09/13/2013 10:15PM

Keeneland September: Book Two hips to watch


Hip No. 944, dark bay or brown filly, by Eskendereya—Jera, by Jeblar, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Multiple Grade 1 winner Jeranimo is a half-brother to this filly from the first crop of sire Eskendereya. The stakes-winning Jeblar mare Jera is the dam of four winners from six foals to race, also including stakes-placed winners Wealthy Aviator and Tizthen. Bred in Kentucky by Gainesway Thoroughbreds, Ltd., this filly is from the family of Grade 1 winners First Samurai and A Huevo, Grade 2 winners O’Prado Again and Kantharos, Grade 3 winners Ikigai and Sky Blue Pink, and Venezuelan champion Speedavid.

Hip No. 984, bay filly, by Northern Afleet—Maggy Hawk, by Hawkster, consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
A full-sister to dual classic-winning champion Afleet Alex, bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings. Maggy Hawk is the dam of three winners from five foals to race, including Grade 2-placed stakes winner and sire Unforgettable Max and stakes-placed winner Stormin Maggy. Maggy Hawk’s three yearlings to sell at public auction have brought an average price of $733,333.

Hip No. 1110, bay filly, by Midnight Lute—Shebandowana, by Mt. Magazine, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Highlighting this Ontario-bred filly’s page is recent Queen’s Plate-winning full brother Midnight Aria. Shebandowana’s six winners from nine foals to race also include Grade 3 winner Wanna Runner and stakes-placed winner How Far Is Heaven. The filly is from the family of Grade 2 winners Time Limit, Hour Glass, and Miss Indy Anna. She was bred by Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds.

Hip No. 1222, gray or roan colt, by Unbridled’s Song—Baby Zip, by Relaunch, property of Adena Springs.
The product of 2005 Broodmare of the Year Baby Zip, whose offspring include 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper and Grade 1 winner City Zip, both prominent Kentucky sires. Baby Zip, a stakes-winning Relaunch mare has eight winners from 11 foals to race; these include Grade 3 winner City Wolf as well as stakes-producing mares Getaway Girl and Catch the Ghost. The colt, bred in Kentucky by Adena Springs, is from the family of Grade 3 winners Everyday Heroes and Really Mr. Greeley and Turkish champion Win River Win.

Hip No. 1322, bay colt, by Tale of the Cat—Garden Secrets, by Time for a Change, consigned by Indian Creek, agent.
This colt has one of the most well-rounded pages in Book 2. He is out of the winning Time for a Change mare Garden Secrets, whose three winners from six foals to race include three-quarter brother and Grade 1 winner Forest Secrets, Grade 3 winner Rumor Has It, and stakes-placed winner Bajan Tryst. The colt’s second dam is Rokeby Rose, the Grade 2 winner responsible for two-time champion Silverbulletday and her rapidly growing family tree, which includes Grade 2 winner Shakin It Up and Grade 3 winner Govenor Charlie. The colt was bred in Kentucky by William Patterson.

Hip No. 1340, chestnut filly, by Big Brown—Hay Jude, by Wavering Monarch, consigned by Romans Racing & Sales, agent.
A half-sister to multiple Grade 1-winning turf standout Little Mike, out of the winning Wavering Monarch mare Hay Jude. The dam is a producer of three winners from four foals to race, also including multiple stakes winner Little Nick. Bred in Kentucky by Carlo Vaccarezza and Paul Pompa Jr., the filly is from the family of Brazilian Group 1 winner Gold Pleasure, as well as stakes winners Linear and Tricks of Glory.