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Karlovy Vary (Dynaformer) James Graham up, wins the Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Karlovy Vary: daughter of Dynaformer sprang a surprise in Saturday's Ashland Stakes at Keeneland

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Grade 1 double for Three Chimneys stallions

Saturday; Santa Anita

Santa Anita Derby (Grade 1), 3yo, dirt, 1m1f

I'LL HAVE ANOTHER (c Flower Alley - Arch's Gal Edith by Arch)

Bred by Harvey Clarke in the US

BARGAIN $11,000 yearling I'll Have Another confirmed his spot in next month's Kentucky Derby with a game effort to overhaul Creative Cause (byGiant's Causeway) in the Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

In the process, Doug O'Neill's colt became the second Grade 1 winner by his young sire Flower Alley following last year's Ashland Stakes heroine Lilacs And Lace. Flower Alley, who won the 2005 Grade 1 Travers Stakes and ran second in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is the sire of three Graded stakes winners overall from two crops aged three and above. The son of Distorted Humor stands for $7,500 at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.

 

Victor Davila purchased I'll Have Another for just $11,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September Sale and resold him for $35,000 to Dennis O'Neill at last year's OBS April Two-year-old Sale. A half-brother to a minor winner in America, I'll Have Another is out of the winning Arch mare Arch's Gal Edith and from the further family of Grade 1 winner Roanoke.

Arch's Gal Edith has a two-year-old filly by Tapit named Gloria S.


Keeneland

Central Bank Ashland Stakes (Grade 1), 3yo fillies, 1m 1/2 f, AW

KARLOVY VARY (f Dynaformer - The Right Pew by Pulpit)

Bred by Alex G. Campbell Jr Thoroughbreds LLCin the US

IN what was a productive afternoon for Three Chimneys Farm stallions, stud stalwart Dynaformer sired his 24th Group/Grade 1 winner when Alex Campbell's homebred Karlovy Vary made all to burst a few bubbles in the Ashland Stakes.

Trained by Rusty Arnold, Karlovy Vary is a sister to Rocket Legs, who was Grade 2-placed in the US over 1m2f, and one of three winners out of The Right Pew, a winning half-sister to Grade 2-winning sprinter Great Intentions.

 

The Right Pew has a two-year-old colt by Medaglia d'Oro named Mio d'Oro and a yearling filly by Birdstone.

Dynaformer, who won seven races including the Grade 2 Jersey Derby for D. Wayne Lukas and stands a massive 17 hands high, has defied the odds throughout his stud career, rising off an initial fee of $5,000 at Wafare Farm to his current high of $150,000. His list of winners at the top level include Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro as well as European stand-outs Blue Bunting, Rainbow View, White Moonstone and Lucarno.

Karlovy Vary's victory came on the same day that Dynaformer's son Americain was narrowly denied by Manighar in the Group 1 BMW at Rosehill in Australia.

 

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