10/21/2013 6:45PM

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Horses to watch in Session Three


Hip No. 760, dark bay or brown filly, by Smart Strike—Handpainted, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
A third-generation member of the Hill ‘n’ Dale breeding program, co-bred in Kentucky with N.E.T.P., this filly is out of Grade 1-placed stakes winner Handpainted. The dam’s three winners from as many to hit the track include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Patena and stakes-placed winner Oil Painting. Handpainted has had two yearlings sell at public auction for an average price of $275,000. The filly’s extended family includes Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval, Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold, Canadian champion Serenading, Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed, and Japanese Group 3 winner Touch Me Not.

Hip No 849, bay filly, by Bernstein—Jiving, by Generous, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
This filly is out of placed mare Jiving, who is a half-sister to two English Broodmares of the Year: Hasili and Arrive. Those two are responsible for successful runners including Canadian Horse of the Year Champs Elysees, champion Banks Hill, Group 1 winners Intercontinental, Cacique, Heat Haze, and Promising Lead, and Group 2 winner and leading European sire Dansili. Other fillies out of second dam Kerali have produced including Eclipse Award winner and successful sire Leroidesanimaux, Group 1 winner Uapybo, Group 2 winners Three Valleys and Treat Gently, and Grade 3 winner Visit. Bred in Kentucky by Castleton Lyons and Kilboy Estate, this filly is from the final crop of sire Bernstein and is a sibling to three winners from five foals to race, including stakes winner Excusez Moi. The four yearlings out of Jiving to sell at public auction have brought an average price of $585,479.

Hip No. 881, bay filly, by Elusive Quality—Kobla Cat, by Tale of the Cat, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
Unraced dam Kobla Cat a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner and young sire Quality Road, by Elusive Quality, meaning this filly was bred on a very similar cross. This is the first foal out of Kobla Cat, who was part of the late Edward P. Evans’ breeding program and is from the family of champions Ajina and Highest Trump, Grade 2 winner Winglet, and Grade 3 winners Dance Bid, Northern Plain, and Rob’s Spirit. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Jamm, Ltd.

Hip No. 905, bay filly, by Lemon Drop Kid—Laurel Lassie, by Shinko Forest, consigned by Pope McLean, agent.
This filly’s dam, the Irish-bred Shinko Forest mare Laurel Lassie, is a half-sister to champion and young stallion Cape Blanco, as well as multiple Grade 2 winner Mr. O’Brien. Laurel Lassie is the dam of one winner from one foal to race and hails from the family of Grade 1 winner Cool, and Grade/Group 2 winners Paris House, Light the Lights, and Mountain Kingdom. Johnson Brothers Stable bred the filly in Kentucky.

Hip No. 1014, bay colt, by Malibu Moon—Moonstar, by Kingmambo, consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent.
Another Kentucky-foaled product of the Castleton Lyons/Kilboy Estates breeding program, this colt is a half-brother to Grade 1 winner Miss World, one of two winners from four starters out of the Kingmambo mare Moonstar. His page also includes Australian champion Miss Finland, Group 1 winners Doyen and Moonshell, Group 2 winners Hatha Anna and Shining Steel, and Group 3 winner Moon Cactus. This colt was a $75,000 purchase earlier this year at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

Hip No. 1021, bay filly, by Successful Appeal—Mrs. Greeley, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
This filly is a full sister to Grade 3 winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Closing Argument, now a young sire. Both are out of the unraced Mr. Greeley mare Mrs. Greeley, who is the dam of six winners from seven foals to race. It is the family of Grade 2 winners Carmandia and Possible Mate, as well as Grade 3 winner Jacksboro. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Robert Trussell.