Equus Champion Sire 2014/15
Cape Stallion of the Year 2014/15
SA Champion Sire of 2yo's 7x IN A ROW
DUAL Equus Outstanding Stallion (2009 & 2011)
A consistently Top Sire in the auction ring:
|NOTABLE PROGENY BY CAPTAIN AL|
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Grade|
|Captain Of All
||Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2.
Equus Champion Sprinter, Cape Horse of the Year,
Cape Champion Older Male, Cape Champion Sprinter
|All Is Secret
||Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl.
Equus Champion 2yo Filly, Cape Champion 2yo Filly x2,
Cape Champion 3yo Filly
|*Captain's Lover||f||Badger Land||Argosy||Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|6 wins incl. SA Gr1 & Gr2 Fr. Gr1 and Gr3 placed in SA & Fr.
||Equus Champion 3yo Filly, Equus Champion Int Achievement,
Cape Champion 3yo Filly
|Carry On Alice
||Best By Test
||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl x5, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Cape Champion 2yo Filly, Cape Champion 3yo Filly
|Captain's Call||f||London News||Elliodor||Gr1 pl, Gr2. Cape Champion 2yo Filly|
|Princess Royal||f||Rakeen||Centaine||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl. Cape Campion 2yo Filly|
|Captain Chaos||c||Rambo Dancer||Best By Test||Gr3, L pl. Cape Champion 2yo Colt|
|Albert Mooney||g||Qui Danzig||Parched||Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Emerald Cove||f||Caesour||Straight Strike||Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, L, L pl x2|
|Pine Princess||f||Badger Land||Far North||Gr1, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl|
|Captain America||c||Fort Wood||Top Ville||Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, winner R2m RtoR Stakes|
|Hill Fifty Four||g||Sportsworld||Dancing Champ||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2|
|Exhilaration||g||Elliodor||Boot Camp||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Captain's Gal||m||Centenary||Esplendor||Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Dance With Al||m||Dancing Champ||Foveros||Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Captain's Secret||g||Our Casey's Boy||Harry Hotspur||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x3|
|Captain Scott||g||Badger Land||Elliodor||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x4, L|
|Alascan Maiden||f||Polar Falcon||Last Tycoon||Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x3|
|Redcarpet Captain||c||Kabool||Al Mufti||Gr1 pl x2, Gr3|
|Frusk||c||Maroof||Sir Tristram||Gr1 pl x2, Gr3 pl x2|
|Cap Alright||g||Centenary||Divine King||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, L x2, L pl|
|Captain's Wild||g||Esplendor||St Paddy||Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr3 pl x2|
|Fragrant Al||f||Fort Wood||Harry Hotspur||Gr1 pl, Gr2, L x 2, L pl|
|Captain Firth||c||Fort Wood||Full Colour||Gr1 pl, Gr2|
|Solar Captain||g||Personal Hope||Foveros||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x3, L pl|
|Trinity House||f||National Assembly||Peacetime||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 x2, L|
|Midnight Run||g||Shaamit||Golden Thatch||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Al's Deputy||c||Devilish Ninja||Peaceable Kingdom||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl|
|Never Forever||g||National Assembly||Peacetime||Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl|
|Possible Dream||m||Fort Wood||Roland Gardens||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|Tick Tock||m||Elliodor||Free State||Gr1 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L pl|
|*Captain In Charge||c||Elliodor||Harry Hotspur||Gr1 pl|
|2 wins @ 2 & Gr1 pl 2nd in 6 starts at 2 (1st crop) - won in Australia over 7f|
