Forest Camp, Pulpit Offspring Could Sell Well at OBS Calder
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 2/6/2006 7:57:57 PM
Last Updated: 2/8/2006 12:25:33 PM

Who will be the big horse at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday? We don't have the answer, but based on the talk around Calder Race Course in South Florida, here are some horses that could sell very well:

Hip No. 98, a Forest Camp – Holy Love colt, consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, agent.

A $160,000 buy-back at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale, he worked an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5. "We were the underbidders on him in the (sale) ring, and we went back and bought him afterward," Dunne said. "He's a real straightforward horse. He's a big and handsome with great action. He's quick, but he looks like he looks like he'll go two turns." Other Wavertree horses attracting attention include Hip No. 7, a Freud   – Tricky Move colt; Hip No. 57, a Yonaguska –Dancapade filly; and Hip No. 35, a Texas Glitter – Baybrooke filly.

Hip No. 154, a Pulpit – Queens Wild colt, consigned by O&H Bloodstock, agent.

Carl Bowling of Straightaway Farm purchased this handsome gray colt for $90,000 as a yearling last September at Keeneland. Fast on the track and well-behaved in the barn, he breezed an eighth in :10 2/5."He was real immature when I bought him," Bowling said. "He had a skin rash all over him, and his hair was real fuzzy. And then he really bloomed and made a beautiful horse. He also moves so pretty. He did it (his work) so easy when he did it, and he galloped out super." Other O&H horses showing promise are Hip No. 158, a Red Bullet – Red's Lady filly, and Hip No. 90, a Forest Camp – Guinevere K filly.

Hip No. 14, a Montbrook – Velvet Choaker filly, consigned by Ocala Stud Farms.

She worked a brisk quarter-mile, stopping the clock in :21 4/5. "She's a very nice filly," said Mike O'Farrell of Ocala Stud. "She's done everything right from day one of being in training, and she's done well since we've shipped down here to Miami. She's taken to the surroundings very well, and she breezed good. She's a filly with a lot of ability and a good mind. She seems to have a lot of quality." O'Farrell said he also "thinks a lot of" No. 10, a Montbrook – Unbridled Bliss colt that didn't like Calder's muddy track after a downpour during the sale's first under tack show and also didn't like it again in the second because there was a lot of water in it from the previous day's rain.

Hip No. 125, a Grand Slam – Miss Suilleabhain colt, consigned by Ricky Leppala, agent.

Purchased by Leppala and his wife, Stacy, at last year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale for $75,000, he covered an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5. "He's trained as good as any we've ever had," Ricky Leppala said. "From day one, he's always been a favorite. He's not real big, but he's only about 15.1 or 15 one and a half, but he can move like a big horse." The consignment also includes Hip No. 78, an Is It True – Fortunate Chick colt that was the sale's co-fastest at a quarter mile with a :21 1/5 effort, and a Tale of the Cat   – Courtney Lake colt that is a beautiful mover, effortless, according to Stacy Leppala.

Hip No. 56, a Forest Camp – Daggett filly, consigned by Don R. Graham.

Worked the fastest eighth of any horse in the auction, covering the distance in :10. Graham purchased her for $42,000 at the 2005 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling auction. "She was well within herself doing it," said Graham of her work. "We really didn't push her. She didn't have blinkers on. We just kind of let her do it on her own."

Hip No. 126, a Salt Lake – More Likely filly named Likely a Star, consigned by Paul Sharp, agent.

She was the fastest at a quarter mile during the sale's first under tack show with a clocking of :22 2/5. Sharp bought her for $55,000 last July at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling auction. "She's got a beautiful big eye and a great big walk," Sharp said. "She is very charismatic." Hip No. 85, an Is It True – Fuzzy Navel colt has been popular with buyers looking at Sharp's horses. Another member of Sharp's consignment in Hip No. 25, a Silver Charm – Ziggaraut colt that shared the honors for the auction's fastest worker at a quarter mile after covering the distance in :21 1/5.

Hip No. 82, an Artax – Free Fantasy colt, consigned by Leprechaun Racing, agent.

A $77,000 graduate of the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling sale, she worked an eighth in :10 1/5.
"She's very balanced and looks like she'll get a route of ground," said Leprechaun's Mike Mulligan. "She's just a beautiful specimen on the end of the shank and could physically compete with any of our horses that we are taking anywhere." Also attracting attention in the Leprechaun consignment is Hip No. 119, a Phone Trick – Meadow Dream colt, which is "big and balanced," according to Mulligan.

Hip No. 89, a Glitterman –Grab the Prize colt, consigned by Breaking Point Farm.

He generated a lot of buzz when he jumped a puddle and still breezed a very quick eighth in :10 1/5 in the sale's first under tack show, and then he came back in the second and went a quarter in :21 2/5. He's also very racy looking. But his gallop outs haven't been as impressive as his works. "He's a solid horse," said James K. Chapman of Breaking Point. "He's been with company up to two and a half or three weeks ago. My wife broke him, and she's babied him along, and he hasn't been 'quarter horsed.' He's just a laid back, lazy horse; that's why he's jumping puddles going :10 1/5. His mind's not there yet. There's no sense in trying to hurt him to prove to somebody that he's good. What he's doing is on raw ability. I haven't torn him up."

Hip No. 52, a Grand Slam – Cosa Lucinante filly, consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.

A $130,000 graduate of last year's Keeneland September yearling sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 1/5. "Her video is exceptional, and she's a very racy, very sound filly," Brennan said.

Another horse to keep an eye on in Brennan's consignment is Hip No. 38, a Touch Gold   – Black Tie Lady filly.

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