Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Archidust and Casa Creed lead entries for Thursday’s Nevada State Bank Franklin-Simpson (G3) on closing day at Kentucky Downs.
Both colts come into the race off stakes wins. Archidust seeks his fourth consecutive victory, having won the My Frenchmen Stakes at Monmouth in July and the Mahony Stakes at Saratoga in August. Casa Creed captured the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2) at Saratoga in August.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
NEVADA STATE BANK FRANKLIN-SIMPSON S. (G3), Kentucky Downs, 6½ Furlongs (T), 3YOs
ARCHIDUST, 3YO colt by Verrazano – Chilling Effect ($85,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- D. M. I.; $85,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- K.O.I.D.) O- Ivan Rodriguez & Albert & Michelle Crawford; B- Wolverton Mountain Farm (KY); T- Jorge Navarro
CASA CREED, 3YO colt by Jimmy Creed – Achalaya ($105,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kelli Mitchell, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) O- LRE Racing & JEH Racing Stable; B- Silver Springs Stud (KY); T- Bill Mott
THE LAST ZIP, 3YO gelding by City Zip – Pumpkin Shell ($170,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Stallionaire Enterprises) O- Stallionaire Enterprises; B- Normandy Farm (KY); T- Michael Stidham
LIFE MISSION, 3YO gelding by Noble Mission (GB) – Crossing the Tape ($90,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Indian Creek, agent; Buyer- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Marc Detampel & Fergus Galvin; B- Trace Wood Farm (KY); T- Ben Colebrook
STUBBINS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Sierra Vista (GB) ($20,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- McShane Racing; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
MOON COLONY, 3YO colt by Uncle Mo – Promenade Girl ($400,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- St. Elias Stables (KY); T- Mark Casse
ABYSSINIAN, 3YO filly by Cairo Prince – Shesakitty ($70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Heaven Trees, agent; Buyer- Cromwell Bloodstock) O- Hat Creek Racing; B- Dede McGehee (KY); T- Wesley Ward