Captain Al (SAF)

Al Mufti - Off To War (Complete Warrior)
Bay, 1996-2017 - Height 16hh
Fee Details: DECEASED

KEY FACTS:

SA Champion Sire 2015
8x SA Champion Sire of 2yo’s
Twice Equus Outstanding Stallion
Sire of 6 Equus Champions

  • SA’s most record-breaking sire
  • 17 Gr1 winners & 44 Gr1 Horses
  • Damsire of 3 Gr1 Horses
  • Over R166 million in stakes

A consistently Top Sire in the auction ring:

  • 2008 National Sale: Average R370,192 / Top price R1.8m
  • 2009 National Sale: Average R227,894 / Top price R600k
  • 2010 National Sale: Average R364,231 / Top price R1.5m
  • 2011 Cape Premier Sale: Average R484,800 / Top price R2m
  • 2011 National Sale: Average R239,107 / Top price R800k
  • 2012 Cape Premier Sale: Average R402,586 / Top price R1.2m
  • 2012 National Sale: Average R400,000 / Top price R1.4m
  • 2013 Cape Premier Sale: Average R480,625 / Top price R1,7m
  • 2013 National Sale: Average R400,000 / Top price R1,1m
  • 2014 Cape Premier Sale: Average R661,250 / Top price R2,4m
  • 2014 National Sale: Average R595,200 / Top price R2,4m
  • 2015 Cape Premier Sale: Average R751,389 / Top price R2,2m
  • 2015 National Sale: Average R537,222 / Top price R1m
  • 2016 Cape Premier Sale: Average R901,136 / Top price R5,25m
  • 2016 National Sale: Average R521,666 / Top price R2m
  • 2017 Cape Premier Sale: Average R1,581,944 / Top price R4,5m
  • 2017 National Sale: Average R938,182 / Top price R3,6m
  • 2018 Cape Premier Sale: Average R856,481 / Top price R3m
NOTABLE PROGENY BY CAPTAIN AL
Name Sex Sire of Dam Sire of 2nd Dam Grade
Carry On Alice f Western Winter Best By Test Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x6, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl. Equus Champion x2, Cape Champion x3.
Captain Of All c Fard Forty Winks Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2. Equus Champion, Cape Horse of the Year, Cape Champion x2, KZN Horse of the Year, KZN Champion x2.
All Is Secret f Goldkeeper Royal Academy Gr1 x3, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L pl. Equus Champion, Cape Champion x3.
Captain's Lover f Badger Land Argosy Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl. Equus Champion, Equus Champion Int Achievement, Cape Champion.
Always In Charge c Polar Falcon Last Tycoon Gr1, Gr2 pl. Equus Champion, Cape Champion.
Cloth Of Cloud f Fusaichi Pegasus Majestic Light Gr1, Gr3. Equus Champion.
The Secret Is Out f Goldkeeper Royal Academy Gr1, Gr3. Cape Champion.
Princess Royal f Rakeen Centaine Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl. Cape Champion.
Captain's Call f London News Elliodor Gr1 pl, Gr2. Cape Champion.
Captain Chaos c Rambo Dancer Best By Test Gr3, L pl. Cape Champion.
Albert Mooney g Qui Danzig Parched Gr1 x2, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L, L pl. Mauritius Champion.
Captain America c Fort Wood Top Ville Gr1, Gr1 pl x7, Gr2, Gr2 pl x4, Gr3, Cape Horse of the Year, Cape Champion x2.
Search Party g Pennekamp Damister Gr1 pl x2, Gr2 x2, Gr2 pl, L pl, Cape Champion.
Pine Princess f Badger Land Far North Gr1, Gr1 pl x4, Gr2 pl, Gr3, L pl.
Emerald Cove f Caesour Straight Strike Gr1, Gr1 pl x3, Gr2 pl x2, L, L pl x2.
Kremlin Captain g Nureyev Alleged Gr1, Gr1 pl x2, Gr2, Gr3, L pl.
Hill Fifty Four g Sportsworld Dancing Champ Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x3, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2.
Captain's Gal m Centenary Esplendor Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2, Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, Gr3 pl, L, L pl x2.
Exhilaration g Elliodor Boot Camp Gr1, Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Snowdance f Joshua Dancer Royal Academy Gr1, Gr2.
William Longsword c Fort Wood Dancing Champ Gr1. Sire.
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 pl, 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.
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 2.
Fragrant Al f Fort Wood Harry Hotspur Gr1 pl, Gr2, L x2, 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.
Never Forever g National Assembly Peacetime Gr1 pl, Gr2 pl.
Myfunnyvalentine f Goldkeeper Jallad 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.
Barbosa g Best By Test Harry Hotspur Gr1 pl, L, L pl x2.
Captain In Charge c Elliodor Harry Hotspur Gr1 pl.
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.
Captain Aldo c Elliodor Jungle Cove Gr2, Gr2 pl, L.
Blazing Al c All Fired Up Mecca Road Gr2, L pl x2.
Jo's Bond f Muhtafal Cadeaux Genereux Gr2.
Victorian Secret f Joshua Dancer Royal Academy Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x2, L x2, L pl.
Earth's Orbit f Rakeen Raise A Man Gr2 pl x2, Gr3 pl x2.
Captain Cook h Comic Blush Jungle Cove Gr2 pl x2, Gr3, L pl x2.
Seminole f Wolf Power Super Concorde Gr2 pl x2, L pl.
Captain In Command c Trigger Finger Capture Him Gr2 pl, Gr3, Gr3 pl x2, L, L pl.
