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Keeneland Sales Graduates Mourinho, Sporting Chance Headline Monday's Grade 3 Southwest

February 18, 2018

Keeneland sales are represented by eight of the eleven sophomores vying for points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) in Monday’s Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn. Among the Keeneland-sold entries are high weight and early favorite Mourinho, winner of last month’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn; Sporting Chance, winner of the Hopeful (G1) at Saratoga in his last start; My Boy Jack, third in the Sham (G3) at Santa Anita in January; and Combatant, second in the Smarty Jones. 

On the same card at Oaklawn, six Keeneland sales alumni are entered in the Razorback (G3), including high weight and Grade 3 winner Untrapped and graded stakes winners Far Right and J Boys Echo.  At Gulfstream, Keeneland-sold multiple graded stakes winner Lewis Bay, winner of the Rampart (G3) in her last start, tops the field for the Royal Delta (G3).


SOUTHWEST S. (G3), Oaklawn, Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs 

MY BOY JACK, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Gold N Shaft ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stable) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

SPORTING CHANCE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Wynning Ride ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Lapis Bloodstock; $575,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- William Mack/Robert Baker) O- Robert Baker & William Mack; B- Hunter Valley (KY); T- D. Wayne Lukas

MOURINHO, 3YO colt by Super Saver – Sandi’s Ready ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- William Danny Pate) O- Phoenix Thoroughbred; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

ROAD TO DAMASCUS, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Saint Bernadette ($475,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- China Horse Club/Maverick Racing) O- WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International & SF Racing; B- Robert Tillyer & Dr. Chet Blackey (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SEVEN TRUMPETS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Angel Trumpet ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

ZING ZANG, 2YO colt by Tapit – Jet Away ($300,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Jackpot Ranch) O- Jackpot Ranch; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

COMBATANT, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

EZMOSH, 3YO colt by Tizway – Eagle Island ($40,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- Sobhy Sonbol) O- Zayat Stables; B- Scott & Lanae Pierce (OK); T- Brad Cox 

RAZORBACK H. (G3), Oaklawn, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up 

UNTRAPPED, 4YO colt by Trappe Shot – Exit Three ($97,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent, Buyer- Springhouse Farm; $150,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- B.L.B. Inc.) O- Michael Langford; B- Indian Creek & Jonathan Sheppard (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FAR RIGHT, 6YO ridgling by Notional – Zindi ($2,500, 2013 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Jon Jazdzewski) O- Robert LaPenta & Harry Rosenblum; B- Nossab & Patrick Crowley (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

J BOYS ECHO, 4YO colt by Mineshaft – Letgomyecho ($485,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stable & Bobby Flay; B- Betz, Blackburn, Betz, Ramsby, CNHHNK (KY); T- Dale Romans

LEOFRIC, 5YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lady Godiva ($330,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Woodford Racing; $100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- BSW Bloodstock) O- Steve Landers Racing; B- Peter Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Brad Cox

ROCKING THE BOAT, 4YO colt by Arch – Chantilly Nayla ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Team Valor) O- Team Valor et al; B- Team Valor & Highfield Stock Farm (KY); T- Kellyn Gorder

THE LIEUTENANT, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

ROYAL DELTA S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up, F&M 

LEWIS BAY, 5YO mare by Bernardini – Summer Raven ($170,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent) O/B- Alpha Delta Stables (KY); T- Chad Brown

GIULIA, 6YO mare by Sky Mesa – Annika Rules ($20,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Stud Colorado) O- Stud Colorado; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Michael Matz