Following is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring big prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 14 in Lexington:
Hip No. 208, a colt by Tale of the Cat – Elusive Song, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Gainesway, agent for Eldon Farm Equine. This bay yearling is from the family of grade II winners Tomorrows Cat and Teton Forest.
Hip No. 221, a filly by Malibu Moon – Five Star Dream, by Two Punch. Consigned by Candyland Farm.
“She is a big, strong, elegant, athletic, powerful filly that we raised, and she’s been brought up the right way,” said Candyland’s farm manager, Mike Palmer of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam is a stakes winner. “I think that whoever gets her is going to be able to go on and do whatever they want to with her. She’s been well-received, and she’s been handling things very, very well.”
Hip No. 229, a colt by Elusive Quality – Freudenau, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Epona Equine. This bay yearling is a half brother to the winner Danon Isao (by Swain), who was stakes-placed in Japan.
Hip No. 231, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro – Future Act, by Known Fact. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He’s a Louisiana-bred and that seems to have caught their (the prospective buyers’) attention,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this half bother to stakes winners Immediate Reaction (by Cozzene) and Cliffy’s Future (by The Cliff's Edge ). “He’s a big, good-looking horse. He probably has enough pedigree and a good enough phyiscal to have gone to Saratoga (for the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in New York), but we just decided to stay here and try to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond.”
Hip No. 232, a colt by Malibu Moon – Futures Market, by Unbridled. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“This colt just looks really fast and has got great balance, and his sire is really hot,” said Taylor Made Sales Agency’s Mark Taylor. “He’s the prototype of what you want at this sale. He’s very forward looking, and he’s got a great body and a great temperament.”
Hip No. 243, a colt by Sky Mesa – Hello Barbara Sue, by Dehere. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
This yearling is a half brother to grade III winner Buddy’s Humor (by Distorted Humor ) and his dam is a half sister to grade II winner Diamond on the Run (by Kris S.) and two other added-money winners.
Hip No. 245, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro – High in the Park, by Ascot Knight. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“She not only has all the physical attributes, but the pedigree attributes and a totally clean vet sheet,” said Jones of this half sister to grade I winner Divine Park (by Chester House). “So, hopefully, all the stars are aligned; it just depends on how strong the market is or isn’t.”
Hip No. 252, a colt by Malibu Moon – Initial, by Our Emblem. Consigned by Moonstone Sales, agent.
This bay yearling is a half brother to the winner Primer Querubin (by Toccet), who was stakes-placed in Puerto Rico.
Hip No. 262, a colt by With Distinction – Lady Cheryl, by Williamstown. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent.
“He’s got the strength of the Storm Cat line with stretch,” said Legacy’s Tommy Eastham of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner. “He’s a great mover by an exciting young sire. This horse has a high energy level. He’ll show himself great at seven o’clock in the morning, and he’ll do the same at seven o’clock at night.”
Hip No. 271, a filly by Lemon Drop Kid – Little Cat Feet, by Tale of the Cat. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.
This filly is a half-sister to the winner Hyperlink (by Toccet), and their dam is a half sister to two stakes winners, Arch Rebel (by Arch ) and On My Dime (by Mizzen Mast ). Their dam also is a half sister to the stakes-placed winner Livin for Love (by Tactical Advantage), who is a stakes producer.
Hip No. 274, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Lost in the Storm, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“I think most people realize how great Unbridled’s Song has crossed with Storm Cat,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “This colt is a very good representative of what that cross usually gets. He’s gray like Unbridled’s Song and he’s got some leg, but he’s got a real Storm Cat kind of body on him and looks precocious. I think he’s one of the nicer colts we have in the consignment plus he’s got more sire power than just about anything in the sale.”
Hip No. 279, Alwayslookingforme, a filly by With Distinction – Magic Merger, by Corporate Report. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She has all the height and scope of her daddy, but is a very effeminate filly with a lovely, long stride,” said Eaton Sales’ Reiley McDonald of this half sister to grade I winner Hooh Why (by Cloud Hopping) and stakes winner Rumbling Cloud (by Cloud Hopping). “Apparently her mother can’t miss (as a producer).”
Hip No. 283, a filly by Harlan's Holiday – Malibu Karen, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
“She’s a nice physical with a strong body, and she’s very well balanced,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to grade I winner Marquetry (by Conquistador Cielo), a full sister to French group II winner Spain Lane, and a half sister to Reggie V, the dam of grade II winner Five Star Day.
