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We’re broadly comparing the 2020 field – looking at factors to sire and progenitor types across the board. All narrowed down, TBL admires the gelded, Sole Volante (Karakontie (JPN) – Light Blow (USA).


There’s something to enjoy about this bloke’s racing – you want more…

’cause every hand’s a winner & every hand’s a loser (The Gambler)

The pedigree: **Sole Volante’s sire Karakontie (JPN) male line descendant to grand-sire Storm Cat, and Volante’s BM sire is Sunday Silence. The pedigree has 4sx3D Miesque (USA) – she the international G1 performer, dual classic winner in France and Britain and her Breeders Cup mile in America and Hall of Fame inductee.

Side by side, the top Kentucky Derby contenders share influence: In Reality (USA) and his reigning influence(s)  ⇒ 3×3 War Relic plus much fervor to Discovery, grandson of Fair Play the sire of Man O’War and throw the big punch to broodmare sire Rough’n Tumble, the male ‘trait’ line to female family 2h → Martha’s daughters…

Rough’n Tumble, his sire-son sprinter *Dr. Fager to his influence to Mr Prospector son, Fappiano. There the candle Fappiano blows across Tapit – Pioneer of the Nile – Cryptoclearance – Cross Traffic.

Sol Volante does not carry Fappiano but 19 x’s Fair Play are determining fiercely where the storm is to blow.

Firstly, identify the female family 4m – Sol Volante’s dam Light blow (USA)

–  dam, Light blow (USA), the distaff family, descendant daughter back to Lexington. (same family – the US 3 year old champion Miss Request by Requested by Questionnaire (USA), Questionnaire the male line to *Dr. Fager .

Sol Volante’s dam Light blow, where building, greatest & ‘direct’ potent influence. The distaff 5th dam by → Mr Busher (War Admiral/Man o’ War) and Mr Busher’s grand-dam, La Troienne.

– Yes indeed, her ‘dye is cast’, proceeds to sire line-bred, through Sol Volante’s paternal grand-sire Bernstein thru 4th dam Busanda by War Admiral, the grand-dam La Troienne. Furthering… these two famous strains, side-by-side are ‘direct’ and directed to sire, Karakontie, by grand-dam sire Woodman, where 4th dam by War Admiral from La Troienne family.


my pick, Sole Volante –

there’ll be time enough for countin’, when the dealin’s done…. (The Gambler)