Success in the leading 2yo sprints often translates into substantial sire success, as the likes of Oasis Dream, Dark Angel, Dutch Art, Showcasing, Mastercraftsman and Zoffany have shown in recent years. Ivawood was an easy winner of two of these – the Gr.2 July S. and Gr.2 Richmond S. – and he went within a nose of winning the Gr.1 Middle Park Stakes. This grandson of Invincible Spirit also showed that he was more than just a precocious juvenile by finishing third in both the 2,000 Guineas and Irish 2,000 Guineas. Ivawood has some impressive bloodlines. His second dam Kinnaird won the Gr.2 May Hill Stakes at two and the Gr.1 Prix de l’Opera at four and is the dam of Berkshire, a Group winner at two and three years.
Invincible Spirit’s top-class son Shalaa and his very smart sprinter Muthmir are inbred 3×3 to DANZIG, while the top Australian sprinter Brazen Beau, by a son of Invincible Spirit, is inbred 4×3. Ivawood can thrive with mares by fast sons and grandsons of DANEHILL, such as CHOISIR, CLODOVIL, DANEHILL DANCER, DANETIME, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FASTNET ROCK, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, MOZART, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR and KODIAC.
Ivawood’s sire Zebedee has a 2017 Gr.2 2yo winner inbred 3×3 to GREEN DESERT. This colt, Barraquero is out of an OASIS DREAM mare. This also opens the door to daughters of CAPE CROSS (which create 4×3 to Green Desert and 5×4 to Ahonoora) and DESERT STYLE.
Ivawood’s grandsire Invincible Spirit sired a pair of Gr.1 winners from MACHIAVELLIAN mares. He also has Gr.1 winners out of daughters of GULCH, KINGMAMBO, SEEKING THE GOLD and ZAMINDAR. Other options are daughters of LOPE DE VEGA. Ivawood’s family has produced a Gr.3 winner to DUBAWI.
Invincible Spirit has a tremendous 16% stakes winners with his 45 foals out of INDIAN RIDGE mares, with Profitable, Swiss Spirit and Tickled Pink among his seven stakes winners. Invincible Spirit’s son Lawman has Gr.3 winners out of daughters of INCHINOR and INDIAN RIDGE. COMPTON PLACE, a son of INDIAN RIDGE, sired the Irish 2,000 Guineas second Shifting Power from Ivawood’s family.
Another good option would be mares by ACCLAMATION (out of a fast AHONOORA mare). Invincible Spirit and his sons have several talented performers out of mares by Acclamation’s sire ROYAL APPLAUSE.
Invincible Spirit has Group winners out of daughters of SADLER’S WELLS, MONTJEU and GALILEO. Sons of Invincible Spirit have Group winners with dams by SADLER’S WELLS and TEOFILO.
Mares from the NUREYEV line could also suit, in view of Invincible Spirit’s fine record with mares by PIVOTAL and FASLIYEV. Daughters of KYLLACHY are another option. PEINTRE CELEBRE sired a good winner from Ivawood’s family in the form of the smart Salford Mill, who became a top winner in Hong Kong as Helene Mascot.
Plenty of Invincible Spirit’s Group winners have pedigrees containing NIJINSKY, via the likes of KINGS LAKE, GREEN DANCER, ROYAL ACADEMY and CAERLEON.
Sons of Invincible Spirit have Group winners out of grand-daughters of STORM CAT, by GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and TALE OF THE CAT. Mares by FOOTSTEPSINTHESAND and SHAMARDAL could help Ivawood sire good 2yos, with SHAMARDAL having the added appeal of being out of a MACHIAVELLIAN mare.
The BLUSHING GROOM line demands respect. Lawman has two Gr.1 winners with dams by RAINBOW QUEST, while Invincible Spirit’s Prix Maurice de Gheest winners Moonlight Cloud and Signs of Blessing respectively have a dam by SPECTRUM and a second dam by NASHWAN.
A son of Invincible Spirit has two Group winners out of LINAMIX mares.
Ivawood’s sire also has the smart sprinter Magical Memory from a CADEAUX GENEREUX mare.
A DUAL GR.2 WINNER AT 2 YEARS
DUAL CLASSIC PLACED MILER AT 3 YEARS.