On the show jumping side of breeding, we agree with your picks. Capone's limited offspring are primarily a result of his ownership problems, but he should not be passed up nor should Hickstead. And we have experience with Quinar and bred him to a very easy and rideable Jupiter (Zeus) /E line Hanoverian daughter with much success. Her movement was transmitted so these fillies are beautiful, uphill movers with tremendous jump and tremendous desire to jump. Quinar is being utilized quite a bit in the USA. And great to see the very valuable TB lines of AFR and Hunter recognized as well. Hunter lives up the road from us in Penngrove, CA and he has been used very successfully producing eventers in W2 Holsteiners breeding program. But he definitely should be used more here........maybe Denny Emerson, etc will jump on his bandwagon some day soon!
Oakstable, all I can tell you is that the very talented showjumper Wind Shear m2s is Ekstein x Orlando x Iroko x Voltaire. So the dam of Wind Shear m2s, Airborne m2s, is by Orlando and out of Odessa (Iroko x Voltaire). See http://paardenfokken.nl/pedigree.php?horseid=196660
At the risk of getting flamed, Capone has a 3K stud fee. He himself is proven in sport but not proven in the shed. There are sires in EU that are a lot less $ to breed too that are proven in the ring and the shed. I like Capone but the hefty stud & booking fee I do not.