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Kiddie List will spotlight the top workers and blue bloods breezing four
furlongs and farther, plus some entries and results. I’ll cover the New York, Kentucky, California
and Florida tracks, and occasionally Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby shows up
at another track, I’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of
juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. You can find more of this season’s two year
olds on the 2015 Kentucky Derby Contenders and 2015 Kentucky Oaks Contenders lists.
July 10, 2014
Belmont Park | Race 1
| 6F (T) | 2YO Fillies
daughters of first crop sire Eskendereya and one of Temple City vie with four
other fillies in this sprint race over the lawn. Todd Pletcher (13% debut turf)
and Wesley Ward (12% debut turf) dominate the entries with two each.
Heartofthetemple (Temple City - Color My Heart, by
Marquetry) $37K FTKOCT13; top juvenile trainer Wesley Ward conditions this ¾ sister
to stakes placed Oh Deanne O
(Dynaformer). That one didn’t race until June of her three year old season, but
hit the board in her debut. Their dam also placed in her debut. So far, Temple
City’s babies are 0-8. They’ll likely be
slower to mature and prefer going long over the lawn. She’s the lower priced of
the two Ward-trained babies in here. I like her stablemate better because I
think this filly will need a race or two.
(Big Brown - Singing Sensation, by Coronado's Quest) $115K OBSAPR13; Other than
a decent gate breeze at Churchill last month, her works have been on the slow
side. One half sibling placed in 1 of 3 starts at two and hit the board once in
two starts on the lawn. The dam is a half to multiple stakes winner RUBY'S RECEPTION and graded stakes
placed Heritage Hall. Singing Sensation was unplaced
in her sole turf start but hit the board in both starts over the Poly. At 4-1 she's worth a look if one of the other's scratch.
Eskenformoney (Eskendereya - But for Money, by
Not For Love) $225K KEESEP13; One of two in here for Pletcher. She has a fast/slow/fast work pattern. Eskendereya’s babies are 0-5, and should
start enjoying longer distances. But For
Money is a half to Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship heroine SOMETHINABOUTBETTY, dam of juvenile G-3
placed DEWEY SQUARE. Third dam BETTY
LOBELIA won the Miss Grillo (G-3)
as a 2YO over the lawn. Contender.
mate to Eskenformoney, Isabella Sings
(Eskendereya - Isobel Baillie (GB), by Lomitas (GB)) is a half sister to P. G.
Johnson Stakes heroine ALAURA
MICHELE (Arch). Not
only does Isabella Sings have the best turf pedigree in the field, she
has 4x5 Rasmussen factor breeding to blue hen GLORIOUS SONG, who is her fourth dam and also the dam of RAHY, the damsire of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, who sired Eskendereya. Isobel Baillie placed in a French juvie race.
On Oaks Day (Malibu Moon - Robbery Suspect, by
Tactical Cat) $80K (RNA) KEESEP13; She’s been working very well at Aqueduct,
including a last bullet from the gate. Trainer
Rudy Rodriguez is 0-13 in debut turf
runners, but there’s always that first time. Robbery Suspect is a half to
Triple Bend (G-1) hero POHAVE and a
half to the dam of FL Oaks winner TAPICAT.
Third dam is Champion TRACK ROBBERY,
grand-dam of BC Classic shocker CAT
THIEF. One of On Oaks Day’s half
siblings have placed on the lawn, but otherwise, this is a pedigree filled with
dirt attributes. She’s still classy
enough to hit the board, but will likely want more distance. Contender.
Suruj Devi (Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) - Darn That
Mardell, by Darn That Alarm) $25K (RNA) OBSAPR14; All of her half siblings are
gray geldings. Two of four each discovered the winners’ circle once in multiple
starts, none over the lawn. There’s no blacktype in the first two distaff
generations. Leroy gets 12% FTS, which
isn’t too bad, but the pretty gray filly’s works are on the slow side and
trainer Randi Persaud is 0-8 first time turf and is 1-54 with FTS. Pass.
Miss (Big Brown
- Nicksappealinglady, by Successful Appeal) $80K (RNA) OBSMAR14; The only one in the field with experience, she
was embarrassed by a combined 21+ lengths in both starts sprinting on the dirt
at Monmouth and she’s making her third start since June 6. Her dam is multiple stakes placed on the dirt,
hit the board in 2 of 3 times at two, but was 0-2 on turf. This is the distaff family of the multiple
G-1 winning warrior, LADIES DIN,
winner of the Eddie Read (G-1), etc. Trainer Savino A. Capilupi is 0-18 this
year. Normally, I would pass, but never discount experience in a field of maidens. She may not win, but she could mess up the exotics at a hefty price.
