A late, but very interesting Counterattack…
He is late to the party in an already busy year for first season sires. However, there just may be a large difference here, as the last time breeders wereoffered this exact cross was in 2006 and the sire in question was Snitzel. Here’s where three of the last sixsprinting sons of Redoute’s Choice to go to stud in the Hunter Valley sit in the General Sires table:
And let’s not forget Beneteau – a Group One sire who died after only leaving two crops. So that’s 4 of the last 6.
Yes there is an abundance of new stallions in 2017 and with these come a myriad of unproven sire lines. History, however, delivers breeders a straightforward trend that just works. Success leaves clues! Counterattack delivers breeders:
1. Australia’s dominant and proven sire line (no guessing required)
2. Group One speed
3. Snitzel’s cross, Snippets/Redoute’s Choice
In the history of Australian stallions all of the above has only ever happened twice. The first time was the sire phenomenon Snitzel, and the second time is now – with Counterattack. Counterattack will be standing at Kitchwin in 2017, and dare we say, at a fee where perhaps more first season stallions should commence their careers, $13,200.