09/09/2016 8:01AM

Keeneland September yearling sale: Book 1 hips to watch

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Following are horses to watch during Book 1 of the Keeneland September yearling sale, which comprises the first three sessions. Horses were selected based on their pedigrees and past auction results of notable family members. Conformation, veterinarian records, and pedigree updates after deadline were not taken into consideration.

Day 1, Monday

Hip No. 20, ch. c., Giant’s Causeway—Shandra Smiles, by Cahill Road, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.

A half-brother to champion She’s a Tiger and Grade 1 winner Smiling Tiger, bred on a similar Storm Cat-line cross.

Hip No. 22 b. f., Tapit—Shop Again, by Wild Again, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

Shop Again’s five winners from as many runners include Grade 1 winner Power Broker, stakes winner Fierce Boots, and the $1 million yearling Fast Retailing. The cross is similar to Grade 2 winner and sire Trappe Shot, who is a half-brother to Shop Again.

Hip No. 49, b. c., Giant’s Causeway—Spunoutacontrol, by Wild Again, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

Stakes winner Spunoutacontrol is the dam of Grade 2 winner and young stallion Fed Biz, also by Giant’s Causeway, and the $1.2 million Rally Cat.

Hip No. 57, b. c., Tapit—Steelin’, by Orientate, Property of Stonehaven Steadings.

Champion Shanghai Bobby is a half-brother to this colt, with a page that features Grade 2 winner Freedom Child and Grade 3 winners American Lion and City Band.

Hip No. 75, b. c., War Front—Sun Shower, by Indian Ridge, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

International Group 1 winner and young sire Excelebration is a half-brother to this colt, as are multiple Group 3 winner Mull of Killough and stakes winner Shivalik Showers.

Hip No. 78, Rumors of War, dk. b. or br. c., War Front—Sweet Lulu, by Mr. Greeley, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Sweet Lulu, who sold with this colt in utero for $3 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall selected mixed sale.

Hip No. 91, The Presidency, b. c., War Front—Tempo West, by Rahy, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Multiple Group 1 winner Declaration of War, Grade 3 winner War Correspondent, and stakes-placed War Pact are full brothers to this colt, and Group 2-placed stakes winner Vertiformer is a half-brother. The dam is a half-sister to Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags.

Hip No. 92, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Tempting Note, by Editor’s Note, consigned by Gainesway, agent for McMillin Sales.

Grade 1 winner Dance Card and Grade 2-placed Tempted to Tapit are full siblings, as is Hartford, who brought $700,000 at the 2012 Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 99, b. f., Awesome Again—Tizso, by Cee’s Tizzy, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

A full sister to Grade 1 winner and young stallion Paynter and a half two additional stakes winners, from the family of Horse of the Year Tiznow. The dam’s two most recent foals to sell at auction, both by Street Cry, each brought $1 million or more.

Hip No. 103, b. c., War Front—Treasure Trail, by Pulpit, consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.

Long Island Sound, recently second in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes, is a full brother to this colt. The dam is a half-sister to Hall of Famer Zenyatta and multiple Grade 1 winner Balance.

Hip No. 118, b. f., War Front—Up, by Galileo, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

The second foal out of Irish Group 2 winner Up, who topped the 2015 Keeneland January horses-of-all-ages sale at $2.2 million with this filly in utero. Her first foal, also by War Front, brought $800,000 as a weanling at the same sale.

Hip No. 145, b. c., War Front—Wine Princess, by Ghostzapper, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.

The first foal out of Grade 2 winner Wine Princess, who sold for $3 million pregnant with this colt at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale. His second dam is Horse of the Year Azeri.

Hip No. 166, b. f., War Front—Aloof, by Galileo, consigned by Timber Town, agent.

Irish Group 3 winner Aloof’s first foal. The dam sold with this filly in utero for $3.9 million at the 2014 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Hip No. 191, dk. b. or br. c., Giant’s Causeway—Ava Knowsthecode, by Cryptoclearance, consigned by Valkyre Stud, agent for Oakbrook Farm.

Blue-hen mare Ava Knowsthecode’s eight winners from 10 runners include Grade 1 winners Justin Phillip and Greenpointcrusader, Grade 2 winner Keyed Entry, Grade 3 winners Successful Mission and Algorithms, and stakes winner Alex’s Allure.

Hip No. 196, b. c., Kitten’s Joy—Balance, by Thunder Gulch, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

Balance, a multiple Grade 1 winner and half-sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is the dam of the $4.2 million Mr. Besilu and the $750,000 Go Nineteen.

Day 2, Tuesday

Hip No. 207, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Believe You Can, by Proud Citizen, consigned by Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent.

