09/18/2013 11:41AM

Keeneland September: Day nine hips to watch


Hip 2544, dark bay or brown filly, by Midnight Lute—Galway Lass, by Victory Gallop, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
Winning Victory Gallop mare Galway Lass is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Pure Clan and Grade 2 winner Greater Good, in addition to four stakes-producing broodmares. On her own accord, Galway Lass has produced one foal to race: Brown Laddie, who became a stakes-placed winner in three starts as a juvenile before his life was cut short. This filly’s successful relatives include Grade 1 winner Sky Diva, Grade 3-winning second dam Gather the Clan, and Grade 1-placed stakes winner Quick Little Miss. She was bred in Indiana by Swifty Farms and the Midnight Lute Syndicate.

Hip No. 2646, bay colt, by Offlee Wild—Montaraz, by Numerous, consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent for Two Bucks Farm.
This colt’s dam, a half-sister to Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos, is a producer of one winner from two foals to race: Grade 2-placed winner Tremendamente Loca. This colt is a Kentucky-foaled product of Jim Squires’ breeding program, the same that produced Monarchos. His family members include Grade 3-placed stakes winner Supreme and Grade 1-placed winner Midnight Cousins.

Hip No. 2653, chestnut colt, by Sky Mesa—My Dear Lady, by Mutakddim, consigned by Darby Dan Farm, agent.
My Dear Lady, a multiple Group 2 winner in Argentina, has had one foal to race thus far, multiple stakes-placed winner Sky High Lady, a full sister to this colt. Bred in Kentucky by John Oxley, the colt is from the family of Horse of the Year and top sire Damascus, as well as Group 1 winner Rupit.

Hip No. 2665, chestnut colt, by Run Away and Hide—No Dress Code, by Distorted Humor, property of Waterford-Milford Farm.
Winning Distorted Humor mare No Dress Code also produced Grade 2 winner and current West Coast standout Reneesgotzip. That filly is by Run Away and Hide’s sire City Zip, making this a very similar cross. No Dress Code is the dam of three winners from as many foals to race, and hails from the family of Grade 2 winners Glacial Stream and Big Jag. The yearling colt was bred in Kentucky by Robert West Jr. and Michael Riordan.

Hip No. 2684, bay colt, by North Light—Perfect Sting, by Red Ransom, property of Adena Springs.
Out of champion turf mare Perfect Sting, this colt is a sibling to Grade 3 winner Smart Sting, stakes winner Quick Kid, and Grade 2-placed winner Perfect Bullet. An Ontario-foaled product of Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs breeding program, the colt is a relative to Grade 2 winner Celtic New Year.