A filly by Any Given Saturday turned heads with a quarter-mile breeze in a bullet :20 4/5 April 15, to top the third under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Three under tack previews remain at Ocala Training Center for the spring sale, which is set for April 21-24 in Ocala, Fla.
Selling as hip 572, the dark bay or brown filly's work was the fastest at the distance through the first three breeze shows and came as no surprise to consignor Eddie Woods.
"I expected her to work fast and have the fastest or co-fastest work of the day," Woods said. "We expected a really good work from her. She's been a class act from the get-go."
Produced from the stakes-winning and graded stakes-placed Dayjur mare Tequilas Dayjur, the filly was bred in Kentucky by Dean Hayes and Darley. Cromwell Bloodstock acquired her for $57,000 out of the Bluewater Sales consignment at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton October sale.
"She's a really good looking, not overly big filly," Woods said. "She's terribly quiet. She's such a pro. She goes out and does her job and walks home like it was nothing. She has been like that the whole time."
Two runners breezed a quarter-mile in :21 flat. Hip 404 is a colt from the first crop of J P's Gusto out of Settling Seas, by Stormy Atlantic . Named Journey by Sea, the colt is consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services (Brent and Crystal Fernung), agent.
Woods sent out hip 458, a Scat Daddy colt out of the stakes-winning Sky Mesa mare Sky Mystic.
Twelve juveniles shared honors for the fastest furlong breeze, each stopping the timer in :10 flat.
De Meric Sales, agent, sent out a pair of bullet workers at the distance. Hip 481 is a daughter of Sky Mesa named It's My Pleasure. The gray or roan filly is produced from the unraced Songandaprayer mare Songandashinyband, a half sister to graded stakes winner Shiny Band.
Bred in Florida by Rustlewood Farm, It's My Pleasure sold to Victor Bernal and Doble Jak for $65,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at last year's OBS August yearling sale.
"She is a big, strong filly, and she is more like a colt than most colts," said Nick de Meric. "She's an exceptional mover, and one I rate as high as anything we have here."
Hip 562 is a bay colt by Lemon Drop Kid out of the graded stakes winner Taittinger Rose, by Menifee, from the female family of 1985 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr.I) winner Twilight Ridge.
Bred in Kentucky by Mike Rutherford, the colt sold to Asmussen Equine for $35,000 at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton October sale, where he was consigned by Legacy Bloodstock.
"This is a smooth, balanced colt by a top quality sire," said de Meric. "He performed to our expectations."
Harris Training Center also sent out two of the fastest 2-year-olds at the distance.
Hip 423 is a Florida-bred filly by Old Fashioned out of the winning Storm Boot mare Shezastormin. Bred by Rick Sutherland, the filly was purchased by Harris Training Center for $47,000 from consignor Peggy Dellheim at the 2014 OBS August yearling sale.
Hip 575 is a Florida-bred colt by High Cotton named Cotton Mill. Out of the winning Yes It's True mare That's So Funny, Cotton Mill is from the family of multiple stakes winners Royal Lad and King's Command.
Bred by Ronald and Lybby Gay and consigned by his breeders to the OBS August yearling sale last year, Cotton Mill sold to Harris Training Center for $42,000.
The under tack show continues April 16 with hip numbers 601-800 scheduled to breeze. The preview will be streamed live at bloodhorse.com/OBS.