CHARGE FORWARD is built in the mould of a typical Australian speed horse. In fact, much of his physical make-up resembles that of his damsire the brilliant sprinter and three times champion sire Bletchingly. Befittingly both stallions share as their best win The AJC Galaxy G1 over 1100m.
Charge Forward is a product of the two most successful sirelines in Australia before the advent of Danehill. His sire Red Ransom, like Sir Tristram, is a member of the Turn-To sireline while his damsire Bletchingly is a grandson of Star Kingdom. The Turn-To/Star Kingdom cross has produced many Group 1 winners in Australia including the Golden Slipper winner and leading sire Marauding as well as Group 1 winners Miss Pennymoney, Tristalove, Absolute Champion, Only A Lady etc.
Mares carrying a son of BLETCHINGLY, such as CANNY LAD, BEST WESTERN, COSSACK WARRIOR and KENNY’S BEST PAL will create a sex balanced duplication of this ancestor. Similarly, mares carrying a daughter of BISCAY creates a sex balanced pattern.
The absence of Northern Dancer in his pedigree makes Charge Forward the ideal outcross for NORTHERN DANCER line mares.
In Australia, the Red Ransom/Northern Dancer cross has produced 6 of the 15 stakeswinners sired by Red Ransom including Group 1 winner Red Dazzler (DANEHILL) and Group 3 winners Crimson Reign (STRAWBERRY ROAD) and Face Value (POLISH PATRIOT). Internationally, Red Ransom has sired English Oaks winner Casual Look (MANILA) and Group 1 winner Ransom O’War (POLISH PRECEDENT) on this cross while his Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist is out of a daughter of ARAZI whose damsire is Northern Dancer.
Of theses stakes winners, three are from the DANZIG line. This brings is damsires such as SNAADEE, ANABAA, CHIEF’S CROWN, DESERT SUN, MISTER C and PERUGINO as suitable crosses for Charge Forward.
Not only has a DANEHILL mare produced a Gr.1 winner by Red Ransom, but of the 40 Group 1 winners sired by Danehill in Australia, 20 feature Charge Forward’s sireline Turn-To or his damsire line Star Kingdom in their dams including 3 of his 5 Golden Slipper winners – while both stallions feature in the dam of Danehill’s masterpiece Redoute’s Choice.
Overall, Red Ransom and his sire-sons have sired more then 25 Group winners out of Northern Dancer line mares. The most prolific of the Northern Dancer sireline have been NIJINSKY II and his 3/4 brother THE MINSTREL who between them account for 10 stakeswinners. Mares by ROYAL ACADEMY, YEATS, WHISKEY ROAD, SERHEED, CAERLEON, WESTERN SYMPHONY, PALACE MUSIC, MASTERCLASS, PETERHOF and NATURALISM will suit.
Charge Forward’s grandsire Roberto has produced the Group 1 winners Les Arcs, Plenty of Grace, Sunshine Forever, and successful sires Brian’s Time and Dynaformer over Ribot line mares. This line can be sourced in Australia via BOUCHER, KEY TO THE MINT, JIM FRENCH, GREGORIAN, LATIN LOVER, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, EL MOXIE, RED ANCHOR, KORYO and is present in DANEHILL.
TOM FOOL appears in a number of top-class stakeswinners by Roberto line stallions making SNIPPETS (and his son PINS) an ideal cross for Charge Forward as he is also out of a Northern Dancer line mare. Of particular appeal is SECRET SAVINGS who also contains a double cross of Hasty Road, a stallion with whom Roberto and his sons have an affinity as he appears in their outstanding gallopers Pine Island, Sunshine Forever, Brian’s Time, Ryafan, Cataloochee and Hollywood Wildcat.
The highly successful Roberto/MR PROSPECTOR cross has produced the likes of Barbaro, Rock Hard Ten, Riskaverse etc and Red Ransom is no stranger to this success with horses like Intikhab, Pico Teneriffe, Noble Red and Domesday bred on this cross. Mares by WOODMAN, HUSSONET, BELLOTTO, GEIGER COUNTER, E DUBAI, RHYTHM, SECRET SAVINGS, STRAIGHT STRIKE, STREET CRY, THUNDER GULCH and VETTORI are examples.