09/18/2017 12:40PM

Cloud Computing brother illustrates Book 3 quality

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There was still plenty of quality in the middle books of the Keeneland September yearling sale, as evidenced by a full brother to Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing among the yearlings in Book 3. The Maclean’s Music colt sold for $190,000 to bloodstock agent Nick de Meric, a noted 2-year-old sales consignor. The colt was consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale, which also co-bred and consigned Cloud Computing.

The colt is out of the graded-placed A.P. Indy mare Quick Temper, whose four winners from five starters are led by Cloud Computing. In addition to his narrow Preakness victory over Classic Empire, Cloud Computing has finished second in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes and third in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial. Quick Temper is out of Grade 1 winner Halo America, making her a half-sister to stakes winner and multiple Grade 1/Group 1-placed Marino Marini.

Maclean’s Music was represented in the same Saturday session by a colt sold for $395,000 to Mike Ryan, who scouted out Cloud Computing as a yearling, and a filly sold for $180,000 to Courtlandt Farm. MacLean’s Music finished as the session’s leading sire by average.