Danon Platina (JPN)

Deep Impact - Badeelah (Unbridled's Song) grey, 2011 - height 16.1hh

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Race Record

5 wins, 1600m, at 2 to 6 in Japan

Rated Timeform 119 

Champion 2yo Colt in Japan

at 2    WON  Gr1 Futurity S. (1600m)

at 3    WON  Gr3 Fuji S. (1600m)

             3rd   Gr2 Spring S. (1800m)

at 4      3rd   Gr3 Fuji S. (1600m)

            3rd   Gr3 Autumn Hcp (1600m)

at 6  WON   New Year S. (L) (1600m)

Sire Line

DEEP IMPACT – 11 wins at 3 and 4, 2000-3200m, 7x Gr1 incl Japan Triple Crown; Champion 3yo Colt, Champion Older Horse; TFR 134; Champion Sire in Japan 2012-2018 (7 consecutive years); sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes; sire of sires.

Notable progeny include (all Gr1 winners) A Shin Hikari (11c – Storm Cat, Caro); Harp Star (11f – Falbrav, Tony Bin); Saxon Warrior (15c – Galileo, Danehill); Kizuna (10c – Storm Cat, Damascus); Dee Majesty (13c – Brian’s Time, Sadler’s Wells); Satono Diamond (13c – Orpen, Southern Halo); Satono Aladdin (11c – Storm Cat, Fappiano) and full sister Lachesis (10f – Storm Cat, Fappiano); Real Steel (12c – Storm Cat, Mr Prospector); Mikki Isle (11c – Rock Of Gibraltar, Nureyev); Beauty Parlour (09f – Giant’s Causeway, Day Is Done); Spielberg (09c – Lycius, Sadler’s Wells); Al Ain (14c – Essence Of Dubai, Great Above); Danon Platina (12c – Unbridled’s Song, General Meeting); Ayusan (10f – Storm Cat, Affirmed); Deep Brillante (09c – Loup Sauvage, Akarad); Gentildonna (09f – Bertolini, Lyphard’s Special); Keiai Nautique (15c – Smarty Jones, Danzig); Marcellina (08f – Marju, Distant Relative); Real Impact (08c – Meadowlake, In Reality); Shonan Pandora (11f – French Deputy, Dictus); Tosen Ra (08c – Lycius, Sadler’s Wells); Verxina (09f – Machiavellian, Nureyev) and full sister Vivlos (13f – Machiavellian, Nureyev); Wagnerian (15c – King Kamehameha, Broad Brush); Study Of Man (15c – Storm Cat, Nureyev); Fierement (15c - Green Tune, Noir Et Or); Glory Vase (15c - Swept Overboard, Mejiro Ryan); World Premiere (16c - Acatenango, Be My Guest); Roger Barows (16c - Libretist, Lyphard’s Special); etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Deep Impact is kinbred 4x3x4 Edelweiss x Lady Rebecca x Highlight; 4x3x5 Edelweiss x Lady Rebecca x Hypericum. His dam Wind In Her Hair is kinbred 2x3 Lady Rebecca x Highlight; 2x4 Lady Rebecca x Hypericum. The grandam Burghclere is kinbred 3x4x3 Martial Loan x Fairy Jane x Hypericum.

TURN-TO line sires in South Africa: Captain Of All, One World, William Longsword (Captain Al); Danon Platina (Deep Impact); Hat Puntano (Hat Trick); Gimmethegreenlight, (More Than Ready); Canford Cliffs (Tagula)


Deep Impact
Sunday Silence
HaloHail To Reason - Turn To
Cosmah - Cosmic Bomb
Wishing WellUnderstanding - Promised Land
Mountain Flower - Montparnasse
Wind In Her Hair
AlzaoLyphard - Northern Dancer
Lady Rebecca - Sir Ivor
BurghclereBusted - Crepello
Highclere - Queen's Hussar
Unbridled's Song
UnbridledFappiano - Mr Prospector
Gana Facil - Le Fabuleux
Trolley SongCaro - Fortino
Lucky Spell - Lucky Mel
Magical Allure
General MeetingSeattle Slew - Bold Reasoning
Alydar's Promise - Alydar
Rare LadyNever Bend - Nasrullah
Double Agent - Double Jay


On the sire-side of the pedigree is Deep Impact, whose female line is the one of half brothers Nashwan (Blushing Groom), Unfuwain (Northern Dancer), Nayef (Gulch) – all three sires, and in the South African context the female line of sire Right Approach (Macchiavellian). This female line traces to the mare Feola, grandam among others of sires Aureole, Round Table and Doutelle. Deep Impact is sire of two Gr1 winning half brother to Flower Alley, both sires in Japan, where Flower Alley’s Derby winning son I’ll Have Another has sired Gr-winners.

On the dam-side of the pedigree the focus falls on 5th dam Conniver, who was Champion Older Female in USA, with 15 wins from 56 starts. She’s dam of Clandestine (damsire among others of sire Star de Naskra and in the South African context of sire Beldale Lustre) and his full sister Double Agent (the 4th dam of Danon Platina). Conniver is a daughter of sire Discovery and is close kin to Miss Disco (dam of Bold Ruler) and to Geisha (dam of Native Dancer), while Conniver’s dam The Schemer is close kin to War Admiral. Suggesting that pedigrees with combinations of any or all these influential stallions might be of importance. Other sires with Discovery as damsire are Hasty Road, Traffic Judge, Intentionally.

Notable in this stallion-context should be National Assembly, whose grandam Bold Princess is by Bold Ruler out of Grey Flight, the female line of Native Dancer. National Assembly’s dam is by Buckpasser, who has War Admiral as damsire.

Also of note is the close kinship of Conniver and her dam The Schemer with the mare Sunfeathers, in the female line of Fort Wood. Fort Wood’s 3rd dam Portage is closely kinbred (2x2) through Sunfeathers and another mare, Brushup, dam of Portage’s sire War Admiral. Brushup and War Admiral are close kin to The Schemer.

To add, Dona Platina’s damsire Unbridled’s Song has as 5th dam the mare Subterranean, who is close kin to all of Buckpasser, War Admiral, Discovery and Blade Of Time (grandam of Damascus).

Then also, Dona Platina’s 3rd dam Rare Lady (Never Bend) is close kin to Courtly Dee, grandam of Green Desert.


Suitable Lines

Suitable Lines for Danon Platina could include:

  • Female line descendants of Feola, notably Aureole, Round Table, Nashwan, Nayef, Unfuwain, Right Approach.
  • Combinations of any or all of Bold Ruler, Native Dancer, War Admiral, Traffic Judge, Hasty Road, Intentionally. These will be widespread, but especially notable might be Buckpasser, Seattle Slew, In Reality.
  • In the South African context especially National Assembly, Fort Wood (and other descendants of Portage), Beldale Lustre (Buckpasser is also noted in Al Mufti/Captain Al, Northern Guest, etc.).
  • Green Desert can be had through Oasis Dream (Querari, Main Aim), Cape Cross (Quasillo, Great Britain), Kahal.
  • Flower Alley (half brother to 2 Gr1 winning sires in Japan by Deep Impact).

(posted 2019)

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