Session 2: September Sale's Hot Prospects

Session 2: September Sale's Hot Prospects
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Following is a list of horses that consignors and buyers think could be standouts Sept. 15 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington:

Hip No. 208, a colt by Cherokee Run– Queen of America, by Quiet American. Consigned by Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent.
“He’s a very, very well-balanced, good-moving kind of a colt,” said Sandy Stuart of Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services. “He has a very nice physical.” This bay yearling is a half-brother to grade II winner Well Monied (by Maria’s Mon) and stakes winner Jimmy Simms (by Lost Soldier).”

Hip No. 216, a filly by Distorted Humor  – Rockcide, by Personal Flag. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She has beautiful balance and is good-looking; she really doesn’t have any physical flaws,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this bay yearling, which is out of a half-sister to champion and two-time classic winner Funny Cide and is by Funny Cide’s sire. “The cross, Distorted Humor with Personal Flag mares, produces 43% stakes winners. Because the mother is a half-sister to Funny Cide I call it crisscross – the pedigree crosses good on the sire’s side and it crosses good on the female side.”

Hip No. 222, a colt by Kingmambo – Sand Springs, by Dynaformer. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“He’s a nice colt out of a grade I-winning mare,” said Mill Ridge’s Mike Recio of this bay yearling. “He’s a May baby, and he’s got good size for his age. He’s going to continue to grow and end up being a very nice colt. He’s got all the lines you would be looking for.”

Hip No. 223, a colt by Distorted Humor  – Sanibel Island, by Capote. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
“This is a horse that will certainly sell well and because he is part of the Overbrook dispersal, people are going to have access to significant value because there are going to be no reserves,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald. “He is a great example of his father; he looks very much like Distorted Humor. He has good size, good leg, and a very racy top line. He’s not a thick, heavy horse, and he looks like most of the good Distorted Humors that are out there running in graded stakes company.”

Hip No. 225, a colt by Bernardini  – Saranac Lake, by Smart Strike. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent.
“He’s all class and has a gorgeous body,” said Three Chimneys’ Case Clay of this dark bay or brown colt, whose dam was a group III winner in Ireland. “He moves over the ground well. He’s a physical specimen. He’s really, really beautiful.”

Hip No. 229, a colt by Storm Cat – Shadow Cast, by Smart Strike. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s a Storm Cat with some length to him,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this chestnut yearling, whose dam was a grade I winner. “He’s just an exceptional colt.”

Hip No. 232, a colt by Distorted Humor  – She’s a Winner, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent.
“He’s a half-sister to (grade I winner) Bluegrass Cat (by Storm Cat),” said Four Star’s Kerry Cauthen of this bay yearling. “He’s a late foal that is still a bit immature, but really, clearly on the uptick. He’s got a great head and eye and looks he understands what this is all about.”

Hip No. 236, Susan Fay, a filly byMedaglia d'Oro  – Slewpy’s Storm, by Storm Creek. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She has a great walk and is very correct – no flaws,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner. “She has a big, loose stride; she glides when she walks.”

Hip No. 237, a colt by Seeking the Gold– Solvig, by Caerleon. Consigned by Margaux Farm, agent.
“He’s very correct with a great pedigree,” said Margaux’s Steve Johnson of this bay yearling, whose dam was a grade III winner. “He has a lot of presence and ability.”

Hip No. 243, a colt by Bernardini  – Spunoutofcontrol, by Wild Again. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“Like the Bernardinis we saw at Saratoga, he’s an outstanding individual,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this bay yearling, which is a half-brother to stakes winner Spun Silk. “He very much resembles his sire. He’s a top, top colt.”

Hip No. 245, a filly by Unbridled's Song– Strawberry Reason, by Strawberry Road. Consigned by Stone Farm, agent.
“She’s a half-sister to (champion) Vindication (by Seattle Slew), and she’s a grand-looking filly with a great disposition; she’s all you would want,” said Stone Farm’s Arthur B. Hancock III of this dark bay or brown yearling.

