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Keeneland Sales Graduates Mischevious Alex, Shedaresthedevil Top Grade 1 Stakes at Saratoga, Del Mar

July 30, 2021

 Keeneland sales graduates figure prominently in the weekend’s graded stakes. 

September Yearling Sale graduate Mischevious Alex, a winner in three of his four races this season, including the Carter (G1) and Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3), is the likely favorite for the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) on Saturday at Saratoga.

On Sunday at Del Mar, multiple Grade 1 winner Shedaresthedevil carries high weight in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1), where she will meet Venetian Harbor, winner of the Monrovia (G2) in her 2021 debut. The Clement Hirsch is a “Win & You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), to be held Nov. 6 at Del Mar.

Keeneland sales are represented by six of the nine horses entered in the Bing Crosby (G1), a Challenge event for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), on Saturday at Del Mar. Carrying high weight of 124 pounds in his 2021 debut is defending champion Collusion Illusion. Other prominent contenders are multiple graded stakes winner Law Abidin Citizen, third in last year’s Bing Crosby, and Grade 1 winners Dr. Schivel and Eight Rings.

Last year’s champion turf male, Channel Maker, is favored in the Bowling Green (G2) at Saratoga.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 31

ALFRED G. VANDERBILT H. (G1), Saratoga, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

MISCHEVIOUS ALEX, 4YO colt by Into Mischief – White Pants Night ($75,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Cash Is King & LC Racing; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

STRIKE POWER, 6YO horse by Speightstown – Gold d’Oro ($300,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) O/B- Courtlandt Farms (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

THREE TECHNIQUE, 4YO colt by Mr. Speaker – Nite in Rome ($50,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Garrencasey Sales, agent; Buyer- Spin to Win Stables) O- August Dawn Farm; B- Omega Farm & Bally Breeders (KY); T- Jeremiah Englehart

MILES AHEAD, 4YO gelding by Competitive Edge – Jennie R. ($120,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent; Buyer- Billy Williams) O- David Melin, Leon Ellman & Laurie Plesa; B- Nicholas Lotz & Betsy Kelley (KY); T- George Arnold II

 

BING CROSBY S. (G1), Del Mar, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs & Up

SHOOTERS SHOOT, 4YO colt by Competitive Edge – Repeat ($90,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent, Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds; $70,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Gary Mottola) O- ERJ Racing, Exline-Border Racing & Dan Hudock; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Eurton

VERTICAL THREAT, 4YO colt by Tapiture – Viola Blew By ($47,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent) O- MyRacehorse.com & Slam Dunk Racing; B- Albert & Teresa Davis (KY); T- Richard Baltas

LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, 7YO gelding by Twirling Candy – Honest Answer ($100,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Mark Glatt) O- Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider & John Xitco; B- Hill ‘n’ Dale (KY); T- Mark Glatt

COLLUSION ILLUSION, 4YO colt by Twirling Candy – Natalie Grace ($50,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables) O- Dan Agnew, Rodney Orr, Jerry Schneider & MyRacehorse.com; B- Donald Dizney (FL); T- Mark Glatt

EIGHT RINGS, 4YO colt by Empire Maker – Purely Hot ($520,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- SF Bloodstock) O- SF Racing, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, Golconda Stables & Coolmore Stud; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Bob Baffert

DR. SCHIVEL, 3YO colt by Violence – Lil Nugget ($37,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent) O- Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal, William Branch & William Dean Reeves; B- William Branch & Arnold Hill (KY); T- Mark Glatt

 

JIM DANDY S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

DR JACK, 3YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – Marion Ravenwood ($250,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Harrell Ventures; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

MASQUEPARADE, 3YO colt by Upstart – Cry War Eagle ($100,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent, Buyer- Summerhill Farm; $180,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- FTGGG) O- FTGGG Racing; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Al Stall Jr.

