First-crop sire Strong Hope, a grade II winner, was represented by English winner Art Preview June 23. Making his first start, the colt captured a five-furlong race at Lingfield in :59.15 under 129 pounds for owner R. A. Green.
Bred in Kentucky by Ponchartrain Stud, Art Preview is the sixth winner from seven starters produced from French group placed Elle Est Revenue (by Night Shift). Art Preview was bought for $103,688 at the Tattersalls 2-year-old sale in May.
Art Preview is the second winner by Strong Hope, whose first, the filly Delicada, won May 30 in Mexico. Bred in Kentucky by Liberation Farm and Oratis, Delicada is the second winner from two starters produced from the stakes-placed Ogygian mare Wave Me Home.
Strong Hope (Grand Slam—Shining Through, by Deputy Minister) stands for $30,000 at the Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.