Saturday, November 29, 2014
Big Apple Babies for Sunday, November 30, 2014
Race 4, 2-year-old fillies, 6 1/2 furlongs, dirt, 1:47pm
DICKINSON (bay filly, Medaglia d’Oro – Little Belle, by A.P. Indy) is the second foal out of her dam, winner of the G1 Ashland on Keeneland’s Polytrack and the Busher here at Aqueduct. The first foal, Telegraph Hill (Distorted Humor) is a winner. Little Belle is a full sister to Dubai Dancer, winner of the Witches Brew Stakes a Monmouth. Dickinson’s fourth dam is the outstanding producer Up the Flagpole.
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Cornelio Velasquez
NOBLE AND A BEAUTY (chestnut filly, Noble Causeway – Overandabeauty, by Grand Slam) is the second foal from her dam, the first of which has not won. Overandabeauty was a three-time winner, including at two, with victories on both dirt and turf as well as a pair of stakes-placings. All of her success came sprinting. Overandabeauty is a half-sister to G1 Wood Memorial winner and standout sire Tapit (Pulpit). Her only half-sister with offspring of racing age is Home From Oz (Pulpit), the dam of A Shin Gold (Medaglia d’Oro), a two-time stakes winner in Japan who finished second in last year’s Japan Dirt Derby (JPN-G1).
Owner: My Meadowview Farm
Trainer: Rick Violette
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
GARDEN PRINCESS (chestnut filly, Distorted Humor – Storminthegarden, by Stormy Atlantic) is out of an unraced half-sister to champion Paradise Creek, millionaire Forbidden Apple, G1 winner Wild Event, and stakes winner I’m Very Irish. The tremendous family also includes American champion Theatrical, European and U. A. E. highweight David Junior, Japanese standout Taiki Blizzard, and G1 Las Virgenes winner Eden’s Moon. While the bulk of the family’s success has come on the turf, I’m Very Irish and Eden’s Moon boost their dirt credentials. Two offspring of Storminthegarden have run with one winner, Yes It’s the Boy (Yes It’s True), whose victories have come in Germany.
Owner: Whisper Hill Farm
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Manuel Franco
SWEET CORINE (bay filly, Pulpit – Enchanted Rock, by Giant’s Causeway) is just the fourth foal to race from a mare who has gotten off to a fast start as a broodmare. Enchanted Rock’s first foal, a full brother to Sweet Corine, was El Padrino. He followed a second-out maiden win with a third place finish in the G2 Remsen as a juvenile before taking the G2 Risen Star at three. Verrazano (More Than Ready) came next. While unraced at two, he swept his first four starts, highlighted by the G1 Wood Memorial, took the G1 Haskell, and was Group 1 placed twice in England at four. Third foal La Madrina (Tapit) is 3-for-5 lifetime, including a debut score for these connections sprinting on the dirt. All of her starts have come this year as a three-year-old. This is also the family of champion Queena, G1 winners Chic Shirine, Serra Lake, and Somali Lemonade in addition to a host of other graded stakes performers.
Owner: Emory Hamilton
Trainer: Claude McGaughey
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Notes: Milaya’s dam, Trendy Lady, was stakes placed on three occasions, including the G3 Chicago Handicap. Mattiebluebreezing is out of a half-sister to three stakes horses, including 2-time Aqueduct stakes winner Tiger’s Rock. Not About the Nail’s dam is a half-sister to two stakes horses, including $460,000-earner Master O Foxhounds.
* Is out of a graded-stakes-winning mare
* Is a sibling to a graded-stakes winner
* Is out of a Grade 1-placed mare
* Is a sibling to a Grade 1-placed runner
* Is out of a black-type earning mare who earned at least $300,000
* Is a sibling to a black-type earner who has earned at least $300,000
* Has a second dam who was a Grade 1 winner
* Has a second dam who produced a Grade 1 winner
* Sold for at least $300,000 at auction