Hip 942, a bay colt by Uncle Mo brought a winning bid of $700,000.

Hip 942, a bay colt by Uncle Mo brought a winning bid of $700,000.

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Baffert Goes to $700,000 for Uncle Mo Colt

First foal out of Kiss the Lady hammered down Sept. 18 at Keeneland.

A bay colt by Uncle Mo  brought a winning bid of $700,000 from trainer Bob Baffert, agent, marking the top price of the day midway through the fourth session of the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 18.

The colt, consigned by Taylor Made Sale Agency, agent, is the first foal out of the Quiet American mare Kiss the Lady, a winner at 2 and stakes-placed twice in her racing career.

The colt’s third dam is the graded stakes winner Minidar, by Alydar, who is the dam of Jim Dandy (gr.  II) winner A Little Warm. He is from the family of Mini Sermon, a gr. II winner.

Fourth dam Minstrella is a group I winner in England.

"Could be a partnership, we don't know yet," Baffert said. "It's Uncle Mo. He's hot. We've been trying to buy horses. It's tough, because everybody is on the same horses. You probably have to overpay, but this is one of the horses you're running against down the road."

Late in the session, Baffert signed the ticket for a $550,000 Flatter  colt consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent. Hip 1094 is out of the winning Cherokee Run mare Stormy B, the dam of Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Itsaknockout. The Flatter colt is from the family of graded stakes winner Rush Bay.