Talented Australian sprinter Scissor Kick is a son of champion sire Redoute's Choice (by Danehill) and so is by the sire of leading Australian stallion Snitzel and of successful 2016 European freshman sire Elzaam, among others. He has covered his first book of mares in his native land and will stand at Haras d'Etreham, in France, in 2017.
He is a full-brother to the pattern-placed stakes winner Sharkbite, who has sired some winners and blacktype horses, but more notable is that his dam, Back Pass (by Quest For Fame), is a winning half-sister to Group 1-placed Grade 2 scorer Three Valleys (by Diesis) and so is out of Skiable (by Niniski), the stakes-placed half-sister to the phenomenal broodmare Hasili (by Kahyasi).
A stakes winner in France and a full-sister to listed scorer Arrive, Hasili is the dam of the Group/Grade 1 stars Banks Hill (by Danehill), Cacique (by Danehill), Champs Elysees (by Danehill), Heat Haze (by Green Desert) and Intercontinental (by Danehill) and also of the Group 1-placed pattern scorers Deluxe (by Storm Cat) and Dansili (by Danehill), the latter one of Europe's outstanding stallions.
Cacique and Champs Elysees have also enjoyed success at stud, and Banks Hill is the dam of the Group 1 star Romantica (by Galileo) and of Group 2-placed stakes winner and successful South African sire Ideal World (by Kingmambo).
Dissemble (by Ahonoora), a half-sister to Hasili, is the dam of triple Grade 1 winning miler Leroidesanimaux (by Candy Stripes), who is the sire of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby hero and 2017 freshman sire Animal Kingdom. Arrive, of course, is the dam of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Promising Lead (by Danehill).
There are many other group/graded winners to be found under these first few generations of the family, including Jet Away (by Cape Cross) whose first foals were on offer in 2016. And if you go back another step then you will find Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes heroine Sookera (by Roberto), dam of the Group 1-winning sprinter So Factual (by Known Fact) and fourth dam of Scissor Kick.
All of this makes Scissor Kick an intriguing addition to the European stallion ranks and identifies him as a potential source of some smart sprinters and milers.
SCISSOR KICK (AUS) – b.2011 – Redoute's Choice – Back Pass, 4 wins inc Eskimo Prince Stakes (Gr3), Up And Coming Stakes (Gr3), Rosebud Stakes (L), 2nd Golden Rose Stakes (Gr1), Stan Fox Stakes (Gr2). Sire in Australia & France. First northern hemisphere foals in 2018.
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