Mating Analysis


FREE EAGLE is a Group 1 Royal Ascot winning son of Champion Sire, HIGH CHAPARRAL out of a winning daughter of DANEHILL who has also produced a champion miler in Custom Cut and a champion Irish filly in Sapphire. He is bred on the same Sadler’s Wells/Danehill cross which has produced TEOFILO, FRANKEL and VANCOUVER.

Free Eagle's tail female line traces to Bourtai. This is also the family of sires such as HUSSONET (sire of HUSSON, HOST, REAAN and RIOS), EKRAAR, TAWFIQ (damsire of ARENA), BIG SPRUCE, WAR PASS, WORLDLY MANNER, SLEW O’ GOLD (sire of NINE CARAT), COASTAL, APTITUDE, CROCO ROUGE, TAIPAN, ALI-ROYAL, GREAT DANE, WICKED STYLE, NATHANIEL, ST REIMS.

High Chaparral’s sire Sadler’s Wells is a member of the Goody Two Shoes family. His brothers FAIRY KING and TATE GALLERY are desirable reinforcements. Other members which would enhance this line include VAL DE LOIR, RIDAN, THATCH and his son THATCHING, NUREYEV, LORENZACCIO, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, PERUGINO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, FOX MYTH, REFORM and OPEN DAY. Nureyev is prominent in the dam of High Chaparral’s Group 1 winning son, Wigmore Hall, while his Group 1 winner Wrote is a direct descendant of Sadler’s Wells’ granddam Special.

High Chaparral has sired stakes-winners out of mares by each of NUREYEV’s sons/grandsons PEINTRE CELEBRE, THEATRICAL (sire of Wigmore Hall), PIVOTAL (by POLAR FALCON) and THORN PARK (by SPINNING WORLD).

Sadler’s Wells is bred on a Nearctic / Hail To Reason cross, a pattern which is desirably reversed in the pedigree of RED RANSOM.

Darshaan, damsire of High Chaparral, is a Frizette family member. He can be reinforced by the inclusion of horses such as MR. PROSPECTOR, SING SING, DJEDDAH, ROAN ROCKET, GREGORIAN, FERDINAND, BALDRIC II, JET PILOT, LOMOND, SEATTLE SLEW and OMAN.

The Mr. Prospector sire line is particularly appealing. Sadler’s Wells’ sire sons Galileo and Refuse To Bend are out of mares from this line. High Chaparral’s Group 1 winner Redwood is out of a WOODMAN mare. Look for broodmare sires such as HUSSONET, RHYTHM, KINGMAMBO (sire of KING’S BEST who is damsire of two stakes-winners by High Chaparral), GONE WEST (sire of GRAND SLAM who is damsire of Group 1 winner Toronado), STRAIGHT STRIKE, MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY), ELUSIVE QUALITY, MISWAKI (sire of UMATILLA), GEIGER COUNTER, BELOTTO, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, INFLATE, VETTORI, SEEKING THE GOLD, THUNDER GULCH, FAPPIANO and SECRET SAVINGS.
Kris, the second damsire of High Chaparral, is a full brother to KEEN and DIESIS. High Chaparral’s Group 1 winning son Wrote carries another line to Kris. Kris can be sex balanced by daughters of SWITCH IN TIME. Diesis can also be sourced via CREESE, DAGGERS DRAWN and HALLING mares.

TIGHTS, damsire of So You Think, is by NIJINSKY II who is also present in Group 1 winner Contributer whose second damsire is ROYAL ACADEMY. Tights is bred on a Nijinsky II / Round Table cross similar to CAERLEON, KINGS LAKE, LUJAIN and SUAVE DANCER.

Close relations to Northern Dancer (who is duplicated in Free Eagle) such as MACHIAVELLIAN, DANEHILL, EL MOXIE, EXIT TO NOWHERE, ORPEN and HALO are desirable. Halo can be sourced via damsires such as DON’T SAY HALO, FUJI KISEKI, MORE THAN READY, SOUTHERN IMAGE, IRGUN and SUNDAY SILENCE.

High Chaparral's dual Group 1 winner Monaco Consul is out of a mare by STAR WAY, damsire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO. Sire sons of Star Way include FILANTE, TELESTO, ARK REGAL and STARGAZER.

