The Sadler's Wells (by Northern Dancer) line has had a considerable impact on both flat and National Hunt racing and High Chaparral, the late dual Derby-winning son of the great white-faced bay, has compiled an excellent record in both sectors.
His flat stars include standouts such as Free Eagle, [It's A] Dundeel, So You Think and Toronado – all of whom are in the early years of their own careers at stud – and his growing number of talented performers over obstacles include Grade 1 standout Altior and recent graded-winning juvenile hurdler Landofhopeandglory.
This boosts the prospects of Haras de Cercy's new stallion Karaktar of attracting attention and as a dual middle-distance Group 3 scorer whose limitations were exposed in stronger company, it seems likely that his best long-term results may come in the National Hunt sector.
He is out of the eight and 10-furlong winning mare Karawana (by King's Best), which makes him a half-brother to the Grade 1-placed hurdles winner Karezak (by Azamour), and his dam is out of a half-sister to the Group 2 Doncaster Cup scorer Kasthari (by Vettori). Those siblings also include the Group 3 May Hill Stakes winner Karasta (by Lake Coniston) and the Group 3 Gladness Stakes winner Kargali (by Invincible Spirit).
KARAKTAR (IRE) – b.2012 – High Chaparral – Karawana, 4 wins inc Prix du Prince d'Orange (Gr3), Prix Noailles (Gr3), Prix Francois Mathet (L), 3rd Prix Thomas Bryon (Gr3). Sire in France. First foals in 2018.
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