Friday, October 24, 2014
Big Apple Babies for Saturday, October 25,2014
Race 2, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs, turf, 1:21pm
RESILIENT ONE (bay filly, Hard Spun – Amandatude, by Aptitude) is a daughter of a $400,000 earner who was graded stakes placed on two occasions. Only one of three prior foals have run, the winner Closet E. Amandatude broke her maiden as a two-year-old in her fourth start before finishing second in both Delaware Oaks and Cotillion, both G2 events.
Owner: Brian Martin
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
Sales history: $70,000 Keeneland September yearling RNA; $80,000 OBS April two-year-old in training (One furlong in 10.2: video)
TAP IT OUT (chestnut filly, Tapit – Great Intentions, by Cat Thief) is the fourth foal out of a multiple graded stakes winner. Great Intentions topped $425,00o with victories in the G2 First Flight and G2 Gallant Bloom. Two prior foals have won, one as a two-year-old. Great Intentions herself was a first out two-year-old winner.
Owner: Richard Santulli
Trainer: Alan Goldberg
Jockey: Manuel Franco
Sales history: $185,000 Keeneland September yearling RNA
GIGI’S KITTEN (chestnut filly, Kitten’s Joy – Blue Holiday, by Cure the Blues) is out of a mare who managed to top $300,000 in earnings despite never running in stakes company. She has gone on to produce a pair of stakes winners from six foals to race, led by a full sister to this one, Holiday for Kitten. G3-placed at two, Holiday for Kitten picked up her biggest win in the Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland. Blue Holiday’s other stakes winner, Notonthesamepage (Catienus) was second in the Tyro as a juvenile before taking the Spectacular Bid at three.
Owner: Mike Anderson
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $157,000 OBS June two-year-old in training RNA (One furlong in 10.1: video)
Notes: More Than Rainbows’s third dam is the Hall of Famer Safely Kept. Emerald Pond’s second dam is MGSW Advancing Star.
Race 7, 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs, dirt, 3:56pm
PERFORMANCE BONUS (bay colt, Discreetly Mine – Unlimited Pleasure, by Valid Appeal) is a half-brother to a trio of graded stakes winners, headlined by Unlimited Budget (Street Sense). Unlimited Budget won the first four races of her career, including the G2 Demoiselle, G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, and G3 Rachel Alexandra. Unlimited Pleasure’s other graded stakes winners are precocious Montbrook juveniles Beacon Shine and Jardin, winners of the G3 Flash and G3 Schuylerville respectively. Unlimited Pleasure, a half-sister to G1 winner Outofthebox, did not run at two but her first six starts included a debut win, three subsequent victories, and a stakes placing.
Owner: Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence
Trainer: Chad Brown
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $120,000 OBS March 2-year-old in training (Quarter mile in 22.1: video)
HOLD ON(dark bay/browncolt, Harlan’s Holiday – Fondness, by Elusive Quality) is the first foal from his unraced dam. Fondness is a half-sister to a pair of runners who each earned more than $750,000. Bahamian Pirate (Housebuster) picked up his first Group win as a five-year-old and continued in stakes company until he was eleven, taking England’s G1 Nunthorpe at nine. The second half-brother, Strong Hope (Grand Slam) was victorious in both the G2 Dwyer and G2 Jim Dandy.
Owner: Lee Lewis
Trainer: Mark Hennig
Jockey: Joe Bravo
Sales history: $130,000 Keeneland September yearling
UNBRIDLED HERO (chestnut colt, Unbridled’s Song – Home Crowd, by Came Home) is the first foal from his dam, who broke her maiden as a two-year-old in her career debut. Both of her career victories and her stakes placing in the Ruthless came sprinting on dirt. Home Crowd is a half-sister to a pair of stakes winners, the multiple listed winner Throng and multiple graded stakes winner Funny Moon, whose biggest victory came in the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks. Other members of the family include Temperence Hill and Vanlandingham.
Owner: Whisper Hill Farm
Trainer: John C. Kimmel
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $325,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling
CLASSY CLASS (bay colt, Discreetly Mine – Collegiate, by Saarland) is the second foal from his G1-placed dam. Collegiate broke her maiden in June of her two-year-old season and went on to finish third in the G1 Spinaway. Collegiate is a half-sister to a pair of Argentinian-born stakes winners, including Good Student, who was G1-placed once imported to the United States.
Owner: Cheyenne Stables LLC
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $120,000 Keeneland November weanling; $250,000 OBS March two-year-old in training (One furlong in 10.2: video)
NET GAIN (bay colt, Include – Triple o’ Five, by Elusive Quality) is the third foal from his dam, second to race. The first, Cat Five’ O (Pleasantly Perfect) won the Mistletoe Stakes at Remington Park as a two-year-old and picked up a trio of additional stakes placings, two as a juvenile. While Triple o’ Five failed to win, she is a daughter of G1 winner Stormy Pick. Stormy Pick achieved her greatest success as a two-year-old in taking the G1 Spinaway and G3 Sorority.
Owner: WinStar Farm
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Dylan Davis
Sales history: $325,000 OBS April two-year-old in training (One furlong in 10.1: video)
* 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