09/15/2013 4:00PM

Keeneland September: Day Seven hips to watch


Hip No. 1850, gray or roan colt, by Speightstown—Ocean Colors, by Orientate, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
The first foal out of stakes-placed winner Ocean Colors – the second-to-last foal out of 1988 Kentucky Derby winner and champion Winning Colors. That notable second dam is responsible for three stakes producers among her 10 foals. Bred in Kentucky by the partnership of Gainesway Thoroughbreds and the Speightstown Syndicate, the yearling filly is from the family of Group 3 winner Cheerful Smile, Indian Group 1 winner Alvarita, and Czech champion Line Honey.

Hip No. 1877, chestnut filly, by Lemon Drop Kid—Ransom Dance, by Red Ransom, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.
Ransom Dance has proven herself to be an excellent producer of fillies, both on the racetrack and as broodmares. The Red Ransom mare has produced eight winners from as many foals to race, including stakes winner Ghost Dancing and Grade 3-placed winner Diamond Spirit. Additionally, Ghost Dancing and stakes-placed winner Hidden Ransom have become stakes producers. Ransom Dance is out of Grade 1 winner Dance Teacher, and the filly’s page also includes Grade 1 winner Cat Moves and Grade 2 winner Gold Mover. Naveen Chowhan bred the filly in Kentucky.

Hip No. 1906, chestnut filly, by Elusive Quality—Serena’s Joy, by Forestry, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
The product of a strong family tree, of which the base is third dam Imagining, whose produce includes champion Serena’s Song and Grade 3 winner Vivid Imagination. Her offspring also includes Serena’s Sister, the second dam to this filly, whose foals include Grade 2 winner Doubles Partner and three graded/group stakes-producing mares. The yearling filly, bred in Kentucky by Dattt Farm, is out of unplaced Forestry mare Serena’s Joy, who has one winner from one foal to race.

Hip No. 1930, bay colt, by Henrythenavigator—Sparky Three, by Monarchos, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
Sparky Three is a producer of two winners from as many foals to race, but what makes the dam most appealing is that she is a half-sister to leading sire Distorted Humor. The Kentucky-bred colt’s notable family members also include Grade 2 winners Danzig’s Beauty and Sweetest Chant, as well as Grade 3 winner Liam’s Dream.

Hip No. 1967, bay filly, by Tale of the Cat—Tizprecious, by Jade Hunter, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.
This filly hails from one of many successful extensions of a family line resulting from the spectacular cross of Cee’s Tizzy and Cee’s Song. Her dam, Tizprecious, is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Paynter, Grade 3 winner Tiz West and stakes winner Tizakitty. Tizprecious is a producer of three winners from five foals to race, including stakes winner Tiz Ganni. The laundry list of notable family members for this filly, bred in Kentucky by Sheltowee Farm, includes Horse of the Year and top sire Tiznow, Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, and Grade 2 winners Budroyale and Tizdubai.

Hip No. 1976, chestnut filly, by Giant’s Causeway—Tusculum Rd, by Gilded Time, consigned by Walnut Green, agent for Smart Angle LLP.
Tusculum Rd is a stakes-placed half-sister to champion sprinter and young sire Midnight Lute, as well as multiple Grade 2-placed winner Captain Cherokee. This Pennsylvania-bred filly is her first foal, bred by Smart Angle, LLP. Her page includes Group 1 winner Alydar’s Best, Grade 3-winning third dam Bolt From the Blue, and Indian Group 2 winner Ronaldo.

Hip No. 1982, chestnut colt, by Stormy Atlantic—Viva La Flag, by Rahy, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent for Edward A. Cox, Jr.
A product of the storied Phipps family breeding program, this colt is part of a new extension of the branch that begins with fourth dam Personal Ensign. Bred in Kentucky by Edward A. Cox, Jr., this is the second foal out of winning Rahy mare Viva La Flag, who is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and sire Parading. His list of notable family members includes champion Storm Flag Flying and Grade 1 winners My Flag, Miner’s Mark, and Traditionally, among several other black type earners.