|Captain's Reserve||c||Model Man||Del Sarto||Gr1 pl|
|Flaming Alice||f||Elliodor||Duty Dance||Gr1 pl|
|Disco Al||g||Badger Land||Elliodor||Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 x2, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Townsend||f||Dominion Royale||Tilden||Gr2, Gr3, L, L pl|
|Kremlin Captain||g||Nureyev||Alleged||Gr2, Gr3, L pl|
|Victorian Secret||f||Joshua Dancer||Royal Academy||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x2, L x2|
|Captain Cook||h||Comic Blush||Jungle Cove||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L pl x2|
|Earth's Orbit||f||Rakeen||Raise A Man||Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x2|
|Seminole||f||Wolf Power||Super Concorde||Gr2 pl x2, L pl|
|Captain's Cheer||g||Pole Position||Harry Hotspur||Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2|
|Captain In Command||c||Trigger Finger||Capture Him||Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl|
|Pure Power||f||National Assembly||Elliodor||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2, L x2, L pl|
|Captain's Key||g||Qui Danzig||Elevation||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2|
|Mr Black Tom||g||Green Lightning||Gallantry||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl x2|
|Emmajo||m||Enchantment||Sledgehammer||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Highly Decorated||f||Rambo Dancer||Foveros||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Reason To Believe||f||Caesour||Kafu||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Waitangi||c||National Assembly||Bush Telegraph||Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl|
|Sting Operation||f||Western Winter||Royal Chalice||Gr2 pl, L|
|Blazing Al||c||All Fired Up||Mecca Road||Gr2 pl, L pl x2|
|Captain's Table||c||Historian||Jamaican Music||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Kimberly Al||c||Caesour||All Fired Up||Gr2 pl, L pl|
|Admiral's Daughter||m||Flaming Rock||Dancing Champ||Gr2 pl|
|Captain Harry||c||Ringaro||Snow Festival||Gr2 pl|
|Chances Are||f||Crystal De Roche||Run The Gantlet||Gr2 pl|
|Lord Of The Sea||c||Roland Gardens||Rouletabille||Gr2 pl|
|School Captain||f||Royal Academy||Damascus||Gr2 pl|
|Stern Line||f||Sportsworld||Bally Game||Gr2 pl|
|Captain Corageous||c||Royal Prerogative||Preamble II||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L|
|Zambezi Torrent||c||King Of Kings||Dominion||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L|
|Terminator||g||Citidancer||Balkan Knight||Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Istiqraar||g||London News||National Assembly||Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl|
|War Of Conquest||g||Ginistrelli||Roland Gardens||Gr3, Gr3 pl|
|Mana Mou||f||Harry Hotspur||Jungle Cove||Gr3, L pl|
|Petala||f||Tale Of The Cat||Gulch||Gr3, L pl|
|Eighth Wonder||c||Fort Wood||Plugged Nickle||Gr3|
|Flower's Angel||f||National Assembly||Northern Guest||Gr3|
|Wheredowego||f||Fort Wood||Bush Telegraph||Gr3|
|*National Captain||c||Secret Prospector||Port Merion||Gr3 pl x3, L pl x2|
|Won 1st start in SA. Won UAE (beating Gr1 Guineas winner Express Way) & 2 wins in USA & 2x Gr3 pl|
|Ocean's Swift||f||Qui Danzig||Roland Gardens||Gr3 pl x2, L x2, L pl|
|Captainofmysoul||f||Caesour||Top Ville||Gr3 pl x2, L pl x4|
|Rum Ration||c||Hard Up||Esplendor||Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2|
|Keirov Ballet||f||Russian Fox||Northern Drive||Gr3 pl x2|
|Play Nice||f||Elliodor||Ringaro||Gr3 pl x2|
|Captain's Daughter||f||National Emblem||Waterville Lake||Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Sleek 'N Sassy||f||Slewpendous||Hail To Reason||Gr3 pl, L, L pl|
|Cool Zone||c||Argosy||Jungle Cove||Gr3 pl, L|
