KING COLORADO

King Colorado is another impressive Group 1 winner from the prepotent FALL ASPEN (4) family. There are several stallions who have stood in Australia or whose daughters have been imported for stud which can boost this line, such as BIANCONI, TIMBER COUNTRY, DUBAI MILLENNIUM, FORT WOOD, ELNADIM (damsire of ZOUSAIN), MEDAALY, HAMAS and NATIVE ASPEN. Mares by Bianconi’s son NICCONI and Dubai Millennium’s ancestors including DUBAWI, POET’S VOICE, MAKFI, NIGHT OF THUNDER, TIME TEST and TOO DARN HOT are also to be sought.

King Colorado carries ALMAHMOUD family member Halo and six lines to Northern Dancer. An obvious member to this line to seek in mares is DANEHILL. He has innumerable damsire representatives in Australia, with the most successful stallions in this role including REDOUTE’S CHOICE, FASTNET ROCK, COMMANDS, FLYING SPUR, DANEHILL DANCER and EXCEED AND EXCEL.

Fellow ALMAHMOUD family member MACHIAVELLIAN, sire or ancestor of STREET CRY, STREET BOSS, PER INCANTO, PRIDE OF DUBAI, SHOCKING, HALLOWED CROWN and VETTORI, is another avenue to boost this prepotent line.

Invincible Spirit, grandsire of King Colorado, is out of a mare by Kris (by Sharpen Up), a brother to KEEN and DIESIS. DANEHILL DANCER carries a daughter of Sharpen Up to sex balance the son, Kris. There is 13 Group winning progeny of Invincible Spirit and his sons carrying Danehill Dancer via the dams including In Secret, Oxted and Eckstein (all out of CHOISIR mares). Fiesta is out of a Danehill Dancer mare and Loving Gaby is out of son of Danehill Dancer, MASTERCRAFTSMAN. STARSPANGLEDBANNER and PROISIR are other descendants of Danehill Dancer to seek.

Kingman himself has a 12.9% stakes winners to runners rate with mares carrying another line to SHARPEN UP.

Apart from Danehill Dancer (above), Sharpen Up can be sourced via stallions such as HIGH CHAPARRAL, DYLAN THOMAS, FAMOUS STAR, COLLEGE CHAPEL, VALIXIR, CREESE, SWITCH IN TIME and SELKIRK.

Gone West, Round Table and Atan in Kingman’s pedigree are members of the ALOPE (2) family.  MARJU, PULPIT, DEEP IMPACT, NAYEF, DOUTELLE, KNOWN FACT, MUKDDAAM, FOXLAW, ALCIDE, ATAN, ABOVE SUSPICION, SONG OF TARA, PARTHIA and KNIGHT COMMANDER are other members who will reinforce this line.

More Than Ready, Woodman and Buckpasser are LA TROIENNE (1) family members.   This influential line can be strengthened by the addition of such members as SCREEN HERO (sire of MAURICE), BELONG TO ME, FOREST GLOW, CONGRATS, PRIVATE ACCOUNT, NOBLE BIJOU, POLISH NAVY, BUPERS, FRANCIS S, HOOK MONEY, CORNISH PRINCE, POKER, MR. BUSHER, THE AXE II, PARDAL, ARDAN, BIMELECH and JET ACTION.

Kingman has shown an affinity with SADLER’S WELLS, achieving a 10.4% stakes winners to runners strike rate with mares carrying this influence. IN THE WINGS (sire of SINGSPIEL), GALILEO and MONTJEU are responsible for the vast majority of the 26 stakes winners bred on this cross. Sons of Galileo to target include ADELAIDE, CHURCHILL, FRANKEL, HIGHLAND REEL, NEW APPROACH, RIP VAN WINKLE, TEOFILO (and son KERMADEC). Montjeu’s sons include AUTHORIZED, CAMELOT, NOM DU JEU and TAVISTOCK.

Other male descendants of Sadler’s Wells available in Australia include ARTIE SCHILLER, ASTERN, BARATHEA, CARNEGIE, DUNDEEL, HIGH CHAPARRAL, KING’S THEATRE, MEDAGLIA D’ORO, SCENIC, SO YOU THINK, TOBOUGG, TORONADO, VANCOUVER and YEATS.

Logically, it is likely that Sadler’s Wells’ full brother FAIRY KING should find favour with King Colorado. He is accessible via mares by ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV, ADVENTUROUS, REVOQUE, SHINKO KING, SECOND EMPIRE, VICTORY NOTE and HELISSIO. Encosta de Lago’s descendants include DEEP FIELD, DELAGO BROM, EUROZONE, MANHATTAN RAIN, NEEDS FURTHER, NORTHERN METEOR, RUBICK, SHOOTING TO WIN, ZOUSAIN and ZOUSTAR.

Author: Jane Henning, May 2024

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