Keeneland sales graduates Concrete Rose and Espresso Shot enhanced their records with significant wins Saturday.
Concrete Rose, winner of last fall’s JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) at Keeneland, won her sophomore debut with a strong performance in the Florida Oaks (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs. Espresso Shot, sold as a yearling at the 2017 January Horses of All Ages Sale, captured the Busher Stakes at Aqueduct to earn 50 points and a fourth-place ranking on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
CONCRETE ROSE, 3YO filly by Twirling Candy – Solerina ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; $20,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- J. W. Bloodstock) Won Florida Oaks (G3) on 3/9 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 4-3-0-0, $266,750) O- Ashbrook Farm & & BBN Racing; B- Ron Patterson (KY); T- George Arnold II
DIVINE IMAGE, 3YO filly by Scat Daddy – Sure Route (GB) ($195,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) Won Al Bastakiya Sponsored by Emirates.com (L) on 3/9 at Meydan (career 4-3-1-0, $386,535) O- Godolphin; B- Peter Magnier (KY); T- Charlie Appleby
ESPRESSO SHOT, 3YO filly by Mission Impazible – Glory Gold ($22,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Pamela Deegan) Won $257,375 Busher S. on 3/9 at Aqueduct (career 6-3-1-1, $262,975) O- NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Maspeth Stables & Parkland Thoroughbreds; B- Twin Creeks Farm (NY); T- Jorge Abreu
VINO ROSSO, 4YO colt by Curlin – Mythical Bride ($410,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Repole & St. Elias, J.J. Crupi, agent) Won $155,100 Stymie S. on 3/9 at Aqueduct (career 10-4-0-2, $929,125) O- Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
DIVINE MISS GREY, 5YO mare by Divine Park – Seattle Grey ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; Buyer- Jim & Susan Hill) Won $151,500 Heavenly Prize Invitational S. on 3/10 at Aqueduct (career 24-12-6-1, $929,372) O- Corms Racing Stable & R. A. Hill Stable; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Danny Gargan
FLAMEAWAY, 4YO colt by Scat Daddy – Vulcan Rose ($150,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Bloodstock Investments) Won $100,000 Challenger S. on 3/9 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 15-6-3-1, $909,834) O- John C. Oxley; B- Phoenix Rising Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse
NUN THE LESS, 7YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Nunnery ($140,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Lothenbach Stables) Won $100,000 Kubota Kentucky Cup Classic on 3/9 at Turfway (career 30-8-4-8, $451,603) O- Crystal Racing Enterprises & Contreras Stable; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Cipriano Contreras
STUDENT BODY, 5YO mare by Colonel John – Stormy Antics ($19,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Gary S. Broad) Won $74,250 Mardi Gras S. on 3/5 at Fair Grounds (career 9-5-0-0, $158,556) O- Gary Broad; B- C. Kidder, N. Cole, J. K. & Linda Griggs (KY); T- Christopher Davis