01/17/2006 12:00AM

Texas Glitter's offspring will motor


LAS VEGAS - This is the fifth and final installment on the 2006 freshman stallions, alphabetically featuring the sires with initial letters T through Y and with particular emphasis on how to bet their offspring. The sires' names are followed by their pedigree, the state where they stand, their stud fee, and their designation (SP means speed; ST stamina; T turf; HT hidden turf). Next week I will list my top 10 freshman sires.

Texas Glitter (Glitterman-Come on Texas, by Apalachee), Florida, $4,000. Texas Glitter ran to his pedigree, speed on both sides, winning sprint stakes every year he raced, from age 2 through 6. He was also versatile, winning on dirt and on grass. His foals should come out running early and be adept on all surfaces. SPx2 and Hx2.

Three Wonders (Storm Cat-Wood of Binn, by Woodman), Florida, $5,000. Yet another son of Storm Cat at stud, Three Wonders's only stakes victory came in the Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes at age 3. He also finished third in the Mardi Gras Handicap on turf. His dam was a Group 3 winner in France. Three Wonders's babies should win on dirt but be best on turf. Tx2.

Thunderello (Montbrook-On the Square, by In Reality), New York, $5,000. By a speed influence and out of a mare by another speed influence, Thunderello had blistering speed, winning the six-furlong Gallant Bob Handicap and then finishing second to champion sprinter Orientate in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Sprint. From the same female family as 2-year-old champion Macho Uno and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Awesome Again, Thunderello figures to sire 2-year-olds that are particularly quick. SPx2.

Touch Tone (Pick Up the Phone-Super Seniorita, by El Baba), Texas, $1,500. Unraced at 2, Touch Tone won the Iowa Derby at 3 and finished second in the Haskell Invitational Handicap to Horse of the Year Point Given. He was also third in the Riva Ridge Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby and finished third in the Phoenix Breeders' Cup at 4. His foals should be good at 2. SP.

Tribal Rule (Storm Cat-Sown, by Grenfall), California, $5,000. While he never won a stakes, Tribal Rule showed speed winning 2 of 4 starts and finishing second in his other two races. He ran just once at 4, twice at 5, and once at 6 - but sped six furlongs in 1:08.90 winning a maiden race at Del Mar by eight lengths. He is a half-brother to stakes winner Key Phrase, the dam of stakes winners Yankee Gentleman and Half Ours, and his dam is a half-sister to stakes winner Pirate's Bounty. His runners should have speed and be equally effective on dirt and turf. SP/HTx2.

Tribunal (Deputy Minister-Six Crowns, by Secretariat), Washington, $4,500. A $1.8 million yearling, Tribunal won 3 of 6 races at age 3, but his best race came at 4, when he was third to Tiznow and Wooden Phone in the Santa Anita Handicap. A half-brother to 2-year-old champion Chief's Crown, he comes from a formidable female family that also produced Winning Colors, Sightseek, Tates Creek, Viviana, and Bowman's Band. His runners should be best beyond one mile and particular attention should be paid to them if they get on grass. HTx2.

Unbridled Time (Unbridled's Song-Haveaheavenlytime, by Halo), Florida, $5,000. A $1.15 million sales yearling, Unbridled Time followed an early season 4 1/2-furlong maiden victory at Keeneland with a score in the WHAS-11 Stakes at Churchill Downs. He stretched out to middle distances, winning the Cleveland Gold Cup Stakes at 1 1/8 miles and finishing second in the 1 1/8-mile Oklahoma Derby and third in the 1 1/4-mile Governor's Buckeye Cup Stakes. He is a half-brother to three other stakes winners, Heavenliness, Enticed, and Hiho Heaven. His foals should have speed and be effective at 2 and should be versatile on all surfaces. SP.

Van Nistelrooy (Storm Cat-Halory, by Halo). Kentucky, $7,500. Bought for $6.4 million, Van Nistelrooy was the highest-priced yearling of 2001. A half-brother to four stakes winners - Prory, Halory Hunter, Brushed Halory, and Key Lory - Van Nistelrooy won 3 of 6 starts at age 2, the only year he raced. He won the Group 2 Galileo E.B.F. Futurity Stakes and was second in both the National and Royal Lodge stakes. Like the majority of Storm Cat's sons at stud, Van Nistelrooy should produce offspring that enjoy success on all surfaces, but they should really love grass. SP/T.

Well Noted (Notebook-Night Owl Special, by Cathy's Reject), New York, $3,000. He won the Hawthorne Juvenile Stakes by nine lengths at age 2 and the Razorback Handicap at 5. His foals should have his speed and be effective sprinting. SP.

Wheelaway (Unbridled-Cuidado, by Damascus), New York, $6,000. Among the better racehorses standing in New York, Wheelaway won the Tampa Bay Derby and finished third in the Blue Grass Stakes. He was also fourth in the Belmont Stakes and fifth in the Kentucky Derby. From the same Christiana Stable female family that produced Skimming and End Sweep, he should sire runners that become better as they mature and at distances over one mile. ST.

Winning Bid (Gone West-Premium Win, by Lyphard), Kentucky, $2,500. While he never lived up to his high-powered pedigree, Winning Bid won 3 of 10 starts at 3 and 4. A half-brother to the stakes-winning full siblings Tight Spot and Valiant Nature, his third dam is co-champion 2-year-old filly, Mira Femme. Look for his foals to have speed on dirt and be especially good on turf. SP/HTx2.

Yonaguska (Cherokee Run-Marital Spook, by Silver Ghost), Kentucky, $10,000. By a former leading freshman sire, Yonaguska was expected to be precocious and did not disappoint at 2, winning the Hopeful (against juvenile champion Macho Uno) and Flash Stakes and finishing second in the Sanford and third in the Champagne and Hollywood Prevue Stakes. He won the Hutcheson Stakes and Fall Highweight and Sport Page handicaps at 3. Expect his runners to have win-early speed and be very effective 2-year-olds. SPx2.