Thursday, July 26, 2012



Saratoga and Del Mar are starting to get into full swing after successful opening weeks. From now to the end of the year, we’ll see the less-precocious babies, those who may have classic aspirations next year. There are still plenty of speed-heavy types out there, but the races will lengthen in the next few weeks.




July 24

Armor (Stormy Atlantic - Andromeda, by Kris S.) (C) 4F :47.88 (1/28). He’s a half-brother to two stakes placed runners. Their dam is a half-sister to Wood Memorial hero Adonis. Armor’s breeze matches up with Ender Knievel from the Pletcher barn.

Bold Dance (Pulpit - Quiet Dance, by Quiet American) (C) 4F :47.89 (3/28). He’s a ¾ brother to stakes winners Dance Quietly and American Dance. He’s also a half-brother to Champion Saint Liam and the graded stakes winners Quiet Giant and Congressionalhonor. A half-sister produced Mother Goose (G-1) heroine Buster’s Ready. Quiet Dance placed in the Demoiselle (G-2).

Grand Mere (Bob and John - Petite Princess, by Dayjur) (F) 5F 1:00.69 (2/9). She’s a half sister to multiple G-3 winner Raylene and multiple stakes sprinter Princess Janie. Their dam placed in a Group 3 in Ireland and she’s a half sister to Group 1 winner Ad Valorem.


July 25

Giant Cats Eye (Giant's Causeway - Unreal Cat, by Unreal Zeal) (F) $300K FTSAUG2011. Race record: 1-0-0-0 ($2,100). 4F :49.59 (12/28). She’s a half sister to Seacliff Stakes winner Cat Tour. Her dam is a half sister to the multiple stakes winner Tour of the Cat, who won $1 million the hard way. She’s also a half sister to juvenile stakes winner Cat on Tour.


July 24, 2012

Equus Prime (Dynaformer - Catchascatchcan (GB), by Pursuit of Love (GB)) (C) $550K KEEAPR2012 2YO. His dam won the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks (12FT). He’s a half brother to BC Mile runner-up Antonius Pius.

Order of Magnitude (Henrythenavigator - Jewel Princess, by Key to the Mint) (C) $435K KEESEP2011.

4F :49.44 (1/4) dirt training. He’s the ninth foal out of Champion mare Jewel Princess. His half brother One Nice Cat is a stakes winner and two half sisters are stakes placed.


July 25, 2012

Bidding War (Grand Slam - Mamselle Nanette, by Southern Halo) (F) 4F :48.56 (18/35). She’s a half sister to the precocious Aspire, who placed in the Sanford and Champagne Stakes.

Dancing for Glory (Exchange Rate - Hard Evidence, by Alleged) (F) $105K EASMAY2012. 4F (T) :48.36 (18/35). She’s a half sister to the multiple stakes turf winner Rapid Proof and the multiple stakes winning steeplechaser Hot Springs.

Norumbega (Tiznow - Meghan's Joy, by A.P. Indy) (C) 4F :48.45 (8/35). He has the pedigree to enjoy classic distances. He’s a half brother to G-3 winners Hunting and Quiet Harbor, also the stakes winner Seal Cove and stakes placed Minister’s Joy. His dam is stakes placed and he descends from the blue hen Glowing Tribute, dam of Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero and multiple G-1 turf star Hero’s Honor.

Antipathy (A.P. Indy - Love Style, by Mr. Prospector) (F) 4F :47.62 (4/54). She’s a half sister to Scat Daddy (Champagne Stakes, FL Derby) and stakes placed Grand Daddy.

Current Event (Curlin - Grand Merger, by A.P. Indy) (F) 4F :48.82 (18/54). Daughter of first crop sire and Champion Curlin is out of a stakes winning mare. Her dam is a half sister to Donn Handicap (G-1) winner and sire Stephen Got Even.

Movision (Monarchos - Vision of Beauty, by Danzig) (F) 4F :49.60 (35/54). Her stakes placed dam is a half sister to Champion Juvenile War Pass and Spinaway (G-1) heroine Oath, dam of multiple G-2 winner Honest Man.

Send an Angel (Street Sense - Leona's Knight, by Suave Prospect) (F) $245K OBSAPR2012. 4F :48.93 (23/55). She breezed a furlong in :10.00 at the OBS April two year olds in training sale. Her half brother is 0-6. Their dam is a veteran of 61 races. She won her first two starts then won or placed in six stakes races at Calder. There is no other blacktype in the first two generations, but this is the female family of multiple G-1 winner Hal’s Hope, Mia’s Reflection, Rexon’s Rose, etc.

Rainbow Dreams (Empire Maker - Jaramar Rain, by Thunder Gulch) (F) Race Record: 1-0-0-0 ($267). 4F :49.47 (10.28). She’s a full sister to Peter Pan (G2, 9F) and Gotham (G3, 8.5F) runner-up Imperial Council. All four of her siblings have raced and are winners. Their dam is a stakes winner at 1 1/8 miles.

Saint Vigeur (Smart Strike - Sweet Way, by Giant's Causeway) (C) $50K KEESEP2011. 4F :49.45 (7/28). He has the pedigree to run classic distances over dirt or turf. His full sister is unraced. Their dam won her debut, but placed only once more in six subsequent starts. She’s a Champion Juvenile Filly Sweet Catomine, BC Distaff heroine Life Is Sweet and the multiple turf stakes winner Calimonco.

