High Chaparral’s sire Sadler’s Wells is a member of the GOODY TWO SHOES family. His brothers FAIRY KING and TATE GALLERY are desirable reinforcements. Other members which would enhance this line include VAL DE LOIR, RIDAN, THATCH and his son THATCHING, NUREYEV, LORENZACCIO, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, PERUGINO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, FOX MYTH, REFORM and OPEN DAY. Nureyev is prominent in the dam of High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winning son, Wigmore Hall, while his Gr.1 winner Wrote is a direct descendant of Sadler’s Wells’ granddam Special.
Sadler’s Wells is bred on a Nearctic / Hail To Reason cross, a pattern which is desirably reversed in the pedigree of RED RANSOM.
Darshaan, damsire of High Chaparral, is a FRIZETTE family member. He can be reinforced by the inclusion of horses such as MR. PROSPECTOR, SING SING, DJEDDAH, ROAN ROCKET, GREGORIAN, FERDINAND, BALDRIC II, JET PILOT, LOMOND, SEATTLE SLEW and OMAN.
The Mr. Prospector sire line is particularly appealing. Sadler’s Wells’ sire sons Galileo and Refuse To Bend are out of mares from this line. High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Redwood is out of a WOODMAN mare. Look for broodmare sires such as HUSSONET, RHYTHM, KINGMAMBO, STRAIGHT STRIKE, MACHIAVELLIAN, ELUSIVE QUALITY, MISWAKI (sire of UMATILLA), GEIGER COUNTER, BELLOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, distorted humor, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, THUNDER GULCH, FAPPIANO and SECRET SAVINGS.
Kris, the second damsire of High Chaparral, is a full brother to KEEN and DIESIS. High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winning son Wrote carries another line to Kris. Kris can be sex balanced by daughters of SWITCH IN TIME. Diesis can also be sourced via CREESE, DAGGERS DRAWN and HALLING mares.
Tights, damsire of So You Think, is by Nijinsky II. He is a key member of the very influential TORPENHOW family. Other family members such as REDOUTE’S CHOICE, DR. JOHNSON, FAR NORTH, THE MINSTREL, HURRICANE SKY, XAAR, UMATILLA, FREE AMERICA, RULER, DENON, MASTERCLASS, NEW REGENT, EL GRAN SENOR, TRY MY BEST (sire of LAST TYCOON), SPINNING WORLD and GIELGUD in mares, should be very well received.
Tights is bred on a Nijinsky II / Round Table cross. Influences which can mirror this pattern include CAERLEON, CONQUISTAROSE, KINGS LAKE, LUJAIN and SUAVE DANCER.
The duplication of Rockefella in So You Think begs the introduction of fellow LADY SUSAN family members, DANZIG and BLETCHINGLY. High Chaparral’s Gr.1 winner Monaco Consul carries more Rockefella through his damsire STAR WAY.
So You Think should work well with STAR KINGDOM. High Chaparral has produced Gr.1 winner Descarado out of a mare by LORD BALLINA, while damsire Tights has produced Gr.1 winner Great Command out of a MARSCAY mare. Other representatives of this line include LUSKIN STAR, BLETCHINGLY, CANNY LAD, KENNY’S BEST PAL, FINAL CARD, BLAZING SWORD, HULA CHIEF, ZEPHYR BAY, TATTENHAM, SHIFNAL and TODMAN.
Close relations to Northern Dancer (who is duplicated in So You Think) such as MACHIAVELLIAN, DANEHILL, EL MOXIE, EXIT TO NOWHERE, ORPEN and HALO are desirable. Halo can be sourced via damsires such as DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, SOUTHERN IMAGE, irgun and SUNDAY SILENCE.
At 2 Years:
Australian Champion 3yo colt 2009/10
At 4 Years:
In Europe in 2011: Champion older horse in Ireland
In Europe in 2012