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DECLAN’S MOON, WILKO CO-HIGHWEIGHTS ON EXPERIMENTAL FREE HANDICAP; SWEET CATOMINE TOP FILLY

Undefeated Declan’s Moon and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Wilko share the highweight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2004 Experimental Free Handicap, released today by The Jockey Club.

The filly division is headed by Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Sweet Catomine at 124 pounds, one pound more than the standard impost for top weighted fillies.

The Experimental Free Handicap, published annually by The Jockey Club since 1935, is compiled for a hypothetical race at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. This year’s weighting committee of racing secretaries once again comprised Frank Gabriel, Jr. of Arlington Park, Michael Lakow of the New York Racing Association and Thomas S. Robbins of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

The committee weighted a total of 87 males and 66 fillies. Eligible for weighting were all two-year-olds of 2004 that finished among the top four in graded or other unrestricted races with an added-value of at least $75,000 or higher, run in the continental United States.

Jay Em Ess Stable’s Declan’s Moon (Malibu Moon – Vee Vee Star, by Norquestor) won all of his four starts last year, including the Hollywood Futurity, Del Mar Futurity and Hollywood Prevue Stakes, for earnings of $507,300. He was bred in Maryland by Brice Ridgely.

J. Paul Reddam and Susan Roy’s Wilko (Awesome Again – Native Roots (IRE), by Indian Ridge (IRE)) scored an upset win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile before finishing third to Declan’s Moon in the Hollywood Futurity. A winner of three-of-12 starts and $934,074, Wilko was bred in Kentucky by Ro Parra.

The 126 pounds assigned the co-highweights is a standard top weight for Experimental colts and is equivalent to the assignment shared by last year’s highweights Action This Day, Cuvee and Ruler’s Court. Declan’s Moon and Wilko are weighted two pounds higher than Cash is King LLC’s Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet – Maggy Hawk, by Hawkster) and Fog City Stable’s Roman Ruler (Fusaichi Pegasus – Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy).

Afleet Alex, a winner of four-of-six starts and $680,800, won the Hopeful Stakes and the Sanford Stakes before finishing second to Wilko in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Roman Ruler won three-of-five starts, including the Norfolk Stakes and the Best Pal Stakes, and earned $330,800.

At 123 pounds are Padua Stable’s Proud Accolade (Yes It’s True – Proud Ciel, by Septieme Ciel), winner of the Champagne Stakes and $364,130, and Tracy Farmer’s Sun King (Charismatic – Clever But Costly, by Clever Trick), third in both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Champagne Stakes with earnings of $244,850.

In the filly division, the 124 pounds assigned Sweet Catomine (Storm Cat – Sweet Life, by Kris S.) is equivalent to the assignment on last year’s highweight Halfbridled.

Bred in Kentucky by her owners Marty and Pam Wygod, Sweet Catomine won three of four starts and $799,800 last year. In addition to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, she won the Del Mar Debutante and Oak Leaf Stakes.

Sharing second-highweight at 117 pounds are Darley Stable’s Balletto (UAE) (Timber Country – Destiny Dance, by Nijinsky II), Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor’s Sense of Style (Thunder Gulch – Save Me the Waltz (IRE), by Kings Lake) and Peter Vegso’s Splendid Blended (Unbridled’s Song – Valid Blend, by Valid Appeal).

Balletto (UAE) won three-of-five starts, including the Matron Stakes, for earnings of $614,000. She was runner-up in both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Matron Stakes. Sense of Style also won three-of-five starts, including the Matron Stakes and Spinaway Stakes, and earned $369,000. Splendid Blended won three-of-four starts, including the Hollywood Starlet Stakes, and banked $327,400.

Among sires of Experimental horses, Yes It’s True tops the colts’ list with three representatives, while Successful Appeal heads the fillies’ list, also with three representatives. Combining the two lists, Successful Appeal is the leading sire with five representatives, one more than Unbridled’s Song. Of the 153 juveniles weighted, 89 were bred in Kentucky, 37 in Florida and four each in Maryland and New York.

