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Keeneland Sales Graduate My Boy Jack Favored in $1 Million Louisiana Derby

March 23, 2018

Keeneland sales graduate My Boy Jack was installed as the morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds following a victory in the Southwest (G3) at Oaklawn on Feb. 19. The Creative Cause colt is one of six Keeneland sales alumni in the field of 10 seeking qualifying points on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1). Other contenders include Snapper Sinclair and Noble Indy, who finished second and third, respectively, in the recent Risen Star (G2). 

Seven Keeneland sales graduates look to establish themselves on the Triple Crown trail in the Sunland Derby (G3) on Sunday at Sunland Park. Chief among those making their initial foray on the Derby scene are allowance winner New York Central and stakes-placed Dream Baby Dream, both for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. Also featured in the Sunland Derby are Runaway Ghost, who opened 2018 with a win in the Riley Allison at Sunland, and multiple graded stakes- placed Hollywood Star.

Classy Act and multiple graded stakes winner Wonder Gadot, second and third, respectively in their last start, the Rachel Alexandra (G2), headline Saturday’s TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), a prep on the 2018 Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

TWINSPIRES.COM LOUISIANA DERBY (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

NOBLE INDY, 3YO colt by Take Charge Indy – Noble Maz ($45,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent) O- WinStar Farm & Repole Stable; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HYNDFORD, 3YO colt by Street Cry (IRE) – Niji’s Grand Girl ($200,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Mulholland Springs, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing; B- Landaluce Educe Stable & Darley (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

SNAPPER SINCLAIR, 3YO colt by City Zip – True Addiction ($30,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Cool Hill Farm) O- Bloom Racing Stable; B- K & G Stables (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

LONE SAILOR, 3YO colt by Majestic Warrior – Ambitious ($120,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- GMB Racing) O- GMB Racing; B- Alexander, Groves, Matz (KY); T- Tom Amoss

MY BOY JACK, 3YO colt by Creative Cause – Gold N Shaft ($14,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Brereton C. Jones/Airdrie Stud, agent; $20,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Legacy Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Don’t Tell My Wife Stable) O- Don’t Tell My Wife Stables & Monomoy Stables; B- Brereton C. Jones (KY); T- Keith Desormeaux

DARK TEMPLAR, 3YO colt by Tapit – Hurricane Flag ($475,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- KatieRich Farms; Buyer- Sallusto & Albina, agent) O- Newtown Anner Stud; B- KatieRich Farms (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

 

NEW ORLEANS H. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles, 4YOs & Up

SCUBA, 7YO gelding by Tapit – Cuaba ($375,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Chanteclair Farm, agent, Buyer- Ampad Investments; $105,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Mill Ridge Sales, agent; Buyer-David A. Ross, agent) O-DARRS Inc.; B- Palides Investments N.V. Inc. (KY); T- Brendan Walsh

LEOFRIC, 5YO horse by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lady Godiva ($330,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Dromoland Farm, agent, Buyer- Woodford Racing; $100,000, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent, Buyer- BSW Bloodstock) O- Steve Landers Racing; B- Peter Blum Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Brad Cox

 

TWINSPIRES.COM FAIR GROUNDS OAKS (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YO Fillies

CLASSY ACT, 3YO filly by Into Mischief – Acting Class ($92,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Carl Moore Management) O- Carl Moore Management; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- W. Bret Calhoun

AMERICA’S TALE, 3YO filly by Gio Ponti – America’s Friend ($50,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Valkyre Stud, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Naveed Chowhan; B- Madeline Auerbach & Catherine Parke (KY); T- Bernie Flint

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; B- Godolphin (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

WONDER GADOT, 3YO filly by Medaglia d’Oro – Loving Vindication ($80,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Anderson Farms, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Gary Barber; B- Anderson Farms (ON); T- Mark Casse

CHOCOLATE MARTINI, 3YO filly by Broken Vow – Nicksappealinglady ($65,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Buckland Sales, agent; Buyer- Carl Moore Management) O- Double Doors Racing; B- Savino Capilupi (KY); T- Tom Amoss

 

MUNIZ MEMORIAL H. (G2), Fair Grounds, 1 1/8 Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

 ARKLOW, 4YO colt by Arch – Unbridled Empire ($160,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent; Buyer- Donegal Racing) O- Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger & Peter Coneway; B- John & Frank Penn (KY); T- Brad Cox

RING WEEKEND, 6YO gelding by Tapit – Free the Magic ($310,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- West Point Thoroughbreds & St. Elias) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- H. Graham Motion

 

SANTA MONICA S. (G2), Santa Anita, 7 Furlongs, 4YOs & Up, F&M

MARLEY’S FREEDOM, 4YO filly by Blame – Relaxing Green ($35,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Cicero Farms) O- Cicero Farms; B- Jack Swain III (KY); T- Robert B. Hess Jr.

 

SAN LUIS REY S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up

COLONIST, 4YO colt by Pioneerof the Nile – She Cat ($300,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Springland Farm & HKN (KY); T- Jerry Hollendorfer

  

HUTCHESON S. (G3), Gulfstream, 6 Furlongs, 3YOs

BELLE TAPISSERIE, 3YO colt by Tapizar – Se Bella ($47,000, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center) O- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- Fred Hertrich III & John Fielding (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

MADISON’S LUNA, 3YO colt by Tapit – Scarlet Tango ($400,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Rigney Racing) O- Rigney Racing; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Philip Bauer

MY CHINUMADO, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Wooden Nickel ($27,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- James B. Keogh, agent) O- Thoroughbred Champions Training Center; B- WinStar Farm (KY); T- Jaime Mejia

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

SUNLAND DERBY (G3), Sunland Park, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs

NEW YORK CENTRAL, 3YO colt by Tapit – Fashion Cat ($390,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Exclusive Equine Investments) O- China Horse Club International, SF Racing, WinStar Farm et al; B- SF Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmssuen

HOLLYWOOD STAR, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Hollywood Story ($550,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Albaugh Family Stables) O- Albaugh Family Stables; B- George Krikorian (KY); T- Dale Romans

PEACE, 3YO colt by Violence – Queen’s Triomphe ($37,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent) O- Spendthrift Farm and Town & Country Racing; B- Grade 1 Bloodstock & Terry Holmes (KY); T- Richard Mandella

SHANE ZAIN, 3YO colt by Medaglia d’Oro – My Gi Gi ($370,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Dennis O’Neill, agent) O- Zedan Racing Stables; B- Don Alberto Corp (KY); T- Doug O’Neill

SEVEN TRUMPETS, 3YO colt by Morning Line – Angel Trumpet ($45,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Royal Flush Racing) O- West Point Thoroughbreds; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- Dale Romans

DREAM BABY DREAM, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Galetoire ($20,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Gainesway, agent, Buyer- Jumping Jack; $210,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Baccari Bloodstock, agent, Buyer- Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent) O- Dream Baby Dream Racing Stable; B- Pegasus Stud (KY); T- Steve Asmussen

RUNAWAY GHOST, 3YO colt by Ghostzapper – Rose’s Desert ($240,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Shawhan Place, agent) O/B- Joe Peacock (KY); T- Todd Fincher