#7 Isabella Sings
#4 On Oaks Day
#6 Nicky's Brown Miss
JULY 2, 2014
Alltheleavesrbrown (Big Brown - Vickey Jane, by Royal
Academy) (C) $10K KEESEP13; 4F :38.00 (2/34); He’s a half to Eddie Logan
Stakes winner YANKEE BRAVO
(Yankee Gentleman), who won his
only start at two and made his career on the lawn and Poly. Two other half
siblings to race are also winners. The female family is Brazilian and the
second dam is a full sister to Hollywood Gold Cup & Santa Anita Handicap hero
SIPHON. Alltheleavesrbrown should handle poly just
fine and love the turf.
Her Emmynency (Successful Appeal - Chic Dancer,
by Joyeux Danseur) (F) $115K KEESEP13; ;
4F :38.00 (2/34); two of her three half siblings are winners and hit the
board as two year olds. Their dam won the G-3 Modest at 1 3/16 miles and the 1
1/16 mile Flawlessly both over the lawn. There isn’t much blacktype in the
first two distaff generations, but the second dam is a half sister to 3 time
California Champ BEST PAL. Both of Her Emmynency’s half siblings won
over a variety of surfaces and she has the pedigree to be versatile too.
One Go All Go (Fairbanks - See Ashleigh Run, by
Marquetry) (C) $40K FTMMAY14; 4F :38.00 (2/34);
two of his three half siblings are winners and one found the winner’s
circle as a two year old. It will be interesting to see how this one fares over
the Poly, since Fairbanks has 7% winners over the surface. His unraced dam is a
half to the turf stakes winners CROWN
POINT and FRISCO BELLE.
Got Winged (Posse - Just Call Me Angel, by
Devil's Bag) (C) $30K OBSAPR14; 4F :48.80 (9/34); Possie is a superior Polysire. Got Winged is a half to New York Oaks heroine
AFLEET ALEXANDRA (Northern
Afleet). There’s no other blacktype in the first two generations, but just
about every runner in the family is a winner.
Queen of Chicago (Artie Schiller - Sweet and Steady,
by Steady Growth) (F) $20K FTKOCT13; 4F
:48.60 (6/34) Handily from the gate;
She’s a half to Princess Stakes (G-2) winner SWEET AND READY (El Prado) dam of the multiple stakes placed turf
router SWEET AND FLAWLESS. Three
other half siblings are stakes placed Shaunavon (El Prado),
Sweet and Firm (Peteski) and Proud
and Steady (Proudest
Romeo). The latter is juvenile stakes placed. Their dam is stakes placed.
Watusi (Awesome Again - Haka, by
Dynaformer) (F) $40K OBSAPR14; This
Claiborne Farm bred filly has the pedigree to run all day. She’s the first foal
born of her dam. HAKA placed in the Las
Virgenes (G-1) and Santa Ysabel (G-3) at
three and won the Doubledogdare (G-3) at four.
The second dam is a half to Forego Stakes hero AMERICAN CHANCE.
July 5, 2014
Call Daddy (Scat Daddy - Hold All Calls, by
Caller I. D.) (C) $175K OBSAPR14; 4F
:48.34 (7/19) dirt training; four of his
five half siblings raced and found the winner’s circle, three won/placed as two
year olds. Call Daddy has a good
pedigree for the lawn or polytrack. Three of his siblings won/placed over both
surfaces and dirt, so this colt may emulate them. The dam is a half to three
minor stakes winners and the second and third dam own blacktype. Champion Turf mare FOREVER TOGETHER and the sires BROKEN
VOW and PEAKS AND VALLEYS are part of this distaff line.
In Spite of Mama (Speightstown - Mama Theresa, by
Carson City) (F) 4F :47.15 (2/19) gate
breeze. Previously mentioned on the June 22 Kiddie List. This filly is bred to be a drag racer. Speed
on the top, speed on the bottom and more speed in between. Her dam and half sibling won/placed in their
debut. The dam is a stakes placed
half-sister to HAYNESFIELD, hero of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G-1) over BLAME, the Suburban (G-2) and Discovery
Handicaps (G-3). In Spite of Mama’s
fourth dam is the blue hen COOL MOOD, grand dam of Belmont Stakes
winner TOUCH GOLD and Canadian
Triple Crown victor WITH APPROVAL.
In Spite of Mamma may be nearing her debut. She’s one to watch.
Delightful Erin (Rock Hard Ten - Song and Delight,
by Songandaprayer) (F) $110K OBSAPR14;
4F :48.32 (6/19) dirt training; two of her three half siblings raced, one is a
winner and the other placed as a two year old.
