Freshman sire AFTER MARKET had two new winners over the weekend to push his total to three. Second-time starter Prince Liam, a Donald Dizney homebred, was backed as the 6-5 favorite in a 5 1/2-furlong Calder maiden July 23, and lived up to the crowd’s expectations, edging away to a 1 1/4-length success while under a hand ride. Also favored was the debut runner El Ciervo, the even-money pick in a 3 1/2-furlong dash at Hastings July 24. Squeezed at the start, the Capistrano Bloodstock-bred filly powered into contention and drew off to win by two lengths.
AFTER MARKET is also the sire of Bette’s Aftershock, who came home two lengths the best in a Lone Star maiden special in late May. And AFTER MARKET is just getting geared up. The regally bred son of Storm Cat has runners who have placed at Churchill, Hollywood, Monmouth and today, at Saratoga, when his 2-year-old daughter Volcat placed third in a $51,000 maiden special weight.