Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate and 2019 Preakness (G1) winner War of Will makes his season debut in today’s Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. The Shoemaker Mile is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), to be held Nov. 7 at Keeneland.
Other Keeneland sales graduates seeking an automatic Breeders’ Cup berth in the Shoemaker Mile are Grade 1 winner Next Shares and graded stakes winners Majestic Eagle and Neptune’s Storm.
On the same card, Grade 1 stakes winner Ollie’s Candy is featured in the Gamely (G1). In two starts this year, Ollie’s Candy finished second in the Apple Blossom (G1) and third in the Beholder Mile (G1). Recent Buena Vista (G2) winner Keeper Ofthe Stars also is entered in the Gamely.
MONDAY, MAY 25
SHOEMAKER MILE S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 Mile (T), 3YOs & Up
NEXT SHARES, 7YO gelding by Archarcharch – Two Dot Slew ($190,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- ELiTE; Buyer- David Meah, agent) O- Debby Baltas, Richard Baltas, Michael & Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Jeremy Peskoff, Ritchie Robershaw & Mark Taylor; B- Buck Pond Farm (KY); T- Richard Baltas
WAR OF WILL, 4YO colt by War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE) (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O- Gary Barber; B- Flaxman Holdings (KY); T- Mark Casse
MAJESTIC EAGLE, 5YO gelding by Medaglia d’Oro – Double Tapped ($250,000 RNA to Sale, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Stone Farm, agent) O- John Lindley & Ray Morton; B- B. Flay Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Neil Drysdale
NEPTUNE’S STORM, 4YO gelding by Stormy Atlantic – Immortal Life (IRE) ($50,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Sheltowee Sales, agent, Buyer- War Horse Place; $70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- War Horse Place, Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gotimer, Mike Goetz, Michael Nentwig & Daniel Weiner; B- Tracy Farmer (KY); T- Richard Baltas
GAMELY S. (G1), Santa Anita, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M
OLLIE’S CANDY, 5YO mare by Candy Ride (ARG) – Afternoon Stroll ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O/B- Paul & Karen Eggert (KY); T- John Sadler
GIZA GODDESS, 4YO filly by Cairo Prince – Comfort and Joy ($200,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clarkland Farm; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & Vosburgh) O- Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Dorothy Ingordo, David Ingordo & Steve Mooney; B- Clarkland Farm (KY); T- John Shirreffs
MUCHO UNUSUAL, 4YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Not Unusual ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O/B- George Krikorian; T- Tim Yakteen
SIBERIAN IRIS (IRE), 6YO mare by Excelebration (IRE) – Dawn To Dance (IRE) ($70,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O- Calumet Farm; B- Sahara Group Holdings (IRE); T- Richard Mandella
KEEPER OFTHE STARS, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Sociable ($60,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino & Anthony Cappola (KY); T- Jonathan Wong
MONROVIA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 5½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M
SURRENDER NOW, 5YO mare by Morning Line – Surrender ($19,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $40,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent, Buyer- Bruno DeBerdt, agent) O- Rockingham Ranch; B- Elaine Macpherson (KY); T- Peter Miller