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Keeneland Sales Graduates Everfast, Joevia and Mucho Gusto Entered in $1 Million TVG.com Haskell Invitational; Midnight Bisou Seeks Fifth Consecutive Graded Stakes Win in Molly Pitcher

July 19, 2019

Preakness (G1) runner-up Everfast, Belmont (G1) third-place finisher Joevia and Southern California multiple graded stakes winner Mucho Gusto are entered in Saturday’s $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth to lead the 42 Keeneland sales graduates set to compete in graded stakes from coast to coast this weekend.

Monmouth’s Saturday card also features multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, who is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the Molly Pitcher (G3) as she seeks her fifth consecutive graded stakes victory.

In the weekend’s other Grade 1 action, Grade 2 winners Champagne Anyone and Point of Honor along with Grade 3-placed Off Topic are entered in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga.

Among the graded stakes at Del Mar on opening weekend are the San Diego (G2) on Saturday and the Eddie Read (G2) on Sunday.

Catalina Cruiser is the 1-2 morning-line favorite and the 123-pound highweight for the San Diego (G2), which marks his second start of 2019 following his win in the True North (G2) at Belmont in June.

Returning to the Eddie Read are 2018 winner and Grade 1-placed Catapult, runner-up and multiple graded stakes winner Sharp Samurai and fourth-place finisher and Grade 1 winner Bowies Hero.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 19

LAKE GEORGE S. (G3), Saratoga, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

WINTER SUNSET, 3YO filly by Tapit – Winter Memories (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Coffeepot Stables & Phillips Racing Partnership; B- Phillips Racing Partnership (KY); T- Wayne Catalano

STILLWATER COVE, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Celibataire ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Marcus Stables; B- Lofts Hall Stud & Ben Sangster (KY); T- Wesley Ward

ESPRESSO SHOT (AE), 3YO filly by Mission Impazible – Glory Gold ($22,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Pamela Deegan) O- NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Maspeth Stables & Parkland Thoroughbreds; B- Twin Creeks Farm (KY); T- Jorge Abreu

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

TVG.COM HASKELL INVITATIONAL S. (G1), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

JOEVIA, 3YO colt by Shanghai Bobby – Peace Process ($34,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent) O- Michael & Jeff Fazio; B- Ikhana Farm (KY); T- Gregory Sacco

MUCHO GUSTO, 3YO colt by Mucho Macho Man – Itsagiantcauseway ($14,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent, Buyer- Kelly Lively; $95,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent, Buyer- S. R. Schwartz, agent) O- Michael Lund Peterson; B- Teneri Farm & Bernardo Alvarez Calderon (KY); T- Bob Baffert

EVERFAST, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Awesome Surprise ($47,000, 2017 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Frankfort Park Farm, agent; Buyer- Calumet Farm) O- Calumet Farm; B- Extern Developments (KY); T- Dale Romans

 

SAN DIEGO H. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up

CATALINA CRUISER, 5YO horse by Union Rags – Sea Gull ($370,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Martin Anthony) O- Hronis Racing; B- W. S. Farish (KY); T- John Sadler

HIGHER POWER, 4YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Alternate ($250,000, 2019 April Sale, Consignor- Stidham Racing, agent; Buyer- Lane’s End Bloodstock) O- Hronis Racing; B- Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Sadler

DRAFT PICK, 4YO colt by Candy Ride (ARG) – Firehouse Red ($450,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Mayberry Farm) O- C R K Stable; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Peter Eurton

 

SAN CLEMENTE S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

KEEPER OF THE STARS, 3YO filly by Midnight Lute – Sociable ($60,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- Zayat Stables; $180,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds) O- Tommy Town Thoroughbreds; B- Olin Gentry, Omar Trevino & Anthony Cappola (KY); T- Jonathan Wong

SERANITSA, 3YO filly by Dialed In – Sweet Sarah ($190,000 RNA, 2019 April Sale; Consignor- Olympia Star) O- Team Hanley & Bradley Thoroughbred; B- Mikhail Yanahov (KY); T- Neil Drysdale

MUCHO UNUSUAL, 3YO filly by Mucho Macho Man – Not Unusual ($170,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent) O/B- George Krikorian; T- Tim Yakteen

DEVILS DANCE, 3YO filly by Goldencents – Dance Darling ($14,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Caraman, agent) O- Six-S Racing Stable & Shirley Barron; B- Machmer Hall (KY); T- Craig Anthony Lewis

OVER EMPHASIZE, 3YO filly by Overanalyze – Star in the Corner ($9,500 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Penn Sales; $40,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, Buyer- Hubert Guy Bloodstock, agent) O- Mel & Jean Annuzzi; B- John Penn (KY); T- Michael McCarthy

STILLWATER COVE, 3YO filly by Quality Road – Celibataire ($45,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent) O- Marcus Stables; B- Lofts Hall Stud & Ben Sangster (KY); T- Wesley Ward

MAXIM RATE, 3YO filly by Exchange Rate – Catch My Eye ($130,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- K. D. Bloodstock; $235,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent, Buyer- A. C. Elliott, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing & James Branham; B- Fred W. Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

 

MONMOUTH CUP S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up

WAR STORY, 7YO gelding by Northern Afleet – Belle Watling ($90,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent for Jack Swain; Buyer- Nick de Meric, agent) O- Glenn Ellis & Imaginary Stables; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Jorge Navarro

 

OCEANPORT S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

DIVISIDERO, 7YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Madame Du Lac ($250,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hinkle Farms; Buyer- Margaux Farm, agent) O- Gunpowder Farms & Brereton C. Jones; B- Hinkle Farms (KY); T- Kelly Rubley

