Mating Analysis


Zebedee is by champion sire Invincible Spirit and out of the stakes-performed Cozzene mare Cozy Maria.

Zebedee’s damsire Cozzene is also the damsire of PIVOTAL and is from the same family as sires SWIFT ALLIANCE, FORT WOOD, TIMBER COUNTRY, DUBAI MILLENIUM, ELNADIM, INTELLO, BIANCONI, HARBOUR WATCH, DIXIE UNION and CHARNWOOD FOREST.

Group 2 winner Ivawood, suggests mares by RED RANSOM (and sons CHARGE FORWARD, ALL AMERICAN, DOMESDAY, EKRAAR, FACE VALUE, HANSOME RANSOM, INTIKHAB, RED DAZZLER and SRI PEKAN) suit him well. Furthermore, Invincible Spirit has also got an affinity with ROBERTO line mares that could include those by KRIS S (his sons BROCCO, PRIZED and ARCH), SILVER HAWK, ROBELLINO, DYNAFORMER, AL MUFTI, AT TALAQ and LEAR FAN.

Another Group 2 winner, Magical Memory, is out of a mare by CADEAUX GENEREUX, the product of a YOUNG GENERATION/SHARPEN UP cross meaning a double cross of Sharpen Up works well. BAHAMIAN BOUNTY is a son of Cadeaux Genereux. Sources of Sharpen Up include mares with lines to sons DIESIS (sire of HALLING), KRIS, SHARPO, SELKIRK and TREMPOLINO.

NUREYEV and his sons work really well with Invincible Spirit and his sons. Mares by PIVOTAL, FASLIYEV, GOOD JOURNEY, STRAVINSKY, PEINTRE CELEBRE, THEATRICAL and SPINNING WORLD (sire of THORN PARK) will suit Zebedee who sired two stakes performing two-year-olds last year out of mares by ASHKALANI and his sire SOVIET STAR who are grandson and son of NUREYEV. Suggest that consideration is given to mares by STARCRAFT and STAR WITNESS.

DANEHILL line mares by FASTNET ROCK, EXCEED AND EXCEL, FLYING SPUR, REDOUTE’S CHOICE, DANEHILL DANCER, CHOISIR, CATBIRD, DANETIME etc. should be kept in mind. Inbreeding to DANZIG is working well with Zebedee and I Am Invincible, sire of Brazen Beau who is out of a mare by DANZIG’s son SNAADEE. Mares by other sons of DANZIG to consider are those by ANABAA, BELONG TO ME, LANGFUHR, PERUGINO, LURE, BERTOLINI, BIANCONI, POLISH PRECEDENT, etc. Zebedee is also the sire of a stakes performer out of a mare by Danzig’s grandson GRAND LODGE (by CHIEF’S CROWN).

Zebedee is also the sire of a stakes performer out of a mare by SHAMARDAL. Mares by his sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and those with lines to STORM CAT and STORM BIRD such as mares by HENNESSY (and son JOHANNESBURG), HIGH YIELD, TALE OF THE CAT, STATUE OF LIBERTY, BLUEBIRD, DOLPHIN STREET, LAKE CONISTON (sire of granddam of stakes performer by Zebedee), REAL SAGA, etc. should be considered.

SADLER’S WELLS line mares work extremely well with Invincible Spirit, so mares with lines to, SCENIC (sire of BLEVIC), IN THE WINGS (sire of SINGSPIEL), BARATHEA, CARNEGIE, EL PRADO (sire of MEDAGLIA D’ORO and ARTIE SCHILLER), HIGH CHAPARRAL, GALILEO (sire of TEOFILO), etc. should work. Triple Group 1 winning miler Charm Spirit (by Invincible Spirit) is out of a mare by MONTJEU (sire of AUTHORIZED and TAVISTOCK). In addition, Magical Memory’s granddam is by Sadler’s Wells.

Speaking of champions by Invincible Spirit, Kingman is out of a MR PROSPECTOR line mare by ZAMINDAR (by GONE WEST) so mares such as those by ZAFONIC and ELUSIVE QUALITY should work. Mr Prospector line mares have a phenomenal overall record with Invincible Spirit and we strongly recommend mares by his sons such as KINGMAMBO (sire of DUBAI DESTINATION and KING’S BEST), MACHIAVELLIAN (and son STREET CRY), GULCH (and son THUNDER GULCH), SEEKING THE GOLD (and son SECRET SAVINGS), FORTY NINER (and son END SWEEP), MISWAKI (and son UMATILLA), FUSAICHI PEGASUS, BELLOTTO as well as HUSSONET who is also proven to cross with I Am Invincible.

INDIAN RIDGE mares work with Invincible Spirit and Zebedee has sired a stakes horse with a line to him so consider mares with an AHONOORA line who is also sire of DR. DEVIOUS who is the second damsire of Ivawood.

Plenty of Invincible Spirit stakes winners boast BLUSHING GROOM on their damside so worth considering mares by Moonlight Cloud’s damsire SPECTRUM and RAINBOW QUEST (sire of QUEST FOR FAME and grandsire of VISCOUNT), as well as mares by RAHY.

FUJI KISEKI is the damsire of Yosei so any mares with a line to HALO and SUNDAY SILENCE such as MORE THAN READY, SOUTHERN IMAGE, DON’T SAY HALO, KEEP THE FAITH, TAYASU TSUYOSHI and GENUINE are highly recommended also given the success with Invincible Spirit for mares from this line..

Invincible Spirit boasts a 92% winners to runners from DARSHAAN mares so any mares with SHIRLEY HEIGHTS and MILL REEF lines should be considered.

NIJINSKY line mares such as those by ROYAL ACADEMY and CAERLEON as well as their sons BEL ESPRIT and BLETCHLEY PARK should be considered, as should those by ALI-ROYAL given that Zebedee has sired a stakes-winner out of a mare by him.

I Am Invincible is out of a CANNY LAD mare so that cross will be very attractive to many looking to reproduce that. Brazen Beau is out of a mare bred on a Danzig cross with BLETCHINGLY, it would be well worth considering any Danzig line mares that have Bletchingly on their own damside.

Another multiple Australian Group winner by Invincible Spirit, Spirit Song, is out of a mare bred on a KINGSTON RULE / MILITARY PLUME cross.

We also recommend putting LUNCHTIME line mares to Zebedee which brings in SNIPPETS mares (100% winners to runners with Invincible Spirit) and PINS. Mares from LAST TYCOON lines have good form with Invincible Spirit and the likes of mares by O’REILLY who is the damsire of a stakeswinner by I Am Invincible are likely to work with Zebedee.