Following is a list of horses that buyers and consignors think could bring big prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale July 13 in Lexington:
Hip No. 7, a filly by Corinthian – Betz Brush, by Broad Brush. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s very racy-looking and a great walker,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this half sister to stakes winner For All Who Dream (by Eltish). “She’s really a great example for her sire. If she is an indication of what they (Corinthian’s offspring) look like, he’s going to do well.”
Hip No. 15, a filly by Latent Heat– Casanova Striker, by Smart Strike. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“She’s the kind people love physically; physically, she’s a home run,” said Jones of this bay yearling, who is a half sister to stakes winner Silver Time (by Indian Charlie). “She’s by a first-year stallion that I think could become a top sire. We don’t normally breed (our mares) off the farm to first-year horses, but I loved him (Latent Heat) enough to make an exception.”
Hip No. 52, a colt by Street Sense – Hishikatsu Ballado, by Saint Ballado. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He is out of a Saint Ballado mare and he reminds me of some of the really good Saint Ballados that we have sold,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “He’s a big horse, with scope, that looks like a classic type. He has an unbelievable walk on him, and his sire was a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I)/Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I ) winner, so he’s a horse that is going to appeal to the people who are wanting to try to win the big races going two turns.”
Hip No. 57, a colt by Flashy Bull – Image of Honor, by Honour and Glory. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“I haven’t seen many of the Flashy Bulls, but I’ve been told that around the sale grounds, there are quite a few good ones. I’ve also been told that this is the best of the lot,” said Eaton Sales’ Reiley McDonald of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam is a half sister to stakes winner Designated Dancer (by Gate Dancer). “He’s big and strong with great bone and a beautiful stride. He looks like a 2-year-old already.”
Hip No. 76, a colt by Hard Spun – Leona’s Knight, by Suave Prospect. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent for Nursery Place et al and Browning.
“He’s not typical of the Hard Spuns. He’s a little smaller and he’s very much like Danzig (the sire of Hard Spun). He’s very light on his feet,” said Nursery Place’s John Mayer of this bay yearling, whose dam was an added-money winner. “He’s a real smooth mover, and he loves his job.”
Hip No. 77, a filly by Corinthian – Lily’s Affair, by Colonial Affair. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“I’m hearing good things about the Corinthians and I’m hearing she’s one of the better ones here on the sale grounds,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this chestnut yearling, whose dam is an added-money winner. “She has a lot of leg and a lovely body and top line. She’s got a lovely movement to her. She’s an all-around nice filly.”
Hip No. 87, a colt by Hard Spun – Moonshine Run, by Go for Gin. Consigned by Nursery Place, agent.
“He’ll pull the train. He’s a very big, stout, strong colt,” said Nursery Place’s John Mayer of this bay yearling that is a half brother to stakes winner Izy Speaking (by Partner’s Hero). “He’s very solid.”
Hip No. 93, a colt by Jazil – Pelicus Affair, by Pentelicus. Consigned by Baccari Bloodstock, agent.
“He’s extremely balanced, and the best thing I like about him is that he is out of a Pentelicus mare, which is going to give him natural speed. And of course, being by (2006 Belmont Stakes, gr. I, winner) Jazil, who is out of Better Than Honour, there are so many things working in the right direction,” said Baccari Bloodstock’s Chris Baccari of this bay yearling, whose dam is a half sister to grade II winnner Pine Dance (by Pine Bluff), stakes winner and stakes producer Village Dancer (by Mythical Ruler), and winner and stakes producer Half Crown. “He’s very athletic, and he looks like a full-grown racehorse right now.”
Hip No. 98, a colt by Discreet Cat – Princess Birdeye, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by Allied Bloodstock, agent for Christina Welker and Lochlow Farm.
This bay yearling is a half brother to stakes winner Navigator (by Stormy Atlantic).
Hip No. 100, a colt by Hard Spun – Rare Gift, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s one that I would say is typical of the Hard Spuns. He’s a strongly-made, really nice horse,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish. “He’s out of a mare that was a graded stakes winner, and unfortunately her first two foals died, but she has every right to throw a runner. He’s got one of the best pedigrees in the sale.”
Hip No. 107, a colt by Flashy Bull – Saltnvinegar, by Two Punch. Consigned by Select Sales, agent.
“He’s just drop dead gorgeous,” said Select Sales’ Carrie Brogden. “I bought him (privately) out of a field when he was four months old, and he was drop dead gorgeous then. His vetting and personality and physical all go together, and he has a big, giant walk. The only box that he doesn’t tick is that he’s not by a proven stallion.”
Hip No. 118, a colt by Jazil – Spanish Cat, by Hennessy. Consigned by Crossroads Sales Agency, agent.
“He is a beautiful colt, and he has a great mind,” said Crossroads’ Greg Burchell. “Jazil is a relatively small horse, but this colt is out of a Hennessy mare with a lot of substance and she put that on him (the yearling). He looks like he could go two turns and have some speed as well. He’s got a big, beautiful shoulder, and he’s got a wonderful walk. He’s a very intelligent colt with great habits. Everything you do with him he’s eager to do.”
Hip No. 146, a colt by Pulpit – Abba Gold, by Devil’s Bag. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent for Five-D Thoroughbreds.
“He’s a real athletic horse that is a little bit of a later foal (born April 27, 2009) and a little immature, but he’s really well balanced and correct,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this bay yearling, whose winning, stakes-placed dam is a half sister to grade I winner Friendly Michelle (by Artax). “I think people like him because they can see what an athlete he is.”
Hip No. 159, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro – Beright, by Gray Slewpy. Consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
This gray or roan yearling is a half brother to grade II winner Principle Secret (by Sea of Secrets) and his winning dam is a half sister to grade III winner Barbara O’Brien (by Eltish).
Hip No. 166, a filly by Speightstown – Bridled, by Unbridled. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“This is a filly that I think is the perfect combination of Speightstown and Unbridled,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor. “She’s got the body and balance that you get with the Speightstowns and the leg and the scope that you get from Unbridled. She looks like she’s going to be fast, but she also looks like she can run two turns. Her first two dams are young, but she comes from one of the best families in the Stud Book. I think she could be one of those horses where you say, ‘Damn, that family really came back to life’ a few years down the road.”
Hip No. 167, a colt by Tiznow – Bruanna, by Housebuster. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s by a very strong stallion that gets the two-turn, big-time racehorse,” said Gainesway’s Brian Graves of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was an added-money winner. “He’s a free-moving, well-balanced colt.”
Hip No. 200, a filly by Rock Hard Ten – Dixie Talent, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This bay yearling is a half sister to the winner Mizzen Dixie (by Mizzen Mast) and her dam is a half sister to grade III winner No Giveaway (by He’s Tops) and stakes winner and stakes producer Youcan’ttakeme (by He’s Tops).