Keeneland's Hot Horses: Tuesday's Select Session
Updated: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 10:57 AM
Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2005 3:49 PM
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Striking chestnut Storm Cat colt among top attractions in Tuesday's catalog.
Tuesday's action at Keeneland features the second and final session of the September sale's select yearlings. Here are some of the horses consignors and buyers think have the potential to bring big prices:
Hip No. 273, A.P. Indy
– Magicalmysterycat colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is out of a grade II winner, and he also has grade I winner Fact Finder and grade II winner Nannerl in his family.
"He's very and athletic, and he has good bone," said Frank Taylor of Taylor Made. "He's perfect mix of A.P. Indy and Storm Cat (the sire of his dam)."
Hip No. 293, Danehill – Monevassia colt, consigned by Lane's End, agent.
This colt has a sire's pedigree. His dam is a full sister to Kingmambo, and he is a full brother to European stakes winner Rumplestiltskin.
"It's an incredible pedigree," said Bill Farish of Lane's End.
Hip No. 345, Storm Cat
-- Secret Status colt, consigned by Lane's End, agent.
Produced from a grade I winner, this sturdy, muscle-bound chestnut has a lot of bone.
"He's very, very well-made, powerful colt," said Bill Farish, of Lane's End.
Will Farish, Bill's dad, said to also keep an eye on Hip No. 531, a Seeking the Gold
– Lassie's Legacy filly.
Hip No. 348, Storm Cat
– Serena's Tune colt, consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent.
One major buyer said this colt was his favorite during his first day of looking at Keeneland September select horses, and he was still raving about the yearling two days later after seeing many prospects. His dam is a stakes winner, and his second dam is champion Serena's Song. He also is an exceptionally balanced individual.
Hip No. 352, Storm Cat
– She's a Winner colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to grade II winner Lord of the Game and is from the family of champion Rhythm and grade I winner Dance Number.
"He's an excellent, big, strong individual," said Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made. Taylor said to also keep an eye on Hip No. 300, a Storm Cat
-- Nany's Sweep colt.
Hip No. 358, A.P. Indy
– Snow Forest colt, consigned by Lane's End, agent for Mt. Brilliant Farm.
This colt is a half-brother to grade I winner Snow Ridge
"He looks a lot like A.P. Indy," said Bill Farish of Lane's End. "It's a much more refined version of Seattle Slew (A.P. Indy's sire)."
Farish said to also keep an eye on Hip. No. 423, an A.P. Indy
– Better Than Honour filly because "she's really pretty and very correct."
Hip No. 380, Storm Cat
– Tomisue's Delight, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Lane's End, agent. This colt just might know how well bred he is. Out of a grade I winner and from the family of Horse of the Year Mineshaft, he has a proud, haughty look.
"He's what you look for in a Storm Cat," said Bill Farish of Lane's End. "He's very correct, and he's got a great body. He's a very strong-made colt, not to mention the fact that he's got a pedigree that is exceptional." His half-brother, Possession (by Belong to Me), sold for $2 million at the 2002 Keeneland July select yearling auction.
Hip No. 384, Storm Cat
– Tranquility Lake colt, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent for Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod.
This colt is out of grade I winner Tranquility Lake.
"He's a very correct Storm Cat," said Bayne Welker of Mill Ridge Sales. "He has size; he has balance; he has a tremendous walk. He truly has a sire's pedigree. He has potential written all over him."
Hip No. 394, Storm Cat
-- Warrior Queen filly, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
This filly is out of a European champion and is from the family of European champion and successful sire Storm Bird.
"She is the best yearling that we have had in our consignment in 15 years," said Tom VanMeter of Eaton Sales. "She's awesome. She is a big, tall, scopey, correct Storm Cat. She's gonna rock."
Hip No. 397, Danzig – Welcometotheworld colt, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
This colt is from the family of European champion Orpen and the great sire Northern Dancer.
"He's correct and a good mover," said Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud. "He's got that Irish walk. It's big, loose, and it covers a lot of ground."
Bandoroff said to also keep an eye on Hip No. 501, a Kingmambo – Hidden Cat colt, which "had good reception" during pre-sale shows at the farm.
Hip No. 401, Kingmambo
– Words of War colt, consigned by Stone Farm, agent for Stone Farm and Stonerside Stable.
This colt, which has a sleek, dappled bay coat, is a half-brother to graded winner and first-crop sire E Dubai and to grade I winner No Matter What.
"He's a great walker, and he's got a great temperament," said Arthur B. Hancock III of Stone Farm. "Everything is good about him. He's a really nice horse."
Hip No. 424, Giant's Causeway
– Blue Moonlight filly, consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
This filly, which is out of a stakes winner, "is just lovely," said Dan Rosenberg of Three Chimneys. "She's special. She's one of these horses that you're walking by and you see her and you go, 'Oh, who's that?'"
Hip No. 468, Thunder Gulch
– Drina colt named Ski Man Jack. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is a full brother to Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner and $3,540,542 earner Spain.
Hip No. 494, Unbridled's Song
– Golden Ballet filly, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This filly is out of a grade I winner.
"She looks just like Unbridled's Song," said Frank Taylor of Taylor Made. "She reminds you of Unbridled Elaine – a big, scopey, beautiful gray filly."
Hip No. 504, Fusaichi Pegasus
– Hishi Nile colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is from the family of Japanese champion Hishi Amazon.
"He has the Mr. Prospector/A.P. Indy cross that's worked so well," said Mark Taylor of Taylor Made. "He's a horse I think is unique in that he's going to appeal to Americans and Europeans. He's got a real loose walk, and he looks like he could go either way, dirt or turf. But he's got enough hip and he's stout enough where he could be a Derby horse, too."
Taylor said to also keep an eye on Hip No. 442, a Street Cry
– Clever But Costly filly from the family of grade I winners Traitor and Peeping Tom and graded winner Sun King because "she's a rare commodity as far as her future potential as a broodmare, and she has a really good physical>.
Hip No. 505, Kingmambo
– Honfleur colt named Alaska Bay. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for ClassicStar.
This colt is from the family of European champion Carnegie.
"He's a big, scopey, nice colt," said Frank Taylor of Taylor Made. "He's got a lot of size and scope for a Kingmambo."
Hip No. 515, Forestry
– Joy Valley colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to North American champion Riboletta and to Brazilian champion Super Power.
"He's a balanced gorgeous horse," said Frank Taylor of Taylor Made. "He looks just like Forestry."
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