05/25/2016 12:05PM

Cathryn Sophia gives $145k filly big upgrade

Barbara D. Livingston
Cathryn Sophia's victory in the Kentucky Oaks (above) gave a big lift to the value of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile Elasticity.

It’s not unusual for a horse to get multiple catalog updates between the time a sale catalog is printed and the time they go to the ring, but consignors Jenn and Quincy Adams had never gotten an update quite like this.

Their consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile sale included a Maryland-bred filly named Elasticity, whose close relative Cathryn Sophia emphatically won the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks earlier this month. And there was more coming, as Cherry Wine, from the first crop of her sire, Paddy O’Prado, finished a closing second in the Preakness Stakes just three days prior.

Elasticity was a $10,000 purchase from breeder Chanceland Farm – which also bred Cathryn Sophia – at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale. Her updates made her a successful re-sale, as she was purchased for $145,000 to Twin Creeks Racing on Tuesday.

“I’ve never been around one that had an Oaks winner, that kind of update,” Quincy Adams said. “It’s pretty cool.”

Elasticity’s dam is the Grade 2-winning and Grade 1-placed Unbridled mare Belterra, dam of stakes winner Taketheodds. Her unraced daughter Sheave, by Mineshaft, produced Cathryn Sophia, winner of 5 of 6 career starts. Her four stakes victories include the Oaks, Grade 2 Davona Dale, and Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks.

Trainer John Servis has regaled the press with tales of the feisty Cathryn Sophia’s exploits.

“She’s run a lot of people out of the stall, I can tell you that,” Servis said.

However, Elasticity is much more laid back.

“She’s been a lovely filly to have in the barn,” Quincy Adams said. “All the staff seems to get along with her fine. She’s not a problem child. … She’s trained every day real, real professional on the racetrack.”