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Cross Border Leads Big Weekend for Bluewater
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

It was a big weekend for Bluewater graduates around the country when five of our graduates won impressively.

Three Diamonds Farm’s Cross Border has spent time throughout the years on the farm as a lay-up and on Saturday, the 7-year-old gave everyone something to cheer about when he won his second straight G2 Bowling Green Stakes. Winning by 1 1/4 lengths, it is the seventh victory for Cross Border since the Wycoffs purchased him in 2018 and 16th top three finish wearing their colors – including top three finishes in the G1 Sword Dancer last year and the G1 Pegasus World Cup Turf this year.

“I still think we could have won the Pegasus, but we didn't get the best trip,” Kirk Wycoff told Paulick Report. “In high level turf racing around two and three turns, the trip is extremely important; he got a great trip Saturday in the Bowling Green. He's a very handy horse, likes the tight turns at Saratoga and Gulfstream, so we'll keep that in mind when pointing him to future races.”

Wycoff said Cross Border’s next assignment is likely a second chance at getting a Sword Dancer victory.

Bluewater Sales and Munnings have already combined for one impressive filly this year in the shape of G1 Madison S. winner Kimari and Miss Alacrity seems to be following in her footsteps.

Also trained by Wesley Ward, Miss Alacrity was part of our draft at last September’s Fasig-Tipton Yearling Showcase. Now owned by CJ Thoroughbreds, the juvenile showed plenty of promise when breaking her maiden by 10 lengths on the dirt at Belmont Park in May. Switched to the turf for the Colleen S., Miss Alacrity was always among the leaders and took charge as they entered the stretch. The filly won by a deceivingly small 2 ¾ lengths but it was obvious she would have won by more if asked by Paco Lopez.

“This is a very nice filly,” said Lopez. “She has a lot of talent. Wesley Ward had her ready. She was a little green but she is very talented. I can feel it. I was aggressive early because that’s how she likes to run but I did not have to make the lead.”

In addition to the two stakes winners, three other sales grads won in style between Friday and Monday.

Claytnthelionheart took his 2021 earnings to $150,900 with a six length win at Saratoga in an Allowance on Friday. Only one horse was within nearly 15 lengths of him at the end with the third place runner 14 ¾ lengths back. Sold out of our 2017 Fasig-Tipton July Sale draft for $80,000, the gelding has hit the board in six of seven starts this year with all starts coming in Allowance company. In all, the China Horse Club-bred has hit the board in 12 of 22 starts for nearly $263,000 in earnings.

Our $350,000 Keeneland September graduate Seven Charms has come into major form this year after finding out how fun winning was back in June. The Mr. and Mrs. William Warren Jr.-owned runner broke his maiden by 4 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita in June and came back to Del Mar to close July out with a determined victory in an Allowance Optional Claiming Race. He’s only made five starts in his career with the first coming at Del Mar last year.

Elusive Edge made sure we didn’t have the Monday blues with a 5 ¾ length Maiden Special Weight romp at Colonial Downs on Wednesday. The 4-year-old colt led nearly the whole way in the 5 ½ furlong turf race and willingly accelerated away when Feargal Lynch asked for his best. Owned by Holly Hill Stable, the colt was part of our Fasig-Tipton July group in 2018 when sold for $75,000. He proved to be a strong pinhook for his new owners when he sold for $210,000 from Paul Sharp’s consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training sale the following spring.

Our yearling sales season moves to Saratoga over the next week where we have yearlings on offer at both the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale and the New York-Bred Sale. You can see both our consignments here.

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