Joseph DiOrio

Harlan's Holiday Colt Posts Swiftest OBS Work

On third