Hip 39, a colt by the hot young sire Scat Daddy, elicited a bid of $575,000 to lead the early returns at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Hill 'n' Dale's Donato Lanni, acting on behalf of Ernie Moody's Mercedes Stables, purchased the handsome chestnut. The colt is a son of the unraced 6-year-old Magical Mist (Congaree), a half-sister to GI Del Mar Futurity winner J.P.'s Gusto (Successful Appeal). It's the extended family of GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Proud Spell (Proud Citizen). It was the first trip through a sales ring for the Scat Daddy colt, who was consigned by Kings Equine. He was purchased in utero by Cloverleaf Farm II for just $14,000 at the FTKFEB sale in 2010. Cloverleaf bred the colt.