Keeneland sales graduates top entries for graded stakes in celebration of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct on Saturday.
September Yearling Sale graduates and Grade 1 winners are favored in two of the day’s stakes features: Mendelssohn in the Cigar Mile Handicap (G1) and Marley’s Freedom in the Go for Wand (G3).
Morning-line favorite Maximus Mischief and Bourbon War, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2016 November Breeding Stock Sale, highlight entries for the Remsen (G2), a prep on the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Maximus Mischief is undefeated in two career starts, both at Parx Racing. Bourbon War makes his stakes debut after an impressive maiden win at Aqueduct in mid-November.
Six sales alumni go postward in the Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday, led by recent Hill Prince (G2) winner Have At It; Grade 1 winner Carrick and Grade 3 winner Instilled Regard. On Sunday, graded stakes winners Mopotism, Daddy Is a Legend and Insta Erma are among a full field for the Matriarch (G1).
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
CIGAR MILE H. PRESENTED BY NYRA BETS (G1), Aqueduct, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up
MENDELSSOHN, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Leslie’s Lady ($3 Million, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- M. V. Magnier) O- Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Aidan O’Brien
STAN THE MAN, 4YO gelding by Broken Vow – Nite in Rome ($82,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- JSM Equine) O- Long Lake Stable; B- Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce (KY); T- John Terranova II
TRUE TIMBER, 4YO colt by Mineshaft – Queen’s Wood ($170,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Mr. & Mrs. Marc Ferrell (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin
TIMELINE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun -- Azorina ($500,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Woodford Racing) O- Woodford Racing; B- Alexander Groves Matz (KY); T- Chad Brown
HOLLYWOOD DERBY (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs
HAVE AT IT, 3YO colt by Kitten’s Joy – Akronism ($200,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O/B- Robert S. Evans; T- Christophe Clement
RISKY PROPOSITION, 3YO gelding by Bodemeister – Risk ($60,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- P.M.S. Racing Stable) O- Tom Acker, Barry Becker, Judith Becker, Michael Bloom, Jon Lindo & Thomas Wafer Jr.; B- Glencrest Farm (KY); T- William Spawr
FIGHT ON, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Havenlass ($340,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) O- C T R Stables & Steven Keh; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
INSTILLED REGARD, 3YO colt by Arch – Enhancing ($110,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms) O- OXO Equine; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Chad Brown
CARRICK, 3YO colt by Giant’s Causeway – How Far to Heaven ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Patricia Pavlish (KY); T- Thomas Morley
PUBILIUS SYRUS, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) O- Holly & David Wilson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin
DEMOISELLE S. (G2), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 2YO Fillies
MOLTO BELLA, 2YO filly by Violence – Dr. Zic ($100,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent; Buyer- John Seiler) O- Six Column Stables; Randall Bloch, Robert Manfuso, Fred Merritt, John Seiler & Stephen Harner; B- SF Racing Group (KY); T- Ian Wilkes
REMSEN S. (G2), Aqueduct, 1 1/8 Miles, 2YOs
BOURBON WAR, 2YO colt by Tapit – My Conquestadory ($410,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- S. L. P. H.; $525,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Bourbon Lane Stable & Lake Star Stable; B- Conquest Stables (KY); T- Mark Hennig
GLADIATOR KING, 2YO colt by Curlin – Golden Dawn ($65,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James M. Herbener Jr., agent) O/T- Jaime Mejia; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY)
MAXIMUS MISCHIEF, 2YO colt by Into Mischief – Reina Maria ($165,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mulholland Springs; Buyer- Machmer Hall) O- Cash Is King & LC Racing; B- Martha Jane Mulholland (KY); T- Robert E. Reid Jr.
GO FOR WAND H. (G3), Aqueduct, 1 Mile, 3YOs & Up, F&M
MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Bob Baffert
YOUR LOVE, 4YO filly by Flatter – Queen of America ($425,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; B- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown
PACIFIC WIND, 4YO filly by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Chad Brown
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
MATRIARCH S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M
FAHAN MURA, 4YO filly by English Channel – Celtic Cross ($90,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Charlton, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Bran Jam Stable & David Clark; B- Michael Moran (PA); T- Vladimir Cerin
MOPOTISM, 4YO 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
MS BAD BEHAVIOR, 3YO filly by Blame – Cumulonimble ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Brooke Hubbard, agent) O- SAYJAY Racing, Greg Hall & Brooke Hubbard; B- Ron Clarkson (ON); T- Richard Baltas
DADDY IS A LEGEND, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Randie’s Legend ($140,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent, Buyer- Cavalier Bloodstock; $160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) O- Jim & Susan Hill; B- HnR Nothhaft Horseracing (PA); T- George Weaver
INSTA ERMA, 5YO mare by Pioneerof the Nile – Enchanted Woods ($425,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock & Newgate Farm) O- Medallion Racing, Nathan McCauley, Thomas Cornelison, Jerry McLanahan & Christopher Johnson; B- Zayat Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas