Mill Ridge & Nicoma News

WIN'S over the long weekend!

September 6, 2016


Our friends/clients had winners over the long weekend.  Mill Ridge raised or sold these winners & Nicoma assisted with most of the matings.

11th-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 9-5, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/8mT, 1:45.90, fm.

SASSY LITTLE LILA (f, 3, Artie Schiller--Sharp Apple). Sassy Little Lila maintained a clear advantage on the far turn and was never threatened in the lane, romping home five lengths ahead of Tisbury (Tiznow) in a sharp final time. The winner, a $115,000 Keeneland  September yearling, is a half to Pomology. Sharp Apple is responsible for a yearling filly by Blame, and she was most recently bred back to Arch. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-0, $66,700. B-John A. Chandler (KY)

4th-PRX, $53,000, Alw (NW2X)/Opt. Clm ($25,000), 9-5, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:37.34, ft.

DIVINING ROD (c, 4, Tapit--Precious Kitten) captured the 2015 GIII Coolmore Lexington S. and placed third behind Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) in the GI Preakness S. The dark bay added third-place runs in the Ohio Derby and GII Indiana Derby last summer. Tracking the pace, he punched through an opening between horses to press the pace through a half in :48 3/5. Divining Rod was carried wide around the far turn by Nauset Beach (Scat Daddy) and dug in resolutely in the stretch to notch a half-length score over that rival. The winner's dam is a half-sister to champion turfer and prominent sire Kitten's Joy, as well as MSW & GSP Justenuffheart (Broad Brush)--herself the dam of 2006 champion juvenile filly Dreaming of Anna (Rahy) and MGSW Lewis Michael (Rahy) and MGSW & GISP Justenuffhumor (Distorted Humor). Precious Kitten is responsible for the unraced 2-year-old filly Kitten Smitten (Medaglia d'Oro) and an unnamed yearling filly by Tapit. Lifetime Record: GSW & GISP, 10-3-1-5, $559,204. O-Lael Stables; B-M. Roy Jackson (KY).

GREENWOOD CUP S.-GIII, $200,000, PRX, 9-5, 3yo/up, 1 1/2m, 2:32.76, ft.

SCUBA, 119, g, 5, by Tapit 1st Dam: Cuaba (MGSP, $208,264), ($375,000 Wlg '11 KEENOV; $105,000 3yo '14 KEENOV).  B-Palides Investments N.V., Inc. (KY) . $120,000. Lifetime Record: GSW, 15-4-5-3, $307,091. 

3rd-SAR, $90,000, Alw (C)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 9-4, 3yo/up, 1 1/2mT, 2:25.18, fm.

STREET FASHION (g, 4, Street Sense--Winter Fashion)  The 5-1 shot was well-held while stalking the pace from the hedge through three-quarters in 1:14.14. Asked for run turning into the home stretch, Street Fashion outbattled favored Ectot (GB) (Hurricane Run {Ire}) in a ding-dong battle to the wire to win by a nose.  Lifetime Record: MSP, 14-3-4-3, $157,659. O-Augustin Stable; B-G Strawbridge (PA);

12th-SAR, $85,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 9-3, 3yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:40.15, fm.

HOCKEY SCHOOL (c, 3, Hat Trick {Jpn}--Miss Chapin) Sent off at 5-1, the dark bay colt quickly assumed the lead and had a clear advantage through fractions of :23.38 and :47.45. He was two lengths in front at the top of the lane and held on bravely to win by a head over the late-rushing Annals of Time (Temple City). The winner is a half-brother to Royal Fury (Langfuhr, MGSP, $313,377); and Coffee Clique (Medaglia d’Oro, GISW, $1,063,988). Lifetime Record: 9-2-0-2, $109,995. O-Amerman Racing LLC; B-Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY); 

1st-DMR, $60,690, Msw, 9-3, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:40.70, ft.

PRINCESS COCO (f, 2, Pioneerof the Nile--A. P. Cindy  Off at 4-1 on this retchout, the dark bay dropped out to last as a pace scramble ensued through a strong :22.36 first quarter.  Gradually inching closer, Princess Coco split horses toward the inside around the eighth pole and kicked away to a 2 1/4-length score. She’s My First (To Honor and Serrve) was second-best. The winner has a yearling half-sister by Point of Entry and a More Than Ready half-brother foaled this term. Sales History: $62,000 Ylg '15 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 3-1-0-1, $46,920. B-Lynn B. Schiff (KY)

THE VID S., $75,000, GP, 9-3, 3yo/up, 1 1/16mT, 1:41.98, fm.

1--DIAMOND BACHELOR, 117, (g, 5, War Front--Seasoned). ($100,000 Wlg '11 KEENOV; $195,000 Ylg '12 FTSAUG; $570,000 2yo '13 BARMAR).  B-Jamm, Ltd. (KY). $46,035. Lifetime Record: 31-3-4-0, $256,335.