Tale of the Cat Colt Among Fastest Workers For Fasig-Tipton Florida Juvenile Auction
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 2/19/2003 11:21:26 AM
Last Updated: 3/4/2003 3:23:01 PM

A colt by Tale of the Cat and fillies by Hennessy and Unbridled's Song turned in the fastest works Sunday (Feb. 16) during the first under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Calder Race Course. The sale will be conducted on Tuesday, Feb. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. (EST). The second and final under tack show is Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. (EST).

Named Forest Music, the Unbridled's Song filly was the fastest at a quarter-mile, covering the distance in :20 4/5. Produced from the stakes-winning Gone West mare Defer West, the filly is a half-sister to Sapling Stakes (gr. III) winner Shooter (by Dehere). The filly is consigned to the auction by Ricky Leppala, agent. Leppla purchased her for $110,000 at the 2002 Keeneland September yearling sale.

The Tale of the Cat colt and the Hennessy filly shared the fastest time of :10.0 at an eighth of a mile. Produced from the stakes-winning Mr. Leader mare Satin Sunrise, the Tale of the Cat colt is a half-brother to Florida Oaks (gr. III) winner French Satin (by French Deputy). Consigned by Robert Scanlon, agent, he was purchased by Flying Zee Stable for $100,000 at the 2002 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale. The Hennessy filly was produced from the unaced Miswaki mare Time to Blossom, who is a half-sister to stakes winner My Golden Son (by Twining). The filly was purchased by her consigners, Don R. Graham and Ocala Oaks, for $55,000 at Keeneland last September.

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