In the last week of July, AFTER MARKET was represented by four new winners, and with the 2-year-old colt Corsa Di Cavalli becoming his latest first-out winner at Del Mar Aug. 10, AFTER MARKET confirmed his status as one of the leading freshman sires in the nation. Only two sires have more individual winners than the impeccably bred Storm Cat stallion’s six.
Beginning his career under the tutelage of trainer John Sadler, Corsa Di Cavalli looked more like a seasoned pro debuting in a $37,000 maiden event going 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track. The dark bay settled nicely just off the hip of the pacesetter, then powered past in the final furlong to win by a half-length. Bred by Grant Charles Heider, the colt was produced by Five Star Holding (Five Star Day), runner-up in the Three Chimneys Juvenile S. at two and a half-sister to GSW Sindy With an S.
On July 29, AFTER MARKET’s 2-year-old filly Peggy Joyce, a Lane’s End sales grad, earned her diploma in a $45,000, 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Monmouth. Four lengths from the front early, she came with her run nearing the quarter pole and, once in command, leveled out nicely to win by a half-length. Peggy Joyce was bred by Palides Investments N.V., Inc.
Three days earlier, out in California, Lady of Fifty also cleared the maiden special weight hurdle. The crowd’s overwhelming 1-2 pick in a six-furlong sprint on the main track, Lady of Fifty, bred by Cloverleaf Farms II and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, drew clear to a confident four-length decision.
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 public’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 son of MG1SW Tranquility Lake has runners who have placed at Churchill, Hollywood, Monmouth and at Saratoga, where his 2-year-old daughter Volcat recently placed third as the favorite in a $51,000 maiden special weight.