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Fasig-Tipton Midlantic juvenile: Hips to watch
The following are horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale, based on their pedigrees, race records, and past auction performance, both their own and by notable family members.
Hip No. 5, b. c., Tapit—Indian Way, by Indian Charlie, consigned by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
Grade 1-placed stakes winner Indian Way is the dam of one winner from two foals to race, that being stakes-placed Indian Brava, and he comes from the family of Grade 1 winners By Land By Sea and Cash Included. He was a $400,000 purchase out of the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale.
Hip No. 12, Totality, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Jackpot Joanie, by Giant’s Causeway, consigned by Randy Miles, agent.
A full brother to Grade 3-placed Taxable and stakes-placed Synkros, from the family of Kentucky Oaks winner Summerly. He was a $625,000 RNA at the Keeneland September sale.
Hip No. 19, b. c., Bernardini—Kelli Cat, by Storm Cat, consigned by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
Kelli Cat, a half-sister to champion Countess Diana and once a $1.75 million yearling, has had four winners from eight runners, including closely bred stakes winner Beautiful Danielle and stakes-placed Robie the Cat. The colt brought $190,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale, then was a $295,000 RNA at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Hip No. 123, ch. c., Smart Strike—Perfectly Pretty, by Bertrando, consigned by L & S Thoroughbreds, agent.
Perfectly Pretty’s seven winners from eight foals to race include Grade 1 winner Idiot Proof. The colt sold for $75,000 out of the Keeneland September sale.
Hip No. 160, ch. f., Distorted Humor—Rahrahsixboombah, by Rahy, consigned by Casse Sales, agent for Kinsman Farm.
A half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Life At Ten, who went on to sell as a racing/broodmare prospect for $1.95 million. Prominent stallions Tapit, Rubiano, Glitterman and Relaunch are in the extended family. This filly was bought for $170,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.
Hip No. 75, b. f. Tiznow--Mildly Offensive, by Sharp Humor, consigned by Kings Equine, agent.
The first foal out of multiple stakes winner Mildly Offensive, from the family of Grade 2 winners It’s No Joke and Bad ’n Big, and Grade 3 winner It’s Personal. The filly was bought by the consignor for $50,000 at the Keeneland September sale.
Hip No. 241, ch. c., Street Cry—Speed Succeeds, by Gone West, consigned by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
A half-brother to Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed and Grade 2-placed stakes winner Souper Speedy, from the family of Canadian Horse of the Year With Approval and Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold. He was bought for $250,000 at the Keeneland September sale and was a $285,000 RNA at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale.
Hip No. 293, b. f., Uncle Mo—Top of the League, by Lite the Fuse, consigned by Omega Farm, agent.
Royal Currier, a nine-time stakes winner, is a half-brother to this filly, out of winner Top of the League. The extended family is highlighted by Grade 2/Group 2 winners Al Quoz and Kaatoon, and Grade 3/Group 3 winners Swing and Miss, Seeker’s Gold, and Ayman. The filly brought $110,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.
Hip No. 360, Headliner, ch. c., Tapit—Archduchess, by Pleasant Tap, consigned by Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
The unraced Archduchess has had two winners from three foals to race, including Grade 3 winner Pleasant Prince. Leading sire Raja Baba is in the extended family, as is Grade 1 winner Sauce Boat, Grade 2 winners Rookie Sensation and Holy Boss, and Grade 3 winner Mark One. The colt was a $250,000 purchase out of the Keeneland September yearling sale, then was bought back for $145,000 at this year’s Fasig-Tipton Florida sale.
Hip No. 464, Champions Material, ch. c., Giant’s Causeway—Danceinthesunlight, by A.P. Indy, consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
Grade 1 winner Moreno is a half-brother to this colt, who is one of two winners from as many runners out of the dam. The colt is the latest extension of a prominent Sam-Son Farm line, which includes Canadian Horse of the Year Dance Smartly, Canadian champion Dancethruthedawn, and Grade 1 winners Smart Strike and Full of Wonder.
Hip No. 467, Makealittlelove, dk. b. or br. f., Warrior’s Reward—Darluna, by Premiership, consigned by Crane Thoroughbreds, agent.
This filly finished second in her debut in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight on April 29 at Keeneland. Multiple stakes winner Darluna is the dam of two winners from six foals to race and hails from the family of Grade 1 winner Fit to Scout. She sold for $30,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale.
Hip No. 506, b. f., Bernardini—Evening Jewel, by Northern Afleet, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
The second foal out of the multiple Grade 1 winner, whose extended family includes Grade 1 winner General Challenge and Grade 1-placed Southern Halo. This filly was a $240,000 buyback at the Keeneland September sale.
Hip No. 516, b. f., Tiznow—Fair Exchange, by Storm Cat, consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
Fair Exchange’s three winners from as many runners include Grade 1 winner Sidney’s Candy and Grade 3 winner Sweet Swap, and this filly’s second dam is the multiple Grade 1 winner Exchange. She sold at the Keeneland September sale for $280,000.
Hip No. 582, Monetary System, dk. b. or br. c., Ghostzapper—Her Smile, by Include, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Her Smile, from the family of Grade 3 winner Prospective Ruler. He sold for $280,000 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.
Hip No. 593, Holy Gold, gr. or ro. f., Touch Gold—Holy Shmoly, by Holy Bull, consigned by Dean’s List, agent for Seacoast Thoroughbreds of New England/John Forma.
A runner-up her first two starts, most recently in a five-furlong maiden special weight May 4 at Belmont, where she earned a 62 Beyer. The New York-bred is the first foal out of the unraced Holy Shmoly.