01/08/2007 12:00AM

Street Cry's first crop keeps piling up winners



Street Cry was locked in a heated battle with Johannesburg for year-end honors as leading freshman sire based on progeny earnings. On Dec. 28, Street Sass, a juvenile filly by Street Cry out of the Saratoga Six mare Dissa Six, won a six-furlong allowance at 19-1. Street Sass is a half-sister to the popular New York-bred stakes winner Fourth and Six, who amassed over $500,000.

Street Cry is piling up winners from his first crop. On Dec. 27 at Laurel, Greenstreet, a juvenile filly out of the Deputy Minister mare Very Popular, won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race as the 3-5 favorite. Greenstreet is from the immediate family that produced Vanlandingham and Temperence Hill.

* On Dec. 28, Johnny Z. wired a field of 2-year-old colts to win a mile and 70-yard maiden race by 6 1/2 lengths. A son of Broken Vow, Johnny Z. is out of the Quest for Fame mare Sheriffs Lap, and his victory was so impressive that he was scheduled to run in the Count Fleet on Jan. 6, but was a late scratch. His third dam is a half-sister to Navajo Princess, the dam of champion siblings Dancing Brave and Jolypha.


The end of the Calder meet saw Saint Paul, a 2-year-old gelding by Sweetsouthernsaint, win a one-mile maiden race by 8 1/4 lengths on Dec. 29. By the sire of Sweetnorthernsaint, one of last year's better 3-year-olds, Saint Paul is out of the Twining mare Talullah, and his third dam, Paris Pike, won the Hollywood Oaks.

* Forest Wildcat is among Storm Cat's best sons at stud, and his offspring are known for their high speed. Because of the Storm Cat-Storm Bird-Northern Dancer connection, however, this sire line is a great source of turf ability. On Dec. 30, Tempt Fortune, a 3-year-old colt by Forest Wildcat, won a 1 1/16-mile maiden race on grass. Tempt Fortune has a pedigree with hidden turf influences on top and bottom (HT2), as his damsire, River Special, is a son of a strong turf influence, Riverman. Tempt Fortune is out of stakes winner Naughty, a half-sister to Wallstreet Scandal, who was second in the Belmont Futurity Stakes on dirt and Pilgrim Stakes on turf.

On Dec. 31 at Calder, Bite the Wild, another 3-year-old son of Forest Wildcat, rallied to win a five-furlong maiden race, also on grass. Bite the Wild is also an HT2, as he is out of a mare by European champion Val de l'Orne.

* Live From Appollo, a 2-year-old colt by a champion juvenile colt, Maria's Mon, won a five-furlong maiden race on Dec. 31 in a three-horse blanket finish. Live From Appollo is out of the Storm Cat mare Marquee Attraction, a daughter of 2-year-old champion filly Golden Attraction. Live From Appollo is from the hot Kiaran McLaughlin barn and is a stablemate of the probable Horse of the Year, Invasor, and the 2006 Belmont Stakes winner, Jazil.

Maria's Mon had another 2-year-old winner on Dec. 30 at Fair Grounds when Chatham, a filly out of the Seeking the Gold mare Circle of Gold, scored in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race. Circle of Gold is a full sister to a 2-year-old filly champion Flanders.

Maria's Mon's biggest winner of the week, however, was Latent Heat, a 3-year-old colt who captured the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita.

The colt to watch from this race is the third-place finisher, Aggressive Joe, who dropped back to last in the early running and rallied with a flourish to miss by a nose and neck. Aggressive Joe is by Johannesburg, whose runners are a force on grass, and is out of the Saint Ballado mare Nun Finer. His third dam, Near and Dear, is a half-sister to In Reality.

Fair Grounds

Glamour Guy could be on the Triple Crown trail after a come-from-behind maiden victory at one mile on Dec. 29. From a promising young stallion, E Dubai, Glamour Guy is out of the Danzig Connection mare Dancer's Glamour. Glamour Guy not only traces in direct tail-female line to La Troienne, acknowledged as last century's most important broodmare, he is also an RF (Rasmussen Factor), as he is inbred 5x4 to the influential producer Classicist. Classicist is the fourth dam of E Dubai, and she is also the second dam of a Belmont Stakes winner, Danzig Connection.

* Bavarian Belle, a 2-year-old filly who won a mile and 70-yard allowance on Dec. 29, is closely related to the highly regarded Triple Crown prospect Nobiz Like Shobiz. Bavarian Belle is by More Than Ready and is out of the Storm Cat mare Storm Season. Her second dam, Lilt, is the third dam of Nobiz Like Shobiz.

Santa Anita

Tenfold, owned by the Robert and Beverly Lewis Trust, won a seven-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds on Santa Anita's opening day, Dec. 26, and he could be one of Bob Baffert's leading 3-year-olds in 2007. By two-time Breeders' Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year Tiznow, he is out of the Skip Trial mare Island Rhythm, a half-sister to stakes winners You and I and Chaposa Springs.

* On Dec. 28, two days after Latent Heat won the Malibu Stakes, his 4-year-old half-sister Indian Flare won the 6 1/2-furlong Kalookan Queen Handicap. By Cherokee Run, Indian Flare is out of the good producer and stakes winner True Flare (Capote). Latent Heat and Indian Flare descend from a top Greentree Stud female family that produced Buckaroo, Hatchet Man, and Stop the Music.

* Hit Show won a one-mile maiden race on the turf on Dec. 29, and the 2-year-old filly has a bright future on grass. By Horse Chestnut (a South African champion and grandson of Sadlers Wells), she is out of the Seeking the Gold mare Hit, a daughter of a major stakes winner and producer Wild Applause. Her third dam is the 1993 Broodmare of the Year, Glowing Tribute, dam of seven stakes winners, including Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero.