Barretts Horses to Watch
Photo: Wally Skalij
Hip #122; colt, Seattle Fitz—Whiskey Babe, by Whiskey Wisdom. One of the horses to watch at Barretts.

On the day before the March 12 Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training at Fairplex Park, here are some of the horses that have consignors and buyers talking:

Hip No. 122, a Seattle Fitz--Whiskey Babe, by Whiskey Wisdom, colt, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “He is a big, beautiful rangy-type of horse,” said David Scanlon. “He is a great mover and has a very nice video.”

The dark bay or brown colt worked an eighth in :10 during the first training preview March 4 and did not work back during the second preview March 10.

Hip No. 11, a Forestry--Holy Bubbette, by Holy Bull, filly, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “She is a real pretty filly and just plain nice to look at,” Scanlon said.

The filly worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the first preview show March 4 and came back and worked the same distance in :10 during the second preview March 10.

Hip No. 78, a Maria’s Mon--Runnymede Bride, by Dehere, colt, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent. “He is a very fast mover,” Scanlon said. “Being by Maria’s Mon, is a two-turn type of horse, and one that will like a lot of ground.”

The colt worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and did not breeze back during the second show March 10.

Hip No. 169, a Silver Deputy--Duchess Kiss, by Cox’s Ridge, filly, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. “She is a beautiful filly that just looks good and goes fast,” Bailey said. “And she presents herself very well.”

The filly worked an eighth in :10 1/5 March 4 and did not work back during the second breeze show March 10.

Hip No. 53, an Unbridled’s Song--Misty Sixes, by Summer Squall, filly, consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent. “She is an Unbridled’s Song filly that goes well and has received a lot of attention. She is a pretty filly,” Bailey said.

The filly worked  :10 1/5 during the March 4 preview and did not work during the March 10 breeze show.

Bailey also mentioned Hip No. 21 a son of Cherokee Runout of the Tabasco Cat mare Informative who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 during the March 4 preview.  Hip No. 138, Speight The Halo (Speightstown  --Ballado’s Halo, by Saint Ballado). The colt, from the family of two-time champion Ashado and grade I winner Sunriver, worked an eighth in :10 2/5 March 4.

Hip No. 37, Kays and Jays (Macho Uno  --Lovin Spoonful, by Dixieland Band). The filly is consigned by Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock, agent. “This filly is a pretty mover and offers a lot of scope and her video is just fantastic,” Thomas said.

Kays and Jays worked an eighth in :10 during the March 4 breeze show.

Hip No. 154, a colt by Lion Heart--Clever Squaw, by Rahy. Consigned by Murray Smith, agent. “When I bought him as a yearling at Saratoga, every time I went back to look at him I liked him more,” Smith said. “He is a very pretty colt and extremely well balanced and athletic, and has a beautiful head. He just has a presence about him. He has trained well all year and has never had a bad day. He worked like I thought he would work. I think he is just a special horse, he certainly has sprint capability but because of the way he handles things, I don’t think he has distance limitations.”

The colt worked a quarter of a mile in :21 2/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and did not work back during the March 10 show.

Hip No. 72, a filly by Gulch--Ravish Me, by Wild Again. Consigned by John Brocklebank and Shane Chipman’s B.C. 3 Thoroughbreds, the filly worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the March 4 breeze show. “I think we might have Miss America in a couple of fillies that we have and she is one of them,” Brocklebank said. “I was just tickled every time one came out to gallop this year. I am happy with the whole group.”


Hip No. 15, a filly by Officer--Hot Chipotle, by Victory Gallop. Consigned by B.C. 3 Thoroughbreds, the filly posted the fastest quarter mile work during the March 10 breeze show, getting the distance in :21 2/5. She worked the same distance in :21 4/5 during the first show March 4. “We were a little disappointed in the first preview,” Brocklebank said. “It rained before the first prep so we didn’t have our little prep before the show and  I think a couple of our horses acted a little bit, not scared, but it took them a little while after they broke from the pole to relax and really start to roll. We expected the :21 2/5 from her the first week so that is why she came back and worked again.”

Other horses worth mentioning from the B.C. 3 consignment include Hip No. 94, a Formal Gold-Squire Out Front, by Out of Place, who worked :21 4/5 during the first breeze show March 4 and improved to :21 2/5 during the March 10 show. “We expected that out of him the first week,” Brocklebank said. “He has been a very sound horse. You could almost place a ballet tutu on him he is so graceful, but I don’t think the owners would like very much. Brocklebank also mentioned Hip No. 57, a Salt Lake--Natural Genius, by Beau Genius, colt, who worked an eighth in :10. Hip No. 185, a Cherokee Run--Flirty Frosty, by Pleasant Colony, colt also worked an eighth in :10. “He is really a neat horse, just beautiful,” Brocklebank said.  

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