Soulsinging (Unbridled's Song - Ticket to Seattle, by Capote) (C) $200K KEESEP2011. 5F (T) 1:00.96 (4/15). He’s the first foal for his dam, a stakes winning sprinter. She’s a half sister to Met Mile and Whitney hero Tizway.

Corail (Indian Charlie - Meteor Miracle, by Twining) (F) 5F :59.27 (1/30) gate. She’s the only filly produced by her dam. She’ a half sister to La Jolla H. (G-2, 8.5F T) winner Meteore. Their dam won her debut and a listed stakes. She’s a half sister to Vosburgh (G-1) winner A Phenomenon and Spinaway (G-1) heroine Seattle Meteor. Meteor Miracle is also a half sister to the dam of Champion Juvenile Filly Pleasant Stage and her full brother, G-3 winner Stage Colony. The multiple graded turf stakes veteran Marsh Side is part of this family.

Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy - Dream Rush, by Wild Rush) (F) 5F :59.27 (1/30) gate. She’s the first much anticipated foal produced by her dam. Dream Rush is a multiple G1 stakes sprinter whose victories include the Test, Prioress, Acorn and Princess Rooney Handicap.

Fortify (Distorted Humor - Kotuku (GB), by A.P. Indy) (C) 5F 1:00.12 (4/30) gate. This Darley-bred colt has the pedigree to travel 1 14/ miles. His full sister is 0-3 in France. Their dam went 0-5 in her career, but she’s a half sister to the dam of Ashland Stakes winner Little Belle, who also placed in the Kentucky Oaks, CCA Oaks and Alabama Stakes. The second dam Railbird was highweight older mare in Europe. She’s a half sister to G-1 winners Runup The Colors and Prospector’s Delight, dam of HOY Mineshaft, etc.



Del Mar

July 24, 2012

Lady Katfish (Exchange Rate - Touchallthebases, by Grand Slam) (F) $100K OBSAPR2012. 4F :47.00 (1/42). Her dam is an unraced half sister to Natalma Stakes winner Joustabout, the dam of Grade 2 turf horse Mr. Commons.

Real Heat (Unusual Heat - Chi Chi Nette, by Ole') (C) $100K BAROCT2011yearling. 4F :49.40 (14/32). He’s a full brother to the multiple stakes veteran Mensa Heat. Both Mensa Heat and another full sibling won early in their careers at Del Mar.

Scherer Magic (Doneraile Court - She's a Nasty One, by Touch Gold) (C) 4F :48.6 (8/32). He’s the recent Hollywood Juvenile Championship (G-3) winner.


July 25, 2012

Hard Buns (Rock Hard Ten - Steel Buns, by A.P. Indy) (F) 4F :47.40 (4/50). Her dam won her maiden in her seventh start, but placed in five previous outings. Steel Buns is a full sister to multiple Grade 2 winner Capital Plan. The third dam is Champion Grass Mare and blue hen Dahlia. The fourth dam is blue hen Charming Alibi.

Caballo Del Cielo (Songandaprayer - Queen Majesty, by Regal Classic) (C) $250K BARMAR2012. 5F :59.80 (5/29). He’s a half brother to Skip Away Stakes (8.5F) winner Ponzi Scheme and Super Derby hero Uno Mas. His fourth dam is the great Champion Sprinter Ta Wee who is the dam of Great Above, the sire of Holy Bull.

Dance Team (Dynaformer - Tee Kay, by Gold Meridian) (F) 5F 1:05.80 (29/29). Race Record: 1-0-1-0 ($10,000). She’s a half sister to two time Japanese Horse of the Year Symboli Kris S.


July 24, 2012

Now Hope (Tiznow - Shared Hope, by Gone West) (F) 4F :48.20 (4/24). Her three year old half-sister was unplaced in two starts. Their unraced dam is a half-sister to G-1 winner and sire Forestry. Her half-sister Cash Run won the BC Juvenile Fillies. Another half-sister produced two stakes winners. The second dam Shared Interest won the Ruffian (G-1). Shared Hope has Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to Sequence. She is the grand-dam of Mr. Prospector (the sire of Gone West) as well as New Hope’s fifth dam.

Buckleberry Grey (Unbridled's Song - Elusive Diva, by Elusive Quality) (C) $125K BARMAR2012. 4F :50.40 (17/24). His half-brother by Bernardini won at first asking, but didn’t live up to his pedigree, as he’s currently competing in claiming races at Canterbury. Their dam is a multiple G-3 turf sprinter.


July 25, 2012

Myntz Connection (Candy Ride (ARG) - Zealous Connection, by Unreal Zeal) (F) 4F :51.00 (16/20) She’s a half sister to G-3 stakes winners Here’s Zealous, There’s Zealous and stakes winner She’s Zealous. Their dam retired undefeated in three starts, including a win in the Landaluce Stakes (G-2) as a two year old.

Bornatthetrack (Bernardini - Desert Stormer, by Storm Cat) (C) $190K KEENOV2010 weanling. 5F 1:02.40 (9/20). He’s a half brother to Beaumont Stakes (G-2) heroine Sahara Gold. That one is the dam of Sands Point (G-2) winner Better Lucky and Marine S.(Can-G3) winner Sahara Heat. Another half sister bore Mervin H. Muniz (G-2) winner Casino Host. The dam is a Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G-1) champ.