Calyx

The first to highlight Kingman’s excellence as a sire was Calyx. A highly impressive 5-length debut winner at Newmarket, Calyx reappeared ten days later to take the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes. Despite having to race on the slower part of the course from his high draw he won it well. The next four across the line, which all raced in the other group, included the future Group winners Advertise, Sergei Prokofiev and Shine So Bright. Calyx was similarly impressive on his return to action at three in the Gr.3 Commonwealth Cup Trial. The Gr.1 Commonwealth Cup appeared to be at Calyx’s mercy but he suffered a pastern injury when second to Gr.1 winner Hello Youmzain in the Gr.2 Sandy Lane Stakes.

Calyx and his parents Kingman and Helleborine were all Group winners at two. Helleborine’s older sister African Rose won the Gr.1 Sprint Cup and their younger sister Needleleaf is now the dam of Native Trail, one of the leading 2YOs of 2021, so this family excels at two.

Kingman is showing promise with daughters of GALILEO, siring four SWs, and Calyx’s family has produced a smart 2YO to FRANKEL. Calyx will inject more speed into grand-daughters of Galileo. Kingman’s Gr.2 winners Public Sector and Elizabeth Tower have dams by MONTJEU and DOYEN. Mares by IN THE WINGS’s sons SOLDIER HOLLOW and SINGSPIEL have GWs by Kingman, including a Gr.1 winner.

Kingman has already sired the speedy Poetry and the smart Roseman from daughters of PIVOTAL.

Kingman’s record suggests that Calyx could shine with a second line of GREEN DESERT, as his Gr.2 winners Fearless King and Technical Analysis and Gr.3 winner Chachnak are inbred 3x4. The smart American filly Technical Analysis has a dam by SEA THE STARS. Kingman also has the speedy Alligator Alley out of a CAPE CROSS mare. Mares by SHOWCASING would create 4x4 inbreeding to Green Desert and to Kingman’s 2nd dam Hope.

The DANEHILL branch is making its mark with Kingman as classic winner Persian King has a dam by DYLAN THOMAS and he also has GWs out of mares by DANSILI, CHAMPS ELYSEES, DANEHILL DANCER, EXCEED AND EXCEL. The smart Sangarius has a second dam by DANEHILL. Calyx can be expected to do well with mares by Danehill’s many stallion sons, such as DANSILI, DANEHILL DANCER, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FASTNET ROCK, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, CLODOVIL and KODIAC (producing 4x3 to Rafha).

Kingman has Group-placed performers out of mares by ROYAL APPLAUSE and his son ACCLAMATION.

There’s no obstacle to adding more MR PROSPECTOR blood. Kingman’s outstanding miler Palace Pier has a dam by NAYEF, he has a Gr.2 winner from a KING’S BEST mare and Listed winners out of mares by KINGMAMBO, LEMON DROP KID and ARCHIPENKO.

Invincible Spirit has 13% SWs, out of MACHIAVELLIAN mares and Kingman has American Gr.1 winner Domestic Spending from a mare by Machiavellian’s son STREET CRY. Calyx would be interesting with daughters of stallions with dams by MACHIAVELLIAN, especially ZOFFANY, DARK ANGEL and SHAMARDAL. Then there’s LOPE DE VEGA, with his close inbreeding to MACHIAVELLIAN.

Kingman has a Gr.2 winner and a SW out of mares by sons of STORM CAT. GIANT’S CAUSEWAY sired the second dam of his Gr.1 winner Persian King.

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