Keeneland Sale: These Juveniles Could Shine

Keeneland Sale: These Juveniles Could Shine
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Keeneland April 2-Year-Old in training sale.

Murray Smith, as agent, sold the sale-topping Empire Maker – Half A.P. filly for $1.35 million earlier this year at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction. The Sunshine State pinhooker could be back in the spotlight again at Keeneland’s sale of 2-year-olds in training April 11 in Lexington with aStreet Sense   – Gwinnett filly that is getting a lot of attention from shoppers.

Read more about that juvenile below and information about other horses in the Keeneland auction that could bring high prices:

Hip No. 4, Warrant, a colt by War Front   – La Pascua, by Caerleon. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 2/5.
“He is a very solid, fast horse,” said Kirkwood’s Kip Elser of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is out of a French stakes winner and is a half brother to added-money winner Pascal (by Menifee).

Hip No. 5, a colt by War Front  – La Prada, by El Prado. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“It’s a matter of being at the right place at the right time I guess; his sire couldn’t be any hotter,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this dark bay or brown juvenile. “He’s a really beautiful moving colt. He’s a very special horse.”

Hip No. 13, a filly by A.P. Indy – Maizelle, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Kings Equine, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
“She’s got a lot of nice things about her,” said Kings Equine’s Raul Reyes of this chestnut juvenile, whose dam is a stakes winner. “She has a beautiful body and she has done nothing but act like a lady since she’s been at Keeneland.”

Hip No. 15, a filly by Awesome Again   – Mamselle Aries, by Artax. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in ;10 2/5.
“She’s a Canadian-bred and she’s a very attractive filly, very well made,” said Woods of this bay juvenile, whose second dam is grade III winner Mamselle Bebette (by Copelan).

Hip No. 33, Naughty, a filly by Empire Maker -- Naughty Natisha, by Known Fact. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :22 2/5.
“She is a top-notch filly,” said Kirkwood’s Kip Elser of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a half sister to grade III winner Naughty New Yorker (by Quiet American) and stakes winner Pupil (by Unbridled).

Hip No. 46, a colt by Stormy Atlantic   – Promenade Colony, by Pleasant Colony. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
“He’s a super colt,” said de Meric of this bay juvenile, which is a half brother to grade II winner Promenade Girl (by Carson City) and stakes winner Dattts Awesome (by Awesome Again  ). “He’s a mid-May foal, but he’s just come on so much in the last 60 days. He’s a beautiful mover and very athletic. He figures to get better and better with age and maturity.”

Hip No. 53, a colt by War Front   – Rose of Summer, by El Prado. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
“He’s by a really hot sire and out of a grade I-producing mare,” said Brennan of this half brother to Hollywood Starlet Stakes (gr. I) winner Laragh (by Tapit  ). “He’s a really good specimen. He has a lot of Danzig (War Front’s sire) about him. He’s a lovely mover on the track. He’s got all the tools. He’s a very clean, sound horse with a great temperament. You couldn’t say anything negative about him. He’s every bit as good as or better than Laragh at this stage.”

Hip No. 54, a colt by Scat Daddy   – Russian Broad, by Broad Brush. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 4/5.
"He’s a big, ‘growthy’ horse and is a good mover,” said Woods of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a member of his sire’s first crop.

Hip No. 55, a filly by Empire Maker – Safe Haven, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 2/5.
“She’s just a classy filly,” said Woods of this dark bay or brown juvenile, whose second dam, Missed the Storm (by Storm Cat), was a grade I winner. “She moves really well.”

Hip No. 57, a colt by War Front   – Scads, by Forty Niner. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 2/5.
“He is just a good-looking, big, beautiful-moving horse,” said Woods of this bay juvenile, who is a half brother to the Border Dispute (by Boundary), the dam of England group III winner Long Lashes (by Rock Hard Ten). “His sire is a hot, hot horse that stands at a champion factory, Claiborne Farm.”
 
Hip No. 61, Bramley, a filly by Dynaformer – Sharp Apple, by Diesis. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :22.
“I believe she’ll be a top-class 3-year-old filly,” said Kirkwood’s Kip Elser of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is out of a stakes winner and is full sister to a stakes-placed winner, Sharbat.

Hip No. 72, a colt by Indian Charlie – Teenage Temper, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
“He’s a big, long, good-boned Indian Charlie,” said Randy Hartley of this bay juvenile, whose second dam is grade III winner Pleasant Temper (by Storm Cat). “His stride is unreal. He didn’t level out until the end of his work, but he had a huge gallop out.”

Hip No. 83, a colt by Tiznow   – Well Dressed, by Notebook. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 2/5.
“He’s a really nice colt,” said Niall Brennan of this bay juvenile, which is a full brother to Emirates Airline World Cup (UAE-I) winner and American grade I winner Well Armed. “He’s a typical Tiznow. He’s just a big baby right now and is still very young in his mind. He’s a horse for the future. He has a great physical. He’s a lovely mover on the track.”

Hip No. 85, a filly by Indian Charlie – West’s Secret, by West by West. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“Of all the horses through the years, the one that has been the best to us is Indian Charlie; she’s very typical of her sire,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this bay juvenile, which is out of a stakes winner. “She’s in a plain brown wrapper and is a beautiful mover on the track. She’s got a mind that is unbelievable. She’s a very good filly.”

