Toorak Toff is by Show A Heart, a prolific and successful stallion. Examining what lines he is working with is one avenue of determining Toorak Toff’s likely compatibility. Reinforcing key ancestors and creating proven nicks are other techniques.
Show A Heart has worked well with mares by ROYAL ACADEMY, producing dual Gr.1 winner HEART OF DREAMS and Gr.3 winner RIGHTFULLY YOURS out of Royal Academy mares. The affinity is probably due to the fact that Show A Heart carries a daughter of Nijinsky II, creating a sex balanced duplication when meeting with Royal Academy, a son of Nijinsky II. Other broodmare sires carrying sons of Nijinsky II include BEL ESPRIT, WESTERN SYMPHONY, SERHEED, KALA DANCER, WHISKEY ROAD and BLETCHLEY PARK, which should all work well with Toorak Toff.
Toorak Toff’s pedigree is very appealing for DANEHILL line mares. He carries Danzig via his damsire Grand Lodge, who has a very good record when crossing with fellow Danzig descendant Danehill. Show a Heart confirms this compatibility – he has produced several stakes winners out of Danehill line mares, such as Gr.2 winner LUKE’S LUCK (dam by REDOUTE’S CHOICE) and Listed winners DUAL CHAMBER (LION HUNTER) and DISCREET (DANZERO). Carrying a daughter of Kaoru Star to sex balance the son in Toorak Toff, plus some interesting line breeding further back, DANZERO mares look particularly dynamic for Toorak Toff. To find out more about Danzero, please click here.
REDOUTE’S CHOICE’s sons SNITZEL and STRATUM carry extra attributes. Snitzel’s damsire SNIPPETS has produced a stakes winner with Show A Heart, while Stratum’s damsire Luskin Star reinforces elements in Toorak Toff’s dam.
RORY’S JESTER mares also look appealing for Toorak Toff, whose sire Show A Heart has produced Gr.3 winner I’M YOUR VENUS and Listed winner SATSANG and SP BIG JOKER out of mares by Rory’s Jester. A particularly interesting cross for Toorak Toff would be mares by NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, who carries both Danehill and Rory’s Jester.
Stakes winning siblings GOTTA HAVE HEART and CROSSYOURHEART are by Show A Heart out of a CENTAINE mare.
Toorak Toff is particularly strong in the LADY JOSEPHINE family. He carries multiple lines to names such as Nasrullah, Tudor Minstrel, Royal Charger, Fair Trial, as well as less common family members Regal Advice and Ardistaan. CANNY LAD and KENMARE mares contribute more members of this prepotent line. COVETOUS and his son ST. COVET are strong in this family (and have also worked well with Show A Heart).
Damsires which are direct descendants of the LADY JOSEPHINE line include GOLDEN SNAKE, OCTAGONAL, COMMANDS, KAAPSTAD, MOUAWAD, COURT OF JEWELS, DON EDUARDO, KEMPINSKY, VIKING RULER, DE BEERS, COLOMBIA, MOSSMAN and DANEWIN.
Carrying a daughter of Raise A Native through his sire, Toorak Toff should appreciate Raise A Native’s son, MR. PROSPECTOR, in mares. He is accessible via broodmare sires such as HUSSONET, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, STREET CRY, CELTIC SWING, RHYTHM, WOODMAN, ELUSIVE QUALITY, LION CAVERN, STRAIGHT STRIKE, UMATILLA, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER, CANADIAN SILVER, EL MOXIE, JADE ROBBERY, DISTORTED HUMOR, END SWEEP, AFLEET, INFLATE, DUBAI DESTINATION, E DUBAI, THUNDER GULCH and SECRET SAVINGS”’.
Carrying LA TROIENNE family member Boucher via Show A Heart, Toorak Toff should work with mares carrying more lines to this important matriarch. MORE THAN READY carries three lines to this family via WOODMAN, BUCKPASSER and his own tail female line. RHYTHM, CONGRATS and BELONG TO ME are also descendants.