12/15/2006 12:00AM

Ten Most Wanted to stand at Sequel


Travers Stakes winner Ten Most Wanted, whose first foals arrived this year, will stand the 2007 breeding season at Sequel Stallions New York.

The son of a Travers winner, Deputy Commander, he will stand for $7,500 live foal at Sequel Stallions, located in Hudson, N.Y.

A winner of 5 of 13 starts, with earnings of $1,718,460, Ten Most Wanted was one of the leading members of his crop. He defeated Grade 1 winners Peace Rules and Sky Mesa in the Travers, and finished second to Empire Maker in the Belmont Stakes.

Ten Most Wanted finished third in the Eclipse Award voting to Funny Cide and Empire Maker in the 3-year-old male division of 2003.

He also won the Super Derby and Illinois Derby, both Grade 2 affairs, and placed in the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes and Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby during his 3-year-old campaign.

Ten Most Wanted's majority owner is Dennis Narlinger, who is also a partner in Sequel Stallions New York with Becky Thomas. Other partners in owning Ten Most Wanted are J.oPaul Reddam and Gainesway Farm, where he stood his first two seasons.

"This made sense, as Dennis is very enthusiastic about the New York program," said Thomas. "He felt this was a horse that brings classic distance and a good race record above some of the competition, and is a good opportunity and fit. He understands the New York program and is a believer in it."

Thomas added that Narlinger and Reddam will be supporting Ten Most Wanted with broodmares.

Ten Most Wanted belongs to a highly successful line of stallions descending from Northern Dancer. His sire, a 12-year-old son of Deputy Minister, is also the sire of 2006 Ohio Derby and Tampa Bay Derby winner Deputy Glitters.

Other sons of champion Deputy Minister at stud include Awesome Again, Dehere, and Silver Deputy.

Ten Most Wanted is out of the Criminal Type mare Wanted Again, a half-sister to Hollywood Gold Cup winner and millionaire Cutlass Reality. This family also includes Grade 1 winners Seldom Seen Sue, Bail Out Becky, More Than Ready, and Super Diamond.

Half Heaven bags another open stakes

New York-bred Half Heaven, a 4-year-old daughter of state sire Regal Classic, won her second straight open stakes race last weekend in the My Charmer at Turfway Park.

Bred by David Cassidy and owned by Stronach Stables, Half Heaven added the My Charmer to her victory in the River Memories Stakes at Woodbine.

She was timed in 1:42.95 for the My Charmer, just off the track record of 1:42.60 for the 1 1/16-mile distance.

Half Heaven is out of Sand Pirate, a daughter of Desert Wine who is also the dam of Niagara Stakes winner Doll Baby. Sand Pirate is a half-sister to Sharp Looking Lady, the mother of millionaire Continental Red, winner of the Grade 2 San Luis Rey Handicap.

Stronach Stables purchased Half Heaven for $180,000 from Cassidy and Edward Lipton at the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale.

Her career earnings are $277,461 based on a record of 6-6-1 in 20 starts.

Half Heaven is the 50th stakes winner for Regal Classic, who stands at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Chapel Royal colt brings $83,000

A New York-bred weanling colt from the first crop of Chapel Royal sold for $83,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December mixed sale.

Consigned by Thomas J. Gallo Sales Agency LLC, agent, he was bought by Rip Curl Acres.

The youngster hails from a top state family, as his unraced dam, the Cozzene mare Gretta's Dream, is a half-sister to Berkshire Shopper, who placed in the Niagara Stakes and New York Oaks.

Berkshire Shopper is out of Instant Shopper, by D'Accord, who is the mother of Shopping for Love, an earner of $613,669 and winner of the open Spicy Living Sweepstakes and Busher Handicap. Instant Shopper is also the dam of Shoppers Gold, winner of the Damon Runyon Stakes.

The family continues on with New York roots to Instant Shopper's dam, Kalu, who is a half-sister to Adorable Micol, the mother of graded-stakes-winning statebred Adcat.

Other New York-breds of note from this family include stakes winners Gratiaen and Columbia Gold.