02/26/2016 3:11PM

Fasig-Tipton Florida: Hips to watch

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Following are horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training, based on their pedigrees and past auction performance, both their own and by notable family members.

Presale under-tack show performance, conformation, physical characteristics, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration.

Hip No. 6, b. c., Medaglia d’Oro—Fortyniner Fever, by Forty Niner, consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
The dam’s seven winners from eight runners include Grade 3 winner Texas Fever and stakes winners Saint Isabelle and Bold Angel. The latter is also the dam of Grade 1 winner Street Fancy. From the family of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, this colt finished under his reserve at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale with a final bid of $445,000.

Hip No. 10, b. f., Bernardini—Ginger Brew, by Milwaukee Brew, property of Adena Springs.
The fourth foal out of Canadian champion Ginger Brew, who has had one winner from three runners. Grade 1 winners Stopchargingmaria and Hatchet Man are on the page, as are Grade 2 winners Stop the Music, Bourbon Bay, and Vision and Verse.

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Hip No. 11, ch. c., Unbridled’s Song—Golden Dawn, by Hennessy, property of Crupi’s New Castle Farm.
This colt, from the final crop of sire Unbridled’s Song, became the most expensive foal out of Grade 2 winner Golden Dawn to sell at auction, bringing $350,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. He is from the family of Grade 2 winner Paved in Gold.

Hip No. 17, ch. f., Distorted Humor—Hay Jude, by Wavering Monarch, consigned by Top Line Sales, agent.
She is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike and Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Little Nick. She is from the family of Brazilian Group 1 winner Gold Pleasure.

Hip No. 30, b. c., Bernardini—Kelli Cat, by Storm Cat, consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
The unraced Kelli Cat, a former seven-figure yearling and half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Countess Diana, is the dam of stakes winner Beautiful Daniele, bred on a similar A.P. Indy-line cross, and stakes-placed Robie the Cat. Hall of Famer Curlin can be found deeper in the family.

Hip No. 38, dk. b. or br. c., Uncle Mo—Lucette, by Dayjur, consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
This $360,000 Keeneland September graduate’s dam, the stakes winner Lucette, also produced Grade 3 winner Everyday Heroes and is a half-sister to Broodmare of the Year Baby Zip. That puts the colt on the same page as Hall of Famer Ghostzapper, multiple Grade 2 winner City Zip, and Grade 3 winner City Wolf.

Hip No. 42, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Maple Forest, by Forestry, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
The first foal out of Grade 3-placed multiple stakes winner Maple Forest, and he was a $500,000 weanling purchase at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected fall mixed sale. The dam is a half-sister to French Group 3 winner Golden Century.

Hip No. 72, ch. c., Tapit—Rahy Rose, by Rahy, property of Secure Investments.
Rahy Rose’s six winners from seven runners include Grade 3 winner Summer Raven, whose own produce includes Grade 2 winner Lewis Bay and Grade 3 winners Misconnect and Winslow Homer. The dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Wild Rush.

Hip No. 85, ch. c., Street Cry—Speed Succeeds, by Gone West, consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight, agent.
A half-brother to Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Souper Speedy who was a $250,000 yearling at the Keeneland September sale. Third dam Passing Mood is the pivot point for runners that include Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval, Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, and Canadian champion Serenading.

Hip No. 87, b. c., Scat Daddy—Starbourne, by Sadler’s Wells, property of Crupi’s New Castle Farm.
The son of Irish 1000 Guineas-placed Starbourne brought $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale. Australian Oaks winner Gust of Wind is on the page, as is Australian Group 1 winner Grooming.

Hip No. 95, Dr. Corday, ch. c., Leroidesanimaux—Sumthingtotalkabt, by Mutakddim, consigned by Stroud’s Lane Farm, agent.
A half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint runner-up and Eclipse Award finalist Lady Shipman. Both foals to race out of the five-time winning dam are themselves multiple winners.

Hip No. 101, ch. c., Tapit—Tempting Note, by Editor’s Note, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
A full brother to Grade 1 winner Dance Card and Grade 2-placed Tempted to Tapit. Dance Card sold for $750,000 at the 2011 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale, making her one of two full siblings to bring $700,000 or more at auction.

Hip No. 102, Lady, b. f., Malibu Moon—Tortuga Lady, by Thunder Gulch, consigned by SBM Training & Sales, agent.
Tortuga Lady’s eight foals to race are all winners, including stakes winners Princess Arabella and Dyna’s Lassie, and stakes-placed Super Sky and Cairo Six. Kentucky Derby runner-up Invisible Ink is in the extended family.

Hip No. 104, ch. f., Malibu Moon—Tulipmania, by Empire Maker, property of Crupi’s New Castle Farm.
Third dam Felicita produced Broodmare of the Year Take Charge Lady, putting her in the family of champions Will Take Charge and Take Charge Brandi, as well as Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy and Grade 3 winner Straight Story. She was a $500,000 purchase out of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale.

Hip No. 114, gr. or ro. c., Speightstown—Wild Hoots, by Unbridled’s Song, consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
Stakes winner Wild Hoots, a full sister to Grade 1 winner Buddha, is the dam of two winners from two runners including Grade 1-placed Savings Account. The colt was bought for $250,000 out of the Keene-land September sale.

Hip No. 125, Headliner, ch. c., Tapit—Archduchess, by Pleasant Tap, consigned by Hoby & Layna Kight, agent.
Grade 3 winner Pleasant Prince is a half-brother to this colt, who himself was a $250,000 purchase at last year’s Keene-land September sale. The extended family includes leading sire Raja Baba, Grade 2 winners Rookie Sensation and Holy Boss, and Grade 3 winner Mark One.

Hip No. 129, b. c., War Front—Ask the Moon, by Malibu Moon, property of Secure Investments.
The auction’s lone offering by leading commercial sire War Front, out of multiple Grade 1 winner Ask the Moon.

Hip No. 130, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Beloveda, by Ghostzapper, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
A $420,000 weanling purchase out of the 2014 Keeneland November stock sale, this is the first foal out of Grade 3-placed Beloveda.

Hip No. 131, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Bethan, by Giant’s Causeway, consigned by Old South Farm, agent.
The colt was a $1.2 million buyback at the Keeneland September sale. His dam is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Hard Spun, and the extended family features Broodmare of the Year Primonetta and champions Chateaugay and Little Current.

Hip No. 153, ch. f., Curlin—Epitome of a Lady, by Poteen, consigned by John Brocklebank, agent for Dickman’s Legacy Ranch.
This filly turned heads at the Keene-land September sale, selling for $975,000 to become the most-expensive Book 3 offering since 2007. She is from the family of Grade 1 winner Hot Dixie Chick and Grade 3 winner Above Perfection.