09/17/2016 8:23PM

Harness: Thunderman leads Morrisville College Yearling Sale at $55,000

Mike Lizzi
The Morrisville College Yearling Sale topper is a half-brother to Smalltownthrowdown, pictured here at Yonkers Raceway

The 2016 edition of the Morrisville College Yearling Sale was held on Saturday afternoon, and Conway Hall colt Thunderman topped the proceedings with a $55,000 purchase price.

Thunderman, who was taken by Chris Oakes, is the eighth foal out of the Balanced Image mare Ann's Promise, making him a half-brother to multiple New York Sire Stakes winner and Yonkers Trot runner-up Smalltownthrowdown (Cash Hall, $455,728) and a full brother to another New York Sire Stakes winner in Annie's List ($260,083).

The second-highest priced yearling was My Lindy Winner, who was snagged by Tracy Brainard for $50,000.  By Blue Chip Farms stallion Credit Winner, My Lindy Winner is the fourth foal out of the the Conway Hall mare My Lady Lindy, a half-sister to Lindy's Tru Grit (Cantab Hall, $503,638) and Airzoom Lindy (Cantab Hall, $221,409).

Squirely Girly, a Muscle Mass filly, brought $32,000 from Howard Taylor.  She's the first foal out of the Kadabra mare Dabrina ($153,905).  Dabrina was a four-time winner in Ontario Sires Stakes Grassroots Series competition as a 2-year-old and is a full sister to Windsong Ingenius ($279,603).

Chris Oakes also took home the highest-priced pacer in the sale, Rockalicious, for $31,000.  A colt by Rock N Roll Heaven, Rockalicious is the fifth foal out of the Ameripan Gigolo mare The Company Store, making him a half-brother to Scandalicious (American Ideal, $336,813).  Scandalicious won one New York Sire Stakes event as a 2-year-old and was fourth in the $225,000 final.

Two horses brought $30,000 to round out the top five.  They were Conway Hall colt Sign Declaration, who was taken by Brian Cross, and Deweycheatumnhowe filly Dew To Win, who went to Wanda Polisseni.  Sign Declaration is the second foal out of the Kadabra mare Magical Memories ($183,087), a half-sister to the likes of Blue Porsche (Glidemaster, $642,128), and Dew To Win is seventh foal out of the Credit Winner mare Winners Only, who has thrown two $500,000+ earners in War Cry Hall (Cash Hall, $547,426) and Waldorf Hall (Conway Hall, $545,444).

In total, there were 81 yearlings sold for an average of $13,656.  That was 21 more yearlings than were sold in last year's sale, which had an average of $15,540.