B 2013 16.1 HH - Choisir x Prophet Jewel
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Divine Prophet is a Gr 1 winning son of one of Australia’s flagship sires, Choisir. With a long and successful career at stud, we can glean some strong pointers on how Divine Prophet may work with mares from analysing his sire’s patterns.
Nine of Choisir’s 42 Group winners are out of mares carrying the SIR IVOR line. Eight of those are via SIR TRISTRAM including Gr 1 winners SACRED CHOICE, HISTORIAN, JAPONISME and KUSHADASI. In addition, Divine Prophet carries Sir Tristram’s fellow SELENE family member and genetic friend, Star Way. Sir Tristram’s male descendants include ZABEEL, RESET, DENMAN, OCTAGONAL, DR. GRACE, GROSVENOR, MARAUDING, KAAPSTAD, MILITARY PLUME and SOVEREIGN RED. Sir Ivor is also the sire of GIELGUD and damsire of XAAR and MASTERCLASS.
Divine Prophet is out of an Encosta De Lago mare, as are Gr 1 winner JAPONISME and two Gr 3 winners by Choisir. Encosta De Lago’s sire Fairy King is a brother to SADLER’S WELLS, who appears in the dam’s pedigrees of two of Choisir’s Gr 1 winners and a further three Group winners. Interestingly, three of those five which carry Sadler’s Wells do so through his son, MONTJEU. Other sons of Sadler’s Wells include HIGH CHAPARRAL, SCENIC, CARNEGIE, EL PRADO (and sons ARTIE SCHILLER, KITTEN’S JOY and MEDAGLIA D’ORO), GALILEO and BARATHEA.
Encosta De Lago and Sadler’s Wells are members of the GOODY TWO SHOES family, who is also present in Gr 1 winner SACRED CHOICE via APALACHEE. Other family members to have success with Choisir include THATCHING and GEIGER COUNTER. TATE GALLERY, YEATS, LORENZACCIO, REFORM, PERUGINO, CAMPO CATINO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, TOPSIDER, OPEN DAY and INFLATE are other tail female family members.
The STORM BIRD line has produced three Group winners by Choisir via mares by CATRAIL, TACTICAL CAT and MUJADIL. His son STORM CAT has plenty of representatives at stud. Mares by TALE OF THE CAT, GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, HENNESSY, STATUE OF LIBERTY, VAN NISTELROOY, HIGH YIELD, BLACK MINNALOUSHE and ONE COOL CAT are examples. STORM BIRD is also responsible for successful broodmare sire BLUEBIRD (sire of DOLPHIN STREET).
Divine Prophet’s third damsire Imperial March is from the family of VICE REGENT (sire of NEW REGENT and REGAL CLASSIC and grandsire of DEHERE) and VICTORIA PARK, damsire of THE MINSTREL (sire of PALACE MUSIC). Choisir has produced Gr 1 winner CHOICE BRO out of a PALACE MUSIC mare.
Choisir is one of a small band of DANEHILL line sires that are happy to create inbreeding to this influence through two sons. His Gr 1 winner THE MISSION is a son of a REDOUTE’S CHOICE mare and Gr 3 winner PSYCHOLOGIST is out of a DANZERO mare. There is a plethora of Danehill sire line broodmares out there that should fit well with Divine Prophet.
Divine Prophet carries Danehill and a triplication of Northern Dancer from the ALMAHMOUD family. Broodmares carrying other ALMAHMOUD descendants such as HALO, ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN, EL MOXIE, ESPERERO, EXIT TO NOWHERE, L’EMIGRANT and ARCTIC TERN provide significant reinforcement for Divine Prophet. Choisir has worked with the Halo line, with Gr 1 winner THE MISSION having MORE THAN READY as his second damsire, while Gr 2 winner GOLD WATER is out of a daughter of DEVIL’S BAG. FUJI KISEKI, SUNDAY SILENCE, SOUTHERN IMAGE, DUBLEO and IRGUN are other Halo representatives.
Four of Choisir’s Group winners have NIJINSKY II up close in their dams. Mares by sires such as BEL ESPRIT, TIGHTS, GENEROUS, YEATS, CAERLEON, ROYAL ACADEMY, WESTERN SYMPHONY, WHISKEY ROAD, SERHEED and BLETCHLEY PARK supply Nijinsky II, who is also prominent in dam sires such as HURRICANE SKY and SUCCESS EXPRESS.
Choisir’s damsire Lunchtime is also the sire of SNIPPETS. Mares by this top broodmare sire (or his sons such as PINS, AKHENATON, SNOWLAND, SPARTACUS and SNIPPETSON) will create a sex balanced duplication of Lunchtime for Divine Prophet.
Choisir also had Gr 1 success with mares from other lines not previously mentioned. Champion European 3yo OLYMPIC GLORY is by Choisir out of an ALZAO mare. His second damsire SHIRLEY HEIGHTS also appears in the pedigree of Choisir’s Hong Kong star, SECRET WEAPON. Champion Sprinter on both sides of the globe, STARSPANGLEDBANNER is out of a MADE OF GOLD mare and has VAIN as his second damsire. Gr 1 Middle Park Stakes winner THE LAST LION is out of a mare by BRIEF TRUCE (by IRISH RIVER).
Other broodmare sires with multiple stakes winners by Choisir include RORY’S JESTER, SEATTLE SLEW (sire line of AIR DE FRANCE, A.P. INDY – BERNARDINI and CONGRATS – NINE CARAT, YONDER), ZEDITAVE (sire of MAGIC ALBERT and STRATEGIC) and KENMARE (sire of KENVAIN, METAL STORM, TRIBU, HIGHEST HONOR).