 

 

Colts

Weight Name Color Sire Dam Dam Sire State Breeder
126 Declan's Moon dk b/br Malibu Moon Vee Vee Star Norquestor MD Brice Ridgely
126 Wilko ch Awesome Again Native Roots (IRE) Indian Ridge (IRE) KY Ro Parra
124 Afleet Alex b Northern Afleet Maggy Hawk Hawkster FL John Martin Silvertand
124 Roman Ruler dk b/br Fusaichi Pegasus Silvery Swan Silver Deputy KY Needham/Betz, Liberation Fm & Ashford Stud "
123 Proud Accolade dk b/br Yes It's True Proud Ciel Septieme Ciel FL Marion G. Montanari
123 Sun King dk b/br Charismatic Clever But Costly Clever Trick KY Cambridge Farm & James Daniel Conway
122 Giacomo gr/ro Holy Bull Set Them Free Stop the Music KY Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss
122 Rockport Harbor gr/ro Unbridled's Song Regal Miss Copelan Copelan KY Heiligbrodt Racing Stable & Taylor Made Farm, Inc.
121 Devils Disciple dk b/br Devil His Due Stormfeather Storm Bird FL Earl Pierpont
120 Consolidator ch Storm Cat Good Example (FR) Crystal Glitters KY Pacelco S.A.
119 Galloping Grocer ch A. P Jet Little Evie Northrop NY Robert D. Rosenthal & Estate of Ira Waldbaum
118 Southern Africa dk b/br Cape Town Al Fahda (GB) Be My Chief KY Hassan Ahamdi & Michael Anderson
117 Chandtrue b Yes It's True Chandelle Crafty Prospector FL W. E. Waltrip
116 Flamenco ch Dance Master Libre Fly So Free FL Moloney & Thompson
116 Park Avenue Ball ch Citidancer Road to the Ball Cahill Road NJ C. J. Hesse, Inc.
115 Dubleo dk b/br Southern Halo Secret Red Secretariat KY Anzac LLC
115 Greater Good b Intidab Gather The Clan (IRE) General Assembly KY A. Lakin & Sons, Inc.
114 Crown Point b Honor Grades Runaway Ashleigh Runaway Groom KY Albert Coppola
114 Lunarpal b Successful Appeal Quiet Eclipse Quiet American FL L. William Heiligbrodt
114 Primal Storm b Storm Boot Primistal Stalwart KY Everest Stables Inc.
113 Actxecutive ch Noactor Majestic Report Corporate Report FL Randy Mills
113 Defer b Danzig Hidden Reserve Mr. Prospector KY Ogden Mills Phipps
113 Straight Line dk b/br Boundary Zanti Strawberry Road (AUS) KY R. Alex Rankin & Louis Wright
113 Texcess b In Excess (IRE) Danish Alamode Regal Classic CA Ron E. Gomez
112 Boston Glory ch Boston Harbor Unbridled Glory Unbridled KY Tom Clark
111 Better Than Bonds b Sweetsouthernsaint Jabesh Vanlandingham FL L. Riley Mangum
111 Drum Major dk b/br Dynaformer Endless Parade Williamstown KY Roger W. Clark
111 Elusive Chris ch Elusive Quality Kara's Heart American Legion KY James T. Hines Jr.
111 Leaving On My Mind b Valid Expectations Sudden Attraction Rare Performer TX George A. Wolff
111 Patriot Act dk b/br A.P. Indy Classic Value Copelan KY W. S. Farish
111 Seattles Best Joe b Personable Joe First Class Action Chisos WA Frank Reynolds
111 Seize the Day dk b/br Montbrook Dignified Woman World Appeal FL J. Michael O'Farrell, Jr.
111 Storm Surge dk b/br Storm Cat Especially Mr. Prospector KY Overbrook Farm
110 Bellamy Road dk b/br Concerto Hurry Home Hillary Deputed Testamony FL Dianne D. Cotter
110 Boggy Creek dk b/br Menifee Hail the Queen Danzatore KY Diane Waldron
110 Cajun Pepper dk b/br Barricade Cajun Cutie Truce Maker CO Harry L. Veruchi
110 Closing Argument b Successful Appeal Mrs. Greeley Mr. Greeley FL France Weiner & Irwin J. Weiner
110 Evil Minister ch Deputy Minister Evil's Pic Piccolino KY ClassicStar, LLC
110 Gold Joy ch Joyeux Danseur Lizzie Worthington Gold Seam NY Chasemedaly Farm
110 Wallstreet Scandal ch Mt. Livermore Naughty River Special OH Langsem Farm, Inc. & Eutrophia Farm
109 B. B. Best dk b/br Yes It's True Bold Juana John Alden FL Bent Oak Farm
109 Cin Cin dk b/br Precocity Home Together Homebuilder FL John Franks
109 Funk b Unbridled's Song Verbal Volley Oh Say KY Formal Gold LLC
