If the rest of the first crop Revenue’s are going
to video like the first two headed for the new Jersey Classic
we could be seeing something very interesting in the weeks
to come. Granted the pair in the early sale are not the
best ones-at least on paper perhaps- but both the stylish
BET THE BRANCH (Meadowbranch Ellen) and the sturdy EXTACURRICULAR
(Inside Outing) took to the video paddock like old pros.
Both show Revenue’s impressive gait.
WAYWARD WINDSONG (Windsong’s Legacy The Goddess)
did just fine and might be something of a sleeper in the
making seeing as how her cataloged siblings are in Europe
where details become sketchy. Did catch up with the Finnish
owner of her Dream Vacation sister who indicated they loved
her but since the policy is not to race 2-year-olds her
catalog line will read now 2 and exported.
On the pacing side BUENOS ARTIST (Artiscape-Smooth Latin
N) is everything his brother McAPULCO was not especially
in the field. Given that McApulco is proving a very nice
2-year-old in Canada despite his diminutive stature, the
bigger stronger, longer Artiscape brother BUENOS ARTIST
is well worth looking at.
Also falling into the category of his dam’s best
foal to date is ARTNERS IN CRIME (Artiscape-Pretty Daring)
a much bigger stronger colt than last year’s sister
RED IN THE FACE p,2,1:55.1 was at a comparative stage. Considering
she’s a double winner in Canada and in the Eternal
Camnation on Saturday it might be worthy of note. Oh yeah,
RED IN THE FACE sold for something like $8,000 at Harrisburg
If there’s another McArdle Sweetheart winner like
McARTS N CRAFTS (Mcardle-Jardin Des Arts) in the Jersey
Classic consignment it could be MONTE McCARLO (Paris Bistro)
who like McArts N Crafts and double stakes winner VALMcTORIAN
(McArdle Penn Grad) is simply the best foal the dam has
produced to date and like those two is the dam’s first
McArdle filly. Last year’s colt McHales Gravy was
dispensed to Ohio last November where he brought all of
$1,300 but is racing and winning in Canada as a 2-year-old.
Previously she had NINETY ONE HAWKS a huge gangly type who
finally got the hang of it this year winning in 1:50.4 at
The Meadowlands. MONTE McCARLO is a much nicer filly.
In case you haven’t noticed, MUSCLES YANKEE might
be in the midst of his best year ever judging from the gaggle
of glowing reports coming in from all stops on the trotting
globe. In fact, Muscles was the number one sire of money
winning 2-year-old trotters when last we looked.
At the Meadowlands, BOTH year old MEGASTAKES were won by
Muscles Yankee offspring with BLUE YORK YANKEE (Vernon Blue
Chip) prevailing in the Peter Haughton in 1:57.2…
while MUSCOVITE (Armbro Vitality) scored in the Merrie Annabelle
in 1:57. Blue York Yankee is a full brother to the very
celebrated Blue Mac Lad
At Springfield, MUSCLE MASS (Graceful Touch) established
a new record for 2-year-old trotting colts winning the Review
in 1:53.4 prevailing over still another Muscles Yankee colt
in PINE AFTER PINE (Pine Nugget). FULL BROTHERS to Muscle
Mass and Pine After Pine named TOUCHDOWN TOWN and JUST IN
PINE will sell in the Perretti consignment to Harrisburg
Then there’s the recently syndicated DEWYCHEATUMNHOWE
(Trolley Square) a recent acquisition by Walnut Hall LTD
for a cool half million who was so impressive at The Meadowlands
early on. Ineligible to the Peter Haughton, Dewycheatumnhowe
will be pointed for Lexington in September
Lest we forget Robert Stewart winner ANKLETS AWEIGH (Anklet
Hanover) who’s virtually the first legitimate opportunity
her dam as had in that her first foal Achilles Heel suffered
bone cysts and could never be sold.. Anklet’s Aweigh
on the other hand won the In Free final in addition to her
Robert Stewart victory. Her full sister THIGHS THE LIMIT
will sell at Harrisburg this fall.
SWEETHEART WINNER, McARTS N CRAFTS (Jardin Des Arts) cost
all of $12,000 at last year’s New Jersey Classic sale..
All she’s done is pace in 1:53.3, earn in excess of
one quarter million alreadyand appreciate her value substantially.
COUNTESS ADIOS AND MOLLY PITCHER winner VALMcTORIAN (Penn
Grad) was a $20,000 yearling at Harrisburg and she’s
already earned $70,000+ and has paced in 1:53.3
Then there’s ROBERT STEWART runner up B M McW (Diecyle)
who despite her $5,000 price tag from last year’s
New Jersey Classic has won in 1:55.4 in the Wishuponaststar
closer and has earned over $40,000 thus far.$$$
Interesting that two of those three came from last year’s
NEW JERSEY CLASSIC where we have a long history of selling
inexpensive stakes winners.
In fact the $1million.five earner MALTESE ARTIST came from
one of our Classic consignments not too long ago.