Keeneland Session Two: More Hot Prospects

Keeneland Session Two: More Hot Prospects
Photo: Joe DiOrio
Hip No. 169, a filly by A.P. Indy – Madcap Escapade, by Hennessy.

Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring expensive prices during the Sept. 13 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. The second of two select sessions begins at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Hip No. 111, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro   – Win for Juno, by St. Jovite. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
“He’s a big, strapping colt and a great mover,” said Woods Edge’s Peter O’Callaghan of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to grade II winner Sweet Win. “He’s a spectacular-looking horse by a great stallion.”

Hip No. 115, a filly by First Samurai   – Adventure, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Runnymede Farm, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly,” said Runnymede’s Martin O’Dowd of this bay yearling, which is a half sister to Irish group II winner and group I-placed Laughing Lashes. “She’s very balanced, and she has lovely conformation. She’s as correct as you could wish for. Above all, she has a truly gorgeous athletic walk. She’s quite special. She’s not just well-related; she’s a good horse herself.”

Hip No. 118, a filly by Dynaformer – Bank Audit, by Wild Rush. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She has a really nice walk, and she’s got a great mind and a great attitude about everything,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a grade II winner. “She’s correct and has a lot of presence.”

Hip No. 123, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro   – Blushing Heiress, by Blushing John. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Bloodstock.
“She has a beautiful walk and carries herself like a good horse will,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this bay yearling, which is a half sister to stakes winner Winsome and stakes producer Sensational Mover.

Hip No. 126, a filly by Bernardini   – Castanea, by Horse Chestnut. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“She is a late April foal, but you would never know that by looking at her; she’s a great individual,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to English and Irish champion Minardi, grade II winner Tale of the Cat and Myth, who produced North American and European champion Johannesburg. “She’s got a lot of class to her and a lovely disposition. She’s got great motion, and she’s correct. She’s very loose and limber at the walk and over-strides a good foot.”

Hip No. 127, a colt by Bernardini   – Casual Look, by Red Ransom. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This bay yearling is out of Vodafone Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Casual Look.

Hip No. 131, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Checkered Flag, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
“He’s got the family and the physical and the presence,” said Bluewater’s Meg Levy of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to grade II winner Zanjero and stakes winner Victory Lap. “He’s a great mover.”

Hip No. 133, a colt by Kingmambo – Class Kris, by Kris S. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a big, well-balanced, very attractive Kingmambo,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this bay yearling, which is a full brother to grade I winner Student Council and a half brother to grade III winner Gradepoint and stakes producer Dove Cry. “He is from a terrific Fred Hooper family and he’s every bit the individual that Student Council was. I think he is just an outstanding colt.”

Hip No. 144, a filly by Smart Strike  – Ender’s Valentine, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s bred like (two-time Horse of the Year) Curlin,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to two stakes winners. “She’s a really good-looking Smart Strike filly, one of the best ones that I’ve seen. She’s got a lot of substance.”

Hip No. 154, a colt by Street Cry – Hidden Cat, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He’s a real athletic colt that is correct and a good mover; he seems to be getting a pretty good reception so far,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a stakes winner and is a half brother to a stakes winner Pegasusbystorm.

Hip No. 157, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Hookedonthefeelin, by Citidancer. Consigned by Gainesway, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“He’s very well-balanced and has size and scope,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade I winner and also is a half brother to grade I winner Pussycat Doll and a full brother to added-money winner Funny Feeling. “He has lovely, low knees and short cannon bones. This horse is going have a really big stride because his shoulder is so laid back. He’s got a good masculine head on him, a big, powerful hip, and a good structure to his hind leg. (When he walks) he steps off with purpose and determination.”

Hip No. 164, a colt by Giant's Causeway   – Kokadrie, by Coronado’s Quest. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Cloverleaf Farms II.
“She looks she’s going to be a nice, two-turn type of filly,” said Woodford Thoroughbreds’ Matt Lyons of this chestnut yearling, which is a half sister to champion Kodiak Kowboy.

Hip No. 166, a colt by Dynaformer – Lady Ilsley, by Trempolino. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s got a great big walk to him and he stands over a lot of ground,” said Eaton Sales’ Archie St. George of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to Irish group III winner and United Arab Emirates group II winner Lord Admiral. “He’s a very solid individual out of a good family, and Dynaformer is obviously a very good stallion.”

