05/15/2013 4:38PM

Horses to watch at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale

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The horses to watch at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training were selected in advance of the important under-tack breeze shows last Wednesday and Thursday, with the selections based on the catalog page.

Hip No. 41, bay colt, by Colonel John—Serena’s Sister, by Rahy, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.

A half-brother to Grade 2 winner Doubles Partner and three stakes-producing mares, the colt is out of the Rahy mare Serena’s Sister, who is a full sister to champion Serena’s Song. Serena’s Sister is a producer of five winners from seven starters, and the colt’s other notable family members include Group 1 winner Sophisticat; Grade 2 or Group 2 winners Grade Reward, Harlington, Noble Tune, and Fumino Imagine; and Grade 3 or Group 3 winners Alabama Nana, Schramsberg, Vocalised, Vivid Imagination, Wander Mom, and Producer. He was a $50,000 purchase at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale.

Hip No. 44, dark bay or brown filly, by Smart Strike—Shag, by Dixieland Band, consigned by SAB Sales, agent.

A full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Strike a Deal, she is out of multiple stakes winner Shag, who is the dam of three winners from as many foals to race. She is from the family of Grade 2 winner Brass Scale and Grade 3 winner Vladivostok. The filly brought $25,000 at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale.

Hip No. 75, chestnut filly, by Giant’s Causeway—St. Helen’s Shadow, by Septieme Ciel, consigned by Secure Investments.

Out of the stakes-winning Septieme Ciel mare St. Helen’s Shadow, the filly is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and sire Officer, who is one of three winners out of the dam from seven starters. Her page includes South African champion Splendid Ann and Grade 1 winner Splendid Spruce. She was offered at the 2012 Keeneland September sale but did not meet her reserve, with a final bid of $57,000.

Hip No. 129, chestnut colt, by Malibu Moon—Wishful Splendor, by Smart Strike, consigned by Cary Frommer, agent.

The colt is out of the Grade 3-placed, stakes-winning Smart Strike mare Wishful Splendor, who is the dam of five winners from five starters, including Grade 2 winner Juanita and stakes-placed winners Sirocco Strike and Isla. His other notable family members include Belmont Stakes winner Da’ Tara, Grade 1 winner Private Persuasion, and Grade 3 winner Denis of Cork, who finished second in Da’ Tara’s Belmont and third in the Kentucky Derby. The colt was a $180,000 purchase at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale and was offered at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of select 2-year-olds in training earlier this year but was bought back with a final bid of $285,000.

Hip No. 263, Big Fun, chestnut filly, by Giant’s Causeway—Fun Crowd, by Easy Goer, consigned by Kings Equine, agent.

Out of the Easy Goer mare Fun Crowd, a producer of six winners from eight to race, Big Fun is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Funny Moon, multiple stakes winner Throng, and stakes-placed winner Home Crowd. Other notable family members include champions Temperence Hill and Vanlandingham; Group 1 winners Distant Music, African Rose, and Termagant; Grade 2 or Group 2 winners Kirkwall and Canticum; and Grade 3 winner Top Hit. Big Fun was sold for $160,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 352, Oh Stormy, dark bay or brown filly, by Stormy Atlantic—Meadow Flyer, by Meadowlake, consigned by Crane Thoroughbreds, agent for Diamantaire LLC.

A three-quarters sibling to multiple Grade 1 winner and sire Henny Hughes, Oh Stormy is out of the stakes-placed, winning Meadowlake mare Meadow Flyer, who is the dam of nine winners from 11 starters. She is from the family of Grade 2 winner Romano Gucci as well as Grade 3 or Group 3 winners Shortley, Gin Talking, Dixie Talking, Algar, Papillion, and Mobile Link. Oh Stormy brought $30,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.