The first foal out of Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can, who was a $4.9 million RNA carrying this colt at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Hip No. 226, dk. b. or br. f., Medaglia d’Oro—Bubbler, by Distorted Humor, consigned by Clearsky Farm, agent.

A half-sister to Travers Stakes winner Arrogate, a son of Unbridled’s Song who sold at the 2014 Keeneland September sale for $560,000.

Hip No. 262, ch. f., Victory Gallop—Common Hope, by Storm Cat, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

Champion Shared Belief and Grade 3 winner Little Miss Holly are half-siblings to this colt, who was conceived in Turkey.

Hip No. 289, b. c., Frankel—Debonnaire, by Anabaa, consigned by Lane’s End Farm, agent for Mt. Brilliant Farm.

From the second crop of popular international sire Frankel, this colt is a half-brother to Australian Group 1 winner Hartnell and English Group 1-placed Roz.

Hip 298, b. f., Medaglia d’Oro—Distorted Passion, by Distorted Humor, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron & Marie Jones.

A full sister to Grade 2 winner Mrs McDougal and a half to Tunnel Vision, who sold for $600,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 314, ch. f., Tapit—Dream Rush, by Wild Rush, consigned by Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Dream Rush is the dam of Grade 1 winner Dreaming of Julia, stakes winner and young stallion Atreides, and stakes-placed Perchance. Full brother Adios Reality sold for $1.2 million at the 2014 Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 318, b. c., Bernardini—Easter Bunnette, by Carson City, consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, agent.

Horse of the Year Havre de Grace is a half-sister, as is the $1.7 million Tizavision. Brabbham, a $1.2 million yearling, is a full brother.

Hip No. 336, b. f., Tapit—Fencelineneighbor, by Wild Rush, consigned by Gainesway, agent.

The cross has already produced stakes winner Barbie Wire, while a half-brother by Candy Ride brought $875,000 at this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Hip No. 361, dk. b. or br. f., Medaglia d’Oro—Goldena Podkove, by War Pass, consigned by Timber Town, agent.

The second foal out of the unraced Goldena Podkove, who sold for $850,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale. Goldena Podkove is a sibling to Grade 1 winner Girolamo, Grade 2 winner Daydreaming, Grade 3 winner Accelerator, and notable producers Supercharger and She’s a Winner.

Hip No. 383, b. c., War Front—Havre de Grace, by Saint Liam, consigned by Timber Town, agent.

The second foal out of Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, who sold for a record $10 million at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Hip 396, gr. or ro. c., Pioneerof the Nile—Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull, consigned by Hunter Valley Farm, agent.

A full brother to multiple Grade 2 winner and young stallion Cairo Prince. Grade 1-placed Nonna Mia, the dam of Grade 1 winner Outwork, is a half-sister.

Day 3, Wednesday

Hip No. 426, ch. f., Distorted Humor—Joyful Victory, by Tapit, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for Aaron & Marie Jones.

The first foal out of Grade 1 winner Joyful Victory, who was purchased for $2 million at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Hip No. 436, b. c., Tapit—La Cloche, by Ghostzapper, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Grade 3 winner La Cloche, a daughter of multiple Grade 1 winner and producer Memories of Silver, sold carrying this colt for $2.4 million at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton November sale.

Hip No. 454, b. c., Scat Daddy—Leslie’s Lady, by Tricky Creek, Property of Clarkland Farm.

Leslie’s Lady is the dam of champion Beholder, Grade 1 winner and prominent sire Into Mischief, stakes producers Judy B and Daisy Mason, and the $1.1 million Leslie’s Harmony.

Hip No. 465, b. c., Awesome Again—Lotta Kim, by Roar, consigned by Gainesway, agent.

A half-brother to Hall of Famer Rachel Alexandra, who is herself the dam of Grade 1 winner Rachel’s Valentina.

Hip No. 497, b. c., Bodemeister—Mining My Own, by Smart Strike, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

A half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and multiple Grade 1 winner Dullahan and a full brother to an $850,000 filly out of last year’s Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 498, b. c., Uncle Mo—Mir Cat, by Tale of the Cat, consigned by VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent.

Mir Cat’s first foal to race is Grade 1 winner Declassify.

Hip No. 507, ch. c., Distorted Humor—Modeling, by Tapit, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

The first foal out of the unraced Modeling, who sold with this colt in utero for $2.85 million at the 2014 Keeneland November sale. His third dam is Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour.

Hip No. 513, gr. or ro. f., Tapit—Moonlight Sonata, by Carson City, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent for Stonestreet Bred & Raised.

Moonlight Sonata’s progeny includes Grade 2 winners Wilburn and Beethoven, Grade 3-placed stakes winner La Appassionata, and the $1.1 million A. P. Sonata.

