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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Accelerate Installed as Favorite for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic

August 17, 2018

Keeneland sales are represented by six of the eight contenders for Saturday’s $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar, the winner of which will earn a berth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. The field is headlined by Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and multiple Grade 1 winner Accelerate, the morning-line favorite off his victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) in his last start. Other Keeneland sales graduates competing are All American (G3) winner The Lieutenant, second in the recent Suburban (G2); Stephen Foster (G1) winnerPavel; Cougar II (G3) winner Beach View; Grade 3 winner Prime Attraction and multiple allowance winner Two Thirty Five

Keeneland September Sale alumni top Saturday’s Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga and Del Mar.

Midnight Bisou, a 6-length winner of the Mother Goose (G2) in June and recently second in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), is favored in the Alabama (G1) at Saratoga. Keeneland sales graduates comprise five of the eight fillies entered in the Alabama, and include Indiana Oaks (G3) winner Talk Veuve to Me and Iowa Oaks (G3) winner She’s a Julie

Summertime Oaks (G2) winner Ollie’s Candy, second in the San Clemente (G2) in her last out, leads the field for the Del Mar Oaks Presented by The Jockey Club (G1) at Del Mar. Also competing are Paved, winner of the Honeymoon (G2) in June, and Streetwithnoname, winner of the Rupert Dupret Derby against males at Santa Rosa.

Keeneland sales graduates seek a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) with a victory in the Del Mar Handicap Presented by The Japan Racing Association (G2) on Saturday. Among the notable entries are Grade 3 winner Multiplier and multiple graded stakes-placed Colonist



TVG PACIFIC CLASSIC (G1), Del Mar, 1¼ Miles, 3YOs & Up

THE LIEUTENANT, 5YO horse by Street Sense – Stage Magic ($50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Oscar Diaz Cruz) O- Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

PRIME ATTRACTION, 5YO horse by Unbridled’s Song – Strawberry Sense ($335,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent; Buyer- D P Racing) O- D P Racing; B- Payson Stud (KY); T- James Cassidy

ACCELERATE, 5YO horse by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L. E. B.) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

BEACH VIEW, 5YO horse by Giant’s Causeway – Love’s Blush ($180,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Levy Racing; B- Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds (MD); T- Leonard Powell

PAVEL, 4YO colt by Creative Cause – Mons Venus ($90,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $80,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

TWO THIRTY FIVE, 4YO gelding by Stay Thirsty – A Footstep Away ($55,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Romans Racing & Sales, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Richard Baltas, Tom Mansor, Tammi Nielsen & Kim Rasmussen; B- A Footstep Away Syndicate (KY); T- Richard Baltas


ALABAMA S. (G1), Saratoga, 1¼ Miles, 3YO Fillies

PIEDI BIANCHI, 3YO filly by Overanalyze – Adore You ($60,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent, Buyer- Roma Bloodstock; $80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- H. Hatch, agent) O- Nice Guys Stables, Madaket Stables, Jack Bick & Jay Oringer; B- Deann & Greg Baer (IN); T- Todd Pletcher

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SHE’S A JULIE, 3YO filly by Elusive Quality – Kydd Gloves ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks) O- Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Bradley Thoroughbreds & Madaket Stables; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

FIGARELLA’S QUEEN, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Nereid ($250,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- GDS Racing Stable) O- Qatar Racing, Hunter Valley Farm & Marc Detampel; B- Baumann Stables, Edward Bradley & Dr. Aaron Sones (KY); T- Brad Cox

TALK VEUVE TO ME, 3YO filly by Violence – Biblical Point ($45,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Allied Bloodstock, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Areion Thoroughbreds) O- Team Valor International, Rodolphe Brisset & Stephen McKay; B- JSM Equine (KY); T- Rodolphe Brisset


DEL MAR OAKS PRESENTED BY THE JOCKEY CLUB (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

MS PEINTOUR, 3YO filly by Paynter – Dyna’s Destiny ($24,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- James B. Keogh) O- Jay Em Ess Stable; B- Bill Adair, Phyllis Adair & Connie Brown (KY); T- Brian Koriner

STREETWITHNONAME, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Frost Fire ($45,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eoin Harty) O- Kathleen Harty & Royce Pulliam; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Eoin Harty 

FOOL’S PARADISE, 3YO filly by Pioneerof the Nile – Useewhatimsaying ($75,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Hartley/De Renzo) O- Reddam Racing; B- Calumet Farm (KY); T- Ben Cecil

OLLIE’S CANDY, 3YO filly by Candy Ride (ARG) – Afternoon Stroll ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Paul Eggert & Karen Eggert (KY); T- William Morey

PAVED, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Sirmione ($130,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Ciaglia Racing & Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

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

ANIMOSITY, 3YO filly by Animal Kingdom – Coup de Coeur ($30,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Patrick Gallagher


LAKE PLACID S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YO Fillies

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

GO NONI GO, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Lady Larkspur ($1,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- A. P. Racing) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- David Hager II (KY); T- Michael Maker



YA GOTTA WANNA, 4YO gelding by Proud Citizen – Wahoo Gold ($20,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- James Pippo) O- Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, Michael House & Aaron Sones; B- Brereton Jones (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

UNAPOLOGETIC, 5YO gelding by Temple City – Seekingvindication ($22,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- William Butler; $67,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Larry Zap, agent/Joe Ciaglia) O- Tom Acker, Allen Racing, Michael Bloom & Jon Lindo; B- Darrell Brown & Lendy Brown (KY); T- Bill Spawr

MULTIPLIER 4YO colt by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller

COLONIST, 4YO 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


MONMOUTH OAKS (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

SKEPTIC, 3YO filly by Tiznow – Clear Thinking ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Bo Bromagen, agent) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Ashbrook Farm; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- George Arnold II

BLUE UNION RAGS, 3YO filly by Union Rags – Wishful Splendor ($335,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hartwell Farm, agent; Buyer- D. J. Stable) O- D. J. Stable; B- Michael Shanley (KY); T- John Servis

GIO GAME, 3YO filly by Gio Ponti – Game for More ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent) O- John C. Oxley; B- H. Allen Poindexter (KY); T- Mark Casse

CHAUNCEY, 3YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Lady Nichola ($37,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O- A. G. Chaudry; B- Spendthrift Farm (KY); T- Lacey Gaudet

SASSY SIENNA, 3YO filly by Midshipman – Tap for Gold ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- China Horse Club International, Medallion Racing, Lasaruk, Zayat Stables & McClanahan; B- Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox



DEL MAR MILE (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up

CATAPULT 5YO stallion by Kitten’s Joy – Gata Bella ($235,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages. C- Castle Park Farm (Noel Murphy), agent; B- Philip Blake; $350,000 2014 Sept Yearling. C- Lane’s End, agent; B- I. B. S.) O- Woodford Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

SHARP SAMURAI, 4YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

BOWIES HERO, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

OM, 6YO horse by Munnings – Rare Cat ($60,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Ryston Stable) O- Sareen Family Trust; B- Lavin Bloodstock, Bernie Sams & William S. Farish Jr. (KY); T- Dan Hendricks

NEXT SHARES, 5YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Christopher Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas


SKY CLASSIC S. (G2), Woodbine, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

SEEKING ALBERT, 4YO colt by Einstein (BRZ) – Purple Trillium ($30,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Adena Springs; Buyer- Ken & Sarah Ramsey) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Adena Springs (ON); T- Michael De Paulo