September Sale Session Two: Horses to Watch
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 9/11/2011 11:11:43 AM
Last Updated: 9/12/2011 7:17:55 PM

Keeneland September Yearling Sale
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The select portion of the Keeneland September yearling sale ends with the second select session Sept. 12 in Lexington. Here is a list of horses that buyers and consignors believe could bring big prices:

Hip No. 112, a filly by A.P. Indy – Sapphire n’ Silk, by Pleasant Tap. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This filly is out of a grade II winner and is a full sister to grade II winner Shaniko and a half sister to added-money winner Silky Smooth (by Mr. Greeley).

Hip No. 114, a colt by Tapit   – Seeinsbelieven, by Carson City. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He is a striking gray son of Tapit and he’s proving to be very popular,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this gray or roan yearling, whose dam is a winning half sister to grade II winner Softly (by Binalong) and grade III winner Coragil Cat (by Forest Wildcat). “He is a big, rangy horse with great quality and a strong pedigree behind him.”

Hip No. 116, a filly by Unbridled's Song – Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
This gray or roan yearling is a half sister to grade I winners Roman Ruler   (by Fusaichi Pegasus  ) and El Corredor   (by Mr. Greeley). She also is a half sister to grade III winner Silver Tornado (by Maria's Mon).

Hip No. 121, Edge of Dawn, a filly by Giant's Causeway   – Sultry Allure, by Forty Niner. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This chestnut yearling is a half sister to grade I winner Mass Media (by Touch Gold  ). Her dam is a half sister to grade I winners Sultry Song (by Cox's Ridge) and Solar Splendor (by Majestic Light), grade III winner Strategic Mission (by Mr. Prospector), and stakes winner El Sultry Sun (by Eltish).

Hip No. 130, a colt by Bernardini   – Toroca, by Nureyev. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a big, strong colt,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, whose dam was an Italian group III winner that was group I- and European classic-placed. “He’s an A-plus individual.”

Hip No. 136, Wicked Ride, a filly by Candy Ride   – Wickedly Wise, by Tactical Cat. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s a really nice filly with a great walk on her,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this gray or roan filly, which is a half sister to grade I winner Wickedly Perfect (by Congrats  ).

Hip No. 137, a colt by Smart Strike   – Wonder Again, by Silver Hawk. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He is a beautiful moving horse; he uses himself and floats along the ground,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a grade I winner. “He has a lot of quality for a Smart Strike. They (the progeny of Smart Strike) aren’t always real precocious, but he is.”

Hip No. 140, a filly by Tapit   – Zealous Cat, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“She’s a correct, well-balanced, attractive filly,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this chestnut yearling, whose winning dam is a half sister to grade I winner Pohave (by Holy Bull). “She’s out of a Storm Cat mare and we know that Northern Dancer blood on the bottom side of a pedigree works very well with Tapit. He carries that line through Nijinsky II in his female family. It’s a successful cross.”

Hip No. 144, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro   – Alluring, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This dark bay or brown yearling is from the family of champions Inside Information and Smuggler and grade I winner Educated Risk.

Hip No. 146, a colt by Street Sense   – Autumnal, by Forestry  . Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, long-striding horse with beautiful balance,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling, which is from the family of grade I winners Trumpet’s Blare and Albert the Great.

Hip No. 147, a colt by Street Cry – Balance, by Thunder Gulch. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“He’s a very strong, powerful colt that is very agile in his walk,” said Mill Ridge’s Headley Bell of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade I winner and is a half brother to last year’s $4.2 million September sale-topper. “He has a lot of presence and we’re very pleased with how he’s responded to this environment.”

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Hip No. 149, a filly by Pulpit – Bright Abundance, by Quiet American. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This bay yearling is out of grade III winner and is from the family of Irish group I winner Manntari.

Hip No. 157, a colt by Arch   – Chatham, by Maria’s Mon. Consigned by Stone Farm.
“He’s a great colt,” said Stone Farm’s Arthur B. Hancock III of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of champions Flanders and Surfside. “I bought his dam from Bill Young’s dispersal so he’s impeccably bred. He’s big walker and he’s got that Halo blood in him. With that Halo blood and coming from Stone Farm, you never know what might happen.”

Hip No. 158, a colt by Lemon Drop Kid   – Christmas Gift, by Green Desert. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the complete dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans (Spring Hill Farm).
This bay yearling’s dam was a grade III winner. He is a half brother to grade I winner Christmas Kid (by Lemon Drop Kid), added-money winner Elusive Gift (by Elusive Quality), and stakes producer Christmas Strike (by Smart Strike).

Hip No. 159, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Cindy’s Mom, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron and Marie Jones.
“He is a very nice colt that was bred on the same cross as Any Given Saturday   and looks quite a bit like him,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, whose dam was a grade III-placed winner.

Hip No. 160, a colt by Street Cry – Commodities, by Private Account. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This dark bay or brown yearling is a half brother to grade III winners Rey de Cafe (by Kingmambo) and El Crespo (by A.P. Indy). He also is a half brother to stakes winner Tricky Causeway (by Giant's Causeway  ).

Hip No. 162, a colt by Henrythenavigator – Crystal Crossing, by Royal Academy. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
“I think he’s the nicest Henrythenavigator that I’ve seen and I’ve seen quite a few,” said Four Star’s Kerry Cauthen of this bay yearling, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and is a half brother to English champion Rule of Law (by Kingmambo). “He’s a May 12 foal so he’s still really just maturing, but he’s got a great mind and a great, easy walk. I think he’s going to turn into the real deal.”

