Following is a list of horses that consignors and buyers consider to be among the top prospects during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale July 20 in Lexington:
Hip No. 4, a filly by Congrats – Saramy, by Personal Hope, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The bay yearling is a half-sister to stakes winner Babaganush (by Capture the Gold). Other family members include grade III winner Jessica’s Dream and English group III winner Hanu.
Hip No. 13, a Henny Hughes – Sister Star filly, by Langfuhr , consigned by Dixiana.
“She is out of a Langfuhr mare that we really like,” said Dixiana general manager Terry Arnold. “He (Dixiana owner Bill Shively) paid $475,000 for her carrying this foal. She (the yearling) looks a little like Langfuhr. She has a really good hip and a really good walk. I think she has a great chance of being a good racehorse.”
Hip No. 18, a colt by Rockport Harbor – Southern Tour, by Tour d'Or, consigned by Dixiana.
The bay yearling is out of a stakes-winning mare and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Point Attended (by Tale of the Cat).
Hip No. 28, a filly by Congrats – Tab a Cat, by Tabasco Cat, consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.
The bay filly is from the family of Canadian champion Larkwhistle, who produced stakes winners Penny Whistle, Moere So Bloods, and Appleby Gardens.
Hip No. 29, a colt by Henny Hughes – Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister, consigned by Stoney Lane Farm.
“He’s kind of the whole package,” said Stoney Lane’s Stuart Turlington. “He’s got a real racy kind of body, and a nice walk. He’s by a good sire out of a really good Deputy Minister mare (that is a half-sister to grade II winner Cat Fighter and Irish group III winner Ishiguru). He’s just a really sharp kind of a horse.” Turlington added that Hip No. 140, a “classy” Rockport Harbor – Ho Baby filly named Rockabyebaby “has been real popular” with shoppers.
Hip No. 117, a colt by Limehouse – Fearless Wildcat, by Forest Wildcat. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The chestnut yearling is from the family of grade II winner Highland Park and his grade III-winning dam Old Goat.
Hip No. 118, a colt by Henny Hughes – Flapper Dancer, by Fappiano, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for J. Mack Robinson (a complete dispersal).
The chestnut yearling is a half-brother to stakes-placed Virginia Pride (by Virginia Rapids) and out of a winning mare that is a half-sister to Japan Cup (Jpn-I) and Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) winner Tap Dance City and stakes winner Carezza, who is the dam of Schuylerville Stakes (gr. II) winner Freedom’s Daughter. Other family members include champion and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Winning Colors.
Hip No. 141, a colt by First Samurai – Holy Love, by Holy Bull, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He’s real athletic and racy, and he’s correct enough,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff. “He seems to be getting a good reception. His sire was an awful good racehorse. I think if people see one they like by him, they would have to say that it’s by a horse that’s got a legitimate chance to make it as a stallion.”
Hip No. 155, a colt by Artie Schiller – Joustabout, by Apalachee, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
The colt is out of a stakes winner and is a half-brother to stakes winner Junglefighter (by Wild Rush). Other family members include grade II winner Kirrary.
Hip No. 169, a colt by Bernardini – Lyphard’s Delta, by Lyphard, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a nice, good-sized, forward colt, and he looks a little bit like Bernardini,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of the bay yearling, which is a half-brother to grade I winner Indy Five Hundred and grade III winner Delta Princess (both by Bernardini’s sire, A.P. Indy).
Hip No. 174, a filly by Flower Alley – Mazel Tov Betty, by Mazel Trick, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The chestnut yearling’s winning dam is a half-sister to stakes winners Somethinaboutbetty and Petunia. Other family members include grade III winner Betty Lobelia, who is the granddam of grade I winner My Trusty Cat.
Hip No. 178, a colt by Henny Hughes – Mighty Lode, by Lode, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a big, leggy, athletic colt from Henny Hughes’ first crop,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of the chestnut yearling, which is a half-brother to grade III winner Mighty Beau (by Rainbow Prospect). “From what I’ve seen of the Henny Hugheses, he’s a sire probably that’s going to be at the top of his game and will be a force to be reckoned with early on.”
Hip No. 190, a filly by Henny Hughes – Open Window, by Tremplino, consigned by Highclere Sales, agent.
“She’s a New York-bred filly that is really athletic,” said Highclere’s Jeffry Morris. “She’s pretty much going to be on everybody’s list.”
Hip No. 193, a filly by Bellamy Road – Payable On Demand, by Out of Place, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Lazy Lane Farms.
“She has a great walk that is very smooth,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor. “She’s starting to hit a lot of the (buyers’) lists.” The dark bay or brown yearling is out of a half-sister to stakes winners Sum Trick and Disappearing Trick.
Hip No. 207, a colt by Closing Argument – Race to Glory, by Honour and Glory, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The bay yearling is from the family of Chilean group I winner Fortissima.
Hip No. 220, a filly by Touch Gold – Seeking the Silver, by Grindstone, consigned by Hidden Brook, agent.
“She is a nice, athletic-looking filly, and she is one of those horses that has been like that since the day she was born,” said Hidden Brook’s Sergio de Sousa. “She’s always looked good and has never had an awkward stage. I think she’s the package, to be honest.” The bay yearling is a full sister to stakes winner Choctaw Ridge.”
Hip No. 246, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro – Tigresa, by Tejano, consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
The dark bay or brown yearling is a half-brother to stakes winner War Tigress (by War Chant) and is from the family of grade I winner Country Queen.