Keeneland sales graduates Swiss Skydiver and Shedaresthedevil further established themselves as the best fillies of their generation on Saturday with successful season debuts in graded stakes.Champion Swiss Skydiver, winner of the 2020 Preakness (G1), dominated rivals in the Beholder Mile (G1) at Santa Anita to push her career earnings to more than $2 million. Shedaresthedevil, winner of the 2020 Kentucky Oaks (G1), turned in a gutsy performance to take the Azeri (G2) at Oaklawn.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
SWISS SKYDIVER, 4YO filly by Daredevil – Expo Gold ($35,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Select Sales, agent; Buyer- Kenny McPeek, agent) Won Beholder Mile S. (G1) on 3/13 at Santa Anita (career 13-7-3-1, $2,025,480) O- Peter Callahan; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Kenny McPeek
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) WonAzeri S. (G2) on 3/13 at Oaklawn (career 12-6-2-3, $1,503,518) O- Flurry Racing Stables, Qatar Racing & Big Aut Farms; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Brad Cox
SILVER STATE, 4YO colt by Hard Spun – Supreme ($450,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) Won $500,000 Essex H. on 3/13 at Oaklawn (career 9-5-2-1, $630,094) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
LITTLESTITIOUS, 3YO filly by Ghostzapper – Broadway Play ($190,000, 2019 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Burleson Farms, agent; Buyer- Dr. Joel Politi) Won $99,000 Beyond the Wire S. on 3/13 at Laurel (career 8-3-2-1, $204,340) O- Joel Politi; B- Mercedes Stables (KY); T- Tom Amoss