Rafeef (AUS)

Redoute's Choice - National Colour (National Assembly) brown, 2012 - height 16.1½hh

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Race Record

6 wins, 1000-1400m at 3 to 4

Rated MR 116

Highveld Horse Of The Season 2017, Champion Sprinter,

Champion Older Horse.

at 4 WON  Gr1 Computaform Sprint (1000m)

       WON  Gr2 Hawaii S. (1400m)

        2nd    Wolf Power 1600-(L) (1600m)

Sire Line

REDOUTE’S CHOICE – 5 wins, 1200-1600m in Australia, Gr1 Blue Diamond S., Gr1 Caulfield Guineas, Gr1 CF Orr S., Gr1Manikato S.. Champion 3yo Miler. Timeform 125. 3x Champion sire in Australia. Sire of Gr1 winners of both sexes. Sire-of-sires of Gr1 winners. Broodmare sire of Gr1 winners.

Notable progeny incl Snitzel (02c – Snippets, Storm Bird); Stratum (02c – Luskin Star, Vain); Miss Finland (03f – Woodman, Sadler’s Wells); Samantha Miss (05f – Zabeel, Bold Venture); Lankan Rupee (09c – Stravinsky, Zabeel); Lotteria (01f - Sir Tristram, Zamazaan); Melito (06f – Marauding, Prince True); Royal Descent (09f - Kaapstad, Palace Music); Gallica (05f – Kingmambo, Dictus); Fashions Afield (02f - Wild Again, Bletchingly); King’s Rose (07f - Nureyev, Manila); Musir (06c – Encosta de Lago, Mill Reef); Majmu (11f – Hussonet, Smooth Performance); Nadeem (03c – Sound Reason, Oncidium); Dancetaria (15c – Cadeaux Genereux, Vettori); The Autumn Sun (15c – Galileo, Lear Fan); Alabama Express (16c – Encosta de Lago, Royal Applause); Galaxy Star (12f - Jeune, Royal Academy); Anamato (03f - Whiskey Road, Sovereign Edition); Master Of Design (05c – Last Tycoon, Ahonoora); Cheeky Choice (03f – Caerleon, Persian Bold); Redoute’s Dancer (03c – El Gran Senor, Condorcet); Dariana (06f – Last Tycoon, Busted); Elzaam (08c – Kingmambo, Slew O’Gold); Tazahum (08c – Alzao, Nashwan); Abbey Marie (12f – Catrail, Pleasant Colony); Peeping (11f – Encosta de Lago, Don’t Say Halo); Thewizardofoz (11c - Encosta Da Lago, Sovereign Red); Counterattack (12c - Snippets, Vain); Gold Luck (14f – Blushing Groom, Lyphard); Time Thief (05c - Jade Hunter, Century); Rafeef (12c - National Assembly, Mr Eats); Wylie Hall (09c – Ideal Planet, Sovereign Edition); Mustaaqeem (14c – National Assembly, Mr Eats), etc.

KIN-BREEDING: Redoute’s Choice is kinbred 3x2 Spring Adieu (by Buckpasser, and half sister to Northern Dancer; she’s grandam of Danehill) x Dancing Show (the second dam, by Nijinsky). Dancing Show is from a solid sire-producing female line; her dam (by Sir Ivor) is half sister to Sex Appeal (Buckpasser), dam of El Gran Senor & Northern Guest (by Northern Dancer).

DANZIG-line sires in South Africa include:  Duke Of Marmalade, Oratorio (Danehill); Mofeed (Duke of Marmalade); Buffalo Bill Cody; Rafeef, Redoute’s Promise, Time Thief (Redoute’s Choice); Querari (Oasis Dream); Quasillo (Sea The Stars); Lancaster Bomber, Fire Away (War Front); Alado (Danzig); Heavenly Blue (Snitzel), Soqrat (Epaulette)

Pedigree

Redoute's Choice
1996
Danehill
1985
DanzigNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Pas de Nom - Admirals Voyage
RazyanaHis Majesty - Ribot
Spring Adieu - Buckpasser
Shanta's Choice
1992
Canny LadBletchingly - Biscay
Jesmond Lass - Lunchtime
Dancing ShowNijinsky - Northern Dancer
Show Lady - Sir Ivor
National Colour
2002
National Assembly
1983
DanzigNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Pas de Nom - Admirals Voyage
RenounceBuckpasser - Tom Fool
Bold Princess - Bold Ruler
Rainbow Cake
1989
Mr EatsNishapour - Zeddaan
Breathalyser - Alcide
St BlazeyMarazion - Matador
Hi Sparky - The Ashes

Pedigree

Rafeef is kinbred 2x2 Danehill x National Assembly (and from there 4x3 Spring Adieu x Renounce). This links in with the kin-breeding in Redoute’s Choice (3x2 Spring Adieu x Dancing Show).

Suitable Lines

Suitable lines for Rafeef could include

  • kin-links to the kin-breeding from Redoute’s Choice, leading to Buckpasser (notably Northern Guest and Lassie Dear, whose descendants are widespread in South African pedigrees), Nijinsky (notably Dancing Champ), Danehill, Caesour.
  • Northern Guest and Pathfork are from the same female line as Redoute’s Choice.
  • Grandam Rainbow Cake has kin-linked descendants of Gold Bridge, suggesting more duplications of the same – as found in Rough Shod (Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, Golden Thatch, etc), Denturius (Roland Gardens, Zafonic, Count duBois, Dupont, etc), Vilmorin (Mexico, Harry Hotspur, Zafonic, Count duBois, Dupont, Modern Day), Skymaster (Roland Gardens, Restructure, Imperial Stride).

(posted 2017)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2018 373,864 22 1.55 224,667 15 1.61
2019 413,750 16 1.33 173,667 15 1.36

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Master Archie 18c 1 (0) 2 (0) R 64,250 105
Ravensthorpe 18c 1 (0) 0 (0) R 34,200 91
Civil Rights 18f 1 (0) 2 (0) R 81,250 90
Dockofthebay 18c 1 (0) 0 (0) R 42,000 90
William Robertson 18c 1 (0) 1 (0) R 49,000 89
Darjeeling 18c 1 (0) 1 (0) R 64,250 87
Bella Chica 18f 2 (0) 2 (0) R 113,500 87
Mounia 18f 1 (0) 0 (0) R 250,000 86
Aragosta 18c 1 (0) 0 (0) R 42,000 84
Zambaq 18f 1 (0) 2 (0) R 55,100 83

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
Rafeef 0% 17% 17% 42% 17% 8% 67% 25% 12

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
Rafeef 9% 9% 36% 18% 27% 0% 45% 27% 11

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 1.69
  • Stamina 1200m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 33 12 7 58% 0 0% 0 0% 7 1.69 82 1200m

Fillies

  • SSI 2.17
  • Stamina 1167m
  • Stakes Wins 0%
  • Black Type 0%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2018 32 11 6 55% 0 0% 0 0% 7 2.17 74 1167m

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