|Eros's Girl||f||Jet Master||Badger Land||Gr3 pl, L|
|Red Disa||f||Elliodor||Free State||Gr3 pl, L|
|Captain's Lullaby||f||Miswaki||Erin's Isle||Gr3 pl, L pl x3|
|Cape Cutter||c||Badger Land||Argosy||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Kwitizina||f||Danehill||Jade Hunter||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Miss Saigon||f||Badger Land||Prince Florimund||Gr3 pl, L pl x2|
|Girl In Every Port||f||Hard Up||Sea Cottage||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Grand Duke||g||Elevation||Silver God||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Kiss Me Hardy||g||Jet Master||Fordham||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Show A Profit||c||Elliodor||Persian Wonder||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Sublime Lady||f||Fort Wood||Elliodor||Gr3 pl, L pl|
|Al Capitano||c||Jallad||Flaming Rock||Gr3 pl|
|Allocation||c||National Assembly||Peacetime||Gr3 pl|
|Cape Trafalgar||c||Elliodor||Harry Hotspur||Gr3 pl|
|Captain Magpie||c||London News||National Emblem||Gr3 pl|
|Captain Tempest||g||Elliodor||Northern Guest||Gr3 pl|
|Captain Thriller||g||Allied Flag||Truly Nureyev||Gr3 pl|
|Captain's Catch||f||Argosy||Brer Rabbit||Gr3 pl|
|Commodore Pete||g||National Assembly||Persian Wonder||Gr3 pl|
|Copiapo||f||Fort Wood||Our Casey's Boy||Gr3 pl|
|Echohawk||g||Elliodor||Bally Game||Gr3 pl|
|Leeway||f||Lear Fan||Nureyev||Gr3 pl|
|Love Vivien||f||Manshood||Mistral Dancer||Gr3 pl|
|Nordic Warrior||g||Fort Wood||Northern Guest||Gr3 pl|
|Officer Class||c||Goldkeeper||Esplendor||Gr3 pl|
|Southern Lights||f||Big Swinger||Elevation||Gr3 pl|
|Strategize||g||Badger Land||Trocadero||Gr3 pl|
|Vice Admiral||g||Badger Land||Sword Dancer||Gr3 pl|
|Aluvial||f||Argosy||Northfields||L x2, L pl|
|Melting Moments||f||Northfields||Royal Prerogative||L x2, L pl|
|Barbosa||g||Best By Test||Harry Hotspur||L, L pl|
|Captain Lars||g||Polar Falcon||Last Tycoon||L, L pl|
|Captain Swarovski||c||Fort Wood||Elliodor||L, L pl|
|Canadian Sunset||f||Trigger Finger||Capture Him||L|
|Captain's Cove||f||Complete Warrior||Roland Gardens||L|
|Captain Alfredo||c||King Of Kings||Dominion||L|
|Hold The Gold||g||Dancing Champ||Over The Air||L|
|Mainbrace||c||Hard Up||Sea Cottage||L|
|Me 'N You||f||Jungle Rock||Quick Turnover||L|
|Only Emily||f||National Emblem||Northern Guest||L|
|Princess Alberta||f||Badger Land||J O Tobin||L|
|Secret Obsession||f||Russian Fox||Persian Wonder||L|
|Therealslimshady||c||National Assembly||Persian Wonder||L|
|Als Bonanza||f||Elliodor||Home Guard||L pl x2|
|Captain Spartha||f||Argosy||Jungle Cove||L pl x2|
|Halfmoonrising||f||Elliodor||Royal Prerogative||L pl x2|
|King James||g||Centenary||Mexico II||L pl x2|
|On The Bluff||f||Jallad||Bush Telegraph||L pl x2|
|Ribbons For Thee||f||National Emblem||Bellotto||L pl x2|
|Space Captain||c||Sportsworld||Caerdeon||L pl x2|
|Alpha Pegasi||c||Jallad||Straight Strike||L pl|
|Adorable||f||Russian Fox||Top Ville||L pl|
|Al Mambo||c||Historian||Jamaican Music||L pl|
|Arctic Captain||c||Mistral Dancer||Peacetime||L pl|
|Bad Boy Buddy Boy||g||Mistral Dancer||Peacetime||L pl|
|Bermuda Sloop||f||Casey Tibbs||Elliodor||L pl|
|Captain Dino||g||Camden Park||Folmar||L pl|
|Captain Hercules||c||Golden Thatch||Royal Prerogative||L pl|
|Captain's Emblem||f||National Emblem||Bellotto||L pl|
|Captain's Orders||c||Trigger Finger||Capture Him||L pl|
|Captainoftheguard||c||Just Three||Singh||L pl|
|Club Captain||f||Fahal||Coastal||L pl|
|Diamond Tiara||f||Western Winter||Best By Test||L pl|
|Figure Eight Knot||f||Temptation Time||Jamaico||L pl|
|Galahad||c||Harry Hotspur||Prince Sao||L pl|
|Gee I Jane||f||Goldkeeper||Complete Warrior||L pl|
|Genius My King||c||Foveros||Brer Rabbit||L pl|
