Keeneland sales alumni continued their domination of the 2018 Road the Kentucky Derby (G1) by winning both preps, the Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn and the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway, held Saturday.
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Magnum Moon, Solomini and Combatant each secured points on the Derby leaderboard by finishing 1-2-3 in the Rebel. Magnum Moon remained undefeated with his 3½-length victory and earned 50 points to move into fifth position in the rankings. Blended Citizen rallied along the rail to take the Jeff Ruby Steaks by a neck and receive 20 points for his victory.
Currently, 11 of the top 16 Derby point leaders went through the sales ring at Keeneland.
At Santa Anita, Keeneland sales graduates swept the top three spots in the Santa Margarita (G1), won easily by the versatile Fault.
KEENELAND SALES GRADUATES
Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Santa Margarita S. (G1) on 3/17 at Santa Anita:
FAULT, 4YO filly by Blame – Charming N Lovable ($120,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Klaravich Stable) (career 15-5-3-2, $558,795) O- Agave Racing Stable & Little Red Feather Racing; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Philip D’Amato
2- Mended, 5YO mare by Broken Vow – Fair and Square ($45,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Islewood Ranch) O- Troy & Maritza Onorata; B- Sheltowee Farm, Mariah Thoroughbreds & Pin Oak Stud (KY); T- John Martin
3- Mopotism, 4YO filly by Uncle Mo – Peppy Rafaela ($135,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent) O- Reddam Racing; B- Frank Batten (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates ran 1-2-3 in the Rebel S. (G2) on 3/17 at Oaklawn:
1- MAGNUM MOON, 3YO colt by Malibu Moon – Dazzling Song ($380,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Robert & Lawana Low) (career 3-3-0-0, $577,800) O- Robert & Lawana Low; B- Ramona Bass (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
2- Solomini, 3YO colt by Curlin – Surf Song ($270,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Zayat Stables) O- Zayat Stables; B- Glenna Salyer DVM (KY); T- Bob Baffert
3- Combatant, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Border Dispute ($320,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Blandford Stud, agent; Buyer- Winchell Thoroughbreds) O- Winchell Thoroughbreds & Willis Horton Racing; B- Paget Bloodstock (KY); T- Steve Asmussen
IVY BELL, 5YO mare by Archarcharch – Fallseed ($40,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Cross Keys Sales, agent; Buyer- Thomas Kutsukos) Won Inside Information S. (G2) on 3/17 at Gulfstream (career 16-5-6-1, $373,287) O- Mathis Stable & Madaket Stables; B- T/C Stable (KY); T- Todd Pletcher
BLENDED CITIZEN, 3YO colt by Proud Citizen – Langara Lass ($57,000 RNA, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Penn Sales, agent) Won Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) on 3/17 at Turfway (career 8-2-0-2, $167,054) O- Greg Hall & Sayjay Racing; B- Ray Hanson (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
GO NONI GO, 3YO filly by Get Stormy – Lady Larkspur ($1,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- A. P. Racing) Won DRF Bets Bourbonette Oaks (G3) on 3/17 at Oaklawn (career 9-3-1-1, $161,865) O- Three Diamonds Farm; B- David Hager II (KY); T- Michael Maker
MR MELODY, 3YO colt by Scat Daddy – Trusty Lady ($75,000 RNA, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent; $100,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- VanMeter-Gentry Sales, agent, Buyer- David Meah, agent) Won Chunichi Sports Sho Falcon S. (G3) on 3/17 at Chukyo (JAPAN) (career 5-3-2-0) O- Green Fields; B- Bell Tower Thoroughbreds; T- Hideaki Fujiwara
SOUNDS DELICIOUS, 4YO filly by Yes It’s True – Dulce Realidad ($17,500, 2016 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- J. D. Robinson, agent) Won $100,000 Correction S. on 3/17 at Aqueduct (career 6-5-1-0, $192,750) O- Stud El Aguila; B- Eric DelValle (KY); T- Linda Rice
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE, 3YO colt by Tiznow – La Suena ($275,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- McMahon & Hill Bloodstock, agent; $325,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hidden Brook, agent, Buyer- Hartley/De Renzo) Won $77,200 Rushaway S. on 3/17 at Turfway (career 4-2-0-0, $67,940) O- Spendthrift Farm & Town and Country Racing; B- William Graham (ON); T- Al Stall Jr.