09/25/2014 4:12PM

Fasig-Tipton Midlantic: Hips to watch

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The following are horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale, based on their pedigrees and the past racing and auction performance of notable family members. Conformation, physical characteristics, veterinarian records, and late pedigree updates were not taken into consideration. The list reflects withdrawals as of Sept. 15.

Hip No. 10, ch. c., by Trappe Shot—Why Lucy Why, by Whywhywhy, consigned by CandyLand, agent.
This is the first foal out of the unraced Whywhywhy mare Why Lucy Why, who is a half-sister to the Grade 1-winning Tapit mare Joyful Victory. The colt, from the first crop of sire Trappe Shot, a son of Tapit, is bred on a similar cross as Joyful Victory. Bred in Kentucky by Nancy Shuford, the colt was a $75,000 weanling purchase by the consignor at last year’s Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip No. 38, b. f., by Colonel John—Artic Queen, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Allied Bloodstock, agent.
This filly is the first foal out of the unplaced Mr. Greeley mare Artic Queen, who is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Fairbanks, Grade 2-placed stakes winner Keats, and Grade 3-placed Grand Score, all sires. She is from the family of Grade 2 winners Darn That Alarm, Strong Performance, and Afleet Again. Bred in Kentucky by Charles Kidder, Ben Kidder, and John and Linda Griggs, the filly was a $55,000 purchase at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

Hip No. 53, dk. b. or br. f., by Speightstown—Berry Blessed, by St. Jovite, Property of Willow Oaks Farm, Marshall W. Silverman, agent.
The unplaced St. Jovite mare Berry Blessed is the dam of five winners from seven foals to race, including stakes winner Shem and stakes-placed Banker’s Choice. Berry Blessed is a half-sister to champion Vindication, Grade 3 winner Scipion, and Grade 3-placed stakes winner In Step. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Willow Oaks Stable.

Hip No. 79, ch. f., by Hard Spun—Chalonnaise, by French Deputy, consigned by CandyLand, agent.
This filly hails from a family of top producers. Her dam, the winning French Deputy mare Chalonnaise, has had three winners from five foals to race, including Grade 3-placed stakes winner Nathan’s H Q. Chalonnaise is a half-sister to multiple Grade 3 winner Tasha’s Miracle. She is also a half-sister to Harve de Grace, the dam of Grade 2 winner Concord Point, and to Early Vintage, the dam of current stakes-winning 3-year-old Conquest Top Gun. The filly was co-bred by Classic Thoroughbred XII and Fox Hill Farm in Maryland. A half-brother by Quality Road topped last year’s Midlantic yearling sale at $250,000.

Hip No. 149, b. f., by Jump Start—Formalities Aside, by Awesome Again, consigned by Becky Davis Inc., agent.
Grade 2-placed multiple stakes winner Awesome Flower is a half-sister to this Maryland-bred filly. Formalities Aside has produced five winners from as many runners and is out of stakes winner Well Dressed, making her a half-sister to Dubai World Cup winner Well Armed as well as Grade 3 winner Witty and Grade 1-placed Helsinki. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Bowman and Milton Higgins III bred this filly.

Hip No. 293, Marilyn’s Passion, dk. b. or br. f., by Northern Afleet—One Last Salute, by Salutely, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.
Grade 1 winner Homeboykris is a half-brother to this filly, out of the multiple stakes-placed Salutely mare One Last Salute. The dam has produced three other winners, including stakes-placed Lucky Slevin. This filly was bred in Pennsylvania by Diamond Crest Farm.

Hip No. 308, b. c., by Gio Ponti—Pleasant Chimes, by Pleasant Tap, Property of Willow Oaks Farm, Marshall W. Silverman, agent.
Multiple Grade 2-placed stakes winner Pleasant Chimes is the dam of one foal to race, Grade 3-placed winner Street Chimes. The filly, bred in Kentucky by Willow Oaks Stable, is from the family of Grade 2 winners Freefourinternet and Chimes Band. He is from the first crop of Gio Ponti.

Hip No. 363, b. f., by Northern Afleet—Shesagrumptoo, by Luftikus, Property of O’Sullivan Farms, Bill Reightler, agent.
The filly is the first foal out of multiple stakes winner and $450,000 earner Shesagrumptoo. Her dam is a half-sister to West Virginia powerhouse Russell Road, an earner of more than $1.6 million, as well as to two other stakes winners. The filly was bred in West Virginia by O’Sullivan Farms.

Hip No. 401, ch. f., by Congrats—Striking Kathy, by Smart Strike, consigned by Bill Reightler, agent.
The dam is out of multiple stakes winner Call Her Magic, making her a half-sister to Grade 1 winner J P’s Gusto as well as to Grade 2-placed Magic Appeal and the stakes-placed stakes producer Kid Majic. Bred in Maryland by Timothy Rooney, the filly is from the family of champion Proud Spell and Grade 3-placed Proud Pearl.

Hip No. 422, dk. b. or br. c., by Uncle Mo—Ten Halos, by Marquetry, consigned by CandyLand, agent.
Cinco Charlie, the winner of this year’s Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes, is a half-brother to this colt from the first crop of Uncle Mo. Multiple stakes-placed Ten Halos is the dam of three winners from four foals to race and is a half-sister to Grade 2 winners My Pal Charlie and Bwana Charlie, as well as to Grade 3 winner Bwana Bull. The colt was bred in Kentucky by his consignor.