that is probably the closest i'd put corrado together in a pedigree, but still with some hesitation and only if the mare was super strong and well conformed in her back.
i'm not (yet) a diarado fan at all. the buzz has died down and frankly the foals i have seen (many of) have not been impressive. but still we wait until they hit the ring and show what they have at that point. perhaps an idea to keep an open mind yet....
good catch Spike.... there are plenty of other proven holsteiner crosses with corrado.
if op needs fresh i like cubito. it doubles up on capitol but its far enough back.... just on paper.... depends if he suits your mare, but i like him and the foals i've seen. (if you have to be picky there are minor issues at the throatlatch connection and he has and throws a slightly 'sleepy' eye (which some don't like but i actually think is fine).... but neither of these would or have stopped me breeding with him). super jump & movement, leggy type, 48% blood, lovely temperament.
I'd like to, but I am not closed to other suggestions. Cubito is on my short list. Convento Van de Helle as well. He stands here in Quebec. Pretty easy to get semen. He's showing and performing pretty well.
I was also considering Beaulieu's Hearthbreaker. He would suit my mare very well. Nice topline, short back. I am heading to Bromont this week end to see him.
There is also a new Cassini I son here in Quebec. I'll have a close look on him.
I will not breed my mare untill 2 or 3 years. I wish to show her in the baby greens before.
My suggestion would be then to look back when you'll be ready to breed.. so much things can happen untill then... The young stallions you are looking at (Convento VDH, Beaulieu's Heartbreaker, and the Cassini one) will all mature, show a bit, and have foals on the ground at wich you will be able to look at to see if it's what you are looking for for your mare. Some stallions will pass away, or simply "disappear" from the breeding world.
But... looking at frozen semen and store some older, precious, well-reknown stallions doses in advance is always wise...