Keeneland sales graduate and multiple graded stakes winner Tower of Texas carries high weight of 121 pounds in Saturday’s Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream. Tower of Texas won his season debut, the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap at Fair Grounds in January. Other Keeneland sales graduates seeking success in the Hal’s Hope are graded stakes winner Malagacy; Conquest Big E, second in the Fred W. Hooper (G3) in January at Gulfstream; and graded stakes-placedEconomic Model.
Multiple stakes winner Conquest Tsunami goes postward in the Daytona (G3) on Saturday at Santa Anita with an eye toward the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (G1) at Meydan on March 31. Multiple graded stakes-placed Perfectly Majestic and allowance winners Fabozzi and Tombelaine round out the Keeneland-sold contingent.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
HAL’S HOPE S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 Mile, 4YOs & Up
ECONOMIC MODEL, 5YO horse by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
CONQUEST BIG E, 5YO gelding by Tapit – Seeinsbelieven ($700,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Conquest Stables; $110,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Kirkwood, agent) O- Daniel Hurtak; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Donna Green Hurtak
TOWER OF TEXAS, 7YO gelding by Street Sense – Rare Opportunity ($195,000, 2012 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Scott & Evan Dilworth) O- Tom Van Meter II & Scott Dilworth; B- Anderson Farms & Rod Ferguson (ON); T- Roger Attfield
MALAGACY, 4YO colt by Shackleford – Classiest Gem ($45,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Stoney Lane Farm) O- Sumaya US Stable; B- John Trumbulovic (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
DAYTONA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up
FABOZZI, 5YO gelding by Sidney’s Candy – Resident Alien ($35,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- William Branch and Norman Stables; B- Budget Stable (KY); T- Mark Glatt
TOMBELAINE, 6YO horse by First Defence – Kithira (GB) ($55,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer- Ingordo Bloodstock) O- Michael Iavarone, Jules Iavarone & Regal Horses; B- Juddmonte Farms (KY); T- Catherine Day Phillips
CONQUEST TSUNAMI, 6YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Classic Neel ($190,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Conquest Stables; $140,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- TM Investments) O- Gary Barber; B- Josham Farms & Yvonne Schwabe Thoroughbreds (ON); T- Peter Miller
PERFECTLY MAJESTIC, 6YO gelding by Majesticperfection – Skatesheba (FR) ($32,000 RNA, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent) O- Schroeder Farms; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Robert Hess Jr.