Here is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring expensive prices during the Aug. 2 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in upstate New York:
Hip No. 4, a filly by Street Cry – Alchemist, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She’s a beautiful filly; she’s well-balanced and correct said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this bay yearling out of a grade III-placed winner. “Her sire has done everything. You can’t really fault her.”
Hip No. 11, a colt by Street Cry – Attima, by Zafonic. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He has a big hip and a very good hind leg for a Street Cry,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay French-bred yearling, which is the first foal out of a grade II winner. “He has a big walk -- one of the best walks I’ve seen – and plenty of bone.”
Hip No. 13, a colt by Rock Hard Ten – Belong to Sea, by Belong to Me. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a very well made, very athletic, well-balanced colt,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this dark bay or brown yearling out of a grade III winner.
Hip No. 16, a colt by Pulpit – Boom Town Girl, by Unbridled. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This yearling is out of a stakes winner and is from the family of grade III winner Exclusive Enough.
Hip No. 21, a filly by Hard Spun – Capote Blues, by Capote. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half sister to grade II winner Blues Street (by Street Cry). “She’s a big, robust, and athletic, and she moves great.”
Hip No. 23, a colt by Tiznow – Carsonality, by Carson City. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He has a big shoulder, good balance, and a nice walk,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half brother to the grade III-placed winner Larrys Revenge (by Vindication). “He is a classy kind of horse.”
Hip No. 32, a filly by Smart Strike – Code Book, by Giant’s Causeway. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This chestnut yearling’s second dam is the grade I winner Secret Status.
Hip No. 33, a colt by Pulpit – Cologny, by Go for Gin. Consigned by Dapple Stud, agent for Clover Hill Farm.
This dark bay or brown yearling is out of a stakes winner and other added-money winners in his family include Selective, Keep It S. S., and Board Elligible.
Hip No. 34, a filly by First Samurai – Cook Spell, by Grand Slam. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“She’s a leggy, smooth-moving, athletic filly that looks like she’ll run early,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this bay yearling, which is out of an added-money winner.
Hip No. 43, a filly by Oasis Dream – Devout, by Dehere. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s an interesting horse for this sale, and Fasig-Tipton really lobbied hard that they thought an Oasis Dream could be showcased up here at Saratoga,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose sire stands overseas. “Oasis Dream is a breed-shaping stallion, and she is the first one (of his offspring) that I’ve ever seen. She’s a lovely filly that has a really good physical. No matter who she was by, she would fit up here.”
Hip No. 47, a colt by Street Cry – Don’t Tacha Me, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“This colt is physically a jaw-dropper. He’s so athletic, and he’s got a great walk,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “He’s out of a great family. His dam is a half sister to (European champion) One Cool Cat (by Storm Cat). He’s the whole package. He’s one of the nicest yearlings I’ve seen in the last couple of years. He has just perfect balance and a beautiful head and eye. When you see him move, he’s one of those horses that just grabs you.”
Hip No. 50, a filly by Dynaformer – Elbaaha, by Arazi. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
“She’s a half sister to (Italian and United Arab Emirates champion) Electrocutionist (by Red Ransom), so there’s dirt and turf (in her pedigree),” said Three Chimneys’ Case Clay. “Electrocutionist won the (Emirates Airline) Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and was a grade I winner in England (on turf) and then Dynafomer and other stuff in the family are grass (oriented). She fits everybody.”
Hip No. 61, a filly by Street Sense – Gwinnett, by Vindication. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She’s a wonderful filly and she’s got all the angles along with a beautiful neck and shoulder,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this bay yearling, whose second dam was a stakes winner. “She has all the parts.”
Hip No. 62, a filly by Empire Maker – Half A.P., by Pulpit. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She is a well-balanced, medium-sized filly that walks well,” said Lane’s End’s Mike Cline of this bay yearling, which is a half sister to champion Halfbridled (by Unbridled). “She stands over a lot of ground and she’s very attractive.”
Hip No. 64, a filly by Bernstein – High Heeled Hope, by Salt Lake. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“She’s the queen; she’s absolutely gorgeous,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling, which is out of a stakes winner and is a half sister to grade III winner Sweet Hope (by Lemon Drop Kid). “She’s all quality. She has a great walk and a great mind. She’s a really smooth walker.”
Hip No. 69, a filly by Smart Strike – Hummingbird Red, by Red Ransom. Consigned by Sam-Son Farm.
This dark bay or brown yearling is from the family Canadian Horse of the Year Soaring Free (by Smart Strike).
Hip No. 82, a colt by Corinthian – La Gueriere, by Lord At War. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Woodford Foals.
“One thing I like about him is he’s got a great mind as well as a terrific pedigree,” said Woodford’s Matt Lyons of this chestnut yearling that is a half brother to grade I winner Icon Project (by Empire Maker), grade II winner Lasting Approval (by With Approval), and La Comete (by Holy Bull), the dam of grade II winner Munnings (by Speightstown). “When we first got in on Thursday morning (July 29), he walked in his stall, ate some hay, and went to sleep. I like it in a horse when they can take care of themselves and rest. He’s always been a good colt to be around; he never has had any issues.”
Hip No. 86, Smart and Single, a filly by Smart Strike – Leave Me Alone, by Bold Badgett. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This bay yearling is out of a grade I winner that is also a full sister to a stakes winner.
Hip No. 93, a filly by Pulpit – Love Match, by Partner’s Hero. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“She’s a very attractive, athletic, elegant filly,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this dark bay or brown yearling out of a grade III winner. “She is going over very well; she’s a top-drawer product.”
Hip No. 98, a colt by Street Sense – Madison’s Quest, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This bay yearling is a half brother to grade I winner Request for Parole (by Judge T C) and his second dam is a grade II winner.
Hip No. 99, a filly by A.P. Indy– Malka, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“She has one of the hottest pedigrees in North America,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this dark bay or brown yearling out a of a half sister to four stakes winners and the dams of Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver (by Maria’s Mon) and grade I winner Bluegrass Cat (by Storm Cat). “She’s very elegant and well-made.”