Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Monomoy Girl, Classy Act and Wonder Gadot swept the top three spots in Saturday’s Rachel Alexandra (G2) at Fair Grounds to earn points that rank them among the top five fillies on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) leaderboard. With her victory, Monomoy Girl now sits atop the Oaks leaderboard with 54 points and has connections eyeing a possible next start in Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 7.
Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3-4 in Monday’s Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn to earn all 17 points available in the race on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard. My Boy Jack splashed to a 4½-length victory, followed by Combatant, Sporting Chance and Mourinho.
At Golden Gate, September Sale graduate Paved became the first filly to win the El Camino Real Derby and with it earn 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Keeneland-sold Ms Locust Point and Fault won the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel and Buena Vista (G2) at Santa Anita, respectively, on Saturday. Ms Locust Point is pointed at Keeneland’s $300,000 Madison (G1) on April 7.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Rachel Alexandra S. (G2) on 2/17 at Fair Grounds:
1- MONOMOY GIRL, 3YO filly by Tapizar – Drumette ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- BSW Bloodstock/Liz Crow, agent) (career 5-4-1-0, $256,550) O- Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group & Bethlehem Stables; B- FPF & Highfield Ranch (KY); T- Brad Cox
2- Classy Act, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Acting Class ($92,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Carl Moore Management) O- Carl Moore Management; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun
3- Wonder Gadot, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Loving Vindication ($80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Gary Barber; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse
MS LOCUST POINT, 4YO filly by Dialed In – Whisper Number ($17,000, 2015 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Barzini Syndicate; $27,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) Won Barbara Fritchie S. (G2) on 2/17 at Laurel (career 8-6-1-0, $438,960) O- Jim Reichenberg & Cash Is King; B- Lesley Campion (KY); T- John Servis
FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Charming N Lovable ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Klaravich Stable) Won Buena Vista S. (G2) on 2/17 at Santa Anita (career 14-4-3-2, $318,795) O- Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Southwest (G3) on 2/19 at Oaklawn:
1- 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) (career 8-2-3-1, $425,145) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux
2- 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
3- 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
PAVED, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Sirmione ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) Won $100,900 El Camino Real Derby on 2/17 at Golden Gate (career 4-2-0-2, $104,640) O- Ciaglia Racing & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy
MISS INCLUSIVE, 5YO mare by Include – Miss Pickums ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Bill & Vicki Poston Racing) Won $99,000 Maryland Racing Media S. on 2/17 at Laurel (career 15-5-0-4, $194,375) O- Main Line Racing Stable & Joshtylane Farm; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- John Servis
PUBILIUS SYRUS, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Ruthenia ($140,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- Holly & David Wilson) Won $78,345 Baffle S. on 2/18 at Santa Anita (career 7-3-1-1, $158,940) O- Holly & David Wilson; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- Vladimir Cerin
PRIMO TOUCH, 3YO gelding by Midas Touch (GB) – Mary’s Derby Rose ($2,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Dino Bates) Won $50,000 Turf Paradise Derby on 2/17 at Turf Paradise (career 11-4-0-4, $77,877) O- Dino Bates; B- JEOG Racing (KY); T- Dan McFarlane
JUST BE KIND, 4YO filly by Sky Mesa – Pretty Valentine ($31,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Rick Mah, Jos Lur, RBRS) Won $50,000 Minaret S. on 2/17 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 11-4-2-1, $184,851) O/T- Reade Baker; B- John C. Oxley (KY)