|Marvellous Captain||g||Rambo Dancer||National Assembly||L pl|
|Mon Capitaine||g||Elliodor||Del Sarto||L pl|
|President Of Pop||g||Northfields||Persian Wonder||L pl|
|Sweep Forward||g||Fort Wood||Goldmark||L pl|
|War Path||f||Rock Of Gibraltar||Sadlers Wells||L pl|
* = Exported
|in South Africa|
|won 9 races (3 wins at 2), 1000m - 1600m (MR 112)|
|at 2||2nd Gr3 Clairwood Nursery (1200m)|
|at 3||WON Gr1 Cape Guineas (1600m)
WON Gr3 Matchem S. (1400m)
3rd Gr3 Guineas Trial (1600m)
|at 4||WON Gr2 Merchants S. (1200m)
WON Gr2 Diadem S. (1200m)
3rd Gr3 Matchem S. (1200m)
AL MUFTI - won 4 races in Europe and South Africa from 1200m to 2000m incl. Duke of Edinburgh S; 2nd Gr1 Rothmans July H, Gr2 Gerling-Preis; and other places Gr3 St Simon S. Predominante S Gr1 Mainstay Int. H. TFR 112
|Name||Sex||Sire of Dam||Sire of 2nd Dam||Race Record|
|Arabian Lass||f||Lord Henham||Pantheon||Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion|
|Al Nitak||c||Del Sarto||Sun Monarch||Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion|
|Cataloochee||c||Old Testament||Brigadier Gerard||Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion|
|CAPTAIN AL||C||COMPLETE WARRIOR||JAMAICO||Gr1|
|The Sheik||c||Del Sarto||Sun Monarch||Gr1, Sire|
|Top Seller||c||Northern Guest||Sun Monarch||Gr1; Gr1 pl|
|Alastor||c||Mecca Road||Noble Chieftain||Gr1|
|Lady Brompton||f||Gatecrasher||Regent Street||Gr1|
|Gilded Minaret||f||Dancing Champ||Jan Ekels||Gr1, Gr2|
|Royal Fantasy||f||Fort Wood||Persian Wonder||Gr1|
|Happy Landing||c||Badger Land||Lords||Gr1, L, Gr2 pl|
|Victory Moon||c||Dancing Champ||Royal Prerogative||Gr2 x2, Gr3 x2, Gr1 pl (UAE)|
|AL MUFTI||roberto||hail to reason||turn to - royal charger|
|nothirdchance - blue sword|
|bramalea||nashua - nasrullah|
|rarelea - bull lea|
|lassie dear||buckpasser||tom fool - menow|
|busanda - war admiral|
|gay missile||sir gaylord - turn to|
|miss baba - my babu|
|OFF TO WAR||complete warrior||dewan||bold ruler - nasrullah|
|sunshine nell - sun again|
|splendid spree||damascus - sword dancer|
|oak cluster - narullah|
|infanta||jamaico||prince taj - prince bio|
|suze - wild risk|
|beylic||field master - fair trial|
|orientalist - eastern emperor|
OFF TO WAR, Equus Champion Broodmare in 2005, 3 wins, R31,075, 1200 - 2000m, placed 12 times; dam of 13 foals; 9 runners; 7 winners inc.:
MUSTANG MANNY (92 c. by Print (GB)): 9 wins, winner in Mauritius, R339,160 and Ru19,500, at 2 to 6, 1200 - 1700m, inc. Green Point Stakes(WFA), Gr2, Port Natal Hcp, (L), placed 33 times, inc. 2nd JWS Langerman Futurity, Gr3, Matchem Stakes, Gr3, 3rd Premier’s Challenge Cup Gr2
CAPTAIN AL (96c, Al Mufti): - 9 wins, Gr1(AR 113); subject stallion
SHADOW DANCING (01 f. by Fort Wood (USA)): 4 wins, R635,370, at 3, 1200 - 1600m, inc. Cape Fillies Guineas, Gr1, Fancourt Majorca Stakes (WFA), Gr1, placed, inc. 3rd L Woolavington 2200 Gr1.
Miss Illusion (89 f. by Fantasy ‘n Reality (USA)): 2 wins, R33,455, at 4, 1800 - 2400m, placed 5 times; dam of 2 winners inc.:
College Town (96 g. by Fine Edge (GB)): 3 wins in Zimbabwe, Z$270,360, at 2 to 3, 1000 - 1800m, placed 7 times, inc. 4th Spey Bridge Stakes Gr3.
Francesca (97 f. by Waldoboro (USA)): 2 wins, R75,140, at 2 to 3, 1200m, 6 places.
National Empress (99) unraced dam of 2 runners, 2 winners
War Gate (90 g. by Damascus Gate (USA)): 10 wins, R260,555, 1200 - 1400m, placed 20 times.
Khamsin Wind (94 c. by Damascus Gate (USA)): 8 wins, R280,163, placed 18 times.
Shoot For The Moon (02 c. by Fort Wood (USA)): 2 wins, R138,550, at 4, 1600m, 9 places.
INFANTA, 2 wins, R5,855, 1800m, placed 8 times; dam of 9 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners inc.:
OFF TO WAR, Equus Champion Broodmare, see above.
