Helium 3yo colt (Ironicus – Thundering Emilia (ex-Thunder Gulch)
3 wins from 3 starts – winner, 2021Tampa Bay Derby
“this horse is like an old soul” Emma-Jayne Wilson
Helium, the grandson to sire of sires, Distorted Humour – where Helium’s sire, Ironicus is producer of Ultimate Rider, Cuz, Spanish Rider (sold to Russia) and subject horse Helium Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)
Immediate genotype presents: – 4×4 Mr Prospector – 5x5x5 Northern Dancer.
Yet, deeper examination illuminates where Integrity and latency lays to deep ends: the immortal pre-potency.
– to the similar review – Dr Schivel (USA) the strength of bloodline ‘Fair Play’. His appearance again per Helium’s distaff, 8th dam-daughter, by Fair Play, female family 1-m.
The collective & clustering effect – a ‘direct’ influence has Helium’s 3rd dam, the sire Proud Appeal (USA) plus bring thru, ever-universal – In Reality (duplication 3×3 War Relic → Fair Play 5sx5sx5D)
2005 – Ken McLean wrote – “Man O’ War’s male line in North America relies solely on In Reality’s male descendants
– Helium’s 2nd dam sire Saint Ballado (CAN) has grand-dam, by the daughter by War-Admiral/Man o’ War/Fair Play (side note Saint Ballado full brother 1983 US champion 2 yo colt Devil’s Bag)
Saint Ballado, some respects resembled Sunday Silence’s type: a nice shoulder angle and strength through the hip. Saint Ballado in the breeding shed was able to upgrade his mares and did it the hard way – Ken McLean**
As the pedigree indicates 4×4 Mr Prospector, it brings, Discovery (the Fair Play male line ) via Native Dancer .
– noting, Gulch (5xx6D Discovery)
*Ironicus maternal distaff has the dam-daughter by War Admiral. His great grand-dam Wild Applause (Northern Dancer) carries the 5x’s to Fair Play.
To Northern Dancer ⇒ Native Dancer – the ‘axle’ of all to the modern thoroughbred ⇒ Geisha by Discovery → Display
- Raise a Native – 2nd dam, the American Flag (MoW) daughter
- Johnstown – paternal sire Fair Play dam
- Better Self
- Hail to Reason – Flaming Swords (MoW) daughter + maternal distaff Baton Rouge (MoW) daugher
- Bold Ruler → Discovery → Display → Fair Play
- Swaps – distaff, 3rd dam by War Admiral (MoW)
- Storm Bird – maternal distaff 4th dam by Display → Fair Play
- Sailor → 4sx6sx5D Fairy Gold: Eight Thirty – maternal distaff, grand-dam (MoW) daughter⇔ 3×5 Fairy Gold
- Seattle Slew – 5×5 War Admiral + 8x Fair Play
- Spectacular Bid – maternal distaff 3rd dam by Head Play by My Play full brother to MoW + 4x Fair Play
The legacy appears set to continue.
Ironicus has US stud fee $5,000.
(side note – it is observed to patterns layered genotype i.e. Fair Play strains to Australian stallion & prepotent sire Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice – Snippets Lass Storm Bird, In Reality + 21 x Fair Play) Snitzel Horse Pedigree (pedigreequery.com)
**( By and Large, reviewing broodmare inheritances ‘direct’ to Man O War takes genetic power towards constitutional speed. Be aware… his dam Mahubah by Rock Sand by Sainfoin by Springfield trends towards & has the affinity fix towards Sundridge from dam, Sierra by Springfield i.e. Mumtaz Mahal/Lady Josephine by Sundridge
How that is exercised, for another example: – Sunday Silence 4th dam sire, a son of Man O’ War. SS’s broodmare sire Understanding → Stymie inbred to 3×3 MoW)
credit reference: **Ken McLean, Designing Speed in the Racehorse