Thanks for the link!
The other day, a commentator in a local TV program 'World Racing' said: 'Too many telephone inquires about DI to cope with has been rushing in Shadai from abroad.'
Interesting is the following line in the article:
'We can also note the combination of Halo and the similarly-bred Sir Ivor (broodmare sire of Alzao) 2x4,...Deep Impact has already begun to prove very effective when bred back over Northern Dancer line mares...Northern Dancer/Sir Ivor cross, might also go well here.'
Interesting because that is one of the points for a successful breeding with DI to which some bloodstock critics in Japan, such as Mr Motomu Kuriyama (http://www.miesque.com/motomu/), has been repeatedly referring.
Other examples are:
'Mares with Caerleon in their dam's side have been successfully bred to DI; this is 'a sure thing', illustrated by, for example, Joie de Vivre, Tosen Reve, Danon Shark, Para la Salud, and etc. Other than that, French Deputy and Vaguely Noble are well-matched with DI. These may be called successful formulae.
Also mares having Glorious Song, Devil's Bag, Angelic Song, and Saint Ballado get on well with DI, as seen in horses like Danon Ballade, Frere Jacques, Adam's Peak, and Vexina (all graded winners).'
With Beauty Parlour:
'Her 2nd sire Day is Done is packed with Round Table, Sir Gaylord, and Aureole that are well matched with DI. Also, she shares Artaius, Habitat, Aurelore≒Electric Flash with Marbye (dam of Marcellina, Jpn 1000 Guineas '08).'The Select Sale this summer will be interesting to watch because Azeri's daughter by Zenno Rob Roy will come on the ring, and a full brother (yearling secession) as well as a full sister(foal secession) to Deep Brillante are listed by Paca Paca Farm of Dr Harry Sweeney. The foal reportedly looks exactly like the Jpn Derby winner.(From the bloodstock blog by Mr Motomu Kuriyama)