07/23/2015 11:54AM

Several California stakes runners cataloged for Barretts paddock sale

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Stakes winner Sky Preacher is among the horses cataloged for the Barretts paddock sale Saturday night at Del Mar.

DEL MAR, Calif.-The Barretts paddock sale of horses of racing age at Del Mar on Saturday evening has a catalog consisting primarily of 2- and 3-year-olds, and a slight international influence.

The sale, which will be held after the conclusion of the afternoon’s racing, had 33 horses scheduled to sell, factoring in outs as of July 22. The book features a sizeable selection of maidens, many unraced, at an event that has produced noteworthy prices in the past.

In 2013, the stakes winner Oscar Party sold for a then-record $510,000. The figure was surpassed last year when the Grade 1 winner Heir Kitty sold for $750,000 as a broodmare prospect to Japanese buyers.

While there are no Grade 1 stakes winners in this year’s catalog, there are several notable California stakes runners scheduled to go through the ring.

Henry Holiday (Hip No. 11) was second in the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar in 2014, but has been sixth and fifth in optional claimers this year for Success Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill.

Moons Over Me (Hip No. 19) was second in the Ultrafleet Stakes at Santa Anita on May 1. Owned by Marilyn Braly, Moons Over Me was last of five in the Angels Flight Stakes on dirt at Santa Anita on May 16.

Sky Preacher (Hip No. 26), trained by O’Neill for Success Racing, won the Alcatraz Stakes for 3-year-olds at a mile on turf at Golden Gate Fields on May 10, but was fourth in an allowance race at Santa Anita on May 29, his most recent start.

More recently, My Monet (Hip No. 36) was second in the restricted Osunitas Stakes on dirt here last Saturday for owner Kenji Morinaga and trainer Ricky Agarie. At Santa Anita in the spring, My Monet was third in the Fran’s Valentine Stakes for California-breds and the Grade 3 Adoration Stakes.

There is a Washington influence through Mebossman (Hip No. 35), the winner of the Emerald Derby last August. Mebossman, trained by Mike Puhich for Mark DeDemonico and North American Thoroughbred Stable, is winless in three starts at Emerald Downs this year.

The sale has one international entrant in Mr Notorious, a 2-year-old Irish-bred colt by Myboycharlie. Consigned by Kim McCarthy, Mr Notorious beat maidens in a six-furlong race at La Teste Racecourse, near Bordeaux, on June 19, and returned to finish second in a race there on June 30.

The runner-up in the June 19 race, Rougeoyant, has since won twice, including the listed Prix Roland de Chambure at seven furlongs at Longchamp on July 14.