Street Cry stars on Day 1 at Saratoga

A colt and a filly by Darley stallion Street Cry topped Day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select yearlings sale on Monday evening.

Darley advisor John Ferguson, representing Sheikh Mohammed, purchased the session-topping colt for US$800,000.  His dam Don’t Tacha Me (A.P. Indy) is a half-sister to Champion European 2YO One Cool Cat (Storm Cat).  

Street Cry also sired Monday evening’s leading filly that realised $775,000.  She is out of G3 performer Alchemist (A.P. Indy) while her second dam is G1 Go for Wand Hcp winner Aldiza (Storm Cat).

A.P. Indy not only figured as the broodmare sire of the top two sellers; he also factored in the male line of the third and fourth most expensive lots on the night.

An A.P. Indy filly from Malka (Deputy Minister) sold to celebrity chef Bobby Flay for $625,000.  She is a three-quarter sister to five notable horses by A.P. Indy – Group winners Daydreaming, Girolamo andAccelerator plus the dams of reigning Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver (Maria’s Mon) and G1 winner Bluegrass Cat (Storm Cat).

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell Estates went to $525,000 to secure a colt by A P Indy sire Pulpit from multiple stakes winner Boom Town Girl (Unbridled).  Originally sold for $425,000 as a Keeneland November weanling, he hails from the family of Keeneland track-record holder and sire Exclusive Enough (Exclusive Native).

Fasig-Tipton reported that 52 yearlings were sold at an average of to $271,538 which was 13% down from 2009.  Conversely, Monday’s median of $250,000 was up 8.7%.