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Fasig-Tipton July sale: Some standouts
By Joe Nevills
Following are some horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton July sale of selected yearlings and summer selected horses of racing age sale. The list is based on strength of pedigree for the yearlings and racing performance for the older horses.
Hip No. 97, dk. b. or br. f., yrlg., by War Chant – Prime Kiss, by Point Given, consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent
A three-quarter-sibling to Grade 1 winner Midnight Interlude and stakes winner Midnight Crooner, the filly is the first foal out of the winning Point Given mare Prime Kiss. It is the family of Group 2 winner Desert Team and Grade 3 winners Who’s to Answer, Slip Screen, and Bemis Heights. She was a $24,000 purchase as a weanling at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
Hip No. 109, b. c., yrlg., by Desert Party – Rokeby Rosie, by Prized, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agt.
From the first crop of Grade 2 winner Desert Party, the colt is out of Rokeby Rosie, who has produced three winners from four foals to race. The dam is a half-sister to Racing Hall of Famer Silverbulletday and multiple graded stakes producer Garden Secrets. Bred in Kentucky by Lynn Schiff, the colt is from a family that includes Grade 1 winner Forest Secrets, Grade 2 winner Shakin it Up, and Grade 3 winners Govenor Charlie and Rumor Has It.
Hip No. 153, b. c., yrlg., by Malibu Moon – Sweet and Savory, by Storm Cat, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent
The colt is the first foal out of unraced Sweet and Savory, who is a full sister to champion Sweet Catomine, multiple Grade 1 winner Life Is Sweet, and multiple stakes winner Calimonco. His other family members of note include Grade 1 winner Pirate’s Revenge and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Sweet Life. Breeders Pam and Martin Wygod sold him as a short yearling for $25,000 at the 2013 Keeneland January sale.
Hip No. 240, Seeking Paradise, b. f., yrlg., by Blame – Eden’s Storm, by Stormy Atlantic, consigned by Dapple Stud, agent
From the first crop of champion Blame, the filly is the second foal out of the winning mare Eden’s Storm. The family includes champions Theatrical and Paradise Creek; Grade/Group 1 winners David Junior, Forbidden Apple, Wild Event, Taiki Blizzard, and Eden’s Moon; and Grade 3-placed stakes winner I’m Very Irish. Bred in Kentucky by Helen Andrews and Twin Hopes Farm, Seeking Paradise was a $95,000 purchase as a weanling at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale.
Hip No. 312, Fusaichiswonderful, ch. f., 3, by Fusaichi Pegasus – Cry Baby, by Dance Brightly, consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent
Fusaichiswonderful ripped through the juvenile ranks in Puerto Rico last year, going undefeated in five starts. She has been in the money in three of her four starts since coming to the U.S. this year, winning the listed Primal Force, finishing second in the Grade 3 Eight Belles, and running third in the Grade 3 Victory Ride in her most recent start on June 29. Fusaichiswonderful is the first foal of Cry Baby, and it is the family of Grade 3 winner Crazy Moon.
Hip No. 316, Jaycito, b. h., 5, by Victory Gallop – Night Edition, by Ascot Night, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent
One of three Grade or Group 1 winners in this sale, Jaycito earned his marquee win in the 2010 Norfolk Stakes. This son of Victory Gallop has won 3 of 18 career starts and earned $385,160, with in-the-money finishes in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity as well as the Grade 2 Strub and San Felipe. He enters the sale off a fifth-place finish in an optional claiming race at Hollywood Park on July 7. Jaycito is out of the stakes-placed winning mare Night Edition.
Hip No. 337, Point Piper, b. c., 3, by Giant’s Causeway – Imagine, by Sadler’s Wells, consigned by Kingswood Farm, agent
An intriguing prospect for domestic buyers, 3-year-old Point Piper has raced five times in Ireland for the Coolmore partnership, winning his maiden impressively at Leopardstown in his fourth start. He followed with a runner-up finish in his most recent effort, a handicap at Naas on June 26. Point Piper is out of the multiple European classic winner Imagine, who is the dam of five winners from seven foals to race, including French Group 1 winner Horatio Nelson, Group 2 winners Kitty Matcham and Viscount Nelson, and Group 1-placed winner Red Rock Canyon. It is the family of Irish Horse of the Year Generous, U.S. and French champion Trillion, and Group 1 winner Moonlight Cloud.
Hip No. 347, Teaks North, dk. b. or br. g., 6, by Northern Afleet – Teaksberry Road, by High Honors, consigned by Kingswood Farm, agent
Arguably the most accomplished entry in the horses of racing age sale, Teaks North is a two-time Grade 1 winner, with wins in the 2011 editions of the United Nations and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap on his résumé. In total, seven of his nine career victories have come in stakes competition for lifetime earnings of $1,283,464. Teaks North nearly won his second United Nations on July 6, finishing a game runner-up behind Big Blue Kitten in his most recent start.
Hip No. 370, Spring Along, b. f., 2, by Spring At Last – Connate, by Honor Grades, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent
A late addition to the catalog, Spring Along was an assertive winner in her debut, a 6 3/4-length triumph in a maiden special weight race on June 30 at Parx Racing. She earned a 78 Beyer Speed Figure for the 4 1/2-furlong race. Spring Along is one of four winners out of the stakes-winning New Zealand-bred mare Connate.
Hip No. 373, Mary Bernice, b. f., 3, by Bernardini – Coronation Cup, by Chief’s Crown, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent
Another horse added after the original catalog was released, Mary Bernice won her maiden on July 2 at Presque Isle Downs. By popular sire Bernardini, the filly is out of the Grade 3-winning mare Coronation Cup. The second dam is Grade 2 winner Glowing Tribute, whose seven stakes winners include 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero and Grade 1 winner Hero’s Honor.
Hip No. 385, Starship Truffles, b.f., 4, by Ghostzapper – Bobbie Use, by Not For Love, consigned by Hidden Brook, agent
Another late addition to the catalog, Starship Truffles enters the sale off a win in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney. She has 14 wins in 24 career starts and earnings of $433,035. Her dam, Bobbie Use, has produced two winners from three foals to race. Her immediate family includes Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, Grade 1 winner Emma’s Encore, and Grade 2 winner During.
Oops...more interest in race horses than yearlings even by the writers. This will be an interesting sale, but I would hate to have a yearling in this sale!!!