Did Not Sell
Tempted S. (gr. III)
TEMPTED S. (gr. III), Aqueduct, November 03, 2013, $250,000 Guaranteed, value of race $250,000, 2 yo, 1 mile, 1:38.77 Dirt FT.
(Dark Bay or Brown Filly ,
Tale of the Cat Exotic Bloom , by Montbrook
BHarvey Clarke & Brookdale Farm LLC , KY ; ORepole Stable ; TTodd A. Pletcher
(Dark Bay or Brown Filly ,
A.P. Indy Contrive , by Storm Cat
BDarley , KY ; ODarley Stable ; TKiaran P. McLaughlin
(Bay Filly ,
Brother Derek Sissling Holiday , by Harlan's Holiday
BJerry Higman , KY ; OFarnsworth Stables LLC ; TDavid Jacobson
Tempted S. Recap
Form from the Oct. 5 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) held up the weekend of Nov. 2-3 as the third- and fifth-place finishers won major stakes. Fifth-place finisher Ria Antonia won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 2, and the following day third-place finisher Stopchargingmaria won the Tempted Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct. Repole Stable’s runner drew off to win by 103/4 lengths.
Repole bought Stopchargingmaria for $220,000 from Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March 2-year-old sale. Woodford Thoroughbreds had bought the Kentucky-bred for $47,000 during the sixth session of the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale from breeders Harvey Clarke and Brookdale through Brookdale Sales.
Clarke has made a big run through the industry in the last two years. The New Jersey-based Clarke bred last year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner I’ll Have Another and now is represented by Havana, winner of the Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (gr. I) and runner-up Nov. 2 in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
Fred Seitz and Clarke purchased Exotic Bloom, dam of Stopchargingmaria, for $65,000 at the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training. She won a pair of stakes on synthetic surfaces and ran third in Woodbine’s Seaway Stakes. Stopchargingmaria is her first foal. Exotic Bloom has a weanling colt by multiple champion Gio Ponti—a son of Tale of the Cat—and has been bred to Quality Road for 2014.
It is little surprise Stopchargingmaria has advanced at a mile—she has the female roots to travel even farther. Her fourth dam is Flag Waver, winner of the 11/16-mile Rampart Handicap in 1983 for Greentree Stable and a half sister to Widener Handicap (gr. I) winner Hatchet Man and grade II winner and stamina influence Stop the Music. Third dam Abidjan is a half sister to the dam of Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT)-placed Distorted Legacy and Vision and Verse, a grade II winner who missed winning the 1999 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by a head to Lemon Drop Kid.
Tale of the Cat is the sire of Stopchargingmaria and 12 other stakes winners in 2013, including grade I winner She’s a Tiger who ran second in the Juvenile Fillies, and multiple graded winner Forty Tales. Tale of the Cat has 98 career stakes winners. He stands at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. His 2013 fee was $25,000.—E.H.