Mendelssohn Head Shot

Mo Town and Mendelssohn Set for Saratoga Sale

It’s another group of well-bred offerings from Mo Town and Mendelssohn’s first crop at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale on August 9 and 10 with the pair having six yearlings between them.

Uncle Mo’s Grade I winning son Mo Town is represented by only one yearling but that colt hails from an impressive family and looks to represent his sire well.

A half-brother to stakes winner Just Read It, the colt offered by Gainesway goes through the ring as Hip 157. The January-born offering saw a major update last weekend when Munnings’ multiple Grade II winner Venetian Harbor finished second in the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch. That filly is out of the colt’s dam’s stakes-placed half-sister Sounds of the City.

The colt’s winning dam is also a full sister to stakes winner Pool Winner. A $185,000 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale purchase, Hip 157 was bred by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder and descends from champion Safety Kept.

Regally-bred Grade I-winning record setter Mendelssohn has five scheduled to go through the ring and kicks off with Hip 6 from Paramount Sales.

A three-quarter brother to stakes winner and Grade III-placed Jo Jo Air, the colt’s dam is two-time winner Tessie Flip. Tessie Flip is a half-sister to dual Grade I winner Switch and stakes winner Keystone Gulch, who has produced multiple stakes performers in Australia. The extended family also includes champions Questing and Dan Tucket and and Group I winner Gregorian named on his page. The colt was bred by Springhouse Farm and Circular Rd Breeders.

Offered by Four Star Sales on behalf of breeder Malibu Farm is Hip 80 out of Grade III winner Dogwood Trail. That mare is a full sister to multiple stakes winner Redbud Road with their stakes winning dam a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Hear No Evil. The colt’s granddam Ladyinareddress is one of five stakes performers for Nizy, who is the dam of 10 winners from 10 to race. Another one of her daughters also produced stakes winner and track record setter Alley Oop Oop.

Dogwood Trail had a Mendelssohn filly for Malibu Farm this year as well.

The final yearling through the ring for Mendelssohn is a filly out of stakes-placed Simply Confection as Hip 195.

Bred by France and Irwin Weiner in Florida, the Indian Creek-offered filly is out of a half-sister to the dam of stakes winners Inflexibility and Halo Again and Grade II-placed Fundamental. Her stakes-placed granddam is a full sister to champion Ashado and Grade I winner Sunriver in addition to Grade III winner Saint Stephen.

Mo Town’s offering goes through the ring half-way through the session on Tuesday with Mendelssohn’s first hip during that session being Hip 169. Both the Monday and Tuesday sessions start at 6:30p.m. ET.