04/27/2007 12:00AM

Freud fillies proving successful


Led by his impressive daughter Mighty Eros at Aqueduct, young sire Freud was in the news last weekend.

Mighty Eros was a dominant winner of the $100,000 New York Stallion Park Avenue for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs last Sunday.

A big filly with a smooth stride, she stopped the clock in 1:22.40 for the distance, remaining unbeaten in two career starts.

Bred by Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, Mighty Eros is owned by Hedgewick Stable and trained by Thomas Bush. She joins Quick Little Miss and Flirt for Fame as stakes winners from Freud's first two crops to race.

Mighty Eros is out of the stakes winner Mighty Emy, by Mighty Adversary. She is a half-sister to three stakes winners, including Mop Squeezer, who placed in the Grade 3 Sabin Handicap.

Mighty Eros sent her career earnings to $84,600. She was purchased for $55,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February 2-year-olds in training sale in 2006.

Freud also is the sire of Elusive Flash, who finished third in the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury, England, on April 21.

The New York-bred 3-year-old filly was bred by Thomas and Lakin and foaled at Lakland North in Hudson, N.Y. Elusive Flash is out of the Exclusive Era mare Giana, making her a half-sister to multiple-stakes placed Sweeping Analysis, an earner of more than $330,000.

The family also includes Lake of the Isles, winner of the Little Silver Handicap and Post-Deb Stakes, both Grade 3 events.

Elusive Flash's effort marked the 32nd time this year that a New York-bred finished in the top three in an open stakes event.

Freud is represented by 13 runners who have won or placed in stakes competition, with cumulative progeny earnings of $2.4 million.

Freud is a 9-year-old son of Storm Cat out of Mariah's Storm, by Rahy, making him a full brother to leading young sire and European Horse of the Year Giant's Causeway.

He stands at Sequel Stallions in Hudson, N.Y., for a fee of $10,000.

The $100,000 New York Stallion Times Square, also run last Sunday, was captured by Bustin Stones, who also remained unbeaten in two starts.

Bred and owned by Roddy Valente, of Troy, N.Y., the son of former state sire City Zip was timed in 1:21.20 for the seven furlongs.

Bustin Stones is trained by Bruce Levine, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Inc. trainer of the year in 2005. The horse has earnings of $84,600.

He is out of the Prospectors Gamble mare Shesasurething, a half-sister to stakes winner Ryan's Moment.

Top price for Hook and Ladder colt

A colt by New York sire Hook and Ladder brought the session's top price of $260,000 on the second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

Consigned by Ricky Lappala, agent, as Hip No. 444, he was purchased by James Ventura, agent. He is out of the Pleasant Tap mare Expensive Tap, who is a half-sister to Costly Shoes, winner of the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, and to Cherokee Dazzler, winner of the Princeton Stakes.

This family also includes champion and good sire Dehere, and California Derby winner Diablo.

Hook and Ladder, who was represented by a $325,000 New York-bred filly at the OBS selected 2-year-olds in training sale on Feb. 13, stands at Sequel Stallions for a fee of $10,000.

Winner of the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap, Hook and Ladder's first foals are 2-year-olds of 2007.

A New York-bred colt by Precise End sold for $95,000 to Felix G. Norat as Hip No. 246 on the first day of the OBS spring sale.

Consigned by M&H Training and Sales, agent, he is out of stakes-placed Cecilia's Choice, a Homebuilder mare whose full sister Amacarpenter was also stakes-placed. The family includes Whitney Handicap winner Judgable.

At $77,000 was an Orientate filly consigned by Leprechaun Racing, agent, and purchased by Hibiscus Stables at Hip No. 198. The New York-bred miss is out of multiple stakes winner Britetonzmyday, by High Brite.