OBS March Session 2: Horses to Watch
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OBS March Sale

Numerous horses in the second and final session have been attracting buyers' attention at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. Look below to see what juveniles could command big prices March 14 at the Central Florida auction:

Hip No. 182, a colt by Brother Derek  —Try a Gator Girl by Copelan. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“He has the biggest reach of any horse I’ve ever had; it’s huge,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman of this bay juvenile that is a half brother to grade III winner Now a Victor (by Yankee Victor).

Hip No. 187, a colt by Congrats  —Unbridled’s Jane, by Unbridled's Song. Consigned by Parrish Farms, agent.
“He’s a beautiful mover that is a big, nice colt; he’s 16.1 (hands) and is by a popular sire,” said G.W. Parrish of this bay juvenile.

Hip No. 188, a filly by Street Sense  —Unlimited Pleasure, by Valid Appeal. Consigned by Ocala Stud.
“She is a classy filly; she moves good and has got a great mind,” said Ocala Stud’s Mike O’Farrell of this bay juvenile that is a half sister to grade III winner Jardin (by Montbrook) and stakes winner Beacon Shine (by Montbrook). “She’s athletic and has got some quickness, but she is going to want to go a route of ground.”

Hip No. 196, Delany Road, a filly by More Than Ready  —Vision in Flight, by Montbrook. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“She’s a big (bigger version of) Stopshoppingmaria (a grade I-placed daughter of More Than Ready  ), who we sold,” said Eisman Equine’s Shari Eisaman of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is out of a stakes winner. “She’s big for More Than Ready. She’s probably the biggest More Than Ready out there. She has all the qualities of Stopshoppingmaria. That’s really why I like her.”

Hip No. 208, a filly by Pomeroy  —Willie Brook, by Montbrook. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
“She’s a very nice filly that worked really quickly (covering a quarter mile in the co-fastest time of :20 4/5 during the under tack show),” said Woods of this bay juvenile that is a half sister to the stakes-placed winner Peachy Kiss (by Impeachment). “She is big and has a good barrel and good length to her.”

Hip No. 212, a colt by Arch  —Winner’s Edge, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“He’s getting a lot of action,” said Hartley/De Renzo’s Randy Hartley of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is a half brother to added-money winner Return to Paradise (by El Prado). “He’s bred just like (champion) Blame   (by Arch) and he’s a big, two-turn-looking horse. His gallop out was huge; I had to catch him (on the pony) because he had gone past another horse that was fixing to breeze. He just kept going and going. He’s a monster.”

Hip No. 213, a filly by Indian Charlie—Winter Forest, by Forestry  . Consigned by Old South Farm, agent.
“She looks like a really fast horse and she is (based on her eighth-of-a-mile work in the co-fastest time of :9 4/5 during the under tack show),” said Old South’s Albert Davis of this bay juvenile, whose dam is a full sister to stakes winner Ever Elusive and a half sister to added-money winner Saratoga Summer (by Time for a Change). “She’s very balanced and has a big old shoulder.”

Hip No. 217, a colt by City Zip  —Yesshesarocket, by Yes It's True  . Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“This is a beautifully-balanced athletic colt,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile. “He looks like he’ll be fast and early. He seems to be a colt that you won’t have to wait too long on. The City Zips are running all over the place.”

Hip No. 226, Bad Hombre, a colt by Sky Mesa  —A Little Evil, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“I love him,” said Niall Brennan of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose dam is a half sister to a Horse of the Year, Favorite Trick (by Phone Trick), and stakes winner Cold n Calculating (by It’s Freezing). “He’s a big, stout, great-looking rascal. He has tremendous substance and energy. He worked very well on the (synthetic) track (at OBS), but he was even better on the dirt at home. He trains with great stamina and energy.”

Hip No. 227, a filly by Harlan's Holiday—All the Stars, by Grand Slam. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.
“She is very athletic; she just looks like a filly that is going forward and is going to be really OK,” said J.J. Crupi of this bay juvenile, who is from the family of grade I winners Harbour Club (by Danzig) and Game Face (by Menifee).

Hip No. 229, a colt by Dixie Union—Aly’s Adita, by Alydar. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“He is a very attractive, smooth, racy colt with a racy profile,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile that is out of a stakes winner and is a half brother to grade I winner Seek Gold (by Touch Gold  ). “He’s also by a sire of the moment, Dixie Union. I look for him to be even more impressive on dirt than he was on (a) synthetic (surface).”

