The first to highlight Kingman’s excellence as a sire was his spectacular son Calyx. A highly impressive 5-length debut winner at Newmarket, Calyx reappeared ten days later in the Gr.2 Coventry Stakes. Despite having to race on the slower part of the course from his high draw, he burst clear of his group and won well from Advertise. Calyx was similarly impressive at three in the Gr.3 Commonwealth Cup Trial, once again displaying his explosive turn of foot.
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 dam of Native Trail, a Champion 2YO who trained on to win the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Kingman with daughters of GALILEO has five black-type winners, headed by 2022 Gr.1 2YO winner Commissioning and Gr.2 winner Serve The King. 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 Gr.2 winner Noble Style, Gr.1-placed Roseman and the speedy Poetry from daughters of PIVOTAL, which have enjoyed considerable success with Calyx’s grandsire Invincible Spirit.
Kingman’s record suggests that Calyx could shine with a second line of GREEN DESERT. His Gr.2 winners Fearless King and Technical Analysis and Gr.3 winner Chachnak are inbred 3x4 to GREEN DESERT. 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.
The DANEHILL branch works with Kingman. His classic winner Persian King has a dam by DYLAN THOMAS and he also has GSWs out of mares by DANSILI (3), CHAMPS ELYSEES, DANEHILL DANCER and EXCEED AND EXCEL.
Kingman’s Gr.3 winner Sinawann has a dam by ANABAA, who also sired the grandam of Gr.1 winner Commissioning.
Invincible Spirit has seven black-type winners, including Profitable, out of INDIAN RIDGE mares. He also has a Gr.3 winner from an INCHINOR mare. His son Lawman has Group winners with dams by INDIAN RIDGE, INCHINOR and COMPTON PLACE (Gr.1 winner Pretty Gorgeous). This suggests Calyx will be suited by this speedy line.
MR PROSPECTOR blood has done very well with Calyx’s grandsire Invincible Spirit. Kingman’s outstanding miler Palace Pier has a dam by NAYEF. Kingman also has a Gr.2 winner from a KING’S BEST mare. Calyx should suit KINGMAMBO line mares, especially now that Kingman has sired the smart 2YO Nostrum from a daughter of DUBAI DESTINATION.
Kingman sired a Gr.1 winner from a mare by Machiavellian’s son STREET CRY. Calyx would be interesting with daughters of successful stallions with dams by MACHIAVELLIAN, such as ZOFFANY, DARK ANGEL and SHAMARDAL. Then there’s LOPE DE VEGA, with his close inbreeding to MACHIAVELLIAN.
Invincible Spirit has Gr.1 winner Nazeef and Gr.2 2YO winner Shartash out of DUBAWI mares, while Kingman has a Gr.2 winner with a dam by MAKFI.
Kingman has a Gr.2 winner and a Listed winner out of mares by sons of STORM CAT. GIANT’S CAUSEWAY sired the second dam of Kingman’s classic-winning son Persian King. Kingman has numerous black-type winners with two lines of Mill Reef. Kingman’s Gr.1-winner Kinross, Gr.1-placed King of Comedy and Gr.3-placed Epictetus are all among his 12 foals out of SELKIRK mares.