Keeneland April Sale: Horses to Watch

Keeneland April Sale: Horses to Watch
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Hip No. 73, Wilburn, a colt by Bernardini â€" Moonlight Sonata, by Carson City.

The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training has a number of horses in its catalog that stand out because of their workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees. Following is a list of juveniles to keep an eye on during the auction, which is scheduled for April 5 in Lexington, beginning at 4 p.m. (EDT):

HORSES TO WATCH BASED ON THEIR WORKOUT TIMES

Hip No. 9, a filly by Speightstown   – Evangelizer, by Saint Ballado. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 84, a filly by Forest Wildcat – Orate, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 117, a filly by Johannesburg – Spain, by Thunder Gulch  . Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 120, a colt by Bernstein – Spites in My Midst, by Elusive Quality  . Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 123, a colt by Indian Charlie – The Church Lady, by Valid Wager. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 152, a filly by First Samurai   – Beebe Lake, by Grand Slam. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 165, a colt by Pulpit – Checkerspot, by Affirmed. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :20 3/5.

Hip No. 135, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Whirlwind Charlott, by Real Quiet. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :20 4/5.

Hip No. 153, Ocasta, a colt by Cherokee Run – Bema, by Pulpit. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :20 4/5.

HORSES TO WATCH BASED ON THEIR YEARLING PUIRCHASE PRICES

Hip No. 43, a colt by Maria's Mon – La Cucina, by Last Tycoon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Purchased for $500,000 by IEAH at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

Hip No. 88, Our Perfect Ten, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro   – Peridot, by Gilded Time. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Purchased for $370,000 by Twin Creeks Farm at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.

Hip No. 117, a filly by Johannesburg – Spain, by Thunder Gulch  . Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Purchased for $300,000 by Pegasus Holding Group at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 169, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Clear Mandate, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Purchased for $280,000 by Hoby Kight at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 159, a colt by Hennessy – Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor. Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. Purchased by Zayat Stables for $260,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 112, a colt by Mr. Greeley – Silver Tornado, by Maria's Mon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Purchased for $250,000 by IEAH at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

Hip No. 120, a colt by Bernstein – Spies in My Midst, by Elusive Quality  . Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. Purchased by Zayat Stables for $250,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 134, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Whichwaydidshego, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Purchased for $225,000 by Dapple Bloodstock at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale.

Hip No. 114, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro   – Solar Fire, by Stravinsky. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Purchased for $220,000 by All the Rage Partners at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 86, a colt by Tiznow   – Papa Sids Girl, by Souvenir Copy. Consigned by SGV Thoroughreds, agent. Purchased for $215,000 by W.D. North Thoroughbreds at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale.

HORSES TO WATCH BECAUSE OF THEIR PEDIGREES

Hip No. 6, a filly by Henny Hughes – Endless Parade, by Williamstown. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Out of a stakes winner and is a half sister to Knickerbocker Handicap (gr. III) winner Drum Major (by Dynaformer).

Hip No. 21, a colt by Tapit   – Gal On the Go, by Irgun. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. A half brother to Eatontown Town (gr. III) and Gallorette (gr. III) Handicap winner Social Queen (by Dynaformer).

Hip No. 25, a colt by Broken Vow   – Go Again Valid, by Valid Appeal. Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. Out of an Interborough Handicap (gr. III) winner and is a half brother to stakes winner Belong Again (by Belong to Me).

Hip No. 26, a filly by Ghostzapper   – Golden Antigua, by Hansel. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half sister to Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) and Alysheba Stakes (gr. III) winner Giant Gizmo (by Giant's Causeway  ).

Hip No. 29, a filly by Bernstein – High Heeled Hope, by Salt Lake. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of an added-money winner and a half sister to Endine Handicap (gr. III) winner Sweet Hope (by Lemon Drop Kid).

Hip No. 43, a colt by Maria's Mon – La Cucina, by Last Tycoon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. A half brother to Distaff Stakes (gr. II) and Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) winner Miss Isella (by Silver Charm) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) and Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) winner Sir Cherokee (by Cherokee Run).

Hip No. 45, a colt by Bluegrass Cat   – Lady Cruella, by Capote. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. A half brother to Leah’s Secret (by Tiger Ridge), winner of the Top Fight Handicap (gr. II) and three other graded races, and Grey Stakes (Can-III) winner Bear Tough Guy (by Roar of the Tiger).

Hip No. 47, Pazitively Perfect, a colt by Pleasantly Perfect   – La Paz, by Hold Your Peace. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half brother to Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Mission Impazible (by Unbridled's Song), Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) winner Forest Camp (by Deputy Minister), and Fifth Season Stakes (gr. III) winner Spanish Empire (by Pleasant Colony).

Hip No. 54, a filly by Sharp Humor – Livermore Leslie, by Mt. Livermore. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. A half sister to Florida Oaks (gr. III) winner Don’t Forget Gil (by Kafwain  ).

Hip No. 57, a colt by Perfect Soul   – Madam Sandie, by Our Native. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. A half brother to Lawrence Realization Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Gritty Sandie (by Manila).

Hip No. 58, a filly by Smarty Jones   – Magical Flash, byMiswaki. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. A half sister to Churchill Distaff Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Take the Ribbon (by Chester House) and added-money winner Bright Magic (by Prized).

Hip No. 61, a colt by Bluegrass Cat   – Maid’s Broom, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent for AJM Properties. A half brother to four stakes winners, including Ten Pins (by Smart Strike  ), who scored in the Washington Park (gr. II), Prairie Meadows Conrhusker Breeders’ Cup (gr. III), and Philip H. Iselin Breeders’ Cup (gr. III) Handicaps and the Fayette Stakes (gr. III).

