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Keeneland Sales Graduates Feedback, Mucho Gusto Burnish Classic Credentials with Grade 3 Wins

February 4, 2019

Keeneland sales graduates Feedback and Mucho Gusto moved into top 10 contention on the respective roads to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) with weekend Grade 3 wins. Feedback, sold as a weanling at Keeneland’s 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale, took the Forward Gal (G3) at Gulfstream in only her second start after winning her career debut at Saratoga in August. Mucho Gusto, a graduate of both the January Horses of All Ages and September Yearling Sales, won the Robert B. Lewis (G3) at Santa Anita for his second graded stakes win following the Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar in November. 

 

KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES

FEEDBACK, 3YO filly by Violence – Honest Answer ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) Won $150,000 Forward Gal S. (G3) on 2/2 at Gulfstream (career 2-2-0-0, $136,030) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm & Cameron Wheeler (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) on 2/2 at Santa Anita:

1- MUCHO GUSTO, 3YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) (career 4-3-1-0, $234,000) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert

2- Gunmetal Gray, 3YO colt by Exchange Rate – Classofsixtythree (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Hollendorfer, Pearl Racing & West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Lee Pokoik (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

3- Easy Shot, 3YO colt by Trappe Shot – Daddy’s Dreamgirl ($80,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Hinkle Farm (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

A THREAD OF BLUE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Enthused ($150,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Merites Stable) Won $100,000 Dania Beach S. on 2/3 at Gulfstream (career 6-3-1-1, $151,380) O- Leonard Green; B- Flaxman Holdings Ltd. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

RUNAWAY GHOST, 4YO colt by Ghostzapper – Rose’s Desert ($240,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent) Won $75,000 Ft. Bliss S. on 2/2 at Sunland (career 8-5-2-0, $608,510) O/B- Joe Peacock (KY); T- Todd Fincher

EXCESSIVESPENDING, 5YO mare by Shackleford – Excessing ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Woodford Sales) Won $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Overnight S. on 2/2 at Fair Grounds (career 23-6-4-2, $305,348) O- Joey Keith Davis; B- MBWZ Stables (KY); T- Chris Hartman