Hip No. 231, Youwereborntofly, a colt by Broken Vow   -- Andrea Gail, by Storm Bird. Consigned by Craig L. Wheeler, agent.

This bay juvenile is a half brother to grade III winner Areyoutalkintome (by Smokester).

Hip No. 233, a filly by Flatter  —Annie’s Apple, by Shawklit Won. Consigned by McKathan Bros, agent.
“She’s a big-moving, two-turn kind of filly and she does everything right,” said Kevin McKathan of this chestnut juvenile that is out of a stakes winner and is a half sister to the grade III-placed winner and stakes producer K. D.’s Shady Lady (by Maria's Mon).

Hip No. 234, a colt by Sharp Humor—Anotherbusride, by Delineator. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
“He is a New York-bred colt that had an outstanding work and is just a fabulous horse on the end of a shank,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this bay juvenile, whose dam is full sister to grade I winner Tali’sluckybusride (by Delineator) and a half sister to Canadian grade III winner Sprung (by Grand Slam). “Obviously, like everybody else, we think the slot machines in New York are the answers to all our prayers, so hopefully they’ll be the answer to this prayer.”

Hip No. 236, a colt by Tale of the Cat  —Appealing Bride, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“When you get a really good Tale of the Cat, they look like him,” said Hartley/De Renzo’s Randy Hartley of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose second dam, Regally Appealing (by Valid Appeal) was a grade II winner. “She’s stretchy.”

Hip No. 243, a filly by Smoke Glacken—Babe’s Flair, by Capote. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm, agent.
“She is a real pretty moving filly, a real nice horse,” said Southern Chase’s Greg Dodd of this bay juvenile whose second dam, Meafara (by Meadowlake), was a grade III winner.

Hip No. 244, a filly by War Front  —Ballyclare, by Mr. Greeley. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“She’s a lovely filly,” said Niall Brennan of this bay juvenile whose second dam, Special Broad (by Broad Brush) was a grade III winner. “She’s very typical of War Front, who really stamps them. They’re all bays with a little white on their heads or a little white sock. They’re all average size with great balance and class. He’s consistent. He’s such a good sire.”

Hip No. 248, a colt by Forestry  —Belvedere Miss, by Pleasant Colony. Consigned by Hoby and Layna Kight, agents.
“Forestry has been good to me because I had Forest Danger and Diplomat Lady and they were both grade I winners,” said Hoby Kight of this bay juvenile whose dam is a half sister to Diplomat Lady and a half sister to grade II winner Dream Play (by Hennessy). “He (the colt) has done everything right. He is like the good Forestrys, which are real forward, hardy, and good doers.”

Hip No. 250, a filly by Rock Hard Ten—Big Miss, by Chief Honcho. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“She is a big, ‘scopy,’ attractive kind of filly,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile that is out of a stakes winner. “She looks to be more of a two-turn type. She’s a very appealing filly visually and has trained into this without a hiccup. She’s a really nice filly on the track.”

Hip No. 277, a filly by Tiznow  —Cloudburst, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“She’s beautiful and she went very nice (during her under tack show workout, posting a time of :10 1/5 for an eighth of a mile),” said Hartley/De Renzo’s Randy Hartley of this bay juvenile that is out of a stakes-winning half sister to champion Boston Harbor and has another champion in her dfamily, Groovy (by Norcliffe). “She has an Overbrook Farm pedigree.”

Hip No. 291, a colt by Dixie Union—Desnuda, by Unbridled’s Song. Consigned by Harris Training Center, agent.
This bay juvenile is out of a winner that is a half sister to stakes winners Mountain Range (by Mountain Cat) and Royal Vindication (by Vindication).

Hip No. 294, a colt by Street Boss  —Disrupt, by Deputy Minister. Consigned by Parrish Farms, agent.
“He’s a beautiful horse, a big, nice, two-turn horse,” said G.W. Parrish of this chestnut juvenile whose second dam is grade I winner Dispute (by Danzig). “

Hip No. 297, Musical Soulmate, a filly by Majestic Warrior  —Dixie Lyrics, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent.
“She is a New York-bred, and she’s by a first-crop sire that I like,” said Sequel’s Becky Thomas of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose dam is a half sister to stakes winner Leo’s Last Hurrahy (by Leo Castelli). “She is a pretty mover.”