109 Magoo's Magic dk b/br Awesome Again Slew the Queen Seattle Slew KY The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust
109 Three Hour Nap b Afternoon Deelites Pilgrim's Treasure Pilgrim KY Frank A. Penn Jr. & D. Flannigan
108 Anthony J. b Tiger Ridge Sly Stylist Sovereign Dancer FL Mrs. Helen M. Napolitano
108 Bushwacker b Outflanker Musical Score Romantic Lead FL Starship Stables
108 Littlebitofzip dk b/br Littlebitlively Kafaf Zilzal FL John Franks
108 Sunny Sky (FR) ch Septieme Ciel Silicon Run Commanche Run (GB) FR Franck Benillouche
108 Tadreeb b Theatrical (IRE) Space Time (FR) Bering (GB) KY Fittocks Stud
107 G P's Black Knight b Tiger Ridge Ample Time Wolf Power (SAF) FL Tony & Dawn Bowling
107 Rey de Cafe ch Kingmambo Commodities Private Account KY G. Watts Humphrey Jr.
106 Chips Are Down dk b/br Distorted Humor Tiy Buster Housebuster KY Charles Nuckols Jr. & Sons
106 D'court's Speed gr/ro Doneraile Court Velvet Panther Pentaquod KY Establo P. R. Speed
106 Killenaule dk b/br Fusaichi Pegasus Tipically Irish Metfield KY High Creek Farm
106 Maximus C b Coronado's Quest Long Silence Alleged KY Shortleaf Stable
106 Wild Desert b Wild Rush Desert Radiance Desert Wine ON Windways Farm Limited
106 Winsomemoneyhoney dk b/br Spinning World Fleeting Honey Afleet KY Jeanne Sheets
105 Cherokee Chase dk b/br Rizzi Cherokyfrolicflash Green Dancer FL Stride Rite Racing Stable, Inc.
105 City Code b Carson City Valid Affect Valid Appeal KY Pin Oak Stud, LLC
105 Doctor Voodoo dk b/br Petionville Go Ahead and Cry Belong to Me KY Joel Kligman
105 Major League b Magic Cat Quick Grey El Prado (IRE) TX Sandstone Farms, LLC
105 Rush Bay b Cozzene Seoul Deputy Minister KY Phoebe Ann Mueller, Trust
105 Winning Expression dk b/br Western Expression Miss Winning Sweep End Sweep NY Flying Zee Stables
104 Diamond Isle dk b/br Gilded Time Polish Legacy Polish Navy KY Mike S. Sloan
104 Hal's Image dk b/br Halo's Image Mia's Hope Rexson's Hope FL Harold Rose
104 Magna Graduate dk b/br Honor Grades Peacock Alley Fast Play KY Nicole Zitani & Ramon Rangel
104 Positive Prize dk b/br Prized Hushi Riverman KY Donna Moore
104 Ready Ruler dk b/br More Than Ready Reina Victoriosa (ARG) Interprete (ARG) KY Vinery, LLC
104 Smooth Bid gr/ro Rubiano Miss Fizz Spectacular Bid MD Margaret Addis
104 Spanish Chestnut ch Horse Chestnut (SAF) BaRabbit No Sale George FL Don Graham & Ocala Oaks
103 Rubialedo gr/ro Rubiano Runaway Cater Runaway Groom KY Lewis A. Hall Jr.
103 Scipion b A.P. Indy Strawberry Reason Strawberry Road (AUS) KY Payson Stud Inc.
103 Smoke Warning b Smoke Glacken Secret Affair Secret Hello KY Sidney Brown
103 Upscaled b Sir Cat Limestone Landing Red Ryder KY Walter B. Mills
102 Malanato ch Malagra Renato Jo Catane LA Danny M. Brown & Donna B. Brown
102 My Parade b Parade Ground Suddenly Maria Stately Don KY W. S. Farish, James D. Conway & Marietta Conway
102 Silver Haze dk b/br Silver Deputy Crystal Vous Crystal Water KY Foxfield
101 Chattahoochee War b War Chant Buffalo Berry (IRE) Sri Pekan KY Edmund J. Loder
101 Dusty Minister gr/ro Open Forum Sister of Darkness Geiger Counter FL Irma Stein
101 Elusive Thunder ch Thunder Gulch Be Elusive With Approval KY Hopewell Investments LLC
101 Social Probation gr/ro Jules Satinet Olympio KY Chris Cahill & Kirt Cahill
101 Woody's Apache dk b/br Cryptoclearance Take Sara Regal Remark KY Jim D. Tilton Jr.
100 Favorite Minit b Favorite Trick Minit Towinit Malagra LA Brittlyn Stable, Inc., M. Benoit & E. Benoit
100 Fusaichi Rock Star gr/ro Wild Wonder Grannies Feather At Full Feather FL Hannahill Farm Inc.
100 Reno Bob b Miesque's Son Odner's Jewel Chief's Crown KY Eaglestone Farm Inc.
100 Storm Creek Rising b Storm Creek Goulash Mari's Book KY Aaron U. Jones & Marie D. Jones

