Keeneland Sales Alumni Headline Saturday Sophomore Graded Stakes

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LEXINGTON, KY (July 14, 2017) – Keeneland sales alumni top entries for sophomore graded stakes at Indiana Grand, Los Alamitos and Delaware Park on Saturday. At Indiana Grand, Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and recent Ohio Derby (G3) winner Irap is favored in the Indiana Derby (G3), while Grade 1 stakes-placed Mopotism tops the field for the Indiana Oaks (G3). Five of the eight 3-year-olds entered in the Los Alamitos Derby (G3) are Keeneland sales graduates, led by West Coast, winner of the Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont in June, and Grade 3 winner Term of Art. In the Kent (G3) at Delaware Park, Penn Mile (G2) winner Frostmourne and Stanton Stakes winner Master Plan look to be among the favorites. 

Also on Saturday, Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and 2017 Central Bank Ashland (G1) winner Weep No More seeks to enhance her credentials in the Delaware Handicap (G1).

SATURDAY, JULY 15

DELAWARE H. (G1), Delaware Park, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

WEEP NO MORE, 4YO filly by Mineshaft – Crosswinds ($90,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Michonne Farm) O- Ashbrook Farm; B- Hinkle Farms & Robert Kessinger (KY); T- George Arnold II

HONE IN, 5YO mare by Smart Strike – Direct Line ($145,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm Racing (KY); T- Vicki Oliver

INDIANA DERBY (G3), Indiana Grand, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs

IRAP, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Silken Cat ($100,000 RNA to Sale, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Grand Oaks) O- Reddam Racing; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

BROCKTON GEORGE, 3YO colt by Harlan’s Holiday – Shop for Gold ($210,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- 654 Stable) O- Fern Circle Stables; B- Pauleeanna Thoroughbreds (FL); T- Kenny McPeek

AWESOME SATURDAY, 3YO colt by Any Given Saturday – Brucie ($32,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Columbiana Farm, agent; Buyer- Erich Brehm) O- Chuck Hovitz; B- Craig Minten (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

UNTRAPPED, 3YO 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

WATCH ME WHIP, 3YO colt by Smart Strike – Smooth as Silk ($330,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stable) O- Albaugh Family Stable; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Dale Romans

LOS ALAMITOS DERBY (G3), Los Alamitos, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

KIMBEAR, 3YO colt by Temple City – Sky Dreamer ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm; Buyer- Lewkowitz Partners) O- Lious Giordano, Eric Kruljac, Rory Albert and Fred & Karen Lewkowitz; B- John C. Oxley (KY); T- Eric Kruljac

CISTRON, 3YO colt by The Factor – Major Allie ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D.M.I.) O- Hronis Racing & Little Red Feather Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

COLONIST, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – She Cat ($300,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Springland Farm & HKN (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

WEST COAST, 3YO colt by Flatter – Caressing ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hermitage Farm, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- CFP Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TERM OF ART, 3YO colt by Tiznow – Miles of Style ($220,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

KENT S. (G3), Delaware Park, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs

ZINGER, 3YO colt by The Factor – Chit Chatter ($285,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) O/B- Fletcher & Carolyn Gray (KY); B- Larry Jones

ADONIS CREED, 3YO gelding by Brilliant Speed – Joyance ($47,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Patrick Hoppel, agent) O- Zilla Racing Stables; B- Mr. & Mrs. Broussard Hundley Jr. (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

MASTER PLAN, 3YO colt by Twirling Candy – Sage Mist ($70,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International et al; B- Ernest Frohboese (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FROSTMOURNE, 3YO colt by Speightstown – Leaning Tower ($375,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O/B- Green Lantern Stables (KY); T- Christophe Clement

INDIANA OAKS (G3), Indiana Grand, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

I’MLUCKYSGIRL, 3YO filly by Lookin At Lucky – Miss Sharondipity ($40,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Moonestone Sales, agent, Buyer- Machmer Hall; $3,500, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- James Spicer) O- Downunder Cable;  B- Curtin & Ashford Stud (KY); T- James Spicer

MAJESTIC QUALITY, 3YO filly by Quality Road – She Nuit All ($40,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch & Keith Desormeaux; B- Kidder & Cole (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

AWESTRUCK, 3YO filly by Tapit – Tizfiz ($525,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent; Buyer- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr.; B- Chester & Anne Prince (KY); T- George R. Arnold II

MOPOTISM, 3YO filly by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

SUNDAY, JULY 16

VIGIL S. (G3), Woodbine, 7 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

RIKER, 4YO colt by Include – Desviacion ($30,000 RNA, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter Sales, agent) O- Team Valor International & Tucci Stables; B- Turner Breeders (KY); T- Nicholas Gonzalez

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