Keeneland Session One: Sizzling Prospects

Keeneland Session One: Sizzling Prospects
Photo: Joseph DiOrio
Hip No. 3, colt by Tiznow – Well Dressed, by Notebook

Here is a list of horses that consignors and buyers believe could bring expensive prices during the Sept. 12 opening session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. The first of two select sessions begin at 7 p.m. (EDT).

Hip No. 3, a colt by Tiznow   – Well Dressed, by Notebook. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a full brother to (United Arab Emirates champion and grade I winner) Well Armed,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this bay yearling. “His dam is basically a ‘can’t miss’ type of mare, and he is a beautiful colt. He’s a real pretty bay with a lot of white on him, and he’s very correct. He’s got a little more refinement than most Tiznows and is just a very special horse.”

No. 5, a filly by Mr. Greeley – You’re Beautiful, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“She’s a really lovely filly,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this bay yearling, whose winning dam is a half sister to Horse of the Year Tiznow  . “She’s big and pretty. As (former trainer and Keeneland yearling inspection team member) Frankie Brothers described her, that’s the ice cream.”

Hip No. 8, a filly by First Samurai   – Aldebaran Light, by Seattle Slew. Consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
“She’s a very athletic, quality filly with a lovely attitude,” said Woods Edge’s Peter O’Callaghan of this chestnut yearling, which is a half sister to grade I winner Eskendereya   and English group I winner Balmont. “She walks very well, and I think she’s well-liked.”

Hip No. 9, a filly by Giant's Causeway   – Alidiva, by Chief Singer. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“She is just a great representation of her family,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this chestnut yearling, which is a half sister to three champions in Europe and a full sister to a grade II winner. “She looks like a runner. She’s got a really nice, clean, elegant neck on her, a good shoulder, and a deep heart girth. She doesn’t have a massive hip, but she’s athletic and moves really well with her hind end. If this filly runs as good as she looks, she’s going to be one of the most expensive fillies in the world with her pedigree.”

Hip No. 10, a filly by Dynaformer – Alluring, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s from a top Phipps family,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this bay yearling, whose second dam, Educated Risk, was a grade I winner. Other close relatives include champions Inside Information and Smuggler.

Hip No. 13, a filly by Ghostzapper   – Azeri, by Jade Hunter. Consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“She is a half sister to Take Control, who was a very impressive maiden winner and her dam is in the (racing) Hall of Fame,” said Hill ‘n’ Dale’s John Sikura of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a Horse of the Year.

Hip No. 14, a colt by A.P. Indy – Balance, by Thunder Gulch. Consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
“He’s a really super athlete to go with the pedigree,” said Mill Ridge’s Headley Bell of this bay yearling, which is the first foal out of grade I winner Balance. “He’s beautifully balanced and is a good-sized colt. He moves like cat considering how big he is. He’s the whole package.”

Hip No. 15, a colt by Mr. Greeley – Balistroika, by Nijinsky II. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“The family speaks for itself. He is a half brother to a champion in Europe, Russian Rhythm,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this chestnut yearling. “He’s a big, strong colt that has a lot of leg and is correct.”

Hip No. 16, a filly by Unbridled's Song – Belle Nuit, by Dr. Carter. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“She is a nice filly with plenty of family,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this gray or roan yearling, which is out of a stakes winner and is a full sister to grade I winner Octave and stakes winner Unbridled Behavior. “What I like about her is that she’s a little lighter muscled and not a heavy, robust Unbridled’s Song. She looks very sound and athletic.”

Hip No. 19, a colt by A.P. Indy – Bless, by Mr. Prospector. Consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent for Woodford Foals.
“He has a lot of characteristics of A.P. Indy, and he presents himself well and is a good mover,” said Woodford Thoroughbreds’ Matt Lyons of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a full sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus   and is a half brother to grade III winner Brave Tin Soldier. “What more pedigree could you want? He’s got it all.”

Hip No. 27, a colt by Empire Maker – Collect Call, by Meadowlake. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He’s a leggy colt, a two-turn type that looks like he’ll be a classic runner,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to grade II winner Old Fashioned. “He’s got a beautiful, refined, long neck on him and a great shoulder. He’s a real balanced colt that has enough body, but is not too heavy. He just looks like a Derby horse, basically.”

Hip No. 29, a colt by Mineshaft  – Coral Sea, by Rubiano. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“He has very, very good conformation and he’s a classic-looking colt,” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this bay yearling, which is a full brother to grade II winner Cool Coal Man  .

