11/20/2006 1:00AM

Racing career cut short, Jump Start a hot sire


With Sir Whimsey's victory in a maiden race at Aqueduct, Jump Start now has 18 winners from his first crop. Jump Start won the 2001 Saratoga Special and was second to Officer in the Champagne Stakes before being injured during the running of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, which forced his early retirement. Jump Start is out of stakes-placed Steady Cat, a full sister to stakes winner Apollo Cat. His second dam is also a half-sister to stakes winner and major sire Miswaki.

* Put It Back, a talented sprinter by Honour and Glory who won the Riva Ridge and Best Turn Stakes, is passing his speed to his offspring. The sire of multiple stakes winner In Summation, he also sired Secretsoftheheart, a 2-year-old filly who captured the Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Nov. 11. Secretsoftheheart gets more speed from her damsire, Cutlass.

* Also on Nov. 11, Soldier's Dancer, a son of Lost Soldier, won the Arthur I. Appleton Juvenile Turf Stakes by 6 3/4 lengths. Lost Soldier is best known as the sire of the late Lost in the Fog, but his runners show their best stuff on grass. A son of Danzig out of Lady Winborne (Secretariat), Lost Soldier won 11 races from 45 starts (including four stakes), and is one of five stakes winners from his stakes-placed dam. He is a half-brother to Al Mamoon, La Gueriere, Born Wild, and Lord of Warriors.


The broodmare Naughty Natisha (Known Fact) had winners on consecutive days. On Nov. 10, Fast and Furious, a 3-year-old filly by speed influence Artax who was making her first start since finishing fifth at Aqueduct on Jan. 20, contested the pace and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory in a one-mile maiden race at 10-1. The next day, Naughty New Yorker, a 4-year-old gelding by Quiet American, won the Red Smith Handicap after it was switched from the turf to the main track.

* High Again, a 2-year-old filly by High Yield (Forty Niner), sprinted to the lead in a one-mile maiden race and won by 3 1/2 lengths. She gets ample speed from her damsire, Olympio. A half-sister to stakes winner Strolling Belle, High Again comes from the female family that produced the 1968 2-year-old champion colt, Top Knight.


Silver Express won a seven-furlong maiden race on Nov. 7. The Nick Zito 2-year-old colt is by Unbridled's Song out of the Deputy Minister mare My Last Alibi, a half-sister to stakes winner and sire Scatmandu and to November Snow.

* High Heels won a seven-furlong maiden race by 3 1/4 lengths on Nov. 8 and is from the exciting first crop of E Dubai (Mr. Prospector), who now has nine winners including Barilko, winner of the Swynford and Colin stakes and likely to be named Canada's champion 2-year-old colt. High Heels, a 2-year-old filly out of the Gilded Time mare Ornate, also finished second in the Anna M. Fisher Debutante Stakes.

* Regent Spirit won a 1 1/16-mile allowance that was originally scheduled for turf but was switched to the main track on Nov. 8. A 3-year-old colt by Concerto (sire of Bellamy Road), Regent Spirit is a half-brother to stakes winners Diligence and Win Crafty Lady, the dam of Graeme Hall, Harmony Lodge, Win's First Lady, and Win McCool.


Citronnade won the Audrey Skirball-Kenis Stakes on Nov. 12 and is the latest runner by hidden turf sire Lemon Drop Kid to show prowess on grass. Citronnade gets a double dose of turf because her damsire, Lord at War, was also a major turf influence. Citronnade also comes from a female family of major stakes winners. She is out of Primarily, a Canadian Broodmare of the Year who is the dam of stakes winners Whiskey Wisdom, Poetically, and Primaly.