Danzig (via Polished Gem) works very well with STAR KINGDOM, with many stakes winners bred on this cross. High Chaparral has also enjoyed success with Star Kingdom, with Group 1 winners Dundeel and Descarado (out of a mare by LORD BALLINA) carrying this line through their dams. Mares with BLETCHINGLY and sons (including CANNY LAD), LUSKIN STAR, MARSCAY, COVETOUS, HURRICANE SKY, KAORU STAR, MADE OF GOLD and SEMIPALATINSK appeal for Free Eagle. SHOW A HEART is another from descendant of Bletchingly, a line which has 92% winners to runners with High Chaparral.

High Chaparral has worked very well with the SIR TRISTRAM line, principally through his son, ZABEEL who he has a ratio of 17% stakes-winners to runners with. Group 1 winners Dundeel and Fenway plus a further four Group winners are bred on this cross. Mares by his sons RESET, DON EDUARDO and SAVABEEL will be suited. Other descendants of Sir Tristram to look for include GROSVENOR, KAAPSTAD, OCTAGONAL, LONHRO, DEVARAJA and MILITARY PLUME.

The GREEN DESERT sire line has also worked very well with High Chaparral, with three Group Winners bred on this cross. Green Desert can be sourced via damsires such as CAPE CROSS, DESERT SUN, DESERT PRINCE, KHELEYF, OASIS DREAM, VOLKSRAAD, SHINKO FOREST, LACRYMA CRISTI, MAGIC RING, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT and his son I AM INVINCIBLE.

High Chaparral has sired a Group 2 winner out of a mare by INCHINOR and has a good overall record with mares from the AHONOORA line.

Group 1 winner Shoot Out is out of a mare by PENTIRE and he is not the only stakes-winning progeny of High Chaparral to possess a line to BE MY GUEST.

Mares by BLUSHING GROOM’s sons NASHWAN and RAINBOW QUEST have produced stakes-winners by High Chaparral so they must be considered, as must Rainbow Quest’s sons such as SPECTRUM and QUEST FOR FAME (sire of VISCOUNT).

The BOLD RULER line mares have a great record with High Chaparral so any daughters of BITE THE BULLET, BIG SHUFFLE and sons of SEATTLE SLEW such as AP INDY (sire of APTITUDE, BERNARDINI, MALIBU MOON, PULPIT (sire of TAPIT) and FLATTER), CAPOTE and SLEW O’ GOLD who as mentioned above if from the same female family as Free Eagle.

A stakes-winner each produced from mares by KENMARE and HIGHEST HONOR suggest that any other mares from the KALAMOUN line should work well with Free Eagle.

With just a couple of runners out of mares by DALAKHANI, High Chaparral has already sired a stakes-winner from this cross which creates a double of DARSHAAN. Mares by him (and his half-brother DAYLAMI) as well as other MILL REEF/SHIRLEY HEIGHTS line mares look set to work well with Free Eagle.

With stakes-winners by High Chaparral being out of mares by MUJADIL and BLUEBIRD, as well as further stakes performers out of mares by JOHANNESBURG and DOLPHIN STREET mares, it is suggested that any mares descended from STORM BIRD such as the above mentioned and STORM CAT (and sons/grandsons such as TALE OF THE CAT, REAL SAGA, GIANTS CAUSEWAY, HENNESSY, HIGH YIELD and CATRAIL) be strongly considered.

SUCCESS EXPRESS mares have a very good winners to runners ratio with High Chaparral and this cross has also produced a stakes-winner. Mares by his son MOSSMAN should be a good match also.

Although uncommon in Australia, any mare possessing a line to SURUMU should be heavily considered for Free Eagle given the success that this line has had with High Chaparral. Surumu blood can be got through his sons ACATENANGO (sire of LANDO) and PLATINI, but also through being broodmare sire of MONSUN (sire of SHIROCCO and MANDURO) and LOMITAS.

High Chaparral has sired a Group winner out of a mare by SALSE so this brings in the TOPSIDER line and potentially his sons such as FRAAR.

O’REILLY mares did well with High Chaparral and produced a stakes-winner so there is reason to believe mares by him, as well as others from the LAST TYCOON line such as IGLESIA and his son WRITTEN TYCOON could well suit Free Eagle.