Very small crops for this Mill Ridge Farm stallion – he covered 23 and 19 in his first two seasons – but with his pedigree he has a chance of springing a surprise or two.
He is by a leading sire, he is out of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, Grade 1 Spinster Stakes and Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes heroine Keeper Hill (by Deputy Minister), and the many blacktype winners in the family include Grade/Group 1 winners Clabber Girl (by Alydar), Torrential (by Gulch) and Commendable (by Gone West). But what may be most significant to his sire potential is that he is inbred 4x4 to Killaloe (by Dr Fager).
That mare was the dam of Grade 1 star and infuential classic sire Fappiano (by Mr Prospector), who is the great-grandsire of Keep Up, and she is also the dam of Jedina (by What a Pleasure), the stakes-winning grandam dam of Keeper Hill.
KEEP UP (USA) – b.2007 – Unbridled's Song – Keeper Hill, 7 wins inc River City Handicap (Gr3), Swoon's Son Stakes (L). Sire in USA. First foals in 2015.
YEARLINGS CATALOGUED (updated)
f - Auntie Soph (by Valiant Nature) Fasig-Tipton KY Oct $4,000
c – Brahms Top Shelf (by Brahms) Keeneland Sept $12,000
c - Giant Redwood (by Pleasant Tap) Fasig-Tipton KY Oct $3,000
f – Humble (by Valiant Nature) Keeneland Sept $35,000
c – Maestro Miss (by Bernstein) Keeneland Sept not sold
f – Perfect Gleam (by Perfect Soul) Fasig-Tipton KY July $42,000
f - Sheza Runaway Star (by Pride Of Burkaan) Fasig-Tipton KY Oct $22,000
f - Song Of Confidence (by Confide) Fasig-Tipton KY Oct not sold
c – Trail Trick (by Hat Trick) Keeneland Sept $17,000
Sires of Stallions