Hip No. 34, a filly by Tale of the Cat  – Ecology, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“She’s a quality individual and she’s very racy and correct,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this gray or roan yearling, which is a half sister to grade I winner General Quarters  . “Her half brother won grade Is on Polytrack and turf, and then was third in the Stephen Foster (gr. I) on dirt. Her pedigree is going to give you anything you want.”

Hip No. 35, a colt by Tiznow   – Elloluv, by Gilded Time. Consigned by Adena Springs.
“He’s a very big, athletic colt that looks like a classic distance type of a horse,” said Adena Springs’ Mark Roberts of this dark bay or brown yearling that is out of a grade I winner. “He’s a very fluid moving horse.”

Hip No. 37, Indyan Giving, a filly by A. P. Indy – Fleet Indian, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly physically that looks more like A.P. Indy, (than her dam)” said Lane’s End’s Will Farish of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a champion.

Hip No. 38, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Folklore, by Tiznow. Consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
“He is just a beautifully balanced horse,” said Taylor Made’s Mark Taylor of this chestnut yearling, which is the first foal out of a champion. “He is a beautiful combination of his dam and Distorted Humor. He’s chestnut like his sire, but he’s got a very similar shape to his mother. He has a big hip, a great shoulder, and great balance, and he’s very correct.”

Hip No. 45, a colt by Street Cry – Guerre Et Paix, by Soviet Star. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, strong colt, especially for a May foal; he stands over a lot of ground,” said Eaton’s Archie St. George of this bay yearling, which is a half brother to English stakes winner Zaham. “Street Cry is a great stallion throughout the world, and the dam is producing some good runners. He’s just a good, solid colt.”

Hip No. 46, a colt by Distorted Humor   – Half Queen, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.
“The sire and the pedigree speak for themselves,” said Archie St. George of this chestnut yearling, which is a half brother to champion Half Bridled. “He is a very athletic horse with a lot of presence and quality about him.”

Hip No. 49, a colt by Empire Maker – Henderson Band, by Chimes Band. Consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.
“He’s a really outstanding individual by a good sire out of a mare that’s had a grade I stakes winner (Cash Included, by Include  ),” said Jones of this dark bay or brown yearling. “He’s a really dynamite, good-looking horse.”

Hip No. 51, a colt by Giant's Causeway   – Ipi Tombe, by Manshood. Consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
“He is a really good mover, and he has a lot of his dam in him,” said Denali’s Craig Bandoroff of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is out of a champion in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. “She (Ipi Tombe) is a compact, well-muscled mare, sort of a Mr. Prospector type, and that’s what he looks like.”

Hip No. 56, a filly by Mr. Greeley – Lady Joanne, by Orientate. Consigned by Adena Springs.
“She’s very athletic and has a lot of scope to her,” said Adena Springs’ Mark Roberts of this chestnut yearling, which is the first foal out of a grade I winner. “She’s a real nice-walking filly.”

Hip No. 75, a colt by Malibu Moon   – Miss Mambo, by Kingmambo. Consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
“He’s a lovely, balanced horse,” said Paramount’s Pat Costello of this bay yearling, which is out of an Irish stakes winner that was group I-placed in France.

Hip No. 79, a filly by Distorted Humor   – Oneofacat, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This chestnut yearling is out of a stakes-placed winner and is from the family of Irish champion Hold That Tiger and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Editor’s Note.

Hip No. 86, a colt by Bernardini   – Private Status, by Alydar. Consigned by Lane’s End, agent.
This bay yearling is out of a stakes winner and is a half brother to grade I winner Secret Status and grade III winner Alumni Hall.

Hip No. 90, a filly by Street Cry – Shopping, by Private Account. Consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for the Hobeau Farm dispersal.
“She’s a nice representation of what you would like to see in a Street Cry,” said Three Chimneys’ Guinness McFadden of this dark bay or brown yearling, which is a half sister to grade I winner Miss Shop and three other stakes winners, include Trappe Shot  , who is grade I-placed. “She’s got a big shoulder, a nice way of moving, and a little bit of fire. I think she checks all the boxes. She’s going to be going through the sale without a reserve because she’s part of a dispersal.”

Hip No. 95, a colt by Giant's Causeway   – Spain, by Thunder Gulch  . Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Jane M. Schosberg.
“He’s a big, leggy colt with a lot of quality and he’s got a great mind,” said Eaton Sales’ Archie St. George of this chestnut yearling, which is out of a grade I winner and is a half brother to Irish group III winner Plan   and a full brother to Irish added-money winner Dreamtheimpossible.

 


 

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