Her dam is a half to the multiple graded stakes veteran DELIGHTFUL KISS, stakes winner DELIGHTFUL MARY who also placed in the
BC Juvenile Fillies, and stakes placed
Honor the Deputy and Trust the Deputy. This is the distaff line of the multiple
stakes winning veteran SHADOW CASTER
and the speedy KELLY KIP. Although her sire was a multiple G-1 winner
over dirt (Santa Anita Derby, Malibu Stakes, etc.) his offspring are superior turf and synthetic
horses. No surprise as ROCK HARD TEN’S
second sire is the Champion Euro ROBERTO. If Delightful Erin shows up on the lawn, take
July 6, 2014
Aldrin (Malibu Moon - Tap Your Heels, by
Unbridled) (C) $1 Million Dollars KEEAPR14;
4F :47.15 (5/72); Mentioned on
the June 22 Kiddie List. The ¾ brother
to top sire TAPIT zipped a furlong
in :9.4 at the two year old in training
sale. Tap Your Heels’ offspring haven’t fared well on the racetrack. Out of
nine foals of racing age, five made it to the track and only two, Tapit and his
half sister Overandabeauty (by Grand Slam) found the winner’s circle. Here’s hoping Aldrin stays sound and fulfills
the promise of his pedigree.
Ebreeq (More Than Ready - Grande Annee, by
Gone West) (C) $270K KEESEP13; 4F :48.55
(25/73) gate breeze. He’s the first foal
out of a half sister to FRIESAN FIRE
who swept the Louisiana Derby preps and went into the KY Derby as the favorite,
where he finished second to last after trouble.
Grande Annee placed in her debut and won her second start over the Poly
in England. The second dam BOLLINGER was a Group 1 winner in
Australia and the third dam BINT MARSCAY
was a Champion 2YO in the same country. Ebreeq is stabled in Kiaran McLaughlin’s
barn and is reported to be breezing very well.
Ludicrous (Medaglia d'Oro - Victory Ride, by
Seeking the Gold) (C) $770K KEEAPR14; 4F :47.15 (5/72); Mentioned on the June 22 Kiddie List. This son of a Test Stakes (G-1) heroine is a
half brother to Magical Ride (by
Storm Cat), who placed in the Adirondack Breeders' Cup S. [G2] as a juvenile.
Does her name sound familiar? It should.
She’s the dam of this year’s Preakness runner-up RIDE ON CURLIN (by Curlin).
Although Victory Ride was a sprinter/miler, there’s plenty of stamina in
this distaff line. Ludicrous has a good
pedigree for the Derby – any derby!
Astron (Flatter - Bridge Edition, by
Editor's Note) (C) $23K OBSAPR14; 5F
1:02.30 (10/24); His full sister Rettalfa placed in two of three starts as a
two year old and is a dirt sprinter. All four half siblings raced, won and two
won/placed as juveniles. Astron has plenty of quality Claiborne breeding in his
pedigree. G-1 winning sprinter ZENSATIONAL,
multiple stakes winner PROM SHOES,
Plus stakes winners DEPARTING, TRIP,
LAITY, JOKE and TOUR can be
found a generation back. Flatter’s babies only win 9% first time out, but if it
rains, take a closer look at Astron, Flatter is a superior mudsire and so is
Editor’s Note. Astron’s only half
sibling to race over a sloppy track won.
Dariel (Kipling - Delamination, by Silic
(FR)) (F) $25K OBSAPR14; 5F 1:02.10
(7/24) Dirt training. By the same sire
as Breeders’ Cup Mile hero Kip Deville out of a mare by a Breeders’ Cup Mile
winner, Dariel has a strong turf pedigree. His dam is a half to a French Group
3 placed runner. Third dam KOSTROMA was multiple group placed in Europe and won the
Yellow Ribbon (G-1) in the U.S.
She’s the dam of Santa Anita Oaks heroine ARIEGE. The multiple Grade 1
winner NASHOBA’S KEY is a member of
this distaff family. Dariel has 3 x 4
Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to the blue hen Weekend Surprise, as she’s the
second dam of Kipling and she’s the dam of Dariel’s second damsire A.P. Indy.
July 7, 2014
Bernstein Flambe (Bernstein - Peach Flambe, by
Flying Chevron) (F) 4F :48.41 (1/33)
Gate breeze. This filly is bred to be
precocious. Her dam won her debut and
Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Calder as a two year old. As she
matured, PEACH FLAMBE won/placed in
five other stakes including the Sunshine Millions Distaff Stakes. There is
little notable blacktype in the rest of this distaff line. Bernstein is noted as a win-early sire. Keep an eye on Bernstein Flambe, two year
olds who breeze a bullet out of the gate as their last or second to last prep
before a race usually hit the board.
