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Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two
year olds. Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union
Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners were
featured on the Kiddie List before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles
that were introduced on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double
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.
CINCO CHARLIE (Indian Charlie - Ten Halos, by
Marquetry) (C) $190K OBSMAR14; The 1 ¼ length wire-to-wire winner of the
Bashford Manor (G-3) Stakes is undefeated in two starts. From the last crop of
deceased sire Indian Charlie, Cinco Charlie is the first of his three siblings
to earn blacktype. His juvenile stakes placed dam is a half sister to multiple
graded stakes winners and sires BWANA
CHARLIE and his full brother, MY PAL
CHARLIE (by Indian Charlie) plus BWANA
BULL (by Holy Bull).
Cinco Charlie’s pedigree is a mix of middle distance speed over sprint
speed. He certainly has the speed part down pat – as he set fractions of
:21.89, :45.69 and :5763 on his way to a final time of 1:10.36 for six
furlongs. The last winners of the Bashford Manor to hit the board in the BC
Juvie were Kodiak Kowboy (third) in 2007 and Circular
Quay (second) in 2006. The last colt to win/place in the Grade 3 event and have
an influence on the following year’s Classics was 1989 Bashford Manor champ
Summer Squall. I expect that Cinco Charlie will hit his
distance limit around 1 1/16 miles. After that, it looks iffy. Photo by Jen Jade.
(Tale of the Cat - A. P. Baby, by A.P. Indy) (F) $650K OBSMAR14; After placing second in her troubled debut
the Bob Baffert trainee won her maiden in the Landaluce Stakes by a bewitching
6 ¼ lengths. In the early stages of the Landaluce, Enchanting Lady chased early
fractions of :21.67, :45.05 set by runner-up Seduire before taking over and flashing
under the wire in 1:03.94 for the 5 ½ furlongs.
She beat eight other fillies. Her
unraced dam is a half to the stakes placed Shared
Heart and the second dam Seeking the
Heart is also stakes placed. Third
dam CORRAZONA is a French graded
winner who also captured the Beverly Hills Handicap (G-1). So why did Enchanting Lady cost so much? She
worked a furlong in :10 1/5 at the sales. Last year’s Landaluce heroine won the Breeders’
Cup Juvie Fillies, but was DQ’ed to second.
Enchanting Lady has the pedigree to easily handle 1 1/6 miles and 1 1/8
miles could be in her scope as she matures.
soon to a stakes race near you…
Mr. Z (Malibu Moon - Stormy Bear, by
Storm Cat) (C ) $135K FTKOCT13; In his
Churchill debut in Race 3 at Churchill Downs on June 28, Mr. Z battled with the pace setter as they threw
down early fractions of :21.54, :45.12 and :57.90 for the first five furlongs.
Mr. Z prevailed over his rival by ½ length at the wire in a final time of
1:11.76 for the six furlongs. Mr. Z is a
half to the UAE stakes placed Ibn Al
Nafis (by Distorted Humor). The dam Stormy
Bear is a half to Champion Turf horse CHIEF
BEARHEART, Hollywood Derby (G-1) winner EXPLOSIVE RED, stakes
winner RUBY RANSOM and the stakes
placed runners Memorized
Mr. Z has a 4 x 4 Rasmussen Factor inbreeding to the blue hen Gold
Digger, who is Mr. Z’s fourth dam. Gold Digger is also the dam of Mr.
Prospector, Malibu Moon’s damsire.
Trained by Wayne Lukas, expect to see Mr. Z show up at Saratoga this
summer. Photo by Jen Jade.
(Tiznow - Bird Town, by Cape Town) (C)
stumbled at the start of the
start and finished 7th behind Mr. Z.
Tiz Town was mentioned on the June 13 Kiddie List (at the Iron Maidens
Thoroughbreds blog). Only four of seven half siblings of racing age made to the
track. None own blacktype, and only two
won. One of the two hit the board as a
2YO. The dam was Champion 3YO filly and
half sister to Belmont Stakes winner and sire BIRDSTONE. The second dam Dear Birdie is a blue hen. Tiz Town is trained by Ian Wilkes. I don’t
expect Tiz Town to be precocious and he should love two turns. Great pedigree,
but so far, the dam hasn’t re-produced anywhere close to her form.
