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Barretts May sale: Standout Pages
By Joe Nevills
Note: Horses were selected prior to the Barretts May 2-year-old in training sale’s under-tack show. Selections are based strictly on each offering’s sale page.
Hip No. 20, gray or roan colt, by Zensational—Handpainted, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
This colt is out of Grade 1-placed stakes winner Handpainted, who is the dam of three winners from as many to race, including Grade 3-placed stakes winner Patena and multiple stakes-placed winner Oil Painting. His page also includes 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed, Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval, Canadian champion Serenading, and Group 3 winner Touch Me Not. He was offered at the 2012 Keeneland September yearling sale, but his reserve was not met, with a final bid of $80,000.
Hip No. 41, bay colt, by Tale of the Cat—La Danielle, by Danehill, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
The third foal out of the winning Danehill mare La Danielle, who has had two foals to race. He is from the family of Hasili and Arrive, England’s Broodmares of the Year in 2006 and 2008 respectively, who together produced such standouts as Canadian Horse of the Year Champs Elysees, champions Intercontinental and Banks Hill, prominent sire Dansili, and Group 1 winners Promising Lead, Heat Haze, and Cacique. Other notable family members include champion turf male and sire Leroidesanimaux. The colt was a $145,000 purchase at last year’s Keeneland September sale, and was an RNA at $290,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March selected sale of 2-year-olds in training earlier this year.
Hip No. 56, bay filly, by Unusual Heat—Miss Soft Sell, by Siyah Kalem, consigned by Callaway Thoroughbreds.
A product of the blue hen Siyah Kalem mare Miss Soft Sell, this filly is a half-sibling to multiple Grade 1 winner Brother Derek, Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner Don’tsellmeshort, stakes winner Sister Kate, and multiple stakes-placed winner Swissle Stick. Miss Soft Sell is the dam of nine winners from ten to race. The filly sold for $77,000 at the Barretts October yearling sale last year, and was a $95,000 RNA at the Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale in 2013.
Hip No. 57, dark bay or brown colt, by Successful Appeal—Mrs. Greeley, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
A full brother to 2005 Kentucky Derby runner-up Closing Argument, this colt is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Mrs. Greeley, who has produced six winners from seven to race. He is also from the family of multiple Grade 2 winner Carmandia. The colt was offered at last year’s Keeneland September sale, but did not meet his reserve, with a final bid of $160,000.
Hip No. 72, bay colt, by Street Cry—Quendom, by Interprete, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent.
This colt is a half-brother to 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, out of the Interprete mare Quendom. He is a sibling to two winners from three to race, and is from the family of Group 1 winner Reina Victoriosa and Group 2 winner Qualified, as well as Grade 3-placed stakes winner More Than Regal. The colt was an RNA for $110,000 at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale.
Hip No 125, Boston Bound, bay colt, by Hard Spun—Boston Lady, by Boston Harbor, consigned by Pegasus Training Center, agent.
A half-brother to Kentucky Derby fourth-place finisher Normandy Invasion, Boston Bound is out of the Boston Harbor mare Boston Lady, who is the dam of three winners from five to race. His successful family members also include Grade/Group 2 winners Nemain, Navesink and Gulls Cry, as well as Grade/Group 3 winners Gala Regatta and Derrianne. Boston Bound was a $35,000 purchase at last year’s Keeneland September sale.