Brave Tin Soldier (USA)

Storm Cat - Bless (Mr Prospector) bay, 2004 - height 16.1½hh

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Race Record

In Ireland, UK, France, USA and UAE 
- 4 wins, 1200-1700m, from 2 to 5

Timeform 115 at 2

At 2
   WON Blenheim S. (L) (1200m)
   5th Gr1 Middle Park S. (1200m)
At 5
   WON  Gr3 Cliff Hanger S. (1700m)
   3rd Gr3 Knickerbocker S. (1800m)
   4th Gr3 Zabeel Mile (1600m)

Sire Line

STORM CAT – champion sire (twice), champion 2yo sire (3x); sire of 100+ Graded SW’s, progeny earnings of over $110 million. AEI 3.38. Sire-of-sires.

Notable progeny includes Giant’s Causeway (97c – Rahy, Roberto) – Horse of the Year, Europe; Storm Flag Flying (00f – Easy Goer, Private Account) – Champion US 2yo; Sweet Catomine (02f – Kris S., Flying Paster) – Champion US 2yo; Hold That Tiger (00c – Caveat, Tom Cat) – Champion European 2yo; Aljabr (96c – Baillamont, Kalamoun) – Champion European 2yo; One Cool Cat (01c – Mr Prospector, Northern Dancer) – Champion European 2yo; Black Minnaloushe (98c – Green Dancer, Diatome) – Champion Irish 3yo; Denebola (01f – Mr Prospector, Halo) – Champion French 2yo; Ambitious Cat (01f – Roberto, Nijinsky) – Champion Canadian turf mare; Catrail (90c – Majestic Light, Buckpasser) – Champion English 3yo; Sardula (91f – Hoist The Flag, Mr Brick); Desert Stormer (90f – Damascus, New Providence); Tale Of The Cat (94c – Mr Prospector, Honest Pleasure); High Yield (97c – Forty Niner, Nijinsky); Hennesy (93c – Hawaii, Tom Cat); Munaaji (91c – Blushing Groom, Grenfall); Mistle Cat (90c – Maribeau, Decidedly); etc.

Storm Cat is kinbred 4x4 Solar Display x First Rose, and 6x5 Mother Goose x Rare Bloom.

Storm Bird line sires in South Africa: Brave Tin Soldier, Rabada (Storm Cat);  Talk Of The Town (Var); Louis The King (Black Minnaloushe)

Pedigree

Storm Cat
1983
Storm Bird
1977
Northern DancerNearctic - Nearco
Natalma - Native Dancer
South OceanNew Providence - Bull Page
Shining Sun - Chop Chop
Terlingua
1976
SecretariatBold Ruler - Nasrullah
Somethingroyal - Princequillo
Crimson SaintCrimson Satan - Spy Song
Bolero Rose - Bolero
Bless
1999
Mr Prospector
1970
Raise A NativeNative Dancer - Polynesian
Raise You - Case Ace
Gold DiggerNashua - Nasrullah
Sequence - Count Fleet
Angel Fever
1990
DanzigNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Pas de Nom - Admirals Voyage
Rowdy AngelHalo - Hail To Reason
Ramhyde - Rambunctious

Pedigree

This is a solid sire producing female line, with bottom female line ancestor Bold Irish the key. The remarkable make-up of this mare makes her kin to a selection of key-ancestors in major sires. Bold Irish is from the same female line as Storm Cat (Fam 8) and is close kin to First Bloom and Rare Bloom in Storm Cat’s female line. Bold Irish is close kin to Miss Dogwood, Mr Prospector’s key female line ancestors. Bold Irish is close kin to Pas de Nom, dam of Danzig. Bold Irish is close kin to Mother Goose, grandam of Almahmoud (female line ancestor of Northern Dancer, Halo, Danehill), and to Flaring Top, grandam of Nijinsky. The list goes on.

The lines converge in Brave Tin Soldier. His 3rd dam Rowdy Angel is by Halo. She’s dam of Gr1 winner & sire Pine Bluff (by Danzig), full brother to Angel Fever, the 2nd dam of Brave Tin Soldier. Angel Fever is dam of Gr1 winner & sire Fusaichi Pegasus (by Mr Prospector), full brother to the dam of Brave Tin Soldier – who is by Storm Cat.

