Graduates of Keeneland’s 2019 September Yearling Sale dominated Saturday’s preps on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), sweeping the top three spots in the Withers (G3) at Aqueduct and Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs and winning the Las Virgenes (G3) at Santa Anita.
Risk Taking posted a 3¾-length victory in the Withers to secure 10 points to rank 11th on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. Overtook and Capo Kane finished second and third, respectively.
Candy Man Rocket also earned 10 points with his win over stablemate Nova Rags in the Sam F. Davis. Hidden Stash was third.
Moonlight d’Oro rallied from last to first in the Las Virgenes to establish herself as a prominent Oaks contender.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Withers S. (G3) on 2/6 at Aqueduct:
1- RISK TAKING, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Run a Risk ($240,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) (career 4-2-0-0, $182,530) O- Klaravich Stables; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown
2- Overtook, 3YO colt by Curlin – Got Lucky ($1 Million, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Repole Stables, St. Elias & M.V. Magnier) O- Repole Stables, St. Elias Stable, Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier & Derrick Smith; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings & Philip Steinberg (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
3- Capo Kane, 3YO colt by Street Sense – Twirl Me ($35,000, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- TIC Stable; $75,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent, Buyer- Crow-Sharp Venture) O- Bing Cherry Racing & Leonard Liberto; B- Rising Star Farm (CA); T- Harold Wyner
Keeneland September Sale alumni ran 1-2-3 in the Sam F. Davis S. (G3) on 2/6 at Tampa Bay Downs:
1- CANDY MAN ROCKET, 3YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Kenny Lane ($190,000 RNA, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent; $70,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) (career 3-2-0-0, $144,824) O- Frank Fletcher Racing; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Bill Mott
2- Nova Rags, 3YO colt by Union Rags – Wishful Splendor ($275,000 RNA, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent) O/B- Michael Shanley (KY); T- Bill Mott
3- Hidden Stash, 3YO colt by Constitution – Making Mark Money ($50,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- BBN II Racing) O- BBN Racing; B- Rhineshire Farm (KY); T- Vicki Oliver
MOONLIGHT D’ORO, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Venetian Sonata ($620,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stonehaven Steadings; Buyer- Spendthrift Farm) Won Las Virgenes S. (G3) on 2/6 at Santa Anita (career 4-2-1-1, $163,040) O- MyRacehorse & Spendthrift Farm; B- Stonehaven Steadings (KY); T- Richard Mandella
Keeneland sales alumni finished 1-2-3 in the Thunder Road S. (G3) on 2/6 at Santa Anita:
1- HIT THE ROAD, 4YO colt by More Than Ready – Highway Mary ($160,000 RNA to Sale, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Radley Equine/Boomer Bloodstock) (career 8-5-0-0, $254,751) O- D K Racing, Radley Equine, Taste of Victory Stables, Rick Gold & Dave Odmark; B- Fred W. Hertrich III (KY); T- Dan Blacker
2- Bob and Jackie, 5YO colt by Twirling Candy – Fateer ($190,000, 2020 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- St George Sales, agent; Buyer- Price/Recio Bloodstock, agent) O- Calvin Nguyen & Joey Tran; B- Zayat Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas
3- Border Town, 5YO gelding by War Front – Liscanna (IRE) ($300,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Perry Bass II & Ramona Bass; B- Mrs. E. Stockwell (KY); T- Richard Mandella
Keeneland September Sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Suwanee River S. on 2/6 at Gulfstream:
1- GREAT ISLAND, 5YO mare by Scat Daddy – Voyage ($160,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent, Buyer- Northface Bloodstock; $300,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) (career 5-3-1-1, $170,604) O- Alpha Delta Stables; B- Ben P. Walden Jr. & Larry Taylor (KY); T- Chad Brown
2- Drop a Hint, 4YO filly by Into Mischief – Allude ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- Mathis Stables) O- Sam Wilensky; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- Herman Wilensky
3- Mylastfirstkiss, 4YO filly by Flatter – Maxinkuckee Miss ($85,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Jeffrey Bloom, agent) O- Ron Paolucci Racing & Leigh Anderson-Butler; B- Builder’s Mart (KY); T- Anthony Quartarolo
MAN OF PROMISE, 4YO gelding by Into Mischief – Involved ($170,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Godolphin) Won Dubai Sprint Sponsored by Jafza (L) on 2/4 at Meydan (career 4-2-1-1, $62,326) O- Godolphin; B- Betz, Magers, CoCo Equine, Kidder, Lamantial & Davidson (KY); T- Charlie Appleby
CURLIN’S CATCH, 3YO filly by Curlin – Catch the Thrill ($180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Sam-Son Farm; Buyer- de Meric Sales) Won $100,000 Suncoast S. on 2/6 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 4-2-1-0, $103,454) O- Breeze Easy; B- Sam-Son Farm (ON); T- Mark Casse
MORNING MOLLY, 5YO mare by Morning Line – Honor Your Gift ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent) Won $75,000 Jersey Lilly Turf S. on 1/31 at Sam Houston (career 7-4-2-0, $112,280) O/B- Willow Lane Stables (KY); T- Tom Proctor