Thursday, July 30, 2015
Big Apple Babies for Thursday, July 30, 2015
Race 5, 2-year-old fillies, 5 ½ furlongs, turf, 3:12pm
CREATIVE THOUGHT (bay filly, Bernardini – Communique, by Smart Strike), is the third foal out of a multiple graded stakes winner. Communique earned just shy of $600,000 with victories in the G3 Bewitch and G3 Modesty to her credit. She did not win her lone start at two, but was thought highly enough to make that start against winners in the Caressing Handicap. Two full siblings to Communique have also earned black-type, led by $200,000-earner Final Count. Both of Communique’s prior foals to race are winners and juvenile winners at that. The better of the duo is Woodfield Springs (Raven’s Pass), third in the G3 Transylvania at three. Both are winners on turf.
Owner: G. Watts Humphrey, Jr.
Trainer: George R. Arnold II
Jockey: Julien Leparoux
TIN TYPE CAL (chestnut filly, Tapit – Miss Shop, by Deputy Minister), is out of a multiple graded stakes winning millionaire. Trained by The Chief, Miss Shop’s biggest victory came right here at Saratoga in the G1 Personal Ensign. Three prior foals have run, with just one winner, Round Midnight (A.P. Indy), whose victory came at a route of ground on the dirt. Miss Shop is a half-sister to a quartet of stakes horses. The best of them, Trappe Shot, topped $700,000, won the G2 True North, and, like Tin Type Cal, is by Tapit.
Trainer: Graham Motion
Jockey: Alex Cintron
SHE’S WORTH IT (dk.bay/brown filly, Tale of the Cat – Charitabledonation, by Saint Ballado), is looking to become the sixth winner from seven foals to race for Charitabledonation. Charitabledonation, winner of the Christmas Past Stakes at Gulfstream Park as a three-year-old, has already produced three stakes horses. Full brothers Charitable Man and Code West, both by Lemon Drop Kid, have a trio of graded stakes victories between them, including the former’s in the G2 Futurity as a two-year-old.
Owner: Jeff Drown
Trainer: Joe Sharp
Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Sales History: $160,000 Fasig-Tipton July yearling; $250,000 OBS March two-year-old in training (1/8 in 10.1: video)
CONQUEST SARAHSTAR (bay filly, Lemon Drop Kid – Yonagucci, by Yonaguska), will be the second foal to race from a G1 placed dam. Yonagucci won her first two starts at two and finished third in the G1 Spinaway later that summer. Both victories came sprinting on dirt. Her only prior foal to race has also found his success as a dirt sprinter – Union Label (Dixie Union) is a three-time winner, including a victory in the fall of his two-year-old year. Conquest Sarahstar was the most expensive Lemon Drop Kid sold as a two-year-old this year.
Owner: Conquest Stables
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan
Sales History: $120,000 Keeneland January yearling; $190,000 Keeneland September yearling RNA; $650,000 OBS April two-year-old in training (1/8 in 9.4: video)
FOREVER PLUS (bay filly, U S Ranger – Persevere, by Southern Image), is the first foal out of his dam. Persevere was a two-time winner sprinting on dirt, neither victory at two. Second dam Voz De Colegiala was one of the best of her generation in her native Chile, with a victory in the G1 Polla De Potrancas and a third-place finish in the G1 Las Oaks to her credit. Imported to the US, Voz De Colegiala was a two-time stakes winner and G3 placed. A half-brother, Negro Rajado, by Sari’s Baba was also G1 placed in Chile.
Owner: Preston Madden
Trainer: Nick Zito
Jockey: Luis Saez
COUNTY MUSE (bay filly, Leroidesanimaux – Countrywishingwell, by Country Pine), is a half-sister multiple stakes winner Calico Bay (Three Wonders). While Calico Bay never won on turf, she was a successful two-year-old. After scoring in her debut, Calico Bay was stakes-placed in three consecutive stakes races at Calder before breaking through with a victory in the My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes. She picked up a second stakes win at three in the Ocala Breeders’ Sale Championship. Both of her turf efforts were solid fourth-place finishes in stakes company. Five other foals out of Countrywishingwell have run with four winners, one on turf, and one at two. Countrywishingwell is also a sister to three stakes horses, including multiple graded stakes placed full-brother Country Coast.
