Just four days after the Pioneerof the Nile filly Ari the Adventurer drew off to an easy win in her debut at Belmont Park for Stonestreet Stables, Stonestreet buyer John Moynihan landed a yearling colt by the freshman sire at the Fasig-Tiopton Kentucky July yearling sale.
At the July 15 sale in Lexington, Moynihan went to $260,000 to secure the colt out of Honolulu Heat, by Silver Deputy.
On July 11 Stonestreet Stables' Ari the Adventurer drew off to a 6 3/4-length victory in her career debut at Belmont.
"He's a pretty horse by Pioneerof the Nile and out of a Silver Deputy mare. We've had some luck with Pioneerof the Nile–winning last week–so we thought we'd take another chance," Moynihan said.
Consigned by Gainesway, agent, the colt was purchased last year by Brian Graves under the name Clear Ridge Stables for $40,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. The colt was bred in Kentucky by Keith Early and Marvin Little Jr.
"He had an extra spring in his step when he was a weanling, and he's just developed more and more," said Graves, who serves as Gainesway's director of public sales. Graves said he was thrilled to purchase the horse in November.
"He started out good and just got better and better," Graves said. "He's a real balanced horse, (with a) beautiful head and a long back."
Second dam Honolulu Honey is a sister to Qualique, winner of the Demoiselle Stakes (gr. I) and granddam of champion colt and dual classic winner Afleet Alex . Among Honolulu Honey's produce are blacktype winners Northface and Honolulu Gold. Two of the first three starters for Honolulu Heat are winners.