BEYLIC (by Field Master (GB)), 4 wins, R8,880, at 2 to 4, 1600m, inc. Dignity S, (L), placed 11 times, inc. 3rd TBA Trophy, (L); own sister to the dam of NOW WHAT; dam of 5 winners inc.:
Quadrin: 4 wins, R46,800, at 2 to 4, 1000 - 1700m, placed 7 times.
Orientalist (f, Eastern Emperor) - 6 wins; dam of
BEYLIC - see above
Early Flight (73c, Field Master) - 9 wins, 3rd Lady’s Bracelet H.
Democratic (72c, Field Master) - 4 wins, 4th JG Hollis M., Gr3 Breeders Challenge S.
Call Girl (71f, Field Master) - 3 wins; dam of
NOW WHAT (79f, Whoduzzit(USA)) - 2 wins, R9,450, at 2, 1000m, inc Hibiscus Fillies Nursery (L), dam of 2 winners.
Game Call (78f, Bally Game(IRE)) - 3 wins, R15,815, at 3, 14000-1600m, placed 5 times inc. 2nd Rani S, (L), 3rd TBA Newmarket Fillies Plate G3; dam of 1 winner.
Gold Call (77f, White Hope(IRE)) - 4 wins, R15,020, at 2 to 4, 1000-1500m, placed 11 times; dam of 4 winners inc:
Premium Rate: 7 wins, R204,150, at 3 to 5, 1000 - 1600m, placed 14 times, inc: 4th Peninsula Hcp G3
Call The Future (84f, Kama) - winner, R9,385, at 3; 1200m, placed 4 times; dam of 4 winners inc:
MODEL FUTURE (90c, Model Man) - 4 wins, R112,005, at 3 to 4, 1600-2000m, inc Milnerton Two Thousand (L), placed 7 times.
Family of DAZZLE - 16 wins incl G1 Champions St.
The wait is on. After shattering all records with his first crop of juveniles, the quality of the mares sent to Captain Al in 2006 took on a new dimension. Great things are expected. Of course, improved quality of mares may be one thing, picking the right pedigree affinity can be another great help. Let’s look at his best runners.
Captain In Charge. Narrowly defeated in the Gr1 Premier’s Champion Stakes as a 2yo, and subsequently exported. His dam Cry For The Lion is an unraced daughter of Gr1 Natal Oaks winner Danseuse Classique, from a top staying female line. The pedigree of Danseuse Classique (a daughter of Harry Hotspur bred on stamina extremes) shows her to be inbred 3x4 to two closely related daughters of Tudor Minstrel, Minstrel’s Pride (dam of Mexico) and Arietta (dam of second damsire Romulus). Danseuse Classique was mated to Elliodor to produce Cry For The Lion. Elliodor is inbred 3x4 to Court Martial, and turns out to be a close genetic relative of Minstrel’s Pride, thus building further on what Danseuse Classique had. This in turn was picked up by Captain Al’s third dam Beylic, a close genetic relative of Elliodor’s third dam Martial Loan (by Court Martial). The mating of Captain Al with Elliodor mares has seen ten runners to date, eight of them multiple winners, including highclass Lordship and stakes placed Show A Profit. The latter’s dam is by Elliodor from a Harry Hotspur mare - the same as the dam of Captain In Charge.
Captain In Command was the first of Captain Al’s first crop to win a Graded race. His dam Encircle is by Trigger Finger out of Enticement by Capture Him. The dam of Trigger Finger, Royal Suite, is a very close genetic relative of Mr Prospector (sire of Capture Him), making Encircle inbred 2x3 to the pair. Added to that, the dam of Mr Prospector (Gold Digger) and the dam of Royal Suite (Nature) are genetic sibling of a third mare Bramalea (dam of Roberto, in Captain Al’s male line). That gives a 4x4x5 treble with the trio. It can’t be overlooked, though, that Encircle’s sire Trigger Finger is by Lyphard (also sire of Elliodor) and that Capture Him’s grandam is by Court Martial, giving the Court Martial double also found in Elliodor, and going back to Captain Al’s third dam Beylic. Encircle’s dam Enticement has another link, as she’s inbred to Court Martial and genetic sibling Mountain Path (dam of Sovereign Path).
