San Felipe S. (gr. II)

(gr. II , 8.5f ,)

CONSOLIDATOR (CH h, 116 lb) $150,000
Storm Cat —Good Example (FR) , by Crystal Glitters
B—Pacelco S.A., KY.; O—Lewis, Robert B. and Beverly J.; T—D. Wayne Lukas

Giacomo (GR/RO h, 116 lb) $50,000
Holy Bull —Set Them Free , by Stop the Music
B—Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss, KY.; O—Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.; T—John A. Shirreffs

Don't Get Mad (B h, 116 lb) $30,000
Stephen Got Even —Class On Class , by Jolie's Halo
B—Beth Hendry, KY.; O—B. Wayne Hughes; T—Ronald W. Ellis

Margins: 6½, ½, 1. Others: Wilko 116($15,000) , Golden Shine 116($5,000) , Lucky J. H. 116 , In Excelsis 116 , Roman Ruler 116 . Winning Jockey, Rafael Bejarano.

Bob and Beverly Lewis’ Consolidator was back in prime form March 19 as he dusted a stellar cast in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). With the defection of Declan’s Moon, the 61/2-length victor steps to the front of the West Coast 3-year-old class, having bested both Roman Ruler and Wilko for his first stakes win since last year’s Lane’s End Breeders’ Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Race Course.

With Eclipse Award jockey finalist and regular rider Rafael Bejarano and Hall of Famer (and multiple Kentucky Derby winner) D. Wayne Lukas conditioning their colt, the Lewises can feel good about their chances to snare a third blanket of roses. Owners of the Lukas-trained Charismatic in 1999 and the Bob Baffert-trained Silver Charm in 1997, the Lewises are no strangers to the Churchill Downs winner’s circle.

The Lewises paid top dollar for the chestnut son of Storm Cat at the 2003 Keeneland September yearling sale. Consigned to that auction by Michael C. Byrne, agent, the Lewises signed the sales ticket for $1.25 million.

The San Felipe winner was bred in Kentucky by Pacelco, a Coolmore entity that in partnership with Chelston Ireland bred another son of Storm Cat, 2004 Super Derby (gr. II) winner Fantasticat.

Consolidator was produced from the French group stakes-winning mare Good Example, by Crystal Glitters, winner of the 1988 Prix des Reservoirs (Fr-III) and 1989 Prix Madame Jean Couturie. She also won the 1990 Barrington Hills Handicap at Arlington Park while racing for Buckram Oak Farm.

Barronstown Stud purchased Good Example while in foal to Silver Hawk for $250,000 from the consignment of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency at the 1997 Keeneland November mixed sale. In 1997, Good Example produced a full sister to Consolidator, Indian Summer stakes winner Mycatcandance.

In 2004 Good Example produced a filly by Sadler’s Wells in Ireland who was bred by Quay Bloodstock.

Storm Cat is the sire of Consolidator and 129 additional stakes winners, including 2005 added-money victors Sweet Catomine (gr. I), Storm Surge (gr. III), and Stormica. Storm Cat stands at the Young family’s Overbrook Farm near Lexington for a fee of $500,000.—P.S.