Doosra c Caesour Mecca Road Gr2 pl, Gr3.
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.
The Merry Widow f Jallad Flaming Rock Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl, L x2.
Emmajo m Enchantment Sledgehammer Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Highly Decorated f Rambo Dancer Foveros Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Mr Black Tom g Green Lightning Gallantry Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Reason To Believe f Caesour Kafu Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Waitangi c National Assembly Bush Telegraph Gr2 pl, Gr3 pl.
Captain's Table c Historian Jamaican Music Gr2 pl, L pl.
Sting Operation f Western Winter Royal Chalice Gr2 pl, L.
Admiral's Daughter m Flaming Rock Dancing Champ Gr2 pl.
Al's Deputy c Devilish Ninja Peaceable Kingdom Gr2 pl.
Arctica g Indian Ridge Last Tycoon 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.
Captain Splendid g Fort Wood Elliodor Gr3, Gr3 pl, L pl.
Eighth Wonder c Fort Wood Plugged Nickle Gr3, Gr3 pl.
Captain's Flame f Fort Wood Harry Hotspur Gr3, L x2.
Sergeant Hardy g Hard Up Allied Flag Gr3, L, L pl.
Petala f Tale Of The Cat Gulch Gr3, L pl x3.
Mana Mou f Harry Hotspur Jungle Cove Gr3, L pl.
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.
Ocean's Swift f Qui Danzig Roland Gardens Gr3 pl x2, L x2, L pl.
Zambezi Torrent c King Of Kings Dominion Gr3 pl x2, L.
Captainofmysoul f Caesour Top Ville Gr3 pl x2, L pl x4.
Terminator g Citidancer Balkan Knight Gr3 pl x2, L pl x2.
Keirov Ballet f Russian Fox Northern Drive Gr3 pl x2.
Play Nice f Elliodor Ringaro Gr3 pl x2.
Rum Ration c Hard Up Esplendor Gr3 pl x2.
Captain's Daughter f National Emblem Waterville Lake 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.
Victoria Lavelle f Western Winter Fairy King 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.
Celtic Captain g Royal Chalice Elliodor Gr3 pl, L pl.
Girl In Every Port f Hard Up Sea Cottage Gr3 pl, L pl.
Grand Duke g Elevation Silver God Gr3 pl, L pl.
Istiqraar g London News National Assembly Gr3 pl, L pl.
Kiss Me Hardy g Jet Master Fordham Gr3 pl, L pl.
Miss Saigon f Badger Land Prince Florimund Gr3 pl, L pl.
Show A Profit c Elliodor Persian Wonder Gr3 pl, L pl.
Sublime Lady f Fort Wood Elliodor Gr3 pl x2, L pl.
Acaciawood f Fort Wood Harry Hotspur Gr3 pl.
Al Capitano c Jallad Flaming Rock Gr3 pl.
Al Danza f Jet Master Flaming Rock Gr3 pl.
Allocation c National Assembly Peacetime Gr3 pl.
Cape Trafalgar c Elliodor Harry Hotspur Gr3 pl.
Captain Tempest g Elliodor Northern Guest Gr3 pl.
Captain's Catch f Argosy Brer Rabbit Gr3 pl.
Copiapo f Fort Wood Our Casey's Boy Gr3 pl.
Echohawk g Elliodor Bally Game Gr3 pl.
Frusk c Maroof Sir Tristram Gr3 pl.
Leeway f Lear Fan Nureyev Gr3 pl.
Love Vivien f Manshood Mistral Dancer Gr3 pl.
Secret Captain c Royal Academy Secreto 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.
Captain Alfredo c King Of Kings Dominion L x2.
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 Gambler f Skip Away Raja Baba L.
Captain's Cove f Complete Warrior Roland Gardens L.
Fulcrum g Badger Land Sword Dancer L.
Hold The Gold g Dancing Champ Over The Air L.
Lady Of Kildare f Indian Danehill Sadlers Wells 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.
Alpha Pegasi c Jallad Straight Strike 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.
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 Causeway c Giant's Causeway Slip Anchor  L pl.
Captain's Emblem f National Emblem Bellotto L pl.
Captain's Orders c Trigger Finger Capture Him L pl.
Club Captain f Fahal Coastal L pl.
Diamond Tiara f Western Winter Best By Test L pl.
Entrechat f Ride The Rails El Gran Capitan L pl.
Figure Eight Knot f Temptation Time Jamaico L pl.
Galahad c Harry Hotspur Prince Sao L pl.
Genius My King c Foveros Brer Rabbit L pl.
Kimberly Al c Caesour All Fired Up L pl.
Leeward f Lambent Light Northfields L pl.
Marvellous Captain g Rambo Dancer National Assembly L pl.
Mon Capitaine g Elliodor Del Sarto L pl.
Moonlight 'N Roses f Jet Master Golden Thatch L pl.
Officer Class c Goldkeeper Esplendor L pl.
President Of Pop g Northfields Persian Wonder L pl.
Solar Captain g Personal Hope Foveros L pl.
Space Captain c Sportsworld Caerdeon 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 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, R268,310, 2d Greyville Rothmans July H., Gr.1, Cologne Gerling Preis, Gr.2, Goodwood Foundation S., L, 3d Newbury St Simon S., Gr.3, Goodwood Predominate S., L, 4th Clairwood Mainstay International, Gr.1, Mainstay International Trial, L. He entered stud in South Af in 1990. Champion Sire in South Africa in 1999-2000. Sire of 727 progeny to race, 499 winners (68.0%), earnings of over $20 million, 51 stakes winners, 46 stakes placegetters, inc.

