Keeneland-Sold Mizdirection Defends Title in Monrovia

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LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 4, 2013) – Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) winner and Keeneland sales graduate Mizdirection seeks to defend her title in Sunday’s Grade 2 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita. Also seeking a repeat win is Keeneland-sold Heavenly Landing in the Marshua’s River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream on Saturday. Among the other Keeneland sales alumni competing this weekend are Grade 1 winners Ultimate Eagle, awarded high weight of 120 pounds, and Jaycito in the San Pasqual Stakes (G2); and Grade 3 winner Den’s Legacy in the Sham Stakes (G3), both run on Saturday at Santa Anita.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

JEROME S. (G2), Aqueduct, 1 Mile 70 Yds, 3YOs

VEGAS NO SHOW, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – The Hess Express ($105,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent for Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; Buyer- George & Lori Hall) O- George & Lori Hall; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Kelly Breen 

SAN PASQUAL S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1 1/16 Miles, 4YOs & Up

JAYCITO, 5YO horse by Victory Gallop – Night Edition ($110,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Runnymede Farm, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Runnymede Farm & Catesby W. Clay (KY); T- Bob Baffert

TRES BORRACHOS, 8YO gelding by Ecton Park – Pete’s Fancy ($37,000 RNA, 2006 Sept Yearling, Consignor- John J. Greely III) O- Hicker or Button Stable; B- Robert Shapiro, John J. Greely IV & Phil Houchens (KY); T- M. Jones

ULTIMATE EAGLE, 5YO horse by Mizzen Mast – Letithappencaptain ($57,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent for Whitechurch Farm; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- B.J. Wright; B- B.P. Walden & D. Hanley (KY); T- M. Pender

GOLDEN ITIZ, 6YO horse by Tiznow – Golden Tiy ($240,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Jay Em Ess Stable) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- William Carl (KY); T- Ron Ellis

 

MARSHUA’S RIVER S. (G3), Gulfstream, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

AFFAIR DABBLER, 5YO mare by Star Dabbler – Countus Affair ($7,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O/B- Charles Middleton (KY); T- D. Kassen

HEAVENLY LANDING, 6YO mare by Pulpit – Peace River Lady ($340,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Summerplace Farm) O- Lally Stable; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Eddie Kenneally

CHANNEL LADY, 4YO filly by English Channel – Queen Supreme ($25,000, 2009 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Rockwell Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Pedigree Consultants) O- James Scatuorchio; B- Kaygar Stable, Wayne Morris, Bluegrass Hall & James Scatuorchio (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

FRONTSIDE, 5YO mare by War Front – Azarba ($15,000, 2009 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Viking Stud, agent, Buyer- Jacoda Stables; $10,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bona Terra Stud, agent, Buyer- Jose Pinchin) O- Town & Country Farms; B- Michael Lauer & Viking Stud (PA); T- E. Caramori

FILARE L’ORO, 4YO filly by Hard Spun – Elusive Gold ($18,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tim O’Donahue) O- Tim O’Donohue; B- Blue Heaven Farm (KY); T- M. Pino

FANTASY OF FLIGHT, 5YO mare by Tiznow – Positive Energy ($240,000, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Nardelli Sales, agent; Buyer- Whitechurch) O- IEAH Stables & Resolute Group Stables; B- Kim & Rodney Nardelli (KY); T- Richard Dutrow Jr.

 

SHAM S. (G3), Santa Anita, 1 Mile, 3YOs

DEN’S LEGACY, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Sunshine Song ($150,000, 2010 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- John McKay) O- Westrock Stables; B- Gaye Swartz (FL); T- Bob Baffert

GREELEY AWESOME, 3YO colt by Mr. Greeley – Dattts Awesome ($65,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- Haymes or Master or Verratti et al; B- DATTT Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

DRY SUMMER, 3YO ridgling by Any Given Saturday – Greenstreet ($22,000 RNA, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- Britt or House; B- Richard Shultz (KY); T- Jeff Mullins

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

MONROVIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 6½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

KINDLE, 5YO mare by Indian Charlie – Carson’s Vanity ($50,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- H & R Nothhaft Horseracing) O- H & R Nothhaft Horseracing; B- Caldara Farm (KY); T- Gary Mandella

MIZDIRECTION, 5YO mare by Mizzen Mast – Deceptive ($85,000, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent for Joe Perrotta; Buyer- Litt Bloodstock) O- Jungle Racing or Strauss or Grohs, et al; B- Joseph J. Perrotta (KY); T- M. Puype

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