Fusaichi Pegasus is sire of Gr1 winner and 2009 top US freshman sire Roman Ruler (kinbred Bold Irish x Dusty Vixen) and Australian & English Gr1 winner Haradasun (kinbred Rowdy Angel x Toyama, the latter a daughter of Tulyar and the dam of Haradasun’s 2nd damsire Zamazaan – in SA Tulyar can be found in Lecture, through his damsire Honest Pleasure who is close kin to Toyama). Other stallions produced from the female line include Icecapade, Buckfinder, Private Terms, Green Forest.Brave Tin Soldier’s pedigree build-up gives a wealth of opportunity for him to succeed as a sire. 

Suitable Lines

SUITABLE LINES for Brave Tin Soldier will probably result in

  • inbreeding to Mr Prospector, Danzig, Halo, Northern Dancer, Buckpasser, Seattle Slew. In this context Lecture looks interesting, especially if he can be had in the already successful combo with Al Mufti.
  • Any mare whose bottom female line provides close links to Bold Irish must be taken seriously.
  • Given the geographical location, Brave Tin Soldier will probably get mares with Northern Guest and/or Coastal, who both fit the bill.
  • It may pay to keep an eye on successful offspring of Fusaichi Pegasus and the way they are bred, for further ideas.

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2011 120,500 10 0.44 100,455 11 0.63
2012 107,500 16 0.54 116,364 11 0.48
2013 144,375 8 0.42 80,909 11 0.36
2014 92,000 5 0.51 80,625 8 0.99
2015 37,500 8 0.33 33,125 8 0.63
2016 52,500 4 0.3 40,000 2 0.27
2018 15,000 1 0.11 30,000 1 0.29

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
38% 26% 15% 11% 9% 91

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Rabada 12c 5 (3) 3 (1) R 2,673,750 109
Running Brave 15f 8 (3) 10 (5) R 1,900,274 107
Brave Mary 14f 2 (1) 3 (0) R 1,106,250 105
Soldier On 14c 7 (0) 4 (0) R 791,300 104
Easy Street 11f 8 (1) 8 (2) R 608,600 104
Split The Breeze 11c 4 (0) 1 (0) R 375,750 103
Iwo Jima 11c 2 (0) 0 (0) R 222,250 98
Yankeedoodledandy 13c 1 (0) 4 (0) R 133,475 94
Hidden Agenda 11c 8 (0) 22 (1) R 806,325 92
Rosalie 11f 2 (0) 2 (1) R 136,250 91

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% 23,010
Brave Tin Soldier 32% 16% 19% 26% 4% 3% 33% 7% 97

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% 22,526
Brave Tin Soldier 23% 27% 22% 22% 2% 3% 28% 6% 90

Black Type Offspring

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

  • Hidden Agenda 2011 colt 85/90/92/91/-
  • Bansela (Malhub x Foveros)
  • 3rd Gr3 Jubilee Hcp 1800m
  • Illuminate 2014 filly 69/79/77/80/77
  • Theres The Light (Jallad x Grosvenor)
  • 3rd Spook Express Hcp (L) 2400m
  • Rosalie 2011 filly -/87/76/91/73
  • Rocky's Kiss (Rocky Marriage x Taxiarchos)
  • 3rd SA Oaks Trial (L) 2000m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 0.76
  • Stamina 1560m
  • Stakes Wins 1%
  • Black Type 3%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2011 26 23 12 52% 0 0% 1 4% 42 1.11 64 1613m
2012 22 21 14 67% 1 5% 1 5% 29 1.14 74 1519m
2013 17 17 7 41% 0 0% 0 0% 9 0.87 61 1721m
2014 16 15 12 80% 0 0% 1 7% 38 0.72 74 1408m
2015 22 20 6 30% 0 0% 0 0% 10 0.34 63 1600m
2016 8 6 1 17% 0 0% 0 0% 1 0.4 56 1500m

Fillies

  • SSI 0.8
  • Stamina 1559m
  • Stakes Wins 3%
  • Black Type 6%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2011 22 16 9 56% 1 6% 2 13% 24 0.87 69 1611m
2012 17 15 5 33% 0 0% 0 0% 8 0.57 59 1480m
2013 23 21 10 48% 0 0% 0 0% 18 0.58 63 1555m
2014 21 16 6 38% 1 6% 2 13% 14 1.09 63 1717m
2015 25 19 10 53% 1 5% 2 11% 25 1.42 67 1590m
2016 8 6 2 33% 0 0% 0 0% 2 0.25 62 1400m
2018 4 1 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0 59 0m

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