Hip No. 72, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro   – Miss Popularity, by Storm Bird. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. A half sister to Del Mar Derby (gr. II) and Morvich Handicap (gr. III) winner Get Funky (by Straight Man).

Hip No. 73, Wilburn, a colt by Bernardini   – Moonlight Sonata, by Carson City. Consigned by William M. Helmbrecht, agent. Out of an Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) winner and is a half brother to Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner Beethoven (by Sky Mesa  ).

Hip No. 79, a filly by Leroidesanimaux   – Mythical Dancer, by Sovereign Dancer. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. A half sister to Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes (gr. III) winner Midnight Cry (by Smart Strike  ).

Hip No. 80, a colt by Offlee Wild   – Norene’s Nemesis, by King Emperor. Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. A half brother to Ancient Title Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. III) winner Lakota Brave (by Northern Prospect).

Hip No. 89, a colt by War Front  – Pete’s Fancy, by Peteski. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half brother to Swaps Stakes (gr. II) winner Tres Borrachos (by Ecton Park).

Hip No. 91, a filly by A.P. Indy – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent for Stonestreet Stables. A half sister to Southern Image (by Halo's Image), who captured the Santa Anita (gr. I) and Pimlico Special (gr. I) Handicaps and the Malibu Stakes (gr. I), and Japanese group III winner Black Bar Spin (by Put It Back).

Hip No. 93, a colt by Roman Ruler   – Pretty Flame, by Mt. Livermore. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. A half brother to River Cities Breeders’ Cup Stakes (gr. III) winner Clamorosa (by Seattle Dancer) and added-money winner Bensonhurst Bull (by Geiger Counter).

Hip No. 95, a colt by Bluegrass Cat   – Princess Pietrina, by Spectacular Bid. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Out of a winner of the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. III).

Hip No. 110, a colt by Storm Cat – Shadow Cast, by Smart Strike. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. Out of a winner of the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I), Louisville Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. II), Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III), and Bayou Breeders’ Cup Handicap (gr. III).

Hip No. 112, a colt by Mr. Greeley – Silver Tornado, by Maria's Mon. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of a winner of the Reeve Schley Jr. Stakes (gr. III).

Hip No. 113, a colt by More Than Ready   – Sister Swank, by Skip Away. Consigned by Shamrock Stable. Out of a winner of the Valley View Stakes (gr. III).

Hip No. 115, a colt by Vindication – Solid Eight, by Fit to Fight. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half brother to three stakes winners, including Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders’ Cup (gr. III) and All American (gr. III) Handicap winner Euchre (by Personal Flag).

Hip No. 117, a filly by Johannesburg – Spain, by Thunder Gulch  . Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of a Breeders’ Cup Distaff (gr. I) and La Brea Stakes (gr. I) winner and is a half sister to Keeneland International Stakes (Ire-III) winner Plan (by Storm Cat) and Irish stakes winenr Dreamtheimpossible (by Giant's Causeway  ).

Hip No. 119, Sole Samurai, a colt by First Samurai   – Spectacular Moon, by Migrating Moon. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent. Out of a winner of the Astarita Stakes (gr. II).

Hip No. 126, Honest Grit, a filly by Consolidator – True Grit, by Woodman. Consigned by Katie Rich Farms, agent. A half sister to stakes winner Cogburn (by French Deputy) and Outsource (by Storm Bird), the dam of Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator (by Distorted Humor  ).

Hip No. 139, a colt by Songandaprayer   – Xtra Heat, by Dixieland Heat. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Out of a champion and is a half brother to added-money winners Southwestern Heat (by Gone West) and Elusive Heat (by Elusive Quality  ).

Hip No. 141, a filly by More Than Ready  – York Woods, by Mining. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. A half sister to Middlesex Drive (by Pine Bluff), winner of the Kelso (gr. II) and Bernard Baruch (gr. II) Handicaps and the Dixie Stakes (gr. II).

Hip No. 146, a colt by First Samurai   – Alltheway Bertie, by Alwuhush. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Out of a stakes winner and is a half brother to Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) winner Thunder Bertie (by Thunder Gulch  ), the dam of added-money winner Ballad of Bertie (by Saint Ballado).

Hip No. 149, Awesome Asset, a filly by Awesome Again   – Authorized Staff, by Relaunch. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half sister to Nashua Stakes (gr. III) winner Day Pass (by Five Star Day).

Hip No. 151, a colt by Dynaformer – Away, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of an added-money winner and is a half brother to Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Eight Belles (by Unbridled's Song).

Hip No. 154, a colt by Elusive Quality   – Biogio’s Rose, by Polish Numbers. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Out of a winner of the Next Move (gr. III) and Rare Treat (gr. III) Handicaps.

Hip No. 161, a filly by First Samurai  – Bunting, by Private Account. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. A half sister to Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner and Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) Stakes runner-up Vision and Verse (by Storm Cat).

Hip No. 164, a colt by Dynaformer – Changing World, by Spinning World. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent for Samuel Nappi. Out of a Violet Handicap (gr. III) winner.

Hip No. 169, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Clear Mandate, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Out of a winner of the Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) and the John A. Morris (gr. I) and Shuvee (gr. I) Handicaps. Is a half brother to Canadian Turf (gr. III) and Skip Away (gr. III) Handicap winner Newfoundland (by Storm Cat) and added-money winner Full Mandate (by A.P. Indy).

Hip No. 173, a colt by Fusaichi Pegasus   – Crystal Downs, by Alleged. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. A half brother to Summer Stakes (Can-III) winner Prussian (by Danzig) and Tomoohat (by Danzig), the dam of English group III winner Tabassum (by Nayef).

 


 

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