Potala Palace (SAF)

Singspiel - Alignment (Alzao) bay, 2008 - height 16hh

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Race Record

R3.6 million yearling.

In South Africa, 4 wins 1400-1600m, at 2 to 5.

Rated MR 108

at 2    WON Gr1 Premier’s Champion S. (1600m)

at 3       4th  Gr1 Cape Derby (2000m)

at 5    WON Gr3 Spring Challenge (1450m)

Sire Line

SINGSPIEL – 9 wins and £3,6m (US$6m) incl 5 Gr1 races, 1996 Champion Turf Horse and  Champion Older Male, Timeform 133; at 3 won O & K Troy S., 2nd Gr1 Coral Eclipse S., Gr2 Great Voltigeur S., Gr1 GP De Paris, Gr3 Classic Trial; at 4 won Gr1 Japan Cup, Gr1 Canadian International S., Gr3 Gordon Richards S., Gr3 Select S., 2nd 2nd G1Breeders’ Cup Turf, Gr1 Coronation Cup, Gr2 Princess Of Wales’s S.; at 5 won Gr1Dubai World Cup, Gr1 Coronation Cup, Gr1Juddmonte International S.; Sire of Champions. Sire of sires. Broodmare Sire of Champions, a world leading sire.

Notable progeny incl Dar Re Mi (05f – Top Ville, Abdos); Solow (10c - Highest Honor, Fabulous Dancer) Gr1 winner Dubai turfEastern Anthem (04c – Zinaad, Lagunas); Papineau (00c – Grey Dawn, Tom Rolfe); In Time’s Eye (99c – Alleged, Grenfall); Asakusa Denen (99c - Machiavellian, Bustino); Moon Ballad (99c - Shaadi, Relkino); Lateral (03c – Aragon, Surumu); Hibaayeb (07f – Lion Cavern, Zonda); Andean (01c – Mill Reef, Prince Ippi); Mulaqat (03c – Lahib, Shareef Dancer); Silkwood (04f – Woodman, Nureyev); Gower Song (03f – Kalaglow, Mill Reef); Dark Islander (03c – Woodman, Nureyev); Folk Opera (04f – Halling, The Minstrel); Balladeuse (05f – Rainbow Quest, Lyphard); Tastahil (04c – Shaadi, High Line); Areyoutalkintome (03c – Last Tycoon, Dancer’s Image); Wild Savannah (02c – Arazi, Dancing Brave); Lahudood (03f – Arazi, Mr Prospector); Yaddree (05c – Nashwan, Nureyev); Sopranist (06c – Kris, High Top); Covert Ambition (05c – Lahib, Magical Wonder); Confidential Lady (03f – Dayjur, Banner Sport); Glorious Sight (08f - Warning, Caerleon); Abjer (08c - Lando, Red Steps); Andina (07f - Rahy, Vice Regent); Dordogne (08c - Efisio, Norwick); Live Concert (04c - Kingmambo, Mt Livermore); Princess Taylor (04f – Mille Babes, Fabulous Dancer); Candy Singer (05f - Candy Stripes, Farnesio); Miss Singhsix (05f - Miswaki, What A Pleasure)

KIN-BREEDING: Singspiel is a half brother to Rahy (Blushing Groom) and Rakeen (Northern Dancer); Singspiel is kinbred 4x2x3 Bold Reason x Halo x Miss Swapsco. His dam Glorious Song is kinbred 2x2 Cosmah x Miss Swapsco.

SADLER'S WELLS line sires in South Africa:  Flying The Flag, Global View, New Predator,  The United States (Galileo); Elusive Fort (Fort Wood); Act Of War, Futura, Horizon, Jackson (Dynasty); Potala Palace (Singspiel); Admiral Kitten (Kitten’s Joy)

Pedigree

Singspiel
1991
In The Wings
1986
Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Fairy Bridge - Bold Reason
High HawkShirley Heights - Mill Reef
Sunbittern - Sea Hawk
Glorious Song
1976
HaloHail To Reason - Turn To
Cosmah - Cosmic Bomb
BalladeHerbager - Vandale
Miss Swapsco - Cohoes
Alignment
1995
Alzao
1980
LyphardNorthern Dancer - Nearctic
Goofed - Court Martial
Lady RebeccaSir Ivor - Sir Gaylord
Pocahontas - Roman
Scots Lass
1982
Shirley HeightsMill Reef - Never Bend
Hardiemma - Hardicanute
EdinburghCharlottown - Charlottesville
Queen's Castle - Sovereign Path

Pedigree

The female line of Potala Palace traces to the mare Simon’s Shoes, dam of half sisters Dalmary and Carpet Slipper.  Dalmary ‘s female line leads among others to Sadler’s Wells. The build-up of Potala Palace’ female line (through Carpet Stlipper) consists of a sequence of closely kinbred ancestors who in turn give kin-links with the sires of the best performers in the family.

