Kiss And Make Up is a stallion with a strongly line bred pedigree, carrying several Blue Hen mares which traditionally respond well to reinforcement in matings.

A Halo line stallion, Kiss And Make Up carries Danehill and a triplication to fellow ALMAHMOUD family member Northern Dancer. Broodmares carrying other ALMAHMOUD descendants such as ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN, EL MOXIE, ESPERERO, EXIT TO NOWHERE, NUCLEAR FREEZE, CATRAIL, EAGLE EYED, L’EMIGRANT and ARCTIC TERN provide significant reinforcement for Kiss And Make Up.

Kiss And Make Up’s sire More Than Ready has worked well with other DANZIG line broodmare sires, producing Group winners out of mares by/ carrying LURE, LANGFUHR, CAPE CROSS, WAR CHANT, SNAADEE and PINE BLUFF. Mares by AD VALOREM, ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, BIANCONI, CHIEF’S CROWN, DESERT SUN, GOLDEN SNAKE, HARD SPUN, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, MAROOF, MISTER C, KHELEYF, ORPEN and PERUGINO (and son TESTA ROSSA) are other examples.

Kiss And Make Up carries LA TROIENNE family members More Than Ready, Woodman, Bimelech and Buckpasser (twice). CONGRATS, PRIVATE ACCOUNT, BUPERS, FRANCIS S., HOOK MONEY, CORNISH PRINCE, MR. BUSHER, PARDAL, THE AXE II, ARDAN, BIMELECH, NOBLE BIJOU, BELONG TO ME and RHYTHM are other LA TROIENNE family members to seek in matings.

The presence of Danzig and a duplication of Bletchingly in his pedigree calls for the fellow LADY SUSAN family member, ROCKEFELLA. These three individuals have worked extremely well together over time, with several top shelf racehorses such as PRIVATE STEER, KINGSTON TOWN, SUNLINE, TELESTO and BONANOVA and many more combining Danzig and Rockefella and/or Bletchingly. Sources of ROCKEFELLA include STAR WAY, BALMERINO, ALVARO, FAMOUS STAR, LONG ROW, GYPSY KINGDOM, IDEAL PLANET, KRIS, KEEN, RADAMES, SWITCH IN TIME and CREESE. I AM INVINCIBLE’s sire INVINCIBLE SPIRIT carries a duplication of Rockefella.


New Zealand stalwart SIR TRISTRAM also appears in several stakes winning More Than Ready progeny. Sources of Sir Tristram include KAAPSTAD, LONHRO, MARAUDING, MILITARY PLUME, OCTAGONAL, SAVABEEL and ZABEEL.

Redoute’s Choice and his second damsire Nijinsky II are members of the very influential TORPENHOW family and would benefit from the addition of other members RULER, MASTERCLASS, NEW REGENT, SPINNING WORLD, EL GRAN SENOR, TRY MY BEST, FAR NORTH, THE MINSTREL, UMATILLA, XAAR, HURRICANE SKY, FREE AMERICA, GOOD JOURNEY, DR. JOHNSON and FRIENDLY RELATIONS.

Kiss And Make Up’s second damsire Wild Again has also worked very well with the TORPENHOW family (above), producing Gr 1 winners out of mares by family members EL GRAN SENOR and THE MINSTREL.

 Wild Again’s sire Icecapade is a grandson of BOLD IRISH, also ancestress of FUSAICHI PEGASUS and PINE BLUFF.

 Multiple lines to War Admiral and Bold Ruler in Kiss And Make Up’s pedigree will appreciate the presence of Prince John and Eight Thirty in mares’ pedigrees. These four individuals have a recognised affinity. Damsires which offer these include SALIERI (damsire of MAGIC ALBERT) CARNEGIE, BRIEF TRUCE, SUCCESS EXPRESS (and son MOSSMAN), MAGIC ALBERT, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, BROCCO, ROYAL ACADEMY, ZABALETA and IS IT TRUE.

A pattern involving NEARCO and HYPERION is present through Nearctic (4 lines), Show Lady, Bushel-N-Pack and Taipan II.  Elated (dam of Vain) and Quet Etoile.  This can be reinforced by the addition of VAIN, LANDAU, BAGUETTE, NEAPOLITAN, GRAUSTARK, MARSHUA’S DANCER, TUDOR MELODY, THATCH, ORGOGLIO, DELTA JUDGE, MOSSBOROUGH, BEN LOMOND, PETONG, POSSE, SPECIAL (dam of NUREYEV and second dam of SADLER’S WELLS and FAIRY KING), HORNBEAM, VAGUELY NOBLE, HERMES and DIGNITAS.

SADLER’S WELLS line mares have enjoyed success with Kiss And Make Up’s sire More Than Ready. He can be sourced via mares by GALILEO, HIGH CHAPARRAL, MONTJEU, BARATHEA, CARNEGIE, KING OF KINGS, RUNYON, SCENIC (and son BLEVIC) amongst others. Sadler’s Wells’ brother FAIRY KING is accessible via mares by ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV and HELISSIO.

Written April 2017

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