Monday, May 20, 2013

The Kiddie List


MAY 15 – 19, 2013

A month ago, this year’s crop of two year olds quietly made their arrival on the racing scene in early maiden races at Keeneland. As summer draws near, more tracks are carding races for the babies.

As I’ve done over the last two years, I’ll continue the Kiddie List as I seek out the best and brightest of this next generation. Over the last few years, I pointed out Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Dry Summer, Renee's Titan, Power Broker, Honorable Dillon, Redwood Kitten, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were highlighted on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.

The Kiddie List will cover the best workers and blue bloods from the New York, Kentucky, California and Florida tracks, plus Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby from the database shows up at another track, I’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. It’s highly suggested that you use a virtual stable, available through Equibase, DRF or Brisnet to follow the babies in whom you’re most interested.

We’ll kick off the Kiddie List in New York.


ASLAN (A.P. Indy - Satin Kiss, by Seeking the Gold) (C) 3F :39.16 (9/9) – Darley home bred colt is the second foal produced by his dam. His half sister Spellwork (by Hard Spun) raced in France and Dubai. Their dam won the UAE 1000 Guineas (8F) and UAE Oaks (9F). Aslan won’t be precocious and will do better with distance and maturity.

KINGOFGOLDSTREET (Street Cry (IRE) - In the Gold, by Golden Missile) (C) 3F :38.72 (5/9) – Live Oak Stud homebred colt is the fourth foal out of MGSW In The Gold. She also raced for Live Oak and won the Gazelle (G-1) at 9F. Expect Kingofgoldstreet to relish two turns.

BALDERDASH (Grand Slam - Them There Eyes, by Holy Bull) (C) 3F :39.45 (6/7) – first work for this pretty gray colt. He’s the first foal out of his MSW dam. She earned $289,300 in 24 starts as a turf miler in NY. She’s a half to the MSW sprinter/miler My Dinah. Balderdash’s pedigree is a mix of dirt/turf attributes, so he could go either way. He should handle sprints through two turns.

NIN PIN (Smarty Jones - Flag Pin, by Personal Flag) (C) 3F :49.46 (7/7) – He’s the second of his dam’s foals to make it to the track. She won 3 of 6 races, including the NY Oaks (8.5f). There’s no other blacktype in the immediate distaff family. Nin Pin’s half brother Cat Three Approach (by Catienus) was in the money 3 of 14 starts, winning his maiden after his sixth attempt over dirt.


AMERICA (A.P. Indy - Lacadena, by Fasliyev) (F) ($725K (RNA) KEESEP2012) 3F :39.82 (16/28) – first breeze for the Bobby Flay homebred. She’s the second foal out of her stakes placed dam. America’s half brother by Unbridled’s Song is 0-4. What makes America so valuable? Her third dam is the KY Oaks heroine and blue hen Blush With Pride, granddam of Belmont Stakes winning duo Rages to Riches and Jazil. America is most likely in the barn of Todd Pletcher and will be unveiled this summer.

HOWL (Arch - Holler, by Strong Hope) (C) 3F :38.68 (11/28) – Claiborne homebred is the first foal out of his dam. She won 1 of 4 starts and is a half to SW sprinter Cheery (by Distorted Humor) and SP Shrill also by Distorted Humor. Howl’s second dam is MGSW Yell, a winner from 7 – 8.5F. This is the female family of the SW sires Eastern Echo, Flatter and Roar. Howl’s fourth dam is the blue hen Glowing Tribute, dam of Kentucky Derby champ Sea Hero.

RADIANT (Sky Mesa - Luster, by Touch Gold) (F) 3F :39.82 (16/28) – Claiborne homebred is the first foal out of her SP dam. Luster won 2 of 8 starts sprinting, including once in the mud. She placed in the Dogwood Stakes. Radiant and Howl are descended from daughters of the blue hen Wild Applause. Radiant will likely be a precocious sprinter/miler.

ROUND ( Arch - Enth, by Seeking the Gold) (C) 3F :38.68 (11/28) – Another Claiborne homebred, Round is the second foal produced by his dam. His half brother Apex (by Dynaformer) has placed in 2 of 4 starts. As one would expect, Round has a strong distaff family filled with stakes winners. His dam won 1 of 4 starts, but she’s a half to two SW and a SP runner. Second dam Limit is a SW and the third dam Bound is a blue hen and grand-dam of the Champion Blame.

BLARP (War Front - Storm Tracer, by Pulpit) (C) 3F :39.14 (14/28) – This oddly named colt is a half brother to MGSW turf horse Newsdad (by Arch). Blarp may be a fairly precocious sprinter and prefer the lawn.

GOLDEN RUM (Medaglia d'Oro - Rum Charger, by Spectrum) (C) 3F 39.89 (26/28) - bred by Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone, the breeders of Kentucky Derby heroine Genuine Risk, Golden Rum is a half to MGSW Winchester, a turf router who earned over $1 million dollars. Their dam is a MSW turf sprinter. Golden Rum will likely prefer running long over the turf.

MOSLER ( War Front - Gold Vault, by Arch) (C) ($1,050,000 KEESEPT2012) 3F :39.14 (14/28) – This is a million dollar half to MG1W Contested (by Ghostzapper), winner of the Test and Acorn Stakes. Their dam won 3 of 17 starts and is a half sister to the MGSW sprinter/sire Pomeroy. Mosler may be precocious and could head to the turf.

KING OF BAY ( Medaglia d'Oro - Queenofalldiamonds, by Kingmambo) (C) 3F :39.88G (23/28) – Live Oak Stud homebred is the second foal out of his dam to race. His half brother by Giant’s Causeway didn’t start until he was three, winning his maiden in his second attempt over the lawn. Queenofalldiamonds sold for over $2 million dollars at auction. She needed six starts to win her maiden. Although she tried dirt and turf, she wasn’t victorious until sprinting over Polytrack. Queenofalldiamonds is a half to SP Indy Scent (by A.P. Indy). King of Bay’s second dam is 1998 Champion Older Mare Escena. The offspring of Escena are under-achievers on the track. Often, talent will skip a generation in the female family. King of Bay may become a turf router and it’s doubtful that he’ll be precocious.

WEST COAST GIRL (Medaglia d'Oro - West Coast Swing, by Gone West) (F) ($725K FTSAUG2012) 3F :39.85 (21/28) – bred by WinStar Farm and owned by Live Oak Plantation. She’s the first foal out of her dam, a stakes winning sprinter. West Coast Girl’s third dam is the blue hen Classy N’ Smart, dam of Champions Smart Strike and Dance Smartly (dam of Canadian Champ Dancethruthedawn). West Coast Girl may be a mid-summer starter and improve with maturity.


GSW – Graded Stakes Winner

MGSW – Multiple Graded Stakes Winner

MG1SW – Multiple Grade One Stakes Winner

SP - Stakes Placed

G – breezed from the gate