Alzanbaq (Harlan's Holiday - Breathtaking,
by Mineshaft) (C) $400K KEENOV12; He
finished 8th behind Mr. Z. Not to worry, his sire’s offspring only
win 13% first time out and this guy is bred to enjoy two turns. His dam failed
to hit the board in 3 starts, but she’s a product of careful Phipps family
breeding. She’s a half to graded stakes
placed Pick Six
(Dynaformer) and Conservative
(Unbridled’s Song). Second dam OH
WHAT A WINDFALL won the G-1 Matron
as a 2YO. She’s a full sister to 2YO
Champion Filly HEAVENLY PRIZE and Dancinginmydreams, who placed
in the Matron. These fillies bore G-1 victors DANCING FOREVER, GOOD
REWARD, plus G-2 winner and sire PURE PRIZE. Heavenly Prize is the
granddam of Personal Ensign (G-1) heroine PERSISTANTLY. Alzanbaq’s fourth and fifth dams are the blue hens BLITEY and LADY
PITT. If Alzanbaq runs to his potential, he could mature into a very good
horse. Photo by Jen Jade.
Angela Renee (Bernardini - Pilfer, by Deputy
Minister) (F) is a full sister to
multiple G-1 stakes winner and sire TO HONOR
AND SERVE, and a half to stakes placed Elnaawi
(by Street Sense). In her Belmont Park debut on June 27, Angela Renee was
hustled early while chasing the early pace.
She challenged the leaders on the turn and dueled down to the wire,
edging clear by 2 ½ lengths under a hand ride. The Todd Pletcher trainee
stopped the clock in a brisk :57.90 for the five furlongs. Angela Renee was
mentioned in the June 11 Kiddie List.
Causeway - Charming, by Seeking the Gold) (F) $435K KEESEP13; Mentioned on the
June 11 Kiddie List at the IMT blog. Out
classed a herd of seven maiden fillies at Churchill on June 22, running 4
½ furlongs in :52.26. Her dam is a half
to Florida Derby winner TAKE
CHARGE INDY and multiple G-1 winner WILL TAKE CHARGE.
The second dam is multiple stakes winning mare, TAKE CHARGE LADY,
who is rapidly approaching blue hen status.
The Lukas trainee is targeting the Schuylerville Stakes (G-3) on July 18
Winter Dawn (Sky Mesa - Reboot, by Rubiano) (F)
$185K FTSAUG13; June 28 4F :49.00
(12/54); This one has a superior
Polypedigree. She’s a half to stakes winner SUMMER CRUISE (by Vicar) and to Rebuttal (Mr. Greeley) who placed in the Middle
Park (Eng. Gr.1). Reboot has Rasmussen
Factor inbreeding to the blue hen FOGGY
NOTE through full siblings RELAUNCH
(Reboot’s second damsire) and MOON
GLITTER (second dam of Rubiano). Winter Dawn’s second dam LAUNCH LIGHT
TEK is a G-3 winner.
Heart of Midway (Stevie Wonderboy - Kittery Point,
by Include) (F) June 28 5F 1:00.00
(1/35); Two of her half siblings raced
and both are winners. Her stakes placed dam is a half to stakes winner and G-2
placed TIFFANY DIAMOND (Tiffany Ice).
This is a stakes producing distaff line.
Kittery Point’s half sisters bore QE II (G-1) heroine SWEET TALKER, her half brother multiple
G-3 winner and sire SILVER
MEDALLION, multiple G-1 winners INCLUDE ME OUT (Santa
Margarita Inv., Clement L. Hirsch, etc.), CHECK THE LABEL (Garden
City, Sands Point, etc.), plus stakes winners ON THE MENU and HADDIE BE
GOOD. 2YO Champ Stevie Wonderboy
didn’t live up to his promise at stud, but he is a very good (20%)
El Kabeir (Scat Daddy - Great Venue, by
Unbridled's Song) (C) $250k OBSAUG13; June 28, 4F :47.61 (3/58) gate breeze. He’s
a first foal. His unraced dam is a half to multiple graded stakes winning
sprinter TOO MUCH BLING
(by Rubiano), plus listed/restricted stakes winners READY FOR ROSES
(More Than Ready) BARNSY
(Carson City) and stakes placed Got Bling (Langfuhr). The second dam Rose Colored Lady
is a stakes winner and a full to a restricted multiple stakes winner. Scat
Daddy’s babies are best over turf/Poly. The pretty gray El
Kabeir has some turf attributes through Nijinsky, Lyphard, Green Desert and
Cairo, so we may see him on the lawn.