NOTABLE PROGENY
Name Sex Sire of Dam Sire of 2nd Dam Race Record
Arabian Lass f Lord Henham  Pantheon Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion
The Sheik Del Sarto  Sun Monarch Multiple Gr1 winner, Sire
Cataloochee c Old Testament  Brigadier Gerard Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion
Al Nitak c Del Sarto  Sun Monarch Multiple Gr1 winner, Champion
CAPTAIN AL  C COMPLETE WARRIOR  JAMAICO Gr1 
Alastor c Mecca Road  Noble Chieftain Gr1
Lady Brompton f Gatecrasher  Regent Street Gr1
Happy Landing  c Badger Land  Lords Gr1, L, Gr2 pl
Gilded Minaret f Dancing Champ  Jan Ekels Gr1, Gr2 
Top Seller c Northern Guest  Sun Monarch Gr1; Gr1 pl
Royal Fantasy f Fort Wood  Persian Wonder Gr1
Garb Of Guise f Top Security  Buffo Gr1
Roman Charger g Complete Warrior  Northern Drive Gr2 x2, Gr3 x4, Gr1 plx2
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

FEMALE LINE

1st dam

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.:

CAPTAIN AL (96c, Al Mufti): 8x Champion Sire of 2yo’s - subject stallion

MUSTANG MANNY (92 c. by Print (GB)): 10 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

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. Dam of 5 winners inc:

THUNDER DANCE(f. by Jet Master): 6 wins, R1,546,755, at 3 to 4, inc. Empress Club Stakes, Gr1, TBA Paddock Stakes, Gr1, placed twice, inc. 3rd Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1, Choice Carriers Championship Gr2.

Shadow Ofhis Smile(c. by Western Winter): 5 wins, R462,675, at 3 to 5, placed 13 times, inc. 2nd Wolf Power 1600, (L).

Overshadow (c. by Trippi): 4 wins, R262,000, at 3 to 4, 1400m, placed 5 times.

Shadow In The Wind (c. by Al Mufti): 2 wins, R85,880, at 3, 1400 - 1600m, placed 4 times.

National Empress (99) unraced dam of 4 winners inc:

BATTLESTAR EXPRESS (c. by Muhtafal): 7 wins, R513,910, at 2 to 4, 1000m, inc. Umngeni Handicap, (L), Golden Loom Handicap, (L), placed 8 times.

First Disciple (c. by Muhtafal): 3 wins, R167,555, at 3 to 5, 1000m, placed 6 times.

So Impressed (f. by Al Mufti): 3 wins, R144,750, at 3, placed.

Pataudi (c. by Tiger Ridge): 5 wins, R235,525, at 4 to 5, placed 4 times.

Miss Illusion (89 f. by Fantasy ‘n Reality (USA)): 2 wins, R33,455, at 4, 1800 - 2400m, placed 5 times; dam of 3 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.

Transparent (c. by Kabool): winner, placed twice, at 2 to 3.

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.

2nd dam

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.

3rd dam

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.

Infanta: 2 wins. See above.

4th dam

ORIENTALIST, by Eastern Emperor. 6 wins from 1400m to 1600m, 3d Fairview Eastern Province Breeders' S. Dam of 9 foals, all raced, 7 winners, inc:

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.

Karel Miedema's Pedigree Evaluation

Sires Handbook 2007 - www.sportingpost.co.za

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.

Where From Here

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.

MATING SUGGESTIONS

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.

Stood at Klawervlei Stud
Stud Master - John Köster
PO Box 266, Bonnievale, 6730
Tel: 023 616 2980 / Fax: 023 616 2548
Cell: 082 880 7943
john@klawervlei.co.za
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