Keeneland September Sale 2014; Book Three Full of Quality Babies
Keeneland September Sale 2014; Book Three Full of Quality Babies: The Keeneland September Sale is moving right along! Book Two closes on Sunday, September 15th. The next book, Book Three, will start on Monday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM. If you cannot attend the sale, it is available for streaming on the Keeneland website. I have combed through the sale and here are the horses I would pay close attention to during the 2014 Keeneland September Sale, Book 3.
Hip 1587 – a bay colt by young sire Lookin at Lucky out of Lady Ilsley. This colt may not have the greatest bloodlines, but I honestly believe this colt could take to the turf quite well. The Lookin at Lucky sire line is carrying on Smart Strike, and his offspring are very versatile. This colt may not demand much, but he does have some good blood on his side. His second dam is the dam of of Najecam, who produced Action This Day, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and champion 2-year-old colt.
Hip 1589 – this little Tiznow filly should turn some heads. She has some very famous family members. Her dam, Lajitas, is half to the sire Colonel John and Steeplechase star Mr. Hot Stuff. The bay filly should be more of a late bloomer, but should be able to handle either surface and any distance.
Hip 1605 – the bay Lemon Drop Kid filly should get some attention from both US and foreign buyers. Out of the Storm Cat mare Lungta, the filly has a splendid turf distaff line. Her distaff line shows up in the same distaff lines as Beethoven and Henrythenavigator. This filly will likely love turf distance races when she is ready to go.
Hip 1628 – the bay filly by Malibu Moon consigned by Denali Stud has a very good chance of becoming a very good racehorse or a very good producer. Out of the Seeking Daylight mare Misty Daylight, the producing record of her family is amazing. Misty Daylight is half to Quiet Dance. Quiet Dance produced champion racehorse and sire Saint Liam. She also produced Quiet Giant, Dance Quietly, and Miss Besilu. This filly will love dirt and any distance.
Hip 1633 – Lane’s End is consigning the filly by More Than Ready. She is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Morekissesforpatti. Morekissesforpatti, while racing, set a track record for 7 ½ furlongs at Indiana Grand Race Course. This is the first foal for the mare, so let’s look further back. Magpie is the filly’s 2nd dam. Magpie is actually a full sister to Preakness and Belmont winner Hansel. Hansel also set a track record in the Jim Beam Stakes. This filly has a lot of good blood. Based on pedigree, I think she would make a very good miler.
Hip 1661 – This bay colt is not going to turn heads because of his sire, Pomeroy, but instead, by who is dam and big brother are. This colt is out the Royal Anthem mare Palace Rumor. Anyone who knows Palace Malice knows this mare! There is also some connection to the retired Rail Trip through his third dam. This colt will have a lot to live up to.
Hip 1691 – This Curlin filly is from a winning family for sure. Her dam, Renowned Cat, has already produced a stakes winner, but what caught me was deeper in the pedigree. Renowned Cat may not have made it big, but her half sister did. Escena was a multiple grade one winning mare in her hay day. She took the Eclipse Award and her wins included the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the Fantasy Stakes, and the Fleur de Lis Handicap. She also finished second in the Kentucky Oaks and Alabama. The bloodlines in the filly should turn some heads for sure.
Hip 1774 – This filly by Uncle Mo should turn heads. Her dam Touch Here has two foals of racing age, including a two-year-old this year, but none have hit the track yet. Going further back, you can find Touch Here’s half sister, Summerly. Summerly was quite a classic mare. She did win the Kentucky Oaks, Fair Ground Oaks, and Silverbulletday Stakes, among others. Summerly has also produced a winner.
Hip 1783 – The Hard Spun filly should get some attention. The hard grinding reputation of Hard Spun offspring should cross well with the Cox’s Ridge’s mare, Varnish, which produced this filly. The same mare has 6 winners from 8 of racing age, and 7 to race. Among those is the stakes winner and graded stakes placed Swingforthefences. The filly should inherit speed and the ability to carry it. I like her chances when she reaches racing age.
Hip 1874 – This Drosselmeyer colt has a lot going for him. The colt was produced by Critikal Reason, by Aptitude, and has a highly regarded big sister in Bajan. The Aptitude mare also has a famous sister in Lemons Forever, a Kentucky Oaks winner. This family seems to get a lot of good fillies, but no sign of any colts. This guy has a lot to overcome, but he has the bloodlines to do it. I also love the cross.
Hip 1994 – This filly by young sire Quality Road should be sweating! She has a huge, successful distaff line. Her dam, Last Fever, is a full sister to multiple grade one winner Raging Fever. She is also full to Stormin Fever and Roaring Fever. Raging Fever collected the Frizette Stakes and the Ogden Phipps Handicap in her career. This filly should turn some heads. She should be able to carry her speed over some ground, as her sire and distaff line was able to do.
Hip 2061 – This Mineshaft filly has quite a classic family. Her bloodlines are likely to be referred to as “old school.” She is out the Ghostzapper mare Prankster. To find the “old school” lines, let’s look further into the distaff line. The 2nd dam here is Salute, who has produced turf star Mr. Speaker. Go back further and you will find the Private Account mare, the unbeatable Personal Ensign. This filly has quite a female family. She should be able to run all day. This is one to follow, even if she doesn’t bring the big bucks.
Hip 2244 – this filly by Malibu Moon has a famous “uncle.” The Storm Cat mare who produced this filly, is a full sister to Hennessy. Hennessy was famous as a racehorse and stallion in his own right. The pedigree should bring some big players, and this filly should be able to mature nicely. She should be able to carry herself over any surface at any distance.