Here is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring expensive prices during the Aug. 3 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in upstate New York:
Hip No. 101, a colt by A.P. Indy – Maryfield, by Elusive Quality. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
“He’s a fabulous example of his sire,” said Bluewater’s Meg Levy of this bay yearling, which is the first foal out of a grade I winner. “He’s got presence and personality; he’s just a very cool character. He’s a great mover. Smooth is a good way to describe him. When he moves, he really flows. He’s got a great look in his eye and is very easy to be around. He looks like one that will make you famous, basically.”
Hip No. 102, Gold Spun, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro – Melisma, by Well Decorated. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s a good-sized, scopy, attractive filly,” said Lane’s End’s Mike Cline of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half sister to grade II winner Choctaw Nation (by Louis Quatorze).
Hip No. 105, a colt by Awesome Again – Milagra, by Maria’s Mon. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a very high quality, well-made, excellent-moving horse,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this gray or roan yearling that is a half brother to stakes winner Bear Holiday (by Harlan’s Holiday). “He’s a very appealing colt. He’s a horse that you like initially and he grows on you. He’s very balanced.”
Hip No. 106, a colt by Hard Spun – Miss Abita, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
This bay yearling is from the family of grade II winner and Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up Eight Belles (by Unbridled’s Song).
Hip No. 116, a colt by Indian Charlie – Mrs. Coolidge, by Quiet American. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
“He’s well-balanced, and he’s a good-moving, good-walking horse,” said Four Star’s David Greathouse of this dark bay or brown yearling whose dam is a full sister to grade III winner Naughty New Yorker (by Quiet American).
Hip No. 118, a colt by Dynaformer – Must Be a Lady, by Lord At War. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, tall, leggy colt,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this bay yearling out of a winning full sister to the grade III winner Must Be War and stakes winner Warleigh. “He walks well, he’s correct, and he’s very well balanced.”
Hip No. 119, a colt by Street Cry – My Boston Gal, by Boston Harbor. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a strongly-made, powerful colt that walks very well,” said Lane’s End’s Mike Cline of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade II winner and is a half brother to the French group III-placed winner Emirates Dream (by Kingmambo). “He is an excellent representative of his sire.”
Hip No. 128, a colt by Street Sense – Palaestra, by Atticus. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
“He’s a lovely colt, real clean,” said Three Chimneys’ Robert Clay of this dark bay or brown yearling from the family of grade I winner Pompeii (by Broad Brush). “He’s always been a nice horse. He has good balance.”
Hip No. 141, a colt by Tiznow – Princess Wendy, by Labeeb. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Bloodstock.
“He’s got a big walk,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling whose dam is a half sister to grade II winner and grade III producer Megan’s Bluff (by Pine Bluff). Added Whitechurch’s David Hanley: “He has a really classy outlook and attitude. He’s been a super nice horse to be around.”
Hip No. 142, a colt by Afleet Alex – Private Feeling, by Belong to Me. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“This horse has got a huge pedigree,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to Preakness (gr. I) and IZOD Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky (by Smart Strike) and grade II winner Kensei (by Mr. Greeley). “He looks like his sire and he’s got a lot of his personality. He’s very nonchalant and has a great mind on him. He’s also an excellent mover.”
Hip No. 143, a filly by Dynaformer – Queenie Belle, by Bertrando. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“She’s a half sister to (gr. II winner) Univaled Belle (by Unbridled’s Song),” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this dark bay or brown yearling. “She’s a very smooth, refined kind of filly and she shows a lot of class.”
Hip No. 152, a colt by Street Sense – Richbabe, by Richman. Consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
“For a June foal, he’s well-grown, developed, and strong,” said Dromoland’s Gerry Dilger of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half brother to grade III winner Richwoman (by Successful Appeal).
Hip No. 160, a colt by Arch – Run Withthe Spirit, by Lemon Drop Kid. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm.
“He’s a good-boned, strong, athletic horse; he looks an awful lot like his father,” said Four Star’s David Greathouse of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of grade I winner Brian’s Time (by Roberto). “He’s well put together. There’s a lot of sire power in his family.”
Hip No. 170, a colt by Not For Love – Senate Caucus, by Siphon. Consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent for Corner Farm and John T. Behrendt.
“He’s such a great-looking, forward individual,” said Bluegrass Thoroughbred’s John Stuart of this chestnut yearling, whose winning dam is a half sister to the dam of champion and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird (by Birdstone).
Hip No. 174, a colt by Malibu Moon – Silver Impulse, by Silver Charm. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent.
“He’s very well balanced and very athletic; he walks like he’s going somewhere,” said Nursery Place’s John Mayer of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a stakes winner. “He’s a little lighter than most of the Malibu Moons. He’s a nice colt. He’s very uncomplicated.”
Hip No. 178, a colt by Smart Strike– Sluice, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Falls Creek Farm.
“He’s a big, pretty horse,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to grade I winner Mushka (by Empire Maker). “This colt has got a lot of quality. He’s the kind you hope you can breed. They’re hard to get, so when you get one, you get excited about it.”
Hip No. 179, a colt by Malibu Moon – Spirited Away, by Awesome Again. Consigned by Legacy Bloodstock.
“He is probably about everything you would want him to be,” said Legacy’s Tommy Eastham of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is the first foal out of a stakes winner. “He’s extremely balanced and a great mover. He is big enough, but he’s not overly big to where he’s unathletic. He’s got a great mind. He’s not a pushover; he’s not a pet. He’s very energetic, but he takes good care of himself. He has a great combination of toughness and slight agressiveness with a lot of sense. I think anybody who looks at him would agree that he’s a beautiful animal.”
Hip No. 186, a bay colt by Indian Charlie – Strike Rate, by Smart Strike. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a big, strong, well-made, impressive individual,” said Gainesway’s Michael Hernon of this bay yearling, which is out of a stakes winner. “He’s very popular, mainly with the American buyers. He’s getting a lot of second looks.”
Hip No. 187, a colt by Distorted Humor – Summerly, by Summer Squall. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He reminds me a lot of (Belmont Stakes, gr. I, winner) Drosselmeyer (who is also by Distorted Humor),” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this chestnut yearling, whose dam won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). “He’s a medium-sized horse with real good balance, and he’s also a great mover. When you see him, you really like him, but then when you see him move, it’s like he goes to the top of the class. He’s really an exciting horse.”
Hip No. 193, a colt by Candy Ride – Turkish Gipsy, by Turkoman. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Bloodstock.
“He’s pretty special. He’s a got a big walk and a ton of presence,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half brother to stakes winner Turkish Prize (by Prized) and stakes producer Gypsy Hollow (by Dixieland Band). “He’s probably the kind of horse that you would assume is going to be the alpha male wherever he goes. That’s the impression I have of him. He’s just glorious to be around. For a big horse, he’s very quiet when he walks. He’s very agile and light on his feet.”
Hip No. 195, a colt by Cape Cross -- Two Clubs, by First Trump. Consigned by Lantern Hill Farm, agent for Highfield Farm.
Bred in Ireland, this bay yearling is a half-brother to European champion Red Clubs (by Red Ransom). "He's a beautiful horse to look at, and he has an extraordinary walk," said Lantern Hill's Suzi Shoemaker. "When he moves, he's just fluid, and he seems to cover a lot of ground in his overstride. He's got a lot of bone and a beautiful shoulder."