Hip No. 285, Freedoms Pride, a filly by Proud Citizen – Marialua, by Maria’s Mon. Consigned by Select Sales, agent.
“She’s a lovely, athletic, racy filly that is very, very typical of the sire. She’s a real quality filly,” said Select Sales’ James Keogh of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to Canadian graded winner Honolua Storm(by Old Trieste).
Hip No. 292, a colt by Speightstown – Merit, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This chestnut yearling is a half brother to the winner Quite a Rush, who is stakes-placed.
Hip No. 293, a colt by Medaglia s'Oro – Merry Me in Spring, by Wekiva Springs. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a very big, strong, sound-looking, beautiful-moving colt,” said Gainesway’s Brian Graves of this gray or roan yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner. “He’s a very athletic colt by a stallion that has, obviously, risen to the top.”
Hip No. 301, a colt by Exchange Rate – Miss Delta Dawn, by Thirty Six Red. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Bloodstock.
This bay yearling is a half brother to stakes winner Langston (by Pine Bluff) and the winner Mississippi Madam (by Smoke Glacken), who is stakes-placed.
Hip No. 305, a filly by Speightstown – Miss Stormy Pick, by Storm Creek. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“A lot of people have remarked she’s very much like Stormy Pick (a grade I winner who is a half sister to this dark bay or brown yearling’s dam),” said Paramount’s Pat Costello. “She’s a quality filly with a very nice walk to her.”
Hip No. 308, a filly by Put It Back – Miz Betty Grace, by Matty G. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s a very nice filly that’s got a long, clean neck on her, and she’s got a great shoulder and hip,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this bay yearling, who is from the family of grade II winner Warbling (by Unbridled’s Song). “She looks like a runner.”
Hip No. 327, a colt by Successful Appeal – Racing Quality, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“Successful Appeal is the leading sire of 2-year-olds in the country, and this horse is a great example of what the Successful Appeals should look like except for the fact that he has a little more length. That would lead you to believe that he’s built to carry his speed over a distance,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald. “He’s a very smooth, very correct horse with a great shoulder and a massive hip.”
Hip No. 330, a filly by Rock Hard Ten – Requesting More, by Norquester. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent. This filly is out of a stakes winner and is a half sister to three winners.
Hip No. 342, a filly by Dixie Union – Santa Rosa Island, by Valiant Nature. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent. This bay yearling’s dam is a half sister to the dam of champion and dual classic winner Afleet Alex (by Northren Afleet) and another stakes producer, Cue the Groom.
Hip No. 346, a filly by Indian Charlie – See Moon, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“She’s a big, pretty, correct, good-looking filly,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff. “I think she’s the right kind of horse in the right kind of sale.”
Hip No. 365, a colt by El Corredor – Spikes, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, strong colt with a good body,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello. “It’s hard to pick on him. He seems to be on everybody’s list.”
Hip No. 382, a filly by Giant's Causeway – Tatou, by El Corredor. Consigned by Highclere Sales, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly, and she’s never had a problem,” said Highclere’s Jeffry Morris of this half sister to added-money winner Audacious Chloe (by More Than Ready ). “She’s come in here and shown herself well. The traffic and the interest have been very supportive, so we’re optimistic. She’s everything you want her to be. She’s got size and she’s got bone, and she’s been nice since day one.”
Hip No. 390, a colt by Malibu Moon – Trisha Quick, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Select Sales, agent.
“I love his stallion, and I love the fact that Malibu Moon moves his mares up,” said Select Sales’ Carrie Brogden. “This colt looks just like Malibu Moon, to me. He has been uncomplicated his whole life; he’s never had a bandage on or had a ding. He’s never been sick. He’s just been one of those horses that’s gone through his life and done what he’s needed to do.”
Hip No. 392, a filly by Empire Maker – Turn to Lass, by Bright Launch. Consigned by Hurstland Farm, agent. This bay yearling’s dam is a full sister to grade III winner Spotsgone and stakes winner Launch a Double.
Hip No. 404, a filly by Indian Charlie – West’s Secret, by West by West. Consigned by Mulholland Springs.
“She’s a very lovely filly, and she’s very pleasant-minded,” said Mulholland Springs’ Martha Jane Mulholland of this bay yearling, whose dam is an added-money winner and a half sister to grade II winner Top Secret (by Afleet). “She was very easy to work with and get fit for the sale, and she moves beautifully.”