09/10/2013 6:47PM

Keeneland September: Day Three hips to watch


Hip No. 446, bay filly, by Tiznow—Silken Cat, by Storm Cat, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron and Marie Jones.
“This is a Tiznow filly, a half-sister to Speightstown. When you breed to Tiznow, this is what you’re looking to try to produce. She’s just a big, strong, powerful filly. She’s got a little bit of refinement from the mare. Just all class and very correct. Just unlimited potential. Everybody knows what Speightstown’s doing as a stallion, and that’s some powerful genetics there. She was one of the best fillies we had on the farm this year.”
Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency describes the half-sister to champion sprinter and leading sire Speightstown. She is out of Canadian champion Silken Cat, by Storm Cat. Bred in Kentucky by Aaron and Marie Jones, this filly is from the family of Grade/Group 1 winners Turk Passer and Mani Bhavan, Grade 2 winners Hear the Ghost and Star Dabbler, Grade 3 winner Pink Champagne, and Puerto Rican champion Mister Fanucci.

Hip No. 496, dark bay or brown colt, by Galileo—Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair, consigned by Woods Edge Farm, agent.
“There won’t be too many Galileos here. He’s really a very nice colt, a beautifully made horse, beautiful mover. He looks like he’ll make a nice 2-year-old. He’s a half-brother to a promising young sire in Europe called Mastercraftsman, so he’s something to look forward to. I hope he’ll be received well.”
Woods Edge Farm’s Peter O’Callaghan discusses the colt out of the winning Black Tie Affair mare Starlight Dreams, whose seven winners from as many foals to race include European champion and young sire Mastercraftsman as well as Grade 3 winner Genuine Devotion and Group 1-placed winner Famous, who brought over $1.46 million as a yearling. His page also includes Group 1 winner Pressing, Group 2 winners Celestial Storm and Thawakib, and Group 3 winners Mazuna and Beyond Desire. He was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock.

Hip No 515, gray or roan colt, by Tapit—Successful Outlook, by Orientate, consigned by Gainesway, agent.
“Successful Outlook was a graded stakes winner at 2 in New York. This colt has a very big update in that he’s a half-brother to Sweet Lulu, who recently won the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga. He’s a very balanced, great-moving correct colt. He’s got a lot of charisma. He’s highly popular, he’s a great prospect, he’s highly sought after, and we expect him to sell very well.”
Michael Hernon, director of sales at Gainesway, on the colt out of Grade 3 winner Successful Outlook. The dam’s one winner from two foals to race is Grade 1 winner Sweet Lulu, who is undefeated in four starts. The colt’s family members include Group 1-placed winner Catch a Glimpse and Group 3-placed winner Spring to Light. He was bred in Kentucky by Gainesway.

Hip No. 541, bay filly, by Indian Charlie—Take Charge Lady, by Dehere, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent.
“A half to Take Charge Indy out of a great racemare, really refined, really well-made with a good frame. She’s top-class. She’s very correct, deep, really pretty, good angles, moves well, and a great side profile. She’s a really attractive filly.”
John G. Sikura of Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency on the colt out of top broodmare Take Charge Lady, a multiple Grade 1 winner who has produced four winners from five foals to race. Her siblings include 2012 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy and recent Travers Stakes winner Will Take Charge. Take Charge Lady’s four yearlings to sell at public auction have brought an average of $1,127,500. The filly was bred in Kentucky by Eaton.

Hip No. 544, chestnut colt, by Malibu Moon—Tap Your Heels, by Unbridled, consigned by Dromoland Farm, agent.
“He’s a lovely, smooth, balanced, good-walking horse. I like him very much. He’s got a great mind.”
Gerry Dilger of Dromoland Farm talks about the half-brother to leading sire Tapit, out of stakes winner Tap Your Heels. Bred in Kentucky by Barouche Stud (Ireland) Ltd., this colt is a sibling to three winners, including multiple stakes-placed winner Overandabeauty. Champions Rubiano and Summer Bird are among his notable family members, as are Grade 2 winner Dubleo and Grade 3 winner Glitterman.

Hip No. 559, dark bay or brown colt, by Dynaformer—Thissongsforyou, by Unbridled’s Song, consigned by Three Chimneys Sales, agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings.
“Everybody knows Dynaformer and you know what to expect from him. He just has runners, and this is just as good as Dynaformer gets. He’s that good. Obviously, Stonestreet’s proven to breed a top-class racehorse, so this is a nice, nice animal.”
Guinness McFadden of Three Chimneys on the colt from the final crop of prominent sire Dynaformer.  His dam, Thissongsforyou, has produced one winner from one foal to race. The Stonestreet-bred colt is from the family of Grade 1 winner Magnificent Song, Grade 3 winners Lech and Savina, and Venezuelan champion The Mindfulangel.

Hip No. 622, chestnut filly, by Giant’s Causeway—Wilshewed, by Carson City, consigned by Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin.
“That’s a half to the colt that brought $1.55 million last year. She’s just a really pretty filly. I’ve got high hopes for her. She’s a very leggy filly with a lot of scope. A lot of good size and length. The family has liked the dirt and the grass.”
Valkyre Stud’s Catherine Parke discusses the three quarter-sister to Grade 1 winner Stormello and Grade 2 winner My Best Brother. Her dam, the Carson City mare Wilshewed has produced four winners from five foals to race, and a colt by Bernardini brought $1.55 million at last year’s Keeneland September sale. This filly’s family includes Group 2 winner All Bar One and Grade/Group 3 winners Reserve Your Heart and The Pamplemousse. She was bred in Kentucky by Summer Wind Farm Ltd. Partnership.