Owner: Tracy Farmer
Trainer: Mike Maker
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Sales History: $55,000 Fasig-Tipton November weanling
CATCH A GLIMPSE (chestnut filly, City Zip – Halo River, by Irish River), is a half-sister to the graded stakes winning turf horse Old Forester (Forestry). Placed in his lone start at two, Old Forester excelled at middle distances on the lawn, taking the G3 Cliff Hanger at the Meadowlands, setting a new course record going 1 1/16 at Gulfstream in the Canadian Turf, and chasing champion Kitten’s Joy home in the G2 Firecracker on his way to topping $460,000 in earnings. Nine other foals out of Halo River have run with four winners, one at two and two on turf. Two of her daughters have produced black-type horses, including two-year-old winner and turf stakes-placed Tippie Tap (Pleasant Tap). Further back, Catch a Glimpse’s third dam is Leap Lively, a G3 winner and G1 placed in England. Leap Lively is perhaps best known as the dam of English champion two-year-old filly and G1 Irish 1000 Guineas winner Forest Flower.
Owner: Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Jeff Begg
Trainer: Mark Casse
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Sales History: $75,000 Keeneland September yearling
(MTO) ISLAND SAINT (chestnut filly, Speightstown – Prospective Saint, by Saint Ballado), is out of a G3 winner of over $480,000. Prospective Saint broke her maiden in her second start at two, was G3 placed in the Iowa Oaks at three, took three listed stakes and was G2 placed a four, and got her biggest victory at five in the G3 Gardenia. Four prior foals out of Prospective Saint have run, with three winners.
Owner: Siena Farm
Trainer: Todd Pletcher
Jockey: John Velazquez
(MTO) TRUE PLEASURE (chestnut filly, Yes It’s True – Pleasant Ring, by Pleasant Tap), is a half-sister to Bad Debt (Grand Reward), a multiple stakes winner of over $800,000. Unraced at two, Bad Debt has earned black-type every year from three to eight. While the bulk of his success has come on the lawn, he is also a winner on dirt. Only two prior foals out of unraced Pleasant Ring have run, one of which has won. Pleasant Ring has two black-type siblings, the millionaire Freefourinternet (Tabasco Cat), a graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, and multiple stakes winner Pleasant Chimes (Pleasant Tap), who was also twice graded placed, all on dirt. Pleasant Chimes is the dam of a G3-placed two-year-old in Street Chimes (Street Cry).
Owner: Sylken Stables
Trainer: Bill Mott
Jockey: Jose Lezcano
Sales History: $100,000 OBS August yearling; $200,000 OBS April 2-year-old in training (1/8 in 10.1: video)
(MTO) ALL ABOUT MY GIRLS (bay filly, Distorted Humor – Superhalf, by A.P. Indy), is out of an unraced half-sister to champion 2-year-old filly Halfbridled (Unbridled). Halfbridled was undefeated at two, taking the G1 Del Mar Debutante, G2 Oak Leaf, and G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. A three-quarter sister to Superhalf, Half A.P. (Pulpit) produced the graded stakes placed two-year-old Fully Living (Unbridled’s Song), who more notably finished third here at Saratogai n the G2 Adirondack. Third dam At The Half was a G3 winner at two, having taken the Golden Rod. She also produced multiple graded stakes winner Lu Ravi. Superhalf is the dam of one other foal of racing age, a three-year-old full sister to All About My Girls who has not started.
Owner: MeB Racing Stables and Brooklyn Boyz Stables
Trainer: Dominick Schettino
Sales History: $300,000 Keeneland September yearling
Notes: Gem is a half-sister to Skipalute (Midnight Lute), twice graded stakes placed as a two-year-old. (MTO) Scatoosh is a half-sister to two horses who earned black-type at two, including G3P Save Rock and Roll (Super Saver)
* 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