Flatter Colt Tops Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale

(Flatter colt brings $440,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday / Photo Courtesy of Fasig-Tipton)

Hip 22, a colt by Flatter, sold for $440,000 early at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by China Horse Club/Maverick Racing from the consignment of Indian Creek, agent.

This colt is the third foal out Ruth and Neva, a multiple stakes placed half-sister to Graded Stakes winner Sassy Sienna. The immediate family includes Champion Silvestro, Group 1 winner Romildo, and Grade 2 winners Golden Reef and Jazino.

Hip 22 was bred in Kentucky by Susan King.

Frosted Filly Sold for $330,000 to Let’s Go Stables

Hip 246, a filly from the first crop of Frosted, sold for $330,000 at The July Sale. The gray or roan filly was purchased by Let’s Go Stables from the consignment of Wynnstay Sales, agent.

This filly is from the first crop of three-time Grade 1 winner Frosted, a five-time Graded/Group Stakes winner who earned $3,972,800. Hip 246 is out of the stakes placed winning Street Sense mare Humble Street, a daughter of multiple stakes winner Humble Retha. That mare produced four winners, including stakes winner Han Sense and multiple graded stakes placed Humble Janet, herself the dam of recent stakes winner Shang.

Hip 246 was bred in Kentucky by H. Allen Poindexter.

Nyquist Colt Snares $330,000

Hip 333, a colt from the first crop of Champion Nyquist, sold for $330,000 during The July Sale. The dark bay or brown colt was purchased by Ben McElroy, agent for Corinthian Medical/Wilson Sisk from the consignment of Stuart Morris, agent for Highclere & Partners.

By Champion juvenile Nyquist, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1), this colt is a half-brother to three winners out of the Storm Creek mare Murky Waters. Among that mare’s winners is stakes winner Red Vine, a multiple Grade 1 placed earner of $775,915. Murky Waters is out of stakes winner Fort Pond, making her a half-sister to multiple Graded Stakes winning millionaire Fort Prado and to stakes winner and 14-time winner Cammack.

Hip 333 was bred in Kentucky.

Empire Maker Colt Sold For $300,000

Hip 320, a colt by Empire Maker, sold for $300,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Steven W. Young, agent from the consignment of Shawhan Place, agent for Austin & Brendan Paul.

By the sire of Grade 1 winner and Triple Crown sire Pioneerof the Nile, this colt is out of a Bernardinihalf-sister to Grade 1 winner Snow Ridge and track record-setting stakes winner Pavarotti. The colt hails from the immediate family of Grade 1 winners Afleet Express, Materiality, and Embellish the Lace, as well as multiple Grade 2 winning millionaire Fiftyshadesofhay.

Hip 320 was bred in Kentucky.

Outwork Colt Brings $300,000

Hip 134, a colt from the first crop of Wood Memorial S. (G1) winner Outwork, sold for $300,000 at The July Sale. The bay colt was purchased by Kenneth McPeek, agent for Walking L Thoroughbreds from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

The bay colt from the first crop of Outwork is a half-brother to two winners from as many to race out of the Grade 2 placed Successful Appeal mare Back Spin. That mare is a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Five Iron, from the immediate family of multiple Grade 1 winner Tactile and Graded Stakes winners Last Song, Brushing Gloom, and Beach View.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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