Refer (Divine Park - Allude, by Orientate)
(C) $70K OBSAPR14; June 28, 4F :48.02 (12/58) gate breeze. He’s a full to DANCINGINTHECIRCLE,
who placed in the Arlington-Washington Lassie (G-2) at
two. His dam is a multiple stakes placed
sprinter. Third dam Sharon Brown gave us
BULL and she’s the granddam of Alabama (G-1) heroine SWEET SYMPHONY. Divine Park’s
babies win 20% first time out and they’re best over fast dirt.
Accord (Lemon Drop Kid - Hug It Out, by
Medaglia d'Oro) (F) $190K KEESEP12; June
28, 5F 1:01.06 (3/14) dirt training, gate breeze. Her dam hit the board in 3 of
5 starts as a 2 YO, including a stakes placed effort. Hug it Out is a half to West Virginia Derby
(G-2) victor MACHO
MACHO. The second dam is a half to
multiple graded stakes turfer DESIGNED FOR LUCK and third dam is G-1
Accord should appreciate longer sprints through middle distance or even
classic distances over dirt or turf.
Wonder Gal (Tiz Wonderful - Passe, by Dixie
Union) (F) $210K OBSMAR13; June 28, 5F 1:00.02
(1/14) dirt training, gate breeze. She’s
a first foal. Her dam is a half to
multiple G-3 winner SOCIAL QUEEN
(Dynaformer). Her second, third and fourth dams all own blacktype and G-1 winning
stakes veteran PERFECT DRIFT is a
member of this female family. Keep an
eye on Wonder Gal. Her sire gets 44% 2YO winners and 20% first time starters. If
it rains, run to the window, she has a superior mud pedigree.
Of Course (Awesome of Course - I Am Nifty, by
Unbridled's Song) (C) June 27, 4f :46.47
(1/11); He’s a half to juvie stakes
winner HEAR YE HEAR YE
(by Hear No Evil) and the dam was stakes placed as a juvenile. This is his first breeze after winning his
maiden on June 15. Of Course completed five furlongs in :58.87 over a fast
the Wire (Roman
Ruler - Stormy Frolic, by Summer Squall) (F) $95K OBSAPR14; June 27, 1 M
1:49.35 (1/2); She’s a half to FROLIC'S
REVENGE, a multiple stakes winner whose victories include the
Lindsay Frolic (race named for their second dam), and the Calder Oaks. Their
dam is a stakes winner half sister to G-2 winner SUPER FROLIC. Third dam is multiple stakes winner Cherokee
Frolic, who also had a race named in her honor. Frolic to the Wire was off slow
and never a factor in her debut on June 14 at Gulfstream.
Whitcomb Hill (Saint Anddan - Harliday, by
Harlan's Holiday) (C) June 27, 1 M 1:49.35 (1/2); He’s a half to multiple
stakes winner HOLIDAY
MAGIC (by Congrats), who won the Brace
Raj Stakes as a two year old. That’s it for blacktype in the immediate distaff
family, although stakes winner and multiple G-1 stakes placed BARONESS THATCHER
is part of this female family.
Royal Grant (Line of David - Agnes Rose, by
Beau Genius) (C) $42K OBSMAR14; June 28, 4F :47.88 (6/51) gate breeze. This is his third gate breeze. Royal Grant is
a half to stakes winner and multiple graded stakes placed FAMOUS PATRIOT (by
Repent). Four of his seven half siblings have raced and three have won. Two
raced as two year olds, one hit the board. Freshman sire Line of David, a son
of Lion Hearted, won the 1 1/8 mile Arkansas Derby. So far, his offspring are 0-6. The offspring that I’ve seen are large, two
turn looking types and may need some time to mature. Damsire Beau Genius won
stakes from 6F to 1 ¼ miles. The dam is a half to stakes winners HATPIN and
LORDLY PROSPECT plus two stakes placed runners. Royal Grant may prefer longer
sprints and could become a middle-distance type.