 

Fillies

Weight Name Color Sire Dam Dam Sire State Breeder
124 Sweet Catomine b Storm Cat Sweet Life Kris S. KY Mr. & Mrs. Martin J. Wygod
117 Balletto (UAE) ch Timber Country Destiny Dance Nijinsky II UAE Darley
117 Sense of Style b Thunder Gulch Save Me the Waltz (IRE) Kings Lake KY Twelve Oaks Stud
117 Splendid Blended ch Unbridled's Song Valid Blend Valid Appeal FL Peter Vegso Racing Stable
115 Ready's Gal ch More Than Ready Exquisite Mistress Nasty and Bold KY R. Alex Rankin & Louis Wright
114 Inspiring ch Golden Missile Arches of Gold Strike Gold KY Timothy Thornton, Meg Buckley & Mike Buckley
114 Runway Model dk b/br Petionville Ticket to Houston Houston KY Everest Stables, Inc.
114 Souvenir Gift b Souvenir Copy Alleged Gift Alleged KY Mrs. John C. Mabee
113 Sharp Lisa ch Dixieland Band Winter's Gone Dynaformer KY WinStar Farm, LLC
113 Sis City b Slew City Slew Smart Sis Beau Genius KY Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
112 In the Gold ch Golden Missile Incinerate Groovy KY Whitewood Stable, Inc.
111 Classic Elegance b Carson City Taegu Halo KY Brereton C. Jones
111 Dance Away Capote gr/ro Capote Ingot's Dance Away Gate Dancer KY Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC
111 Paddy's Daisy ch King of Kings (IRE) Mrs. Paddy Woodman KY Stonehaven Farm
111 Play With Fire dk b/br Boundary Realm Mr. Prospector KY Claiborne Farm
110 Melhor Ainda b Pulpit Potrinner (ARG) Potrillazo KY Jayeff B Stables & Reynolds Bell Jr.
110 Punch Appeal b Successful Appeal Okanagan Dawn Two Punch FL Rosebrook Farms LLC
109 Broadway Gold dk b/br Seeking the Gold Miss Doolittle Storm Cat KY Madeleine A Paulson, W. S. Farish & Skara Glen Stables
109 Culinary gr/ro El Amante Volunteer (ARG) Ski Champ KY Diana Snowden & Guy B. Snowden
109 Louvain (IRE) b Sinndar (IRE) Flanders (IRE) Common Grounds IRE Twelve Oaks Stud Establishment
109 Northern Mischief dk b/br Yankee Victor Rhondaling (GB) Welsh Pageant (FR) KY Sequel 2000
109 Toll Taker b Bernstein Tappanzee Bet Big IL Lothenbach Stables, Inc.
108 Chocolate Brown dk b/br Lion Hearted Twin Lights Holy Bull NJ Dennis A. Drazin
108 Enduring Will dk b/br Arch Jodie Faster Theatrical (IRE) KY Michael Rainier
108 Hello Lucky b Lucky Lionel Mystery Number Secret Hello FL Adena Springs
108 Short Route ch Mud Route Short Call Phone Trick CA Herrick Racing LLC
107 Conveyor's Angel dk b/br Conveyor Supreme Angel Prince Valid FL Debra Backlinie & Bill Backlinie
107 Megascape dk b/br Cape Canaveral Bigger Half Megaturn NY Sez Who Thoroughbreds
107 Summer Raven b Summer Squall Rahy Rose Rahy KY Mt. Brilliant Farm LLC
106 Buzz Song dk b/br Unbridled's Song Buzzovertomyhouse Drone KY Kings Way Farm Inc. & Paraneck Stallions, Inc.
106 Culture Clash dk b/br Petionville Antonia Bin (IRE) Sadler's Wells KY Everest Stables, Inc.
106 Hear Us Roar b Lion Hearted Grand Slalom Broad Brush MD Rosalee C. Davison