Hip No. 298, a colt by Read the Footnotes—Dixie Talent, by Dixie Union. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm, agent.
“We bought him as a short yearling and took him home and turned him out,” said Greg Dodd of this chestnut juvenile whose dam is a half sister to grade III winner No Giveaway (by He’s Tops) and stakes producer and stakes winner Youcan’ttakeme (by He’s Tops). “We broke him and trained him, and we were blessed that he turned out to be a really nice horse (that worked a quarter mile in the co-fastest time of :20 4/5 during the under tack show).”

Hip No. 299, a colt by Half Ours  —Double Bling, by Double Honor. Consigned by Parrish Farms, agent.
“He’s a speedball, a rocket,” said G.W. Parrish of this gray or roan juvenile whose dam is a half sister to stakes winner Time to Pass (by Time to Explode). The colt worked a quarter mile in :21.

Hip No. 315, a colt by Street Boss  —Fight to Love, by Fit to Fight. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“This is a smooth, balanced colt that is owned by the breeder and has thrived since he’s been at the sale,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this chestnut juvenile. “He looks to me like he’ll run early, but he’ll train on, too.”

Hip No. 318, a filly by Read the Footnotes—Fit Right In, by Out of Place. Consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent.
“She’s a full sister to a grade I stakes winner (Rightly So) and a real pretty mover,” said Sequel’s Becky Thomas of this chestnut juvenile. “She is the top-of-the-line as far as New York-breds are concerned.”

Hip No. 323, a colt by Tiz Wonderful  —Foolish Kiss, by Kissin Kris. Consigned by Paul Sharp, agent.
“He’s just a captivating horse in every aspect; I never get tired of looking at him,” said Sharp of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose dam was a stakes-placed winner and is a half sister to grade III winner Saintly Prospect (by Sunny’s Halo). “With the way he trains, the way he handles himself around the barn, and his conformation, he seems to be the total package. If he’s indicative of what Tiz Wonderful can be as a freshman sire, I would be paying attention.” The colt worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 328, Gotta Love Gold, a filly by Scat Daddy  —Glitz N Gold, by Seeking the Gold. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“She is a gorgeous, big, ‘scopy’ filly that is a tremendous mover on the track,” said Niall Brennan of this bay juvenile whose second dam was a grade III winner and stakes producer. “She will go all day. She’s trained so well all winter. She is very elegant.”

Hip No. 329, Leinan, a filly by Ready's Image  —Golden Mirage, by Green Desert. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
“She worked real well (covering an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show) and she’s a real solid filly,” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this bay juvenile that is out of an added-money winner and is a half sister to stakes winners Willow Bunch (an Affirmed mare that also is a stakes producer) and Natural Speed (by Orientate  ). “She’s a good mover and is correct, and she’s from a family that produces racehorses. She should go over really well.”

Hip No. 337, a filly by Macho Uno  —Half Heaven, by Regal Classic. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“She worked very, very sharply, and she’s a gorgeous filly with tremendous balance,” said Niall Brennan of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is out of a stakes winner. “People are loving her. I have had a couple of people tell me she is one of the better-looking fillies in the sale. She’s just that elegant and that nice.”

Hip No. 342, a colt by War Front  —Henna, by Horse Chestnut. Consigned by Harris Training Center, agent.
This dark bay or brown juvenile is out of a half sister to grade I winner Pomeroy   (by Boundary). The colt worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show.

Hip No. 350, a colt by Leroidesanimaux  —Humoristic, by Sefapiano. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
“He is a really nice horse,” said Woods of this chestnut juvenile that is out of a grade III winner. “He’s a big, ‘scopy,’ beautiful  two-turn horse.”

Hip No. 353, a colt by Lawyer Ron—Ihavemyeyeonyou, by Crafty Prospector. Consigned by Southern Chase Farm, agent.
“He’s really a nice horse; he’s got a lot of personality about him and he’s a real pretty horse,” said Southern Chase’s Greg Dodd of this chestnut juvenile that is from the family of champion Holy Bull (by Great Above). “He’s also a real pretty moving horse.”

Hip No. 355, a filly by Tale of the Cat  —I’m Beguiled Again, by Wild Again. Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.
“She is very professional,” said J.J. Crupi of this dark bay or brown juvenile. “She has a big, long stride on her. She does not pick up her feet off the ground a half an inch. She’s the right kind of horse.”

Hip No. 361, a colt by Scat Daddy  —Issues, by Awesome Again  . Consigned by Crupi’s New Castle Farm, agent.
“He is very athletic and he’s got one of the nicest videos in the sale,” said J.J. Crupi of this bay juvenile that worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show.
 

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