Wednesday, July 04, 2012
RACE 6, ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDS, FIVE FURLONGS, DIRT, 3:30 P.M.
ZACCHEUS (2yo bay colt, Hard Spun—Regally Appealing, by Valid Appeal) hails from a family of juvenile stakes winner, with his dam having won the Grade 2 Adirondack and listed Kentucky Cup Juvenile Fillies. Regal Miss Copelan, a half-sister to Regally Appealing, won the Colleen for 2-year-old fillies before going on to produce Grade 2 Remsen and Grade 3 Nashua victor Rockport Harbor. Regally Appealing has produced four winners from seven other foals of racing age, including Street Brawl, an unbeaten colt who has won a pair of starts at Aqueduct and Belmont impressively so far in his brief career.
Owner: Ben P. Walden, Jr & Carolyn M. Chapman
Trainer: James Jerkens
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales history: $40,000 Keeneland September yearling
HORSEPOWER (2yo bay colt, Bernardini—Moroccan Rose, by Carson City) is out of a stakes-placed daughter of Rose of Wendover, who won four stakes in Ohio, including the listed Bassinet for 2-year-old fillies. Kenathena, a half-sister to Moroccan Rose, was also a stakes winner in Ohio. Moroccan Rose has one other foal of racing age, an unraced 3-year-old.
Owner: Fox Hill Farms
Trainer: Steven Asmussen
Jockey: Ramon Dominguez
Sales history: $150,000 Keeneland November weanling; $420,000 Keeneland September yearling
SAAYAD (2yo bay colt, Street Sense—Time for Crown, by Time for a Change) is a half-brother to Banga Ridge, who won a restricted stakes at the Ocala Training Center, and Coronet of a Baron, second in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity and third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Carson Jen, a stakes-placed half-sister to their dam, has produced A Z Warrior, heroine of the Grade 1 Frizette; J Z Warrior, who captured five stakes and was Grade 3-placed; and E Z Warrior, victorious in the Grade 3 Hollywood Juvenile and third in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop. Sayaad was the most expensive of nine weanlings by Street Sense to sell at auction in 2010.
Owner: Shadwell Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Eddie Castro
Sales history: $450,000 Keeneland November weanling
PALACE MALICE (2yo bay colt, Curlin—Palace Rumor, by Royal Anthem) is out of a mare who won the Audubon Oaks, a minor stakes at Ellis Park. Palace Rumor has two other foals of racing age, both winners. The first, Puritanka, is a winner in Russia, while the second, Lady June Bug, has taken three claiming races at Laurel Park. Palace Rumor is a half-sister to Prairie Meadows stakes winners Maya’s Storm and Jumpifyoudare.
Owner: Dogwood Stable
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: Javier Castellano
Sales history: $25,000 Keeneland September yearling; $200,000 Keeneland April 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 1/5 seconds, video)
BOSS MAN ROCKET (2yo dark bay/brown colt, War Front—Henna, by Horse Chestnut) is the first foal of his dam, an unraced half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Pomeroy. As a juvenile, Pomeroy was second in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special and returned to Saratoga the following year to win the Grade 1 King’s Bishop. At 4, he won Saratoga’s Grade 2 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, then came back to the Spa at 5 to take the Grade 1 Forego. Boss Man Rocket is the most expensive 2-year-old by his sire to sell at public auction from three crops.
Owner: Frank Fletcher
Trainer: William Mott
Jockey: Junior Alvarado
Sales history: $800,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)
CARRIED INTEREST (2yo chestnut colt, Henny Hughes—Missamerican Bertie, by Quiet American) is the second foal out of his dam, a placed full-sister to Allamerican Bertie, who won the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap and Grade 2 Rampart Handicap, captured a pair of Grade 3 events, and was second in the Grade 1 Alabama. Hurricane Bertie, a half-sister to Missamericanbertie, won the Grade 2 Prioress and two other graded stakes and was third in the Grade 1 Ballerina. Invocation, Carried Interest’s lone sibling of racing age, was second by two lengths in a maiden special weight on Saturday at Belmont.
Owner: Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence
Trainer: Richard Violette, Jr.
Jockey: Alan Garcia
Sales history: $50,000 Keeneland September yearling; $190,000 OBS March 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 seconds, video)
TRANSLATION (2yo dark bay/brown colt, Street Sense—Beduin Eyes, by Seattle Slew) is out of an unraced half-sister to three stakes winners, including Classic Alliance, who as a juvenile won the Grade 3 Natalma and restricted Cup and Saucer on turf. Two other siblings to Beduin Eyes, Classic Alliance and Prime Ruler, were stakes placed at 2 before going on to win black-type events later in their careers. Swiftly Classic, another half-sibling to Beduin Eyes, produced Sky Mom, who was third in the Grade 3 Pocahontas for juvenile fillies and later won the Grade 3 Arlington Oaks.
Owner: Darley Stable
Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Sales history: $160,000 Keeneland September yearling
COOLUSIVE (2yo bay colt, Elusive Quality—Ice Cool Kitty, by Tomorrow’s Cat) is the first foal out of his dam, who won five New York-bred stakes between the ages of 3 and 5, including the Iroquois Handicap. Icy City, a half-sister to Ice Cool Kitty, was stakes placed at Finger Lakes as a 2-year-old.
Owner: Lansdon B. Robbins, III
Trainer: Richard Dutrow, Jr.
Jockey: Joel Rosario
HONORABLE DILLON (2yo gray/roan colt, Tapit—Shy Greeting, by Shy Tom) is a half-sister to Forty Greeta, who was named Champion Two-Year-Old Filly in Argentina after winning three group races, including the Group 1 Premio Estrellas Juvenile Fillies-Blaquier. Forty Greeta later produced Fort Hughes, who won the Jimmy Winkfield during his abbreviated career.
Owner: Joseph Bucci
Trainer: Eddie Kenneally
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
Sales history: $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old (one furlong in 10 4/5 seconds, video)