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Gufo

* Declaration of War – Floy by Petionville

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  • Stud Fee 2024: $4,500 CAD

  • 3X Grade 1 Winner
  • Earned Over $2 Million

  • Ran 18/21 starts in the money including 15 Graded Stakes
  • Set 9 furlong track record at Delaware Park

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STALLION MATING ANALYSIS:
GUFO

PREPARED BY: ALAN PORTER

An earner of over $2,000,000, Gufo won seven black-type events, five graded and three grade one, and earned places in seven other graded contests, six grade one. By European Horse of the Year, Declaration of War, the leading sire son of War Front, Gufo is half-brother to the multiple graded stakes winning millionaire Hogy. He is from the immediate family of Leading Sire Broad Brush and Champion Two-Year-Old and twice Leading Sire of Two-Year- Olds Capote.

One of the most successful crosses for War Front and his sons has been with Sadler’s Wells line mares. Gufo is half-brother to the dam of stakes Yamato who is by Artie Schiller, a son of the Sadler’s Wells horse, El Prado. Overall there are there eight stakes winners by War Front and sons out of mares from the El Prado branch of Sadler’s Wells, including a grade one winner by Declaration of War out of mare by Kitten’s Joy, and a graded winner out of a mare by Medaglia d’Oro (sire of Violence, Fast Anna, Vancouver, Astern and Warrior’s Reward) and El Prado is also sire of Paddy O’Prado. The cross of War Front over mares by Sadler’s Wells son, Galileo has produced eight graded stakes winners, including two classic winners by Declaration of War. Galileo been represented in the U.S. by Noble Mission, Magician, Cape Blanco and Treasure Bay, and other Sadlers’ Wells line horses to have stood in North America. include Horse Chestnut, Perfect Soul, Northern Spur, Powerscourt andSligo Bay. There is also a Declaration of War graded winner out of a mare by Encosta de Lago, a son of Sadler’s Wells’ brother, Fairy King.

Declaration of War also has a classic winner out of a mare by Pivotal, a grandson of Nureyev, a three-quarters brother to Sadler’s Wells, which would encourage trying mares descending from Nureyev through Theatrical, Fasliyev (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War stakes winner), Peintre Celebre, Stravinsky (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War graded stakes winner), Unusual Heat, Atticus and Spinning World (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War stakes winner) and Caesour (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War graded stakes winner).

From another branch of Northern Dancer, Declaration of War has four stakes winners out of Storm Cat line mares including from daughters of Hennessy (sire of Johannesburg, Henny Hughes and Cactus Ridge; grandsire of Scat Daddy) and Giant’s Causeway (sire of Eskendereya, Shamardal, First Samurai, Creative Cause, Not This Time and Carpe Diem), himself a brother to Freud. Other sources of Storm Cat include Tale of the Cat (sire of Lion Heart and Tale of Ekati and grandsire of Kantharos and Uncaptured), Harlan’s Holiday (sire of Into Mischief, Majesticperfection and Shanghai Bobby), Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat and Shackleford), Stormy Atlantic, After Market, Bluegrass Cat, Cat Thief, Stormin Fever, Forest

Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Storm Boot, Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Sir Cat, High Yield and Tabasco Cat.

Declaration of War and War Front have both done well with the Fappiano branch of Mr. Prospector, and Declaration of War has two stakes winners out of mares by Empire Maker, a son of Unbridled who is sire of Pioneerof the Nile and Bodemeister, and grandsire of American Pharoah, Cairo Prince and Classic Empire. Declaration of War has two stakes winners, one graded, out mares by another son of Unbridled, Unbridled’s Song, who has also done very well under War Front. Unbridled’s Song can be brought in through Liam’s Map, Arrogate, Songandaprayer, Cross Traffic, Rockport Harbor, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Half Ours, Dunkirk, Even The Score, Graydar, Mission Impazible and Noonmark. It would also be possible to bring Unbridled in through Broken Vow and Grindstone (sire of Birdstone) and other branches of Fappiano that could be worth considering include mares from the Quiet American branch, including through Midnight Lute, and those descending from Cryptoclearance (sire of Victory Gallop; grandsire of Candy Ride, who in turn is sire of Twirling Candy), and Rubiano (sire of Too Much Bling and Burning Roma).

