By Shelby Downs
A pair of fillies turned in the fastest breezes at an eighth of a mile during the March 30 under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training. Louisiana Lace and Nice N Icy each worked in :10 1/5 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie
The April 1 auction will be held at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CDT). There are 303 horses in the catalog.
Louisiana Lace, a member of Cuvee's first crop, is in the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. The Louisiana-bred filly is out of the Western Playboy mare Count the Cows, who won six times in her career and placed in a stakes at Arlington Park. From her five foals to race, Count the Cows has produced three winners, including $111,494-earner Western Doll. Louisiana Lace was bought back at a Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana auction last October after the bidding stalled at $14,500.
Nice N Icy is a daughter of the Forty Niner stallion Aggie Southpaw out of seven-time winner Sweet Laur. Breeder Andrew T. Smith purchased Sweet Laur in foal carrying Nice N Icy for $2,200 at the 2005 Heritage Place mixed sale. The Oklahoma-bred filly is consigned by Robert Brewer, agent.
A Louisiana-bred son of Storm Dayfrom the consignment of Diamond D Ranch, agent, recorded the quickest quarter-mile work with a time of :22 1/5. He is from the family of grade I winner Flip’s Pleasure, and his dam, Am Flippy, is a winning half-sister to Darley Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Swap Fliparoo. A half-brother to the unnamed gray or roan colt sold for $40,000 at this year’s Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Among the 10 horses who worked an eighth in :10 2/5 were fillies by Birdstone , Valid Expectations,and Whywhywhy.