By Rab Hagin
Runners by FREUD won allowances on turf and all-weather on August 1 and 2 and scored a maiden-breaking tally on Saratoga dirt on August 3, and his winning daughter BEAUX ARTS placed second in Monmouth’s black-type Colleen Stakes for open 2-year-old fillies on still-wet “good” dirt on August 5.
Freud’s six-figure-earning CARTERS GAP won Fort Erie’s Tuesday evening allowance nightcap by 4¾ lengths as the favorite among eight going a mile on grass for owner Patsy Sullivan to score his eighth victory – six on turf, two on dirt. My Purple Haze Stable’s homebred Freud filly, FREUDSALM, won Presque Isle Downs’ Wednesday evening co-feature allowance against six rivals going 5½ furlongs from the sixth post on that facility’s all-weather Tapeta track for her fourth victory and third consecutive tally in a two-month span. Newman Racing’s homebred 3-year-old filly, LOVE YOU DEARLY, broke her maiden in her second start against 13 rivals from the 12th post going 6½ furlongs on Saratoga’s main track on Thursday afternoon to become Freud’s 62nd Northern Hemisphere winner in 2017. Four days later on August 7, David E. Ahearn’s homebred 3-year-old Freud filly, DAVID’S ELAINE, won a six-furlong Finger Lakes allowance for open fillies and mares by two lengths as the youngest among seven starters, including a $200,000 Saratoga stakes runner-up, scoring her second big-margin victory in three starts.
Beaux Arts, Ocean View Stables’ semi-homebred, had debuted as runner-up on Monmouth dirt behind a rival that ran less than a second off the track record, then won a $73,000 maiden special against eight going 5½ furlongs on Saratoga turf, and placed second in Monmouth’s off-the-turf Colleen Stakes on Saturday. The 5½-furlong Colleen seemed a natural fit for Beaux Arts, but when the event came off the turf, she still beat the 1-to-2 favorite and third-place finisher (behind whom she had placed in her debut) by an open margin at equal weights. Beaux Arts’ yearling full brother, who also is a half-brother to a stakes-placed earner of $260,538 to date and out of a stakes winner of $412,043, is Hip No. 321 at Fasig-Tipton’s Saratoga sale of preferred New York-breds, cataloged to sell Saturday evening, August 12.
Other recent catalog updates for the ten Freud yearlings scheduled for the preferred sale include the 2¼-length graded win on July 4 by FOURSTAR CROOK ($544,050), whose full sister, Hip No. 514, is scheduled to sell Sunday evening, August 13. Fourstar Crook, who races for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith, is the first offspring of Freud produced from her dam, a daughter of D’Accord and a full sister to a stakes winner and to the dam of a stakes winner of $468,971. Hip No. 514 is the second offspring of Freud out of that mare to live. This yearling filly also has the same sire/broodmare sire cross as Freud’s Grade 1 dirt-winning daughter, FRANNY FREUD ($686,029). Another Freud yearling full sister to a black-type winner is Hip No. 586, whose brother, DR. SHANE ($326,098), won a $206,963 sprint stakes by two lengths over a field that included a future Grade 1-winning sprint multi-millionaire.