Toboggan S. (gr. III)
(gr. III , 6f ,)
WALL STREET WONDER
(DK B/ h,
City Place Kisses and Hugs , by Kissin Kris
BRichard E. Wilson, FL.; OStetson Stables; TJohn P. Terranova, II
Custom for Carlos
More Than Ready Meadow Oaks , by Meadowlake
BDavid E. Hager, II, KY.; OHomewrecker Racing LLC and Avalon Farm; TEddie Kenneally
Driven by Success
Precise End Afleet Closer , by Afleet
BNew Dawn Stud LLC, NY.; ORepole Stable; TTodd A. Pletcher
John ConnellyÕs 4-year-old colt Wall Street Wonder has really developed an affinity for AqueductÕs inner dirt track, as well as the six-furlong distance.
The colt notched his third straight victory and first graded score under the aforementioned conditions in the March 6 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) when he held on by a neck over dual graded stakes winner Custom for Carlos.
Wall Street Wonder, a son of City Place, came into the race off an 81Ú2-length victory in the Jan. 23 Paumonok Stakes. Trained by John Terranova II, he now holds a record of 4-1-4 from 13 starts and earnings of $216,341.
Connelly races Wall Street Wonder in the name of his Stetson Stables, which acquired the dark bay or brown colt for $325,000 at the 2008 Barretts March 2-year-old sale from Murray Smith, agent, in the name of Stetson Land & Cattle.
In addition to Wall Street Wonder, Stetson also raced Cry and Catch Me, winner of the 2007 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita.
Bred in Florida by Richard Wilson, Wall Street Wonder is the first offspring to race out of the 12-year-old Kissin Kris mare Kisses and Hugs. Also bred by Wilson, along with his wife Susan, Kisses and Hugs is a daughter of Future Question (by Copelan). Richard Wilson bought Wall Street WonderÕs third dam, What a Future, privately from the late breeder Fred Hooper following her race career.
What a Future is a half sister to grade I winner Journey At Sea (by Crozier), and is the dam of multiple graded stakes victor Whata Brainstorm (by Honor Grades).
Wilson said he chose the mating with Kisses and Hugs and City Place because ÒCity Place is just such a good-looking individual, and of course the Storm Cat line never hurts.Ó
Wilson, who manages Big Sea Farm near Reddick, Fla., confirmed that Kisses and Hugs is in foal to Congrats and is due in April.
City Place, the sire of two stakes winners, stands for $5,000 at Randy Hartley and Dean De RenzoÕs Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala.ÑE.M.