10/19/2013 12:59PM

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Horses to watch in Session Two

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Hip No. 384, Hot Humor, chestnut colt, by Distorted Humor—Annasan, by Corporate Report, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
The Forty Niner sire line has done well crossing with 2004 Canadian Broodmare of the Year Annasan, with matings to Gold Fever producing Canadian champion A Bit O’Gold, Grade 3-placed stakes winner Arco’s Gold, and stakes-placed winner Adjalah. Bred in Ontario by Steven Di Iorio, Hot Humor is by another Forty Niner disciple in Distorted Humor. The colt’s page also includes Grade 3 winners Coyote Lakes and Goldseeker Bud.

Hip No. 399, bay filly, by Hard Spun—Aspenelle, by Vice Regent, consigned by Betz Thoroughbreds, Inc., agent.
A half sister to Mining My Own, the high-profile dam of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and multiple Grade 1 winner Dullahan. Her dam is a winning producer of five winners from 10 foals to race, also including stakes winner Golden Sunray. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Betz Thoroughbreds, Lamantia and Blackburn.

Hip No. 427, Moon Bear, bay filly, by Malibu Moon—Bear Now, by Tiznow, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
The second foal out of Canadian champion Bear Now, whose first foal was an RNA as a yearling in 2012 with a final bid of $200,000. Her family includes Grade 2 winner Icecoldbeeratreds and graded-placed stakes winners Controlled and Controlled Meeting. Town & Country Farms Corp. bred Moon Bear in Kentucky.

Hip No. 437, Belle Ete, chestnut filly, by Summer Bird—Belle Nuit, by Dr. Carter, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.
Fillies out of Grade 3-placed stakes winner Belle Nuit have fared exceedingly well, including multiple Grade 1 winner Octave; Grade 2 winner Belle Cherie, who is a producer of three stakes horses; and graded stakes producer She Nuit All. In total, Belle Nuit has produced four winners from eight foals to race, also including stakes winners Unbridled Behavior and Be Mine Tonight. Bred in Kentucky by Ben Walden Jr., Elliot Walden, Pat Madden and Todd Pletcher, Belle Ete was a $47,000 purchase as a weanling at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

Hip No. 488, bay colt, by Medaglia d’Oro—Candlelight, by Kingmambo, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
This colt comes from a branch of a bountiful family tree that includes Grade 1 winners Grand Slam and Christmas Kid, Grade 3 winner Christmas Gift, and Grade/Group 1-placed Bright Candles and Asakir. He is the second foal out of winner Candlelight, whose first foal is a winner herself. Fairway Thoroughbreds bred the colt in Kentucky.

Hip No. 593, bay colt, by Street Sense—Danceinthesunlight, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Bluewater Sales, agent.
This family runs deep, beginning with fourth dam Classy ‘n Smart, a Canadian champion whose descendants include several champions on the racetrack, as well as successful stallions and broodmares. Among the big names on the page are Grade 1 winner and sire Smart Strike, Eclipse and Sovereign Award champion and Broodmare of the Year Dance Smartly (this colt’s third dam), Canadian champion second dam Dancethruthedawn, and other Grade 1 winners including Sky Classic, Always a Classic, Full of Wonder, and Hello Seattle. Bred in Kentucky by Southern Equine Stables, this colt is out of unraced A.P. Indy mare Danceinthesunlight, whose two winners from as many to race include Grade 2 winner Moreno.

Hip No. 621, dark bay or brown colt, by Congrats—Dixieland Event, by Wild Event, consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
A half brother to Grade 1 winner Turbo Compressor, out of unraced Wild Event mare Dixieland Event. The dam has produced six winners from seven foals to race, also including stakes winner Stormy Dixie. Bred in Kentucky by Off The Hook Partners and Farm III Enterprises, the colt’s family also includes Grade 1 winner Southern Image, Japanese Group 3 winner Black Bar Spin and Korean Group 3 winner Kkakjaengi.