Hip No. 101, Hard Spun Bells, a filly by Hard Spun   – Bellona, by Hansel. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
“She’s a lovely filly that breezed very well with a great pedigree and by an exciting young sire,” said de Meric of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a member of her sire’s fist crop and a half sister to grade II winner Sharp Humor (by Distorted Humor  ).

Hip No. 102, a colt by Smart Strike   – Belva, by Theatrical. Consigned by Kirkwood Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 2/5.
“He’s a full brother to (champion) English Channel  ,” said Kirkwood’s Kip Elser of this chestnut juvenile. “I’m not going to say he’s as good as English Channel, but at this stage, he’s at least as good as (another full brother) Sedgefield, who was fifth in the Kentucky Derby (Presented By Yum! Brands, gr. I).” Sedgefield also placed in two other graded events.

Hip No. 106, a colt by Scat Daddy  – Bourbon Ball, by Peintre Celebre. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
“He is a big, strapping, rugged colt,” said de Meric of this chestnut juvenile, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and whose second dam is grade III winner Southern Tradition (by Family Doctor). “He’s a good mover. He is very clean and sound. He looks like one you could kick right on with.”

Hip No. 117, a colt by Mineshaft   – Champagne Sue, by Elusive Quality  . Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“He’s awesome,” said Kevin McKathan of this bay juvenile, which is from the family of grade I  winner Shared Account (by Pleasantly Perfect  ). “He really moves well on the track and he probably has one of the better videos on the sales grounds. When you pull him out (of his stall), he’s looks like a really neat package.”

Hip No. 119, a colt by Hat Trick   – Chiming Dixie, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in the co-fastest time of :20 4/5.
Hat Trick   was a very, very good horse in Japan and the few Japanese groups that are here have shown a lot of interest in him,” said Niall Brennan of this bay juvenile, who is a member of his sire’s first crop and whose dam is a full sister to French group III and American grade II winner Chimes Band. “He is from a good, fast family.”

Hip No. 122, a colt by Empire Maker – Cosmic Wish, by Dixieland Band. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent. Worked a quarter mile in the co-fastest time of :20 4/5.
“His work was really exceptional and he’s by a sire that you know is going to get you a distance of ground,” said Niall Brennan of this gray or roan juvenile, whose dam is a half sister to grade III winner Cosmonaut (by Lemon Drop Kid). “He has a big beautiful stride and he’s always been a very athletic colt. We figured he would want to go two turns and we brought him to Keeneland to give him all the extra time that we could. He’s bred to go all day long and he trains that way. He is just a very efficient mover.”

Hip No. 123, a colt by Langfuhr   – Crescent Moon, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Nick de Meric, agent. Worked a quarter mile in :21.
“He’s got a ton of speed and he’s just a grand-looking colt,” said de Meric of this bay juvenile, which is a half brother to the winner Marston Moor (by War Front  ) and whose second dam is grade II winner Wandering Star (by Red Ransom). “He’s a big, rugged, burly kind of colt and is a very good doer. He’s a good, strong athletic colt that has proven himself repeatedly over this track and at home.”

Hip No. 136, a colt by Street Sense   – Emmaus, by Silver Deputy. Consigned by M.W. Miller III, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“I’m on the Street Sense bandwagon and this one is just an extremely nice colt,” said Miller of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and a half brother to grade III winner Wiseman’s Ferry (by Hennessy). “We had him at Payson Park (in Florida) all winter. He’s the real deal.”

Hip No. 138, a colt by Broken Vow   – Fashion Girl, by Tactical Cat. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in the co-fastest time of :9 4/5.
“He is a very good horse with a great top on him and a big hip,” said Woods of this gray or roan juvenile, which is out of a stakes winner.

Hip No. 139, Bonze Star, a colt by Unbridled's Song – Fashion Star, by Chief's Crown. Consigned by Hoby and Layna Kight, agents. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“He’s a really attractive horse and he worked well,” said Hoby Kight of this gray or roan juvenile, which is a full brother to grade I winner Eddington  . “He’s a big, pretty, two-turn looking horse, but fast. He’s what everybody wants.”

Hip No. 145, a colt by Hard Spun   – Glimmering, by Sadler's Wells. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5.
“He’s a big, tall, elegant horse,” said Woods of this bay juvenile, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and whose dam is a half sister to Oratorio (by Danehill), a champion in Europe. “He moves really, really well.”

Hip No. 147, a colt by Street Sense   – Good Student, by Louis Quatorze. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in the co-fastest time of :9 4/5.
“The Street Senses seem to be very nice and he’s a lovely horse,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is a member of his sire’s first crop and out of an Argentine group III winner that also was an American stakes winner. “He’s out of a Louis Quatorze mare, so as fast as he is, he should go long. If they can go fast and they can go far, that’s kind of hard to beat.”

Hip No. 150, a filly by Street Sense   – Gwinnett, by Vindication. Consigned by Murray Smith, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in the co-fastest time of :9 4/5.
“She could win the Miss Physical America contest,” said Smith of this dark bay or brown filly, which is a member of her sire’s first crop. “She’s got a killer body and she’s got a great hind end. She would look great in a bikini. She’s got an absolutely breathtaking physique. If she were a woman in a gym, every man in the room would stop and stare and even the women would look.”

Hip No. 151, a colt by Storm Cat – Halo America, by Waquoit. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.
“He’s got that big pedigree and he worked really well,” said Woods of this bay juvenile, which is out of a grade I winner and is a full brother to Irish stakes winner Marino Marini  .

 

 


 

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