November 22, 2017
Top French-based consignor Anna Sundstrom of Coulonces Consignment could not resist a Starspanglebanner colt on day two of the Goffs…View Article
Starspangledbanner is inbred 5×6 to STAR KINGDOM through Biscay and Noholme respectively. However, the addition of further strands of the influential sire through the likes of TODMAN, KAROU STAR, STAR AFFAIR and their many descendants would be of particular interest, particularly bearing in mind that Starspangledbanner’s sire Choisir has bred Group 2 winner Incumbent, himself inbred 5x6x6 to STAR KINGDOM.
Choisir is the sire of the first stakes winner worldwide to be inbred to DANEHILL in the shape of Psychologist, who is from a mare by DANZERO. With the abundance of Danehill blood in Australasia, this is certainly an approach worth trying with Starspangledbanner. The likes of REDOUTE’S CHOICE, DANZERO and FLYING SPUR have all sired Group 1 winners from mares carrying VAIN, so their daughters will be particularly interesting when mated with Starspangledbanner who carries VAIN as the sire of his grandam.
Daughters of RORY’S JESTER have bred the likes of SW Battlefield and the SP’s Jesse’s Girl and Silent But Deadly by Choisir while other Danehill line stallions have bred Group 1 winners The Heckler and Reward For Effort from RORY’S JESTER mares.
Mares carrying the influence of Halo have always enjoyed a significant degree of success with Danehill line stallions. Group 1 winners Scintillation, Alverta, Al Maher, Portland Singa, Rena’s Lady, Undoubtedly and Arapaho Miss have been bred along this cross. The most common sources of HALO in Australasia are through SUNDAY SILENCE, DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY and IRGUN. Also carrying Halo and are perhaps most interesting mated with Danehill mares are the female descendants of MACHIAVELLIAN, EXIT TO NOWHERE and ORPEN all of whom are from the family of Danehill himself. Starspangledbanner’s grandsire Danehill Dancer has bred GSW’s Arapaho Miss and Callwood Dancer from mares carrying Halo while Choisir has bred the multiple GSW Gold Water from a granddaughter of Halo.
Danehill Dancer himself has also displayed a strong preference for mares carrying NIJINSKY having sired Group 1 winners Private Steer, Again, Speciosa and Lillie Langtry along that cross. The most obvious sources of Nijinsky in Australasia are through the female descendants of such as ROYAL ACADEMY, CAERLEON, GREEN DANCER, SKY CLASSIC, SERHEED, SEATTLE DANCER, TIGHTS, YEATS etc. Choisir has bred GSW’s Dreamscape and Gold Water from mares with a strong NIJINSKY influence in their pedigree.
Choisir, as is the case with Danehill and many of his male descendants to have entered stud, has bred a number of quality performers from SIR TRISTRAM line mares, most notably GSW’s Sacred Choice and Champagne Harmony, while his GSW daughter Hurried Choice features Sir Tristram as the sire of her grandam. Mares carrying this influence through for example ZABEEL, DR GRACE, MARAUDING, GROSVENOR, KAAPSTAD, SOVEREIGN RED and EL QAHIRA are likely to be well mated with Starspangledbanner.
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