With Gosling being from an excellent European family of accomplished turf horses cultivated by Juddmonte Farm, we recommended that she be bred in 2018 to the most promising young American turf stallion to come along in some time: Dynaformer’s five-time Grade 1-winning son, Point of Entry.
Gosling’s first dam is the unbeaten, Group 3-winning Dansili mare Sense of Joy, of whom Timeform said in its “Racehorses of 2007”: “Sense of Joy has all the attributes to go right to the top, a well-made filly who looks very much the type to train on.” Unfortunately, Sense of Joy did not make it back to the races at 3, but she has produced two winners so far from her first two foals to race. With her most recent mates including the likes of Smart Strike, Lope de Vega and Kingman (twice), she has every right to end up a stellar broodmare.
Sense of Joy is out of the Group 2-winning Bonash, who also produced Group 3 winner Day Flight. Bonash, in turn, is a half-sister to the Grade 2 winner Media Nox, herself the dam of Group 1 winners Nebraska Tornado and Burning Sun.
The accomplishments of this female family have been achieved predominantly from matches with various Northern Dancer-line stallions like Sadler’s Wells, Dansili, Danzig, Frankel, and Storm Cat. But as Gosling is inbred 5x5x5 to Northern Dancer already, we thought it best to seek out a different sire-line for her mate.
As mentioned above, Point of Entry is a son of Dynaformer, himself a son of Roberto (by Hail To Reason), and there have already been a scattering of good horses produced from Gosling’s female family from limited chances with Hail To Reason-line stallions, notably the Grade 3 winner and Group 1-placed Mirabilis, by Roberto’s son Lear Fan out of Media Nox (Mirabilis is also now the dam of 2017 Group 3 winner Monarchs Glen, by Frankel). There is also a stakes-placed winner in the family by More Than Ready (who traces to Hail To Reason through that one’s son Halo) out of a Dansili mare, and a $260,000-earner by Dynaformer out of Storm Cat’s daughter Nebraska Tornado named Cornhusker (who was actually a multiple stakes-winning timber horse). Cornhusker, in fact, represents the same cross that will be achieved by sending Gosling to Point of Entry, as Gosling is sired by Harlan’s Holiday, a grandson of Storm Cat. And the Dynaformer over Storm Cat cross has been solid, accounting for Grade 1 winner Harmonious, among others.
Even more noteworthy for our purposes is that Point of Entry himself has already produced three winners in his first crop out of mares by sons of Storm Cat, including a potential superstar in Analyze It (out of a daughter of Consolidator). Unbeaten in two starts, including the Grade 3 Cecil DeMille at Del Mar, Analyze It has received rave reviews for both of his performances (he earned a 90 Beyer first time out, and a 93 in the DeMille), and led Point of Entry to a 7th-place finish on the Freshman Sires list of 2017 – which is undoubtedly higher on the list than just about everyone would have expected, given that Point of Entry himself did not race at 2.
The only inbreeding that Point of Entry’s foal from Gosling will have is 5×5 to British Triple Crown winner Nijinsky II, but other interesting repetitions are Roberto 3×7, his sire Hail To Reason 4x6x8, and His Majesty 4x5x6. Point of Entry does contribute a single strain of Northern Dancer in his 5th generation, meaning that the Canadian scion will appear 6x6x6x6 in this foal’s pedigree.
Physically, Gosling to Point of Entry will be an excellent match as well, with both having plenty of size and scope, and hopefully Point of Entry will add just a bit of refinement to their foal.
Point of Entry’s first-crop son Analyze It wins the G3 Cecil DeMille
Point of Entry wins the G1 Manhattan
Point of Entry wins the G1 Sword Dancer
Point of Entry wins the G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
Point of Entry wins the G1 Gulfstream Park Turf