Hip No. 163, a colt by Tapit   – Dancing Alone, by Kingmambo. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
“He’s owned by Peter Blum and is a very nice horse that was born and raised at Dromoland,” said Dromoland’s Gerry Dilger of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to grade I winner Voodoo Dancer (by Kingmambo). “He has good size and strength, and he’s a good mover and correct.”

Hip No. 167, a filly by Henrythenavigator – Ethel Anna, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Man O War Farm, agent for Reiko and Michael Baum.
“She’s big and has a beautiful body and a beautiful walk,” said Michael Baum of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Sea Hero. “The main thing that everybody is liking about her is her walk. She overreaches, her head bobs up and down at the right times, and her ears are always forward.”

Hip No. 170, a filly by Unbridled's Song – Folklore, by Tiznow. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She is very quick-looking like her mother,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this gray or roan yearling, whose dam was a champion. “Unbridled’s Song thrives when there is more In Reality in the pedigree and this filly is bred like that.”

Hip No. 171, a colt by Tiznow   – G City Gal, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds.
“He’s a big, strong colt, with substance and bone to him,” said Woodford’s Matt Lyons of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He’s the second foal out of a (grade III-placed winning) mare that could really run and he has a good walk. He’s presenting himself well out here.”

Hip No. 175, a filly by Arch   – Guerre Et Paix, by Soviet Star. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She is probably as good an Arch as I’ve ever seen,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this bay yearling, which is a half sister to English stakes winner Zaham (by Silver Hawk). “She has great scope, a lovely neck and shoulder, and a great hip. She’s also a good walker. She’ll have good European appeal, I would think.”

Hip No. 176, a colt by Raven's Pass – Hallowed Dream, by Alhaarth. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“From what I’ve been told, he’s probably the best representation of his sire here on the grounds,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this chestnut yearling, which is out of an Italian group I winner and is a member of Raven’s Pass’ first crop. “He’s a big, attractive horse with a lot of bone.”

Hip No. 180, a colt by Tiznow   – Horns Gray, by Pass the Tab. Consigned by VanMeter Sales, agent.
“He’s a very nice horse that is a half brother to that nice grade I winner Awesome Humor (by Distorted Humor),” said Tom VanMeter of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He is an exceptionally racy-looking kind of horse.”

Hip No. 183, a colt by Elusive Quality   – Kobla, by Strawberry Road. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent for the dispersal of the estate of Edward P. Evans (Spring Hill Farm).
“He’s a full brother to (grade I) winner Quality Road and he’s a lovely colt,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this bay yearling. “Actually, at this point, he looks a little better than Quality Road did. I know that’s a normal sales pitch, but he really does look better. He has a beautiful head and is a very athletic-looking colt.”

Hip No. 193, a filly by Giant's Causeway   – Mayville’s Magic, by Gone West. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This chestnut yearling is a full sister to stakes-placed winner Magical Affair (by Giant’s Causeway) and a half sister to stakes-placed winner Cabbage Key (by A.P. Indy). She is from the family of European champion Gay Gallanta (by Woodman) and French champion Gay Mecene.

Hip No. 195, Positively Grand, filly by Bernardini   – Miss Audrey, by Grand Slam. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
“She’s a lovely, balanced, athletic filly with scope,” said Woods Edge’s Peter O’Callaghan of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to English group II winner Distinction (by Danehill) and English added-money winner Ivy Creek (by Gulch). “She got a great length of leg, depth of heart, and length of rein.”

Hip No. 198, a colt by Bernardini  – Moroccan Rose, by Carson City. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He is a high quality colt by a very exciting horse of the moment,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, whose dam was a stakes-placed winner. “He is strong with a good body, and he is correct. He’s a good mover and has shown very well thus far.”

Hip No. 199, a filly by Flashy Bull   – Ms. Cornstalk, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“She’s a beautiful filly, with good size, scope, and muscle; she walks at you well,” said Airdrie’s Bret Jones of this chestnut yearling, which is a half sister to Canadian Horse of the Year Biofuel(by Stormin Fever  ) and stakes winner Tu Endie Wei (by Johar).

Hip No. 203, a colt by Curlin   – Pleasant Dixie, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“He’s very nice, very athletic-looking colt; he’s a great representative of Curlin,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and is a half brother to grade I winner Southern Image (by Halo’s Image) and Japanese group III winner Black Bar Spin (by Put It Back). “He’s got a great hip and shoulder on him, and he’s a really fluid mover. He looks like a runner.”

Hip No. 207, a filly by Indian Charlie – Proud Spell, by Proud Citizen. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“She is a very racy filly that is very much in the mold of her mother,” said Airdrie’s Bret Jones of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is the first foal out of a champion. “She has as good a walk as any horse we’re bringing to the sales grounds. Indian Charlie, obviously, just continues to do everything we could ask for by a stallion.”

Hip No. 208, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro   – Public Dancer, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
“He is a very nice horse owned by a lady in Ireland," said Dromoland’s Gerry Dilger of this bay yearling, which is from the family of grade I winners Albert the Great (by Go for Gin) and Trumpet’s Blare. “He’s a good-moving horse that stands up good. He’s well-balanced and strong.”


 



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