Suitable Lines

Suitable mares for Potala Palace could include

  1. Lines which have been successful with his female line, including Spectrum and his sire Rainbow Quest (Saumarez, Baroon), Sadler’s Wells (widespread, but notably Fort Wood & sons (Dynasty, Horse Chestnut) and others from Fort Wood’s female line (Kabool, Hobb Alwahtan, Hinton Wells, Martinelli, Medaaly, etc), Braashee, Casey Tibbs)
  2. Carpet Slipper female line descendants, including Reform and full sister Knighton House (Tara’s Halls, Antonius Pius, Tamburlaine);
  3. Dalmary female line descendants, including Sadler’s Wells (widespread), Fairy King (Tara’s Halls, Almushtarak), Nureyev (widespread), Thatch (Golden Thatch, Thatching (Restructure, Badger’s Drift, the latter’s dam by Thatching out of 3-part sister to Blushing Groom));
  4. Singspiel’s female line descendants, including Rakeen (Jet Master), Rahy (Giant’s Causeway), Parade Leader;
  5. Mill Reef and son Shirley Heights (including Casey Tibbs, Antonius Pius, Almushtarak); etc

(posted 2014)

Sales Analysis

BORN colt avg sold SI filly avg sold SI
2015 66,842 19 0.41 94,000 5 0.52
2016 67,143 7 0.45 30,625 8 0.41
2017 180,833 6 1.02 53,000 5 0.79
2018 100,000 1 0.26 128,333 3 1.09

Stamina

by highest winning distance of 3yo and up (the higher the count, the more reliable the %)

800/1399m 14/1600m 16/1999m 20/2399m 2400m+ count
53% 35% 9% 0% 3% 34

Best Rated Offspring

(SA only)

horse wins (SW) places (SP) stakes AR
Palace Chapel 15c 4 (0) 3 (1) R 933,786 114
Singforafa 16f 6 (3) 4 (3) R 890,375 108
Basilius 15c 4 (0) 6 (0) R 432,087 104
Russian Prince 15c 3 (0) 3 (1) R 283,999 102
Approach Control 15c 3 (0) 11 (0) R 444,300 101
Snow Palace 16f 3 (0) 4 (1) R 313,400 99
Reach For The Line 15c 2 (0) 6 (0) R 151,775 99
Dalai's Promise 15f 5 (0) 4 (0) R 429,687 99
Emerald Palace 17f 2 (0) 6 (0) R 169,500 95
Senatla 15c 2 (0) 2 (1) R 157,000 95

The Power Of Ratings

Colts

AR Band < 59 59 - 69 70 - 79 80 - 89 90 - 99 > 99 > 79 > 89 count
All Colts 26% 18% 27% 18% 8% 3% 29% 11% 22,983
Potala Palace 20% 25% 23% 14% 9% 9% 32% 18% 44

Fillies

AR Band < 54 54 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 85 - 94 > 94 > 74 > 84 count
All Fillies 27% 17% 26% 20% 7% 3% 30% 10% 22,507
Potala Palace 16% 4% 28% 24% 12% 16% 52% 28% 25

Black Type Offspring

with best career rating by distance category:
1000-1399m/14-1600m/1601-1999m/20-2399m/2400m+

  • Laetitia's Angel 2017 filly 93/93/-/-/-
  • Xilomante (Special Nash x Legal Case)
  • 2nd Gr3 Man O' War Sprint 1100m
  • Palace Chapel 2015 colt 114/-/-/-/-
  • Gem Quality (Special Preview x Argosy)
  • 3rd Gr1 Mercury Sprint 1200m
  • Palace Of Dreams 2016 filly 93/84/-/-/-
  • Cheery Berry Bim (Spectrum x Raise A Man)
  • Won Gr3 Pretty Polly S. 1100m
  • Senatla 2015 colt -/88/91/95/-
  • Impressef (Nayef x General Monash)
  • 2nd Gr3 Politician S. 1800m
  • Snow Palace 2016 filly 74/93/98/99/87
  • White Oleander (Lecture x Northern Guest)
  • 3rd Gr1 Thekwini S. 1600m

Stud Analysis

Colts

  • SSI 0.76
  • Stamina 1102m
  • Stakes Wins 2%
  • Black Type 5%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2015 24 24 11 46% 0 0% 3 13% 30 1.37 72 1423m
2016 13 13 3 23% 1 8% 1 8% 10 0.62 68 1733m
2017 12 9 2 22% 0 0% 0 0% 5 0.55 68 1250m
2018 3 1 0 0% 0 0% 0 0% 0 0.51 82 0m

Fillies

  • SSI 1.24
  • Stamina 1354m
  • Stakes Wins 6%
  • Black Type 19%
born foals rnrs wnrs w/r% SW SW/r% BT BT/r% wins SSI AR Stamina
2015 11 7 6 86% 0 0% 1 14% 13 1.08 69 1450m
2016 13 11 9 82% 2 18% 3 27% 19 1.58 82 1244m
2017 9 7 3 43% 0 0% 1 14% 5 1.06 66 1367m

Sires Book page (pdf)

Canford Cliffs (IRE)

Tagula - Mrs Marsh (Marju)

Jackson (SAF)

Dynasty - Moonlit Prairie (Cozzene)

Rafeef (AUS)

Redoute's Choice - National Colour (National Assembly)

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