106 Memorette dk b/br Memo (CHI) Forever Fondre Shahrastani CA Oak Tree Farm
106 Take a Check gr/ro Touch Gold Groovy Feeling Groovy MD Robert E. Meyerhoff
105 Double D Appeal b Successful Appeal Wicked Diablo Diablo FL McKathan Farms
105 Kota b Indian Charlie Silverbulletlover Gulch FL Circle M Farms
105 Queens Plaza dk b/br Forestry Kew Garden Seattle Slew KY Classic Thoroughbreds XIV
104 Angel Trumpet dk b/br Cape Canaveral Tricki Mae Phone Trick KY Dreabon Copeland
104 Bella Banissa b Good and Tough Banissa Lear Fan KY Thomas/Lakin/Kintz
104 Im a Dixie Girl dk b/br Dixie Union Im Out First Allen's Prospect KY Wakefield Farm
104 No Bull Baby b Indian Charlie Slumgullion Conquistador Cielo KY Hal Earnhardt
104 Royal Copenhagen (FR) dk b/br Inchinor (GB) Amnesia Septieme Ciel FR Eric Puerari & Har. Des Capucines
103 Aspen Tree ch Holy Bull Rockaroller Dixieland Band KY Ellen B. Kill Kelley
103 Dansetta Light dk b/br Colony Light Dolly's Back At the Threshold FL J D Farms
103 Jill Robin L b Precocity Jo Zak Vilzak FL John Franks
103 K. D.'s Shady Lady gr/ro Maria's Mon Annie's Apple Shawklit Won KY Anna Steele Oliver
103 La Maitresse (IRE) b Desert King (IRE) Banariya Lear Fan IRE Kildare Racing Syndicate
103 Limited Entry b Carson City Grand Betty Copelan KY Two Sisters Stable
103 My Miss Storm Cat dk b/br Sea of Secrets Urmia Meadowlake KY Bob Austin
103 Smuggler b Unbridled Inside Information Private Account KY Ogden Mills Phipps
102 Berbatim dk b/br Bernstein Word Harvest Verbatim KY Douglas S. Arnold & W. E. Zemer Jr.
102 Leona's Knight b Suave Prospect P. M.'s Hope Rexson's Hope FL Rose Family Stables Ltd.
102 Paragon Queen ch Lord Carson Storm Struck Storm Bird KY Russ Fisher
102 Running Bobcats b Running Stag Backatem Notebook FL Adena Springs
102 Secrets Galore b Honour and Glory Galore Gulch KY Heiligbrodt Racing Stables
102 She's a Jewel b Successful Appeal Binawin Binalong FL Moloney & Thompson
101 Gotta Rush b Wild Rush Silver Stockings Seattle Sleet KY Inwood Farms & Andrew Savas
101 Lady Glade b Straight Man Meetmenow Shimatoree FL L. William Heiligbrodt
101 Ninadivina dk b/br Cape Town Cecelia Be Mine Lomond KY Patchen Wilkes Farm, LLC
101 Salute b Unbridled Personal Ensign Private Account KY Phipps Stable
101 Winning Season ch Lemon Drop Kid Topicount Private Account KY Marvin Delfiner & Fred Seitz
100 Darn That Girl gr/ro Darn That Alarm Diplomatic Girl Gallapiat FL Shannon Fredrick
100 Malika's Gold dk b/br Gold Case Mucci Baby Cozzene FL Haras de la Pomme
100 Miss Matched dk b/br Formal Gold Ivory Princess (IRE) Cure the Blues KY John Gallo & William Perry
100 Western Princess ch Gone West My Last Alibi Deputy Minister KY Manganaro, LLC
100 Wild Chick b Forest Wildcat Open Window Trempolino FL New Farm

 

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