By Christie DeBernardis
Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency
MCCARTHY UNVEILS PRICEY UNCLE MO COLT
2nd-SA, $55K, Msw, 3yo, 6 1/2f, 3:00p.m.
Michael McCarthy saddles a firster with a big price tag in Mr. & Mrs. William Warren Jr.’s $1.4-million KEESEP purchase BELIEVE NOW (Uncle Mo). He is out of the Street Cry (Ire) mare Secret, who is a half-sister to MSW Inspired (Unbridled’s Song); SWs & GSP Silver City (Unbridled’s Song) and Elope (Gone West); and SW Initiation (Deputy Minister). Bob Baffert has a pair of firsters who cannot be overlooked in American Code (American Pharoah) and Beachcombing (Giant’s Causeway). A $350,000 KEESEP buy, American Code is out of GISW Harmony Lodge (Hennessy), who has already produced Grade III winner Stratford Hill (A.P. Indy) and SW & GSP Armistice Day (Declaration of War). Out of GSW Win Crafty Lady (Crafty Prospector), Harmony Lodge is a half to MGSW Graeme Hall (Dehere) and GSW Win McCool (Giant’s Causeway). This is also the family of GISW Magnum Moon (Malibu Moon). Gary and Mary West went to $500,000 at KEESEP for Beachcombing, who is out of a half-sister to dual Classic winner Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet) and SW & MGSP Unforgettable Max (Northern Afleet).
WELL-BRED MALIBU MOON COLT DEBUTS IN HOT SPRINGS
4th-OP, $87K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6f, 5:38p.m.
Wayne Catalano unveils a nicely bred colt for Gary and Mary West in FAST CASH (Malibu Moon). The $300,000 KEESEP buy is out of Canadian champion Hillaby (Distorted Humor), who was purchased by Stonestreet Stables for $500,000 at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton July HORA Sale, a few months prior to winning her Grade II and Sovereign Award. She is a daughter of Sealy Hill (Point Given), winner of three Sovereign Awards herself, including Canadian Horse of the Year. Sealy Hill is also the dam of MGISW Cambier Parc (Medaglia d’Oro) and graded winners Belle Hill (Sky Mesa) and Gale Force (Giant’s Causeway). Godolphin and Brad Cox are also represented by a firster with Canadian ties in Underscore (Uncle Mo), a $400,000 FTSAUG buy and daughter of Grade III victress Unspurned (Lemon Drop Kid). TJCIS PPs
EASMAY TOPPER MAKES CAREER BOW
6th-SA, $55K, Msw, 3yo, f, 6 1/2f, 5:00p.m.
Michael Lund Petersen’s GAMINE (Into Mischief), who topped the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old Sale at $1.8-million, makes her career bow against just three foes here for Bob Baffert. Purchased by Brad Grady’s Grand Oaks for $220,000 at KEESEP, the bay blossomed into a seven-figure juvenile after breezing in :10 flat for Bobby Dodd in Timonium. Gamine is out of SP Peggy Jane (Kafwain) and hails from the family of Canadian champion Dynamic Sky (Sky Mesa). TJCIS PPs
HARTY INTRODUCES FINAL FOAL OUT OF SAHARA GOLD
12th-TAM, $27K, Msw, 3yo, f, 1mT, 6:00p.m.
Eoin Harty unveils the final foal out of one of Darley’s strongest producers Sahara Gold (Seeking Gold) in DESERT LEGACY (Tapit). The now 23-year-old Grade II winner Sahara Gold is also responsible for MGISW Better Lucky (Ghostzapper), whose first foal is GSP Kentucky Wildcat (Tapit); GSW Sahara Heat (A.P. Indy); and SW Final Frontier (Ghostzapper). A daughter of GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint victress Desert Stormer (Storm Cat), Saharah Gold is a half-sister to MGSW Casino Host (Dynaformer). This is also the family of Group 1 winner White Moonstone (Dynaformer) and GSW Independence Hall (Constitution). Click here for a TDN video featuring Sahara Gold enjoying her retirement at Darley’s Stonerside Farm. TJCIS PPs