07/12/2004 11:00PM

Ten Most Wanted to stud

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Ten Most Wanted, winner of the 2003 Travers, has been retired to stand at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky.

A 4-year-old Deputy Commander colt, Ten Most Wanted will stand as the property of Gainesway, JMJ Racing's Dennis Narlinger, and J. Paul Reddam. Narlinger and Gainesway have purchased a majority interest in the colt's breeding rights in a deal brokered by bloodstock agents Lincoln Collins and Bruno de Berdt. His fee will be announced at a later date, according to a release issued by Gainesway.

Trained by Wallace Dollase, Ten Most Wanted won four stakes in three seasons at the track: the Travers, Illinois Derby, and Super Derby in 2003 and the Hawthorne Jockey Club Handicap this year. He also finished second in last year's Belmont Stakes and Swaps Stakes and third in the 2003 El Camino Real Derby. He retires with a record of 13-5-3-1 and $1,718,460 in earnings.

Dollase initially announced Ten Most Wanted's retirement in May, saying the colt had a ligament injury. The colt underwent stem cell treatment after consulting veterinarians determined he could start again, but the stud deal ends speculation that he might return.

Jim Plemmons bred Ten Most Wanted from the Criminal Type mare Wanted Again, a half-sister to Grade 1-winning millionaire Cutlass Reality. Ten Most Wanted is Wanted Again's sole stakes winner to date.