From the Gone West branch of Mr. Prospector, Declaration of War has sired graded stakes winner Opry, out of a mare by Speightstown (sire of Munnings, Speightster and Central Banker), a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Zafonic, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Raven’s Pass, a son of Elusive Quality (sire of Quality Road, Smarty Jones and Great Notion), while there is a War Front stakes winner out of a mare by Mr. Greeley (sire of El Corredor, Whywhywhy and Greeley’s Galaxy). This also encourages considering mares by Grand Slam (sire of Limehouse) and Proud Citizen.

Still with the Mr. Prospector line, the War Front cross with mares from the Forty Niner branch has been a grade one-producing one and has worked for Declaration of War through Distorted Humor (sire of Flower Alley, Sharp Humor, Drosselmeyer, Maclean’s Music and Jimmy Creed), with success for War Front of over mares by Coronado’s Quest and Trippi, Forty Niner can also be found through Editor’s Note, End Sweep, Jules, Luhuk, Gold Fever, Banker’s Gold, Roar and Twining. Fusaichi Pegasus – a horse bred like Distorted Humor – is broodmare of a Declaration of War graded stake winner, and he is available through Roman Ruler and Bandini.

There is a War Front grade one winner out of a mare by Smart Strike, whose sons include Curlin – already broodmare sire of a graded stakes winner by Declaration of War – Lookin at Lucky and English Channel. There are graded stakes winners out of mares by Street Cry and his son Street Sense (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War graded stakes winner), with Street Boss, Street Party, Street Magician, New Year’s Day and Street Hero being other sources of that line. A son of War Front has a grade one winner out of a mare by City Zip, a son of Carson City, and a stakes winner out of mare by Five Star Day which also suggests daughters of Pollard’s Vision or Cuvee, and Declaration of War has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by Gulch, sire of Thunder Gulch, and grandsire of Point Given.

War Front and sons have enjoyed tremendous success with mares from the A.P. Indy line. Particularly effective has been the cross with daughters of Pulpit, which has produced at least nine stakes winners. On an extension of this cross we find multiple graded stakes winner Silver Prospector, by Declaration of War out of a mare by Tapit (sire of Tapizar, Tapiture, Constitution, Tonalist. Frosted and Trappe Shot), which suggests other Pulpit sons, such as Sky Mesa (also broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner) and Stroll. There are also War Front stakes winners out of mares by Flatter (a brother to Congrats), Malibu Moon and Old Trieste, which also suggests trying daughters of Mineshaft (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War stakes winner and sire of Discreetly Mine and Dialed In), Bernardini (sire of Take Charge Indy and To Honor and Serve) and Girolamo.

The cross of War Front and sons with Roberto line mares has proved to be a very profitable one, and for Declaration of War this includes three stakes winners, including grade one winner Decorated Invader, out of a mares by Arch, the sire of Blame, who would be interesting here. Arch is by Kris S. also sire of Brocco (broodmare sire of a War Front line stakes winner), Kissin Kris, Prized and Rock Hard Ten. There are two grade one winners by War Front out of mares by Roberto son Red Ransom (broodmare sire of a Declaration of War stakes winner), and three stakes winners out of mares by Dynaformer (sire of Point of Entry, Brilliant Speed and Temple City). Roberto is a Hail to Reason line horse, and from the Halo branch of that line there is a Declaration of War stakes winner out of a mare by More Than Ready (sire of Ready’s Image, Daredevil and Verrazano).