Hip No. 167, a filly by Stormy Atlantic   – Lady Tak, by Mutakddim. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“She is out of a multiple grade I-winning millionaire; she is a solid, solid filly,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this chestnut yearling, which is her dam’s first foal.

Hip No. 169, a filly by A.P. Indy – Madcap Escapade, by Hennessy. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“She’s got be one of most unique fillies – if not the most unique filly – in the sale,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this chestnut yearling. “She is out of a wonderful, fantastic (grade I-winning) race mare, whose first foal was a grade I winner (Mi Sueno, by Pulpit), and she is by a fantastic sire. She would seem to have every base covered for the guy who wants the ultimate quality filly.”

Hip No. 179, a filly by Unbridled's Song – Officiate, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron and Marie Jones.
“She’s just a gorgeous, absolutely awesome individual,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, which is a half sister to grade III winner Mo Cuishle. “She has an awesome shoulder and is very balanced with a great hip. She has length to her like Unbridled’s Song. A lot of horses that are long tend to get lighter in the rear end, but she’s not like that. She’s really powerful behind.”

Hip No. 182, a colt by Street Cry – Pathway to Heaven, by Giant’s Causeway. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock, agent for John E. Nappi/Whispering Winds Farm.
“He’s not going to be a monster (in size) like Zenyatta is, but he’s very typical of his sire,” said Legacy’s Mark Toothaker of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose second dam is champion and stakes producer Jewel Princess. “He’s a beautiful mover with a huge over-step to him, and he’s shown a tremendous amount of class since he’s been out here on the sale grounds with us as well as when he was out on the farm. He has the potential to be any kind of horse.”


Hip No. 183, a filly by Empire Maker – Popozinha, by Rahy. Consigned by Adena Springs.
“She’s a late foal (born May 14), but she’s extremely racy,” said Adena Springs’ Mark Roberts of this bay yearling, which is from the family of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet. “She’s very, very athletic. She looks like she could catch a pigeon; she’s quick.”

Hip No. 184, a filly by Empire Maker – Pretty City, by Carson City. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This bay yearling is a half sister to grade I winner Lear’s Princess and her dam is a half sister to grade I winner Our Big Boy.

Hip No. 185, a filly by A.P. Indy – Private Gift, by Unbridled. Consigned by Mt. Brilliant Farm, agent.
“She’s sweet and smart and she has a lot of Unbridled in her,” said Mt. Brilliant’s Greg Goodman of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a stakes winner that is a half sister to grade I winner Secret Status and grade III winner Alumni Hall.

Hip No. 187, a colt by Giant's Causeway   – Profit Column, by Private Account. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“Other than Eskendereya, this is the best-looking Giant’s Causeway that I’ve ever seen,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade III winner and is a half brother to grade III winner Final Round. “He has a lot of appeal. He’s a really pretty colt and has great balance. He has a beautiful, loose walk on him; he just floats over the ground.”

Hip No. 190, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Restless Cat, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a beautiful horse, and he’s bred like grade I winner Sky Mesa,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, which is from the family of grade I winners Hennessy and Pearl City. “He’s got a great walk and he’s everything you want as far as a physical goes.”


Hip No. 198, a colt by Arch   – Spice Island, by Tabasco Cat. Consigned by Blandford Stud, agent.
“He’s a very attractive horse, and his half brother (Ice Box) won the Florida Derby (gr. I) and finished second in the Kentucky Derby (Presented By Yum! Brands, gr. I). And there’s (grade I) winner Blame to help Arch (as a sire),” said Blandford’s Padraig Campion of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a grade II winner.

Hip No. 201, a filly by Mr. Greeley – Star of Paris, by Dayjur. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Grousemont Farm.
“She’s a big, leggy filly, especially for her age (foaled in May),” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half sister to French champion Elusive City and a full sister to stakes winner Parisian Affair. “She’s bred on the same cross as Elusive City. She’s correct, very athletic, and has a huge walk. She has a lot of quality. Mr. Greeley has had some great fillies over the years.”
 

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