Hip No. 514, dk. b. or br. c., Street Cry—Morena, by Privately Held, consigned by Gainesway, agent for Mt. Brilliant Farm.

A half-brother to Belmont Stakes winner Creator.

Hip No. 529, dk. b. or br. c., Pioneerof the Nile—My Tina, by Bertrando, consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.

A full bother to Grade 1 winner Midnight Storm.

Hip No. 534, b. f., War Front—Naples Bay, by Giant’s Causeway, consigned by Paramount Sales, agent.

The first foal out of multiple Grade 3 winner Naples Bay, who sold carrying this filly for $3.6 million at the 2014 Keeneland November sale. Naples Bay is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner and prominent sire Medaglia d’Oro.

Hip No. 537, b. f., Medaglia d’Oro—Nereid, by Rock Hard Ten, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

Nereid was the highest-priced broodmare of the 2013 Keeneland January sale at $1.3 million.

Hip No. 539, dk. b. or br. c., War Front—Night Lagoon, by Lagunas, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

Novellist, a Group 1 winner in England, France, Italy, and Germany, is a half-brother to this colt.

Hip No. 560, b. f., War Front—Playa Maya, by Arch, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

A half-sister to champion and fast-rising sire Uncle Mo and stakes producer Grosse Pointe Anne.

Hip No. 561, gr. or ro. c., Tapit—Ponche de Leona, by Ponche, consigned by Eaton Sales, agent.

Ponche de Leona, dam of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and young stallion Mucho Macho Man, was a $1.4 million buyback while carrying this colt at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton November sale, then sold for $775,000 at the 2014 Keeneland January sale. Full sister Southern Girl brought $775,000 at the 2014 Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 563, b. c., War Front—Praise, by Mr. Prospector, consigned by Claiborne Farm, agent.

Praise is the dam of Grade 2 winner Congrats and Grade 2 winner Flatter, both sires of note. The page is highlighted by Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero, Grade 1 winner Eastern Echo, and Grade 2 winner Roar.

Hip No. 565, ch. c., Tapit—Pretty City, by Carson City, consigned by Gainesway, agent.

A half-brother to Grade 1 winner Lear’s Princess and a full sibling to stakes winner Pretty City Dancer, who sold for $825,000 at last year’s Keeneland Septmber sale.

Hip No. 567, Selby, ch. c., Speightstown—Princess Arabella, by Any Given Saturday, consigned by Lane’s End, agent.

The third foal out of stakes winner Princess Arabella, who sold for $725,000 at the 2013 Keeneland January sale. Her second foal, the Tapit filly Tapella, sold for $750,000.

Hip No. 575, dk. b. or br. f., Tiznow—Pure Clan, by Pure Prize, consigned by Denali Stud, agent.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Pure Clan, herself a $4.5 million purchase out of the 2012 Keeneland November sale, is the dam of the $1.65 million Tapit colt Nezet and the $850,000 Bernardini filly Paschali.

Hip No. 582, gr. or ro. f., Tapit—Quiet Giant, by Giant’s Causeway, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent

Quiet Giant, a half-sister to Horse of the Year Saint Liam and once a $3 million purchase out of the 2011 Keeneland November sale, is the dam of Grade 2 winner Gun Runner.

Hip No. 586, ch. f., Tapit—Reaching, by Dansili, consigned by Man O War Farm, agent for Reiko and Michael Baum.

Reaching was a $675,000 purchase out of the 2013 Keeneland November sale and a half-sister to a Fastnet Rock filly that sold for $1 million at last year’s Keeneland September sale. Her first foal, by Frankel, was an $804,195 RNA at last year’s Tattersalls October sale.

Hip No. 588, dk. b. or br. c., Speightstown—Rebridled Dreams, by Unbridled’s Song, consigned by Beau Lane Bloodstock, agent.

Grade 2-placed stakes winner Rebridled Dreams is the dam of Grade 1 winners Carpe Diem and J.B.’s Thunder and Group 3-placed Doncaster Rover. Carpe Diem topped the 2014 OBS March sale of 2-year-olds in training at $1.6 million.

Hip No. 601, dk. b. or br. c., Uncle Mo—Romantic Fibs, by Prized, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Grade 1 winner Romance Is Diane and Grade 2 winner Romanceishope, both half-siblings to this colt, were bred on similar In Excess-line crosses.

Hip No. 602, gr. or ro. f., Frankel—Rose of Summer, consigned by Indian Creek, agent.

A half-sister to Grade 1 winner Laragh and Grade 2 winner Summer Front. Her full brother sold for $800,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.