BIRD’S EYE VIEW, 5YO gelding by Mizzen Mast – Lavish Outlook ($52,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- G. W. Parrish, agent) O- Ballybrit Stable; B- Cloyce Clark & Jay Goodwin (KY); T- Michael Dini

DOVER CLIFFS, 5YO horse by English Channel – Dreams ($37,000 RNA, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O/B- Robert S. Evans; T- J. Kent Sweezey

PIZMO TIME, 6YO gelding by City Zip – Prom Time ($120,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Caves Farm) O- Caves Farm; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- Edward Graham

JUST HOWARD, 5YO horse by English Channel – Aruban Sandwich ($37,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Skeedattle Associates) O- Skeedattle Associates; B- Howard Bender (MD); T- H. Graham Motion

 

MOLLY PITCHER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

PACIFIC WIND, 5YO mare by Curlin – Shag ($200,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Joe Ciaglia) O- Sharon Alesia, Ciaglia Racing, Peter Brant & Dominic Savides; B- Sarah Farish (KY); T- Chad Brown

MIDNIGHT BISOU, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Diva Delite ($19,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent) O- Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing & Madaket Stables; B- Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

VARANASI, 4YO filly by Jimmy Creed – Yearly Report ($385,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Steven W. Young, agent) O- Bass Stables; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds & Brian Graves (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SUN STUDIO, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Bending Strings ($240,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent) O/B- John D. Gunther (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

COSMIC BURST, 4YO filly by Violence – Peggy Ring ($25,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Norma Lee Stockseth) O- Norma Lee Stockseth & Todd Dunn; B- Pewter Stable (PA); T- Donnie Von Hemel

 

WINSTAR MATCHMAKER S. (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

DARK ARTIST, 4YO filly by Paynter – Ominous Cat ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Goodwood Racing) O- Goodwood Racing; B- Winchell Thoroughbreds & WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jane Cibelli

COMPETITIONOFIDEAS, 4YO filly by Speightstown – Devil by Design ($325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- John D. Gunther, Tony Chedraoui & Eurowest Bloodstock Services (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

ONTARIO COLLEEN S. (G3), Woodbine, 1 Mile (T), 3YO Fillies

SEEK AND DESTROY, 3YO filly by Verrazano – Search and Seizure ($425,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- e Five Racing Thoroughbreds; B- William Harrigan (KY); T- Chad Brown

SISTER PEACOCK, 3YO filly by Real Solution – Imforeal ($9,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Darby Dan Farm, agent; Buyer- Russ McLellan) O- Brent McLellan, Russell McLellan & Stuart Simon; B- Ken & Sarah Ramsey (KY); T- Stuart Simon

ENJAY’S BRASS, 3YO filly by Shanghai Bobby – Peppermint Queen ($47,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent; $110,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Commonwealth New Era Racing) O- Commonwealth New Era Racing; B- Dr. Patricia Ziefle (KY); T- Michael Trombetta

I’LL TAKE THE GOLD, 3YO filly by Goldencents – I’lltakeit ($1,000 RNA, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Penn Sales) O/T- Bonnie Eshelman; B- John Penn (KY)

WINGS OF DAWN, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Juanita ($600,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- John C. Oxley) O- John C. Oxley; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Mark Casse

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21

COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS (G1), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YO Fillies

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Lucevan ($70,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- John Seiler) O- Six Column Stables, Randy Bloch F. Merritt, J. Seiler, Stephen Harner, Gene Rice, Jack Porter Jr. & William L. Pape; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Ian Wilkes

OFF TOPIC, 3YO filly by Street Sense – Off Limits ($160,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James Keogh, agent; Buyer- Steven Young, agent) O- Paul Pompa Jr.; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

POINT OF HONOR, 3YO filly by Curlin – Zayanna (RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Stetson Racing; B- Siena Farms (KY); T- George Weaver

 

EDDIE READ S. (G2), Del Mar, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 3YOs & Up

CATAPULT 6YO horse by Kitten’s Joy – Gata Bella ($235,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages. C- Castle Park Farm (Noel Murphy), agent; B- Philip Blake; $350,000 2014 Sept Yearling. C- Lane’s End, agent; B- I. B. S.) O- Woodford Racing; B- Breffni Farm (KY); T- John Sadler

SHARP SAMURAI, 5YO gelding by First Samurai – Secret Wish ($85,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Glennwood Farm, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal & Mark Glatt; B- Cudney Stables (KY); T- Mark Glatt

BOWIES HERO, 5YO horse by Artie Schiller – Remembered ($16,000 RNA, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent; $17,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Pope McLean (Crestwood Farm), agent, Buyer- RJG Racing) O- Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables & Rockin Robin Racing Stable; B- Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T- Philip D’Amato

 

ROYAL NORTH S. (G2), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 3YOs & Up, F&M

MAGIC SPELL, 4YO filly by Majesticperfection – Miss Mesa ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Gail Cox, agent) O- John Menary & Gail Cox; B- Laura Ann Wieczorek & Debby Oxley (KY); T- Gail Cox

 

SHUVEE H. (G3), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M

SHE’S A JULIE, 3YO filly by Elusive Quality – Kydd Gloves ($160,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Whispering Oaks) O- Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Bradley Thoroughbreds & Madaket Stables, Tim & Anna Cambron; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

SKEPTIC, 3YO filly by Tiznow – Clear Thinking ($100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Bo Bromagen, agent) O- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Ashbrook Farm; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & St. George Farm (KY); T- George Arnold II