Written June 14

Excites’ sire Danewin is a member of the EIGHT CARAT family, which also includes compatible broodmare sires OCTAGONAL, KAAPSTAD, BRAMSHAW, COLOMBIA, DON EDUARDO and KEMPINSKY. Mares by Octagonal’s son LONHRO are also appealing. Excites has already demonstrated that he responds well to reinforcement of this prepotent line, as Listed winner and Gr.3 placegetter SCREAM MACHINE is out of an Octagonal mare.

Excites’ Danzig sire line has always worked well with MR. PROSPECTOR line mares. Excites is no exception, having produced Listed winner FLAG OFFICER out of a GULCH mare, multiple city winner Black Jag out of a THUNDER GULCH mare and city winner Arousing Suspicion out of a SECRET SAVINGS mare. Other damsires from this line include HUSSONET, RHYTHM, WOODMAN, KINGMAMBO, STRAIGHT STRIKE, MACHIAVELLIAN, ELUSIVE QUALITY, UMATILLA, GEIGER COUNTER, BELLOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI and FAPPIANO.

Danehill and his grandsire Northern Dancer are ALMAHMOUD family members. Reinforcement of this prepotent female family can be achieved with mares carrying HALO or MACHIAVELLIAN. Mares by MORE THAN READY, DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, SOUTHERN IMAGE, IRGUN and SUNDAY SILENCE provide Halo, while Machiavellian can be sourced with mares by STREET CRY, VETTORI or NO EXCUSE NEEDED.

Sex balancing DANEHILL by using mares carrying daughters of this influence is a good inbreeding option for Excites. Mares whose damsire or second damsire is Danehill qualify. Eight-time winner (five city wins) Red Excitement has Danehill as his second damsire. Excites has also responded well to sex balancing BISCAY.

Excites is showing a liking for Colonial stalwart, RORY’S JESTER. Of five runners from mares carrying Rory’s Jester, there have been four winners, including Scone Inglis Challenge winner Sweet Serendipity and city winners Amber’s Crown and Avadale.

A very interesting feature of Excites’ pedigree is the presence of PRINCE JOHN, EIGHT THIRTY, BOLD RULER and WAR ADMIRAL. These four have a recognised affinity (which obviously worked in the pedigree of Excites). More of any / all of these four would be beneficial. For instance, Excites’ Gr.3 winner SISTINE DEMON carries more Bold Ruler though his dam, as does city winner Arousing Suspicion. Listed winner SCREAM MACHINE offers another line to Eight Thirty via damsire Royal Academy. Ready sources of these influences include BERNARDINI, DANEHILL, SALIERI, DEHERE, CARNEGIE, BRIEF TRUCE, MAGIC ALBERT, RANCHER, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, BROCCO, ROYAL ACADEMY, HUSSONET, SECRET SAVINGS (and son DASH FOR CASH), IS IT TRUE, ZABALETA, BITE THE BULLET and AIR DE FRANCE.

Daughters of MOSSMAN create a dynamic sex balanced duplication of Success Express with Excites.

RED RANSOM and sons provide a nice outcross for Excites. Five-time city winner Red Excitement is out of a Red Ransom mare.

Excites carries a duplication of speed influence, GREY SOVEREIGN. This is another individual who reacts well to reinforcement. Gr.3 winner SISTINE DEMON is an example of this, with his third damsire ROYAL ROCKET being a Grey Sovereign line sire. Other sources include damsires from the KENMARE sire line (such as KENVAIN, VERGLAS, BARYSHNIKOV and KELTRICE), DASH FOR CASH – who carries Grey Sovereign through his dam – and mares carrying KALA DANCER.

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