Like Rock of Gibraltar and Exceed And Excel, Holy Roman Emperor is inbred 3×3 to the great NORTHERN DANCER and 4x4x4 to the celebrated Natalma. This doesn’t rule out more NORTHERN DANCER blood, as Rock of Gibraltar and Exceed And Excel have enjoyed plenty of success with NORTHERN DANCER line mares.
Holy Roman Emperor is injecting speed and precocity into daughters of SADLER’S WELLS, siring the high-class international sprinter Rich Tapestry and the 2017 mile Listed winner Canary Row. He also sired the 2016 Gr.2 2yo winner Rich Legacy, the Dewhurst runner-up Leitir Mor and the 2017 Listed winner Mask of Time from daughters of GALILEO, plus the very speedy Charles The Great from a BARATHEA mare.
Mares by sons of NUREYEV should also suit. He has Gr.3 winners out of mares by FASLIYEV and PEINTRE CELEBRE (the smart Pinturicchio), and he also sired the 2017 2yo Listed winner True Blue Moon from a PEINTRE CELEBRE mare. His high-class daughter Banimpire has a second dam by NUREYEV.
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR has the smart German colt Amarillo from a ROYAL ACADEMY mare, plus Gr.3 and Listed winners out of mares by Royal Academy’s son Ali-Royal. He has achieved pleasing results with KAHYASI mares, siring such as the Gr.2 winner Parvaneh, so the NIJINSKY line is obviously successful.
Holy Roman Emperor already has three stakes winners with second dams by GREEN DESERT and his fast son Louis The Pious is inbred 3×3 to DANZIG.
The fact that the very tough Dewhurst Stakes second Leitir Mor and the Gr.2 winner Mango Diva are inbred 2×3 to DANEHILL means that breeders can’t rule out the option of trying Holy Roman Emperor with mares by one of Danehill’s other very successful stallion sons.
His smart daughter MAUREEN is out of a mare by LINAMIX, who also sired the dams of Group winners by Danehill, Danehill Dancer, Dansili and Choisir.
Holy Roman Emperor owes his first classic winner to the SHARPEN UP line, siring the runaway 1,000 Guineas winner Homecoming Queen from a DIESIS mare.
In siring the Irish 1,000 Guineas second Ishvana and the Gr.1 winner Morandi, Holy Roman Emperor became one of five sons of Danehill to have sired a Group winner from daughters of BERING, another being Dansili, sire of Harbinger.
Holy Roman Emperor is shaping up well with the MR PROSPECTOR line. He has Group-winning two-year-olds out of mares by MACHIAVELLIAN and ZAFONIC. He also has good winners with LYCIUS mares as their first or second dam. He has 13% Group winners with mares by ZAFONIC, which suggests that more mares by ZAFONIC or his brother ZAMINDAR are called for. He could suit daughters of IFFRAAJ.
As Danehill sired a Gr.1 winner from a ROBERTO mare, it is no surprise that Holy Roman Emperor has sired the high-class Banimpire from a KRIS S. mare. He also has speedy Listed winners from daughters of SRI PEKAN and DR FONG, a New Zealand Gr.1 winner with a RED RANSOM dam and a Gr.1-placed Australian colt from an INTIKHAB mare.
The NEVER BEND line is an obvious option, as Rock of Gibraltar, Dansili and Danehill Dancer sired Gr.1 winners from DARSHAAN mares. Holy Roman Emperor has a Listed winner out of a DAYLAMI mare and others from mares by DARSHAAN and DALAKHANI.
Holy Roman Emperor has Group performers with second dams by RAINBOW QUEST, GROOM DANCER and NASHWAN.
The Danzig male line has had some excellent results with mares from the AHONOORA line, producing the likes of Cape Cross, Dancing Rain, Excelebration, Power and The Tatling. Holy Roman Emperor has Group performers out of mares by INDIAN RIDGE and COMPTON PLACE.
Holy Roman Emperor has stakes horses from mares by THATCHING and his son TIROL.
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