Claiborne stallions look to have a promising group of juveniles going through the ring at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale on Monday and Tuesday with many of them impressing at this week’s Under Tack Show.
ALGORITHMS is only represented by one 2-year-old at the sale but that filly was an impressive one when breezing in :10.1. Bred by David Palmer in Maryland and already given the name Lunch Hook, the filly goes through the ring as Hip 467 as part of the Best A Luck Farm consignment.
A half-sister to a four-time winner from her dam’s two to race, Lunch Hook has winning form throughout her page. Her stakes-placed granddam is the dam of Grade 3-placed Hollywood Baldcat, who is also the granddam of multiple Grade 3 winner Casablanca Fighter. Bald Cat is also a half-sister to champion Hollywood Wildcat, whose runners include Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) winner War Chant, Group 2 winner Ivan Denisovich, ect.
Only two weeks after seeing daughter Search Results finish a close second in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), FLATTER saw another filly impress when Hip 585 breezed in :10.2. Watch her breeze.
A half-sister to a winner from her dam’s one to race, the Sequel Bloodstock consigned filly out of Distorted Point is a granddaughter to Grade 1 winner Point Ashley. Point Ashley also produced stakes-placed Point Blank and is a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner and stakes producer Raw Gold.
The filly was bred by Southern Equine Stables in New York and also sees Grade 1 winner Paola Queen under Raw Gold’s name.
IRONICUS’s daughter out of Arched was another good breezer with the Best A Luck Farm consigned Hip 316 stopping the clock in :10.2.
The second foal out of the winning Arch mare Arched, the filly bred by Best Foot Forward in Pennsylvania is a half-sister to the winning Fly Like An Eagle. Arched is out of Canadian champion Too Late Now, who is also the dam of stakes winner Sudden Ghost, with that mare producing stakes winner I’llhandalthecash. In all, there are eight stakes performers named on the filly’s page.
MASTERY’S three on offer at the sale were led by Hip 426, a Canadian-bred filly who breezed in :10.2 during the final session.
Out of Grade 2 winner Designer Legs, the filly’s second dam is the multiple stakes winner Elegant Designer. That mare produced three winners from four to race with Hip 426’s first three dams seeing all but one of their runners combined win at least one race – with the only non-winner placed as both a two- and three-year-old.
Bred by Saintsbury Farms in Ontario, the filly also sold as both a weanling and a yearling.
The second foal out of the stakes-placed Galileo mare Claire de Lune, WAR FRONT’s Hip 388 consigned by Julie Davies has such a strong page that only two dams are listed.
Claire de Lune is a half-sister to Irish Oaks (G1) winner Moonstone, who is also the dam of multiple group winners, including Epsom Oaks (G1) runner-up U S Army Ranger. Also among Claire de Lune’s siblings are Group 1 winner and producer Cerulean Sky, stakes-placed and Grade 1 producing dam Bywayofthestars, and stakes winner and Grade 1-placed L’Ancresse, who is also the dam of Grade 3 winner Master of Reality.
Bred by WAR FRONT’s owner and breeder Joseph Allen, this filly is bred on the successful War Front x Galileo daughter cross that has three Group 1 winners among 11 stakes winners and 18 stakes horses from 68 runners. Sadler’s Wells granddaughters overall are responsible for 13 stakes winners and 23 stakes horses for WAR FRONT.