Clothes Fall Off (Daaher - Tequilas Dayjur, by
Dayjur) (F) $150K OBSMAR14; 4F :49.12
(9/33); Here’s another promiscuous, I mean, precocious miss. Daaher’s babies win 34% first time out. He’s
a highly under-rated sire. Tequilas
Dayjur won her debut and won/placed in three stakes. Tequilas Dayjur is the most accomplished
horse in two generations of this distaff line and there isn’t much in the way
of blacktype, but this filly is one to watch.
Spartan Emperor (Freud - Evil Empress, by Devil His
Due) (C) $4K (RNA) KEESEP13; 4F :48.41 (1/33) Gate breeze. Unfortunately, his
full brother hit the board only once in four starts; however, three half
siblings found the winner’s circle and were successful over dirt, mud and
synthetics. One is a 2YO winner. None own blacktype. Their dam is a half to stakes winners DANCING RHYTHM and SKEET. The latter placed in two juvie stakes races at Woodbine.
This is the female family of Champion Two Year Old and sire HOIST THE FLAG. Spartan Emperor
has 4 x 5 Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to
the blue hen Ballade through the full siblings GLORIOUS SONG, dam of RAHY,
who is Freud’s damsire and Ballade is the dam of DEVIL’S BAG, sire of DEVIL
HIS DUE. Freud has two winners from
three starters out of Devil His Due
mares so here’s hoping Spartan Emperor will be more talented than his older
Irish Causeway (Giant's Causeway - Lady Diplomat,
by Silver Deputy) (C) $250K KEESEP13; 5F
1:00.97 (3/17); He’s a half to the Juvie
stakes winner GLACKEN’S
GAL (Smoke Glacken), plus stakes
winners CITY DWELLER (Carson
City) and BANKER’S
BUY (Distorted Humor). Three of nine half siblings won/placed at
two. The dam placed in her debut and won her second start. She also placed in a
listed juvenile stakes. -
Lady Diplomat is a half to two stakes winners
and the second dam MERCEDES MISS is a stakes winner. Irish Causeway will likely
prefer the turf.
July 8, 2014
Make the Sun
Moon - Sunshine for Life, by Giant's Causeway) (F) $700K OBSMAR14; 5F 1:00.04
(1/11). The Mark Casse trainee was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut by 1 ¼ lengths
and this bullet work was her first breeze back.
Her work matches to that of TENPIN,
winner of the G-3 Delta Princess Stakes.
Her dam SUNSHINE FOR LIFE won
the Athenia Handicap (G-3) over the lawn. This female family has a smattering of
blacktype winners, mainly European based.
Make the Sun Shine will benefit with longer distances and may eventually
find a home on the lawn.
Conquest Pacemaker (Eskendereya - Heart Rate, by Mr.
Greeley) (C) $150K OBSMAR14; 5F 1:01.60
(3/11); His first crop sire has five
starters, no winners. Not to worry, Eskendereya’s
babies don’t have precocious pedigrees and should start maturing over the next
few months. Conquest Pacemaker is a first foal and his dam Heart Rate is an
unraced half to a juvie stakes placed runner.
There isn’t much blacktype in this distaff line, but the few
winners/placers generally earned their blacktype in juvenile stakes races.
Conquest Superstep (Super Saver - Dance Alexa, by
Southern Halo) (F) $250K FTKJUL13; 5F
1:01.60 (3/11); He’s a half to Santa
Ynez (G-2) heroine DANCE
DAILY (Five Star Day) and multiple
stakes placed Mission
Viejo Halo (Luhuk). Dam
Dance Alexa is a half to the multiple stakes winner HAY LET’S DANCE, who is by another son of Halo, Hay Halo. First crop sire KY Derby hero Super Saver has
one winner from ten starters. His babies
should start rounding into form this fall and improve with age.
July 7, 2014
Unnamed (Tapit - Tough Tiz's Sis, by
Tiznow) (F) 4F :48.00 (2/7); She’s the
third foal out of this multiple G-1 winner (Ruffian S., Lady’s Secret S,
etc.). Both half siblings are by Midnight
Lute. One placed in her debut but the other was off the board in his only
start. The pretty gray unnamed miss has been working very well and is one to
watch. Name her already!
Twilight Rose (Smart Strike - La Rosa, by Wild
Again) (F) 4F :48.00 (2/7); She’s a half sister to multiple stakes winner
and juvenile stakes placed TAITTINGER ROSE (Menifee) and Pegasus Stakes (G-3)
winner LE BERNARDIN (Bernardini).
Their dan won the Demoiselle (G-2) at two and second dam is BC Juvenile Fillies
heroine TWILIGHT RIDGE. Twilight Rose will likely perform best around
two turns, but she’s been working well and could win or hit the board early on.