Hip No. 258, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro  – Tres Tres Joli, by Gone West. Consigned by Runnymede Farm.
“He’s an absolutely lovely colt,” said Runnymede’s Martin O’Dowd. “He’s medium-sized and beautifully conformed. He has a lovely shoulder, a great hip, and a lovely rear end. He also has one of the best walks you could ask for. And he’s by one the best sires in the country right now.”

Hip No. 273, a colt by A.P. Indy– Wife for Life, by Dynaformer. Consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Spendthrift Farm.
“He’s well-bred and has a great walk,” said Warrendale’s Kitty Taylor of this bay yearling, which is a half-brother to grade I winner Hollywood Story (by Wild Rush).

Hip No. 274, a filly by Unbridled's Song– Win McCool, by Giant’s Causeway. Consigned by Blackburn Farm, agent.
“She’s a big, mature filly, and she’s very balanced,” said Michael Barnett of this dark bay or grown yearling, which is from the family of grade I winner Harmony Lodge and whose dam was a grade III winner

Hip No. 288, a colt by Dynaformer – Awe That, by Boundary. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He’s got that Dynaformer look, but he’s more of a compact colt and he’s more balanced,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this bay yearling, which is a half-brother to Darley Aclibiades Stakes (gr. II) Bel Air Beauty (by Smart Strike).

Hip No. 300, a colt by Street Cry– Call Her, by Caller I. D. Consigned by Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm.
“He’s a well-made May foal with a lot of growth left in him,” said Four Star and Glencrest’s David Greathouse of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half-brother to grade II winner Battle Won (by Hour and Glory). “He’s a big, well-balanced, very correct colt, and he’s very well-made colt.”

Hip No. 304, a colt by Bernardini  – Cassis, by Red Ransom. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, strong, good-looking, correct colt,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of champion Storm Song.

Hip No. 317, a filly by Dynaformer– Cozzy Corner, by Cozzene. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s a really nice filly,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a grade III winner. “She’s very pretty for a Dynaformer. She’s a ‘racy’ individual.”

Hip No. 320, a colt by Smart Strike  – Cuando, by Lord At War. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s got the qualities of Smart Strike yet with much more size, length, scope, and strength,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a stakes-winning mare and is from the family of grade I winner Honey Ryder. “It seems though, even though we couldn’t sell a Smart Strike five years ago, he’s become about as versatile and good a stallion as there is in this country. This colt is out of a really good Lord At War mare, and he’s got the pedigree and looks to make it all work.”

Hip No. 322, a colt byStorm Cat– Delicatessa, by Dare and Go. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
“He is a very solid, absolutely square, strong son of Storm Cat out of a multiple stakes winner,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this chestnut yearling that is from the family of grade I winners Madcap Escapade and Dubai Escapade. “Another notable statistic about this colt is that he has a reserve of zero.”

Hip No. 333, a colt by A.P. Indy– Especially, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
“The diamond in the rough in our consignment is a May son of A.P. Indy out of a daughter of Mr. Prospector, which has thrown two graded stakes winners (Boston Common and Storm Surge),” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this chestnut yearling. “He has grown taller, and taller, and taller, and taller through the spring and summer and is just finally starting to build the muscle on top of that.  By the time this horse goes to the starting gate, he will be absolutely magnificent. And he’s by as good a stallion as there is standing right now.”

Hip No. 334, a colt by Street Cry– Etiole, by Atticus. Consigned by Blandford Stud, agent.
“He’s a racehorse,” said Blandford’s Padraig Campion of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is from the family of grade II winners Medallist and Air Commander. “He moves good and has a lot of presence, and he’s has the attitude to match.

Hip No. 342, Storm ‘n Indian, a colt by Storm Cat– Fleet Indian, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a big, strong, good-looking, ‘scopey,’ two-turn looking horse,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is the first foal out of his champion dam. “He’s got that black color Storm Cat throws, but he’s got a little longer ears and bigger scope, so he takes a little more after his mother. But you can see a blend of both of them (sire and dam).”

