07/14/2006 12:00AM

Sale filly related to Spun Sugar


The summer sales season starts with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale Monday and Tuesday at the Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky., and Maryland breeders are ready to go. With nearly two dozen statebred yearlings cataloged, only Kentucky and Florida have a higher representation of statebreds.

Recent Maryland-bred graduates of this sale include last year's statebred 2-year-old filly champion Celestial Legend, who was sold by her breeders Bill Fitzgibbons and David Wade for $45,000. The filly has won four stakes and $213,730 from nine starts.

This year, 15 colts and seven fillies are prepped for the trip, and agent Marshall Silverman brings seven of them. From the consignment of Cynthia and Charles McGinnes's Thornmar, Silverman offers a filly by Kafwain out of stakes winner Taft Lil Queen (by Irish Open), thus a half-sister to 2005 Puerto Rican champion imported 2-year-old colt El Viento. The family also includes Spun Sugar, winner of the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap this year.

Thornmar also sells a Two Punch colt out of Douce Douce (by Bold Ruckus) who is a half-brother to stakes-placed $443,302-earner Dillinger, as well as to a Forest Camp colt who sold at this auction last year for $230,000. Thornmar sells a Not for Love colt out of Kat Murat (by Oh Say) who is from the same family as Not for Love's graded-stakes-winning filly For Rubies.

Silverman is offering two homebreds for Maryland breeder Cary Jackson, the first a Harlan's Holiday colt out of stakes winner Millashand (by Regal Intention). Selling on the second day is Jackson's colt by Not for Love out of Lady Tiara (by Vice Regent). Last year, the Lady Tiara colt by Cryptoclearance brought $135,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale.

Corbett Farm is the breeder of the other two statebred yearlings in the Silverman consignment: a filly by Not for Love out of Ransom Queen (by Red Ransom) from the family of graded-stakes winners Stellar Brush and Star Minister, and a colt by Two Punch out of Sudenlylastsummer (by Rinka Das).

Top Maryland sales sires Two Punch and Not for Love each have six yearlings in the catalog. Two Punch's other Maryland-breds include a half-sister to graded-stakes winner Mighty Beau (out of the Lode mare Mighty Lode) bred by Jerry Bilinski and Paul Simonson; a colt out of stakes-placed Salina Cookie (from the family of champion Forest Flower) bred by Bowman & Higgins Stable; a colt out of the Relaunch stakes winner Set to Fly, thus a half-brother to stakes winner Raghib, bred by Sycamore Hall Farm LLC; and a filly out of stakes-placed Wumps from the family of Grade 1 winner Sham Say and bred by Preston Moffett and Stephanie Moffett Litz.

Two of Maryland's first-year sires have yearlings in the sale. A Rock Slide filly out of the Two Punch mare Im No Cynic (a half-sister to stakes winner Cynics Beware) bred by Mark and Veronica O'Donnell sells with Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services as agent. Seeking Daylight's colt out of a half-sister to stakes winner Sweet Jo Jo is offered by breeder Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Rogers Jr.'s White Oaks, The Acorn LLC, agent. Both stallions stand at Maryland Stallion Station in Glyndon, Md.

Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services is also selling three Malibu Moon Maryland-bred yearlings. The first, a colt out of the the Citidancer mare Citisweetheart, was bred by Mark O'Donnell. The other two were bred by Country Life Farm and partners - a colt out of stakes winner Prospective Joy (by Allen's Prospect), the dam of Grade 1 winner and producer Hookedonthefeelin, and a filly out of stakes-placed Cruella (by Tyrant), the dam of Grade 1 winner Diazo and granddam of graded winner Real Dandy.

Other Maryland-breds in the catalog are:

* A colt by Wiseman's Ferry out of graded-stakes-winning Private Thoughts's half-sister Cassa Gay, by Cassaleria. The colt was bred by Dr. and Mrs. A. Leonard Pineau. Stoney Lane Farm is the agent.

* A colt from the first crop of Hold That Tiger out of Cozelia (by Cozzene). Bred by Alan S. Kline, Mark T. Kline, Mitchell A. Kline and Madeline R. Kline, the colt is being sold by December Farm International LLC, agent.

* A colt by Stravinsky-Counter Cat (by Hennessy) who descends from Pine Tree Lane. Bred by Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Morris Sr., he is consigned by agent Elm Tree Farm LLC (Mr. and Mrs. Jody Huckabay).

* A Carson City colt, bred by David I. Miller, out of Lady Julia, a half-sister to Carson City's graded-stakes winner Lord Carson. Bill Reightler is the agent.