Heat Is On at Fasig-Tipton Under Tack Show
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Hip 264, a colt by Flat Out, was one of seven that posted a furlong in :10

With near-record temperatures in the Baltimore area May 17, some consignors of horses entered in next week's Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale praised the sale company's decision a year ago to spread the under tack show breezes over three days.

An expanded catalog commensurate with the sale's increased popularity among buyers and sellers prompted the move to three days of works, but in view of the near-record temperatures that prompted an air quality alert from the National Weather Service, the shorter sessions were looking good Wednesday.

"An 8 o'clock start time and getting it over early is awesome," said Randy Miles. "It is much better for the horses and it's made it more comfortable for everybody. It gives people more time to do their jobs."

"It's hot now," consignor Cary Frommer said after the Wednesday session ended in early afternoon. "If we still had another two to three hours it would be horrendous. I don't think you have any choice but to have three days with this many horses."

Eddie Woods disagrees, noting the additional overhead that comes with each additional day on the road from his Florida base.

"It should be two days," the consignor said. "Going another hour or hour-and-a-half would be no big deal. This is by far the most expensive sale we attend, except for the expense of flying horses to California. If I had my vote, the breeze show would be Thursday and Friday."

The sub-:10 eighth-mile workout remained elusive Wednesday as seven juveniles shared the fastest breeze time.

Meanwhile, four horses breezed the quarter-mile in :21 2/5, equaling the fastest time at that distance for the first two days of the three days of workouts for horses entered in the sale May 22-23 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

 

The co-fastest workers at an eighth-mile in :10 were:

Hip 198   

 c. Majestic Warrior—Vassar, by Royal Academy

Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), agt.

Hip 199

 c. Paynter—Vertical Vision, by Pollard's Vision

  Crupi's New Castle Farm, agt.

Hip 236

 c. Quality Road—Akron Moon, by Malibu Moon

 Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), agt.

Hip 255

 c. Mineshaft—Aurora Prospect, by Arch

 Kings Equine, agt.

Hip 264

 f. Flat Out—Beau Watch, by Beau Genius

 Paul Sharp, agt.

Hip 317

 f. Forefeathers—Cofresi Tesoro, by Successful Appeal 

 SMB Training and Sales, agt.

Hip 373

 c.  Orb—Extra Sharp, by Cherokee Run

 Crupi's New Castle Farm, agt.

Breezing the quarter-mile in :21 2/5 were:

Hip 220

 f.  Super Saver—Wish It Were, by Is It True

 Kirkwood Stables, agt.

Hip 227

 f.  Pioneerof the Nile—Young Musician, by Yonaguska

 Old South Farm, agt.

Hip 241

 f. Gio Ponti—America's Friend, by Unusual Heat

 Eisaman Equine, agt.

Hip 349

 c. Paynter—Dreamcaster, by Bernardini

 Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), agt.

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