02/13/2009 1:00AM

Bernstein filly tops scale among New York-breds


Doremifasollatido, winner of the Grade 2 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park, was the topweight among nine New York-breds to be ranked on the Experimental Free Handicap for 2008.

The Experimental, an assessment of 2-year-old form, is published by The Jockey Club and was first issued in 1935. In order to be ranked, a juvenile must finish in the top four in an open stakes race worth at least $75,000.

The filly Doremifasollatido is by Bernstein out of Consider it Done, by Green Dancer. She was bred by Dr. Edward J. Messina, whose Equiology Concepts Inc. is a pedigree analysis company in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.

Messina has credited the late Hall of Fame trainer P.G. Johnson for encouraging his pedigree research and ideas. They exchanged ideas and notes for some 30 years, and when Messina decided to go out on his own, he bought the unraced Consider It Done for $42,000 at the Keeneland November sale in 2000.

Bernstein is a son of the legendary Storm Cat, but that was not uppermost in Messina's thinking for the mating that produced Doremifasollatido.

"I was interested in bringing the Affirmed and Round Table influence into the pedigree, in the third and fourth generations," he said. "Those two as broodmare sires were important. And I brought some Raise a Native in there through Fappiano."

Bernstein is out of La Affirmed, by Affirmed, while his second dam, La Mesa, is a daughter of Round Table. Consider It Done is out of Consider It Lily, a daughter of Raise a Native's grandson Fappiano.

Doremifasollatido, a leading candidate for champion statebred juvenile filly, earned $217,000 last year, and also finished second in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Consider It Done, who resides at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., is also the dam of Fortunate Damsel, winner of the Grade 3 Pebbles Stakes.

Consider It Done's second dam is Top Corsage, winner of the Spinster Stakes and an earner of $1,110,028 in the mid-1980s.

Messina plans on sending Consider It Done to Smoke Glacken this year, as he did in 2002 when she produced New York-bred Smokinatthefinish, an earner of more than $100,000.

New York sires Freud and Read the Footnotes each have two juveniles on the Experimental rankings for 2008.

Read the Footnotes is the sire of the topweighted New York-bred male, Cribnote, pegged at 114 pounds. Bred by Red Diamond Stable, he finished second in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and third in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes.

Read the Footnotes is also the sire of Rereadthefootnotes, weighted at 100 pounds. Bred by Thomas and Lakin, he finished third in the Gradeo3 Sapling Stakes.

Freud's topweighted juvenile is Dagnabit, winner of the Tremont Stakes and a contender for state champion along with Cribnote. Weighted at 106, he was bred by Lansdon Robbins and Tom Hansen.

Also by Freud is Uncle T Seven at 102. He finished second in the Continental Mile Stakes and was bred by Anthony Grey.

Ranked second behind Doremifasollatido among New York-bred fillies was My Magic Moment at 108. Bred by Lawrence Goichman, she won the open Missymooiloveyou Stakes and finished a close third in the Grade 3 Miss Grillo Stakes.

The others making the Experimental grade are Showmethecash, bred by Jeffrey Tucker; Freedom Rings, bred by Mike Shanley; and Relatively Ready, bred by John T. Behrendt, William Bloom, and Charles Marquis.

Haynesfield tops Crown nominees

Haynesfield and Mr. Fantasy are among the New York-breds nominated to this year's Triple Crown.

Haynesfield, who won last Saturday's Whirlaway Stakes at Aqueduct for his second open stakes win, is under consideration for the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes on March 7. The Whirlaway was his fourth straight victory.

Mr. Fantasy, unbeaten in two starts in restricted company, is also under consideration for the Gotham.

Cribnote, who has resumed training in Florida, is also nominated to the series.

Ocala catalog has 18 New Yorkers

New York sires Freud, Hook and Ladder, and Read the Footnotes will be represented by juveniles in the annual Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s selected 2-year-olds in training sale on Tuesday.

Eighteen New York-breds are cataloged to the sale, which begins the major juvenile auctions of 2009.