Japanese-bred Kingmambo stallion has top 2-year-old colt

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  1. That’s quite a double. Last week his daughter, Apapane, won the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). I did a story on her, as she is an example of an emerging cross (

    Interesting story behind this one. The Deputy was a Team Valor buy, after winning one of five starts at two in England. I guess they realized that had something as they also bought the dam and brought her to the U.S. We did the mating to Kingmambo (I’d have to admit it was a pretty obvious choice) and she sold in foal to him. That foal was King Kamehameha.

    Looks like he may now have the top two-year-old colt and filly in the country now. This one is out of Sunday Silence mare, and if he turns out to like that cross, this might be just the beginning of a significant story.

    Incidentally, King Kamehameha has a three-parts-sister to A.P. Indy and a brother to El Gran Senor. Indygo Shiner – A.P. Indy out of a mare by El Gran Snor – loves Halo through Southern Hal in South America!

  2. Indeed, he will have the top 2yo colt and filly this year. Last year in this same race, King Kamehameha had the runner-up, Fifth Petal, who was the 2nd-best rated 2yo in Japan behind the joint high weights Logi Universe (by Neo Universe) and Seiun Wonder.

    Neo Universe, by Sunday Silence, also won the Japanese Derby like King Kamehameha.

    Both are Shadai stallion, and both were represented by their first crops last year. It was, of course, Neo Universe who had the top colt, Logi Universe, also won the Japanese Derby this year; Neo Universe’s son Unrivaled, however, also won the Japanese Guineas.

    King Kamehameha now gives Shadai another potential top prospect, and unlike Neo Universe he’s not from the Sunday Silence line.

    He should benefit from all the Sunday Silence blood in Japan, as Rose Kingdom himself is from a Sunday Silence mare.

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