War Front carries Moon Glitter, sister to the influential sire, Relaunch, there are already three War Front line grade one winners with Relaunch in the dam. We can note that War Front has grade one winners out of mares by Relaunch line stallions Officer and Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful, Colonel John, Gemologist and Tizway). There is also a graded stakes winner of a mare by Relaunch son, Honour and Glory (sire of Put it Back).

From the Blushing Groom line, War Front has a champion out of a mare by Rahy and a grade two winner out of a mare by Housebuster (by Mt. Livermore, also the sire of Orientate), while Declaration of War also has a stakes winner out of a mare from that line. War Front also has a champion out of a mare by Maria’s Mon (sire of Super Saver and Monarchos) and grade one winner out of a mare by Known Fact.

RACE RECORD

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Gulfstream Park

    (8.5f, T, defeating Voodoo Zip, Oxide, Tapaloof, Scanno, Mandate, Bee Bridge, Causalistic, Storm Risk, Hell Bent). [Replay]

Won at 3

  • Belmont Derby Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, defeating No Word, Mo Ready, Ajourneytofreedom, Pixelate, Moon Over Miami, South Bend, Venezuelan Hug). [Replay]

  • Kent S. (gr. III) at Delaware Park

    (9f, T, defeating Pixelate, Vanzzy, Talking, Sunsation, Me and Mr. C, Bye Bye Melvin). [Replay]

  • English Channel S. at Gulfstream Park

    (8.5f, T, defeating Proven Strategies, Summer to Remember, Island Commish, Justinthenickotime, Fame to Famous, South Bend, Ever Dangerous, Express Pharoah, Don Juan Kitten, Doc Boy). [Replay]

  • An allowance optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park

    (9f, T, defeating Unconquered Lea, Mystic Lancelot, Bless the Kitten, Bee Catcher, Kid Mercury, Montana Man, Fame to Famous, Off the Meds, Amends, Ask for Bode). [Replay]

2nd at 3

  • Saratoga Derby Invitational S. at Saratoga

    (9.5f, T, to Domestic Spending (GB), defeating No Word, Colonel Liam, Decorated Invader, Bama Breeze, Field Pass, Get Smokin). [Replay]

3rd at 3

  • Hollywood Derby (gr. I) at Del Mar

    (9f, T, to Domestic Spending (GB), Smooth Like Strait, defeating Get Smokin, Decorated Invader, Scarto, Storm the Court, Lane Way, Taishan, Kanderel, Strongconstitution). [Replay]

Won at 4

2nd at 4

  • Man o’ War S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (11f, T, to Channel Cat, defeating Moon Over Miami, Shamrocket, So High (GB), Ziyad (GB), Sovereign (IRE), Field Pass). [Replay]

3rd at 4

  • Resorts World Casino Manhattan S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, to Domestic Spending (GB), Tribhuvan (FR), defeating Masteroffoxhounds, Rockemperor (IRE), Master Piece (CHI), Channel Cat, Colonel Liam, City Man, Bye Bye Melvin). [Replay]

  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, to Rockemperor (IRE), Serve the King (GB), defeating Channel Maker, Arklow, Japan (GB), Cross Border). [Replay]

Won at 5

2nd at 5

  • Man o’ War S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (11f, T, to Highland Chief (IRE), defeating Yibir (GB), Easter (FR), Abaan). [Replay]

  • Kentucky Turf Cup S. (gr. II) at Kentucky Downs

    (12f, T, to Red Knight, defeating Another Mystery, Highest Honors, Admission Office, Arklow, Glynn County, Who’s the Star, Rogue Element, Breakpoint (CHI), Temple, Keystone Field). [Replay]

3rd at 5

  • Resorts World Casino Manhattan S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (10f, T, to Tribhuvan (FR), Adhamo (IRE), defeating Highland Chief (IRE), Rockemperor (IRE), Santin, L’Imperator (FR), In Love (BRZ), Channel Maker, Tokyo Gold (FR)). [Replay]

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