National Secret, the dam of Gr3 placed National Captain, is by Secret Prospector out of Gr1 winning race filly Grand National, by Port Merion (Abernant) out of a mare by Filipepi. The pedigree shows inbreeding 4x5 to Buckpasser, and 4x4 to the dams of Roberto and Mr Prospector (Bramalea and Gold Digger). Then there’s the other view, which shows that Secret Prospector’s dam is inbred to genetic relatives Flower Bowl and Swaps (2x3), and that both are genetic siblings of Abernant, sire of National Secret’s damsire Port Merion. The pedigrees of Abernant and Court Martial are peas in a pod. It will not come as any surprise to find that Graustark and Captain Al’s third dam Beylic belong in the same camp as well.
Things are taking shape. Captain Al’s highest rated son Admiral Jellicoe has as his dam Silver Thisle. She’s by Mexico (we met him already as the sire of Harry Hotspur, in Danseuse Classique and Show A Profit). Mexico’s dam Minstrel’s Pride crosses with Beylic.
Cape Breeder’s Stakes runnerup Grand Duke is a half brother to a host of multiple winners, three of them by Captain Al’s damsire Complete Warrior, another by Trigger Finger. Their dam Uplands is by Elevation out of Cheteko, a daughter of Silver God, by Red God. The latter makes for the proven affinity cross with Buckpasser in Captain Al. But we also note that Elevation’s sire High Veldt and Captain Al’s third dam Beylic are close genetic relatives.
The conclusion to be drawn is that Captain Al’s affinities go two ways. One seems to be the way his sire Al Mufti throws: through the clan of Buckpasser, and/or through Roberto - via Roberto’s sire Hail To Reason (Turn To), or dam Bramalea (back to her genetic sibling Gold Digger in Mr P.). The other view is that elements from Captain Al’s female line, notably his third dam Beylic, may be what matters. These elements involve combinations of Court Martial, Abernant, Hyperion, etc. Further support for the latter theory comes from Captain Al’s own stakes winning half siblings, Mustang Manny (by Print) and Shadow Dancing (by Fort Wood). Fort Wood has a Hyperion affinity (from his dam, through Khaled/Swaps), while Print (a grandson of Sharpen Up) has as his grandam Jojo, who is a genetic sibling of Beylic.
The multiple appearance of Buckpasser (from Al Mufti and Complete Warrior) leads to other members of the Tom Fool-clan. This affinity-inbreeding involves Tom Fool and his son Buckpasser, Nijinsky’s grandam Flaring Top, and Blushing Groom, a son of Red God whose dam Spring Run is a Tom Fool genetic sibling. Two lesser known Tom Fool genetic sibling sources are Admiral’s Voyage (damsire of Danzig) and the mare Dinner Partner (by Tom Fool, she is second dam of Caesour). The pedigree of Dinner Partner has much in common with Hail To Reason, and consequently also with the one of Al Mufti. Hail To Reason is another Tom Fool-clan affinity member - which puts the 2x2 Hail To Reason x Buckpasser double in Al Mufti in perspective.
Mares whose pedigrees combine any or all of these Tom Fool-clan members might well give spectacular results with Captain Al. Now that he has established himself, his books should include well performed mares with Jallad, Dancing Champ, National Assembly, and the like.
On the other side of the equation are the Court Martial and Hyperion elements. The presence of Harry Hotspur and sire Mexico in Captain Al’s best (so far) cannot be taken lightly. Elliodor and Lyphard will no doubt feature prominently in future generations. In this context, Trigger Finger may well have a special significance for Captain Al.
|1||Mares with Tom Fool-clan members:
a) Buckpasser - widespread (incl Northern Guest, Lustra, Cordoba, Damascus Gate, etc.)
b) Nijinsky - Dancing Champ, Russian Fox, etc.
c) Red God (Blushing Groom) - Jallad, etc.
d) Dinner Partner - Caesour
e) Hail to Reason (Turn To, Royal Charger) - widespread, notably Sadler’s Wells, Fairy King, Rakeen, etc.
|2||Mares with elements from Mr Prospector’s damline (Nashua, Count Fleet) - widespread (incl Trigger Finger, Capture Him, Secret Prospector, etc.)|
|3||Mares with strong backgrounds of Court Martial and/or Hyperion, notably Harry Hotspur/Mexico, Lyphard/Elliodor; Sharpen Up (Kris, Diesis); etc.|
|4||Mares with Hyperion affinity elements, as in Swaps (Fort Wood, Rakeen), Flower Bowl (Graustark, HisMajesty); Danzig (widespread); etc.|