Hip No. 346, a colt by Elusive Quality  – Glory and Grace, by Coronado’s Quest. Consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“He’s a very balanced, athletic horse with a good shoulder and neck,” said Gainesway’s Neil Howard of this chestnut yearling, which is from the family of grade I winner On a Soapbox and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Bear’s Prospector (by Silver Deputy). “He has a good presence. He’s one of those horses you can’t really fault too much.”

Hip No. 348, a colt by Mr. Greeley– Gold Mover, by Gold Fever. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“Mr. Greeley really stamps them; they’re all good looking, and this is another one,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this chestnut yearling, whose dam is a grade II winner.

Hip No. 358, a filly by Storm Cat– Island Fashion, by Petionville. Consigned by Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent.
“She’s a big, strong filly; she looks like a Storm Cat. She’s got some presence about her and she’s catching some eyes. She’s a nice, big filly.

Hip No. 362, a colt by Storm Cat– Justenuffheart, by Broad Brush. Consigned by Mt. Brilliant Farm, agent.
“He is a half to Dreamming of Anne and Lewis Michael and his other half-brother Justenuffhumor won two grade IIs in Saratoga last week. He’s the best looking horse in the family. He’s just built right and looks right. His conformation is right, and he’s the right size. He’s the best-looking horse she’s ever had. He has just such a great overstride, a great walk. His back foot hits four inches in front of where his front foot left the ground. It’s a great over-stride.”

Hip No. 364, a colt by Bernardini   – Karis Makaw, by Charismatic/ Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agent, agent.
“He’s a very nice colt, and he’s line bred to Weekend Surprise through Summer Squall and A.P. Indy, about like (champion) Stevie Wonderboy,” said Taylor Made’s Duncan Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner.

Hip No. 372, a filly by Dixie Union– Lady Tap, by Pleasant Tap. Consigned by Margaux Farm, agent.
“She is a big, strong, leggy, very impressive filly with a great walk and a good attitude,” said Margaux’s Steve Johnson of this bay yearling, whose dam was a stakes winner. “She has a lot presence, a lot of quality, and a lot of class.”

Hip No. 383, a colt byA.P. Indy– Madcap Escapade, by Hennessy. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s out of a great race mare whose first foal was a grade I winner,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this flashy chestnut yearling, who dam captured the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

Hip No. 386, a filly by Unbridled's Song– Mayvilles’ Magic, by Gone West. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She is a nice, rangy type of Unbridled’s Song that is really racy-looking,” said Lane’s End’s Bill Farish of this gray or roan yearling that is a half-sister to two stakes-placed runners.

Hip No. 400, a colt by Unbridled's Song– Ocean Drive, by Belong to Me. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s just a very good-looking colt out of young mare whose first foal just won at Saratoga,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor of this dark bay or brown yearling, whose dam was a grade III winner.

Hip No. 402, a colt by Pivotal – Palace Weekend, by Seattle Dancer. Consigned by Runnymede Farm, agent.
“He’s an absolute beauty, and Pivotal is arguably the best sire in Europe right now,” said Runnymede’s Martin O’ Dowd of this chestnut yearling, which is a half-brother to European group I winner Palace Episode by Machiavellian). “He looks very precocious. He’s very much a 2-year-old type, and he has a fabulous walk. He’s so light on his feet that if he walked on eggs, he wouldn’t break them.”

Hip No. 406, a colt by Empire Maker– Penny’s Gold, by Kingmambo. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for the Overbrook Farm dispersal.
“Typical of Empire Maker, he’s big and strong,” said Eaton’s Reiley McDonald of this colt, whose dam was a group III winner in Europe and North America. “He’s physically what the Empire Makers are supposed to be.”

Hip No. 417, a colt by First Samurai  – Preach, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.
“He’s by a first-year sire that we’re obviously very high on at Claiborne, and he’s a very good mover,” said Claiborne’s Dell Hancock. “He’s an April foal, and he’s maturing and will continue to do so.”
 

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