Well-Bred, Expensive Runners Break Maidens

A half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic, a half-brother to Preakness winner Red Bullet, and a daughter of Storm Cat purchased for $1-million as a 2-year-old were among the maiden winners in North America over the weekend.

At Hollywood Park, David and Jill Heerensperger's Millennium Wind was successful in his debut as Charismatic's 2-year-old half-brother raced seven furlongs in 1:23.82 in a three-length triumph. Trained by David Hofmans, the son of Cryptoclearance produced from Bali Babe (by Drone) won by three lengths and paid $25.40 to win. Bred in Kentucky by Parrish Hill Farm, Millennium Wind was purchased by his owners for $1.2 million at the 1999 Keeneland September yearling sale. Lane's End, agent for Parrish Hill, Dr. Ben Roach, and Tom Roach, consigned the colt to the sale.

In Canada, Red Bullet's half-brother Millennium Allstar found the winner's circle in his fourth career start Sunday, winning a 1 1/16-mile race at Woodbine in 1:49.32. Trained by Sue Leslie, the juvenile son of Meadowlake – Cargo (by Caro) races for a partnership that includes Don Meehan and Joseph Leslie. Bred by Stronach Stables. Tony Mattine purchased the stakes-placed colt for $45,000 from the Denali Stud consignment to last year's Keeneland September yearling sale.

In another maiden test at Hollywood Park, The Thoroughbred Corporation's Satin Cat caught leader So Wistfullee late for a nose victory in a one-mile turf race Sunday. The 4-1 shot was timed in 1:35/13 as she broke her maiden in her third start for trainer Neil Drysdale. A 3-year-old daughter of Storm Cat – Mended Heart (by Le Fabuleux), Satin Cat is a half-sister to grade II winner Tropicool. Bred in Kentucky by Cypress Farms, the filly was purchased by her owner for $1-million from the consignment of Jerry Bailey Sales Agency at the 1999 Barretts Equine Ltd.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.

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