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
44% 38% 13% 0% 6% 16

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
War Of Athena 17f 9 (6) 5 (2) R 1,713,800 106
Battle Force 17c 6 (1) 4 (0) R 617,750 101
Rollwiththepunches 18c 2 (0) 2 (0) R 136,500 100
Bartholdi 17c 3 (0) 2 (0) R 165,875 94
Tip Of The Spear 18c 1 (0) 0 (0) R 42,000 93
Only The Brave 17f 2 (0) 3 (0) R 124,250 93
Stella Act 17f 2 (0) 1 (1) R 125,000 92
Daichi 17c 2 (0) 0 (0) R 72,500 88
Shield Of Roses 18f 1 (0) 0 (0) R 42,000 86
Run April Run 17f 1 (0) 4 (0) R 92,625 85

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Act Of War 32% 16% 28% 8% 8% 8% 24% 16% 25

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Act Of War 5% 10% 24% 38% 19% 5% 62% 24% 21

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Stella Act 2017 filly 92/87/-/-/-
  • Bella Anna (Anabaa x King of Kings)
  • 3rd Devon Air S. (L) 1400m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.24
  • Stamina 1213m
  • Stakes Wins 3%
  • Black Type 3%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2017 19 17 4 24% 1 6% 1 6% 12 1.37 66 1275m
2018 18 9 2 22% 0 0% 0 0% 3 1.11 67 1150m

Fillies

  • SSI 2.2
  • Stamina 1382m
  • Stakes Wins 3%
  • Black Type 6%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2017 23 18 12 67% 1 6% 2 11% 24 2.37 76 1484m
2018 13 3 2 67% 0 0% 0 0% 2 2.03 71 1280m

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