A Florida-bred daughter from the first crop of Big Drama ripped a quarter of a mile in :20 3/5 at Ocala Training Center April 16 to top the fourth under tack preview ahead of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale.
Consigned by Eddie Woods, who bred the horse in the name of his Quarter Pole Enterprises, the dark bay or brown filly (hip 608) is out of the stakes-placed Jeblar mare Twilight Mirage and is a half sister to multiple stakes winner Determinato.
"She's a beautiful filly, not very big," said Woods, who also led over the fastest juvenile at the distance a day earlier in hip 572, a daughter of Any Given Saturday who breezed in :20 4/5 in the third under tack preview. "I didn't think she would go in :20 3/5. She's always been equally as fast as the other filly (hip 572) at home. I would have almost been disappointed if she didn't match her, but I didn't expect her to step past her.
"Her video is spectacular," Woods added of the Big Drama filly who owns the fastest time at the distance through four breeze shows. "I've watched it many times."
Top Line Sales, agent for Small Batch Thoroughbreds, sent out hip 635, a filly by Hold Me Back, who clocked the second-fastest time of the day at the distance, stopping the timer in :21. The filly is out of the unraced Vicar mare Varus and is a half sister to graded stakes-placed Scotland.
Hip 692, a bay filly by Lemon Drop Kid , recorded the fastest time of the day and the preview at an eighth of a mile, blazing the distance in :09 4/5.
Bred in Kentucky by Machmer Hall, Cherokee Equine and Pomerol Pty LTD., the filly was consigned by Select Sales to the 2014 Keeneland September sale, where she failed to meet her reserve and left the ring on a final bid of $190,000. Prior to that trip through the auction ring, she sold to Triple C for $120,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at last year's Keeneland January sale.
"She's been a really good filly the whole time we've had her," Dodd said. "We had her nominated to the (OBS) March sale, but she needed some time to grow up a little more. She's not had a day off; she's been steadily training and she's progressively doing better. She showed up today.
"I expected the filly to work well," Dodd continued. "With the conditions of the track and the weather, I wasn't expecting her to go in :09 4/5, but I fully expected :10 flat and for her to gallop out good. She's definitely a :9 4/5 horse, and she proved it today. She came back out of the breeze good, and I think we will do well with her. She's a really nice horse."
Hip 673, a Florida-bred colt named Wild Dreams from the first crop of First Dude , posted the fastest breeze at three furlongs, getting the distance in :33 4/5. Consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, the colt is produced from the Wild Event mare Wild Trial and was bred in Florida by Christine Weiss.
Salvador Hernandez went to $32,000 to acquire the colt out of Janie Roper's consignment at last year's OBS August yearling sale.
Two more under tack previews remain for the spring sale, which is slated for April 21-24. The fifth session of the preview will be streamed live April 17 beginning at 8 a.m. at bloodhorse.com/OBS.