Who are the hot horses at Barretts? Because of wet weather, drag racing, and the delays in the under tack shows, it's difficult to tell. But here's a few to watch:
Hip No. 124, Tiger Ridge
-- Winning Journey colt. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent. Becky Thomas purchased him privately as a weanling for $30,000. Bought him back for $140,000 as a yearling because she thought he was worth at least $150,000. Worked an eighth of a mile in :10.3 on an off, sticky track and, in Thomas' opinion, is capable of doing much better. Other Sequel horses to keep an eye on include Hip No. 71, a Yankee Victor
-- Rhondaling filly; Hip No. 83, a Touch Gold
-- Select Account filly; Hip No. 107, a Bernstein
-- The Babe filly; Hip No. 135, a Good and Tough
--Banissa filly; Hip No. 149, a Siphon
-- Cherokee Crossing filly (that is a full sister to grade I winner Siphonic); and Hip No. 176, a High Yield -- Fumble colt.
Hip No. 81, an Awesome Again
-- Sassy Pants filly. Consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. A $75,000 yearling, this filly is a half-sister to Madcap Escapade, who captured the Feb. 14 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park by 11 ¾ lengths. Worked an eighth in :10.2. Other horses in the Bailey consignment to keep track of include Hip No. 88, a Dixieland Band
-- Silken Magic filly; Hip No. 161, an Honour and Glory -- Defer West colt named True Integrity; Hip No. 165, a War Chant
-- Double Sunrise colt (Bailey says he is capable of doing much better than he did in the first under tack show, an eighth in :11 2/5); and Hip No. 211, a Pine Bluff
-- Malley filly.
Hip No. 133, a Gentlemen
-- Arrived Yesterday colt named Timely Gentlemen. Consigned by Donna Wormser. In the first under tack show had the fastest eighth: 10 seconds flat. His dam is a half-sister to grade II winner Mindy Gayle.