Siena Farm homebred Admiral Jimmy became the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's freshman sire Jimmy Creed when he took a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight May 3 by 3 1/2 lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher as the even-money favorite.
Admiral Jimmy is out of the Bernardini daughter Zayanna, who is the dam of black-type stakes winner Velvet Mood (Lonhro). The 8-year-old mare now has two winners from as many starters.
Siena Farm also bred Zayanna, after acquiring her dam Heavenly Cat for $750,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Viking Stud as agent. Zayanna never placed at the races but she held plenty of value as a producer. She is a half sister to grade 3 winners Heavenly Ransom (Red Ransom) and Dilemma (Grand Slam) and graded-placed black-type stakes winner Capitano.
Grade 1-winning sprinter Jimmy Creed, who Spendthrift bought for $900,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale, is a son of Distorted Humor out of grade 1 winner Hookedonthefeelin. He won the Malibu Stakes (G1) and placed in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G1) at 3 and took the Potrero Grande Stakes (G2) at 4.
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Jimmy Creed has had one other starter to date. He stands at Spendthrift Farm for $5,000 and will shuttle for the third season this summer to Spendthrift Farm Australia, where he stands for AU$7,700 (approximately US$6,000).