RISK TAKING, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – Run a Risk ($240,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Mike Ryan, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- G. Watts Humphrey Jr. (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

BOWLING GREEN S. (G2), Saratoga, 1 3/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

CROSS BORDER, 7YO ridgling by English Channel – Empress Josephine ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm, agent; Buyer- Aquinnah Ventures) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- Berkshire Stud & B. D. Gibbs (NY); T- Mike Maker

CHANNEL MAKER, 7YO gelding by English Channel – In Return ($57,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, R. A. Hill Stable & Reeves Thoroughbred Racing; B- Tall Oaks Farm (ON); T- Bill Mott

SHAMROCKET, 4YO colt by Tonalist – Zehoorr ($130,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Summerfield, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Rustlewood Farm (FL); T- Todd Pletcher

 

MONMOUTH OAKS (G3), Monmouth, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

GIGI B., 3YO filly by Street Sense – Forever Loyal ($190,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Bradley Thoroughbreds, agent) O- George Chris Coleman; B- Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Brendon Walsh

ORBS BABY GIRL, 3YO filly by Orb – This Is War ($15,000, 2019 January Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Triple JD Stable & A R M Racing; B- Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (KY); T- Anthony Margotta Jr.

ALLWORTHY, 3YO filly by Tonalist – Traffic Blimp ($20,000 RNA, 2019 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Timber Town, agent) O- Slam Dunk Racing, Saffie Joseph Jr., Daniel Damen, Dominique Damico, Steven Bouchey, Parkinson Goodrich, K-Mac Stables & Brian Martin; B- R. S. Evans (KY); T- Saffie Joseph Jr.

COPPELIA, 3YO filly by Not This Time – Crespano ($250,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- J. C. M.) O- Rigney Racing; B- Gabriel Duignan & Crosshaven Bloodstock (KY); T- Philip Bauer

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

CLEMENT L. HIRSCH S. (G1), Del Mar, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs & Up, F&M (Distaff)

CLOCKSTRIKESTWELVE, 5YO mare by New Year’s Day – Timezone ($82,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Clarke, Braverman & Murray) O- Michael Rosenmayer; B- Gary & Mary West (KY); T- Jonathan Wong

PAIGE ANNE, 4YO filly by Take Charge Indy – Forbidden Brew ($120,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; Buyer- Mathiesen) O- Elie & Lori Feghali and Mark & Kimberly Mathieson; B- Richard Peardon (KY); T- Simon Callaghan

VENETIAN HARBOR, 4YO filly by Munnings – Sounds of the City ($110,000, 2018 Sept Yearling Consignor- Ashview Farm, agent; Buyer- Jesse Hoppel, agent) O- Ciaglia Racing, Highland Yard, River Oak Farm & Dominic Savides; B- Colts Neck Stables (KY); T- Richard Baltas

SHEDARESTHEDEVIL, 4YO filly by Daredevil – Starship Warpspeed ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent, Buyer- Big Cuse Bloodstock; $20,000 RNA, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; $280,000, 2019 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm, agent, Buyer- Flurry Racing Stables) O- Flurry Racing Stables, Qatar Racing & Autry Lowry Jr.; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

AMSTERDAM S. (G2), Saratoga, 6½ Furlongs, 3YOs

JACKIE’S WARRIOR, 3YO colt by Maclean’s Music – Unicorn Girl ($95,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Kirk Robison) O- Kirk & Judy Robison; B- J & J Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

CROWDED TRADE, 3YO colt by More Than Ready – Maude S ($185,000, 2018 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- deMeric Stables, agent) O- Klaravich Stables; B- Forging Oaks (KY); T- Chad Brown

 

ROYAL NORTH S. (G2), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

CHANGE OF CONTROL, 5YO mare by Fed Biz – America’s Blossom ($27,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Maharg Management) O- Perry Harrison; B- Mr. John O’Meara (KY); T- Michelle Lovell

SISTER PEACOCK, 5YO mare 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

 

VIGIL S. (G3), Woodbine, 6 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up

CASH DIVIDEND, 6YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Dyno Temper ($200,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- de Meric Stables, agent) O- Barry Kerbel & Shane Ryan Kerbel; B- Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm (KY); T- Denyse McClachrie

EMBOLDEN, 4YO colt by The Factor – Silver Heart ($27,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent; Buyer- Michael Yovankin, agent) O- Zilli Racing Stables; B- Nancy Terhune & Ernest Frohboese (VA); T- Michael De Paulo