Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

New TDN Rising Star, BITUMEN

July 1, 2016

Our friend/client, Tolie Otto ( Jamm Ltd) bred the TDN Rising Star, BITUMEN.  The 2 year old colt out of the mare Kobla Cat won at Churchill Downs on Thursday.  BITUMEN was raised and sold by Mill Ridge and Nicoma assisted with the mating.  Nicoma also, purchased Kobla Cat in 2011 on behalf of Tolie.


3rd-CD, $46,034, Msw, 6-30, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.49, ft.

+BITUMEN, c, 2, by Mineshaft/Kobla Cat, by Tale of the Cat

Bitumen, produced by an unraced half-sister to MGISW Quality Road, stamped himself as one to watch with this TDN Rising Star performance at first asking. Not off to the sharpest of beginnings from his rail draw here, the 6-1 chance rushed up to vie for early command through fractions of :22.48 and :46.37. Under plenty of pressure while four of them lined up across the track at the top of the stretch, the dark bay had plenty left in the tank beneath Brian Hernandez Jr., and took off impressively down the lane to win going away by a visually impressive 6 3/4 lengths.  The winner is a half-brother to Meshell (Elusive Quality), SW & GSP, $179,030. Kobla Cat, a $380,000 KEENOV purchase from the Edward P. Evans dispersal while carrying the aforementioned Meshel in 2011, produced a full-brother to the winner earlier this year. 

Sales history: $110,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP; $280,000 2yo '16 OBSMAR.

Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $27,900. O-Joseph W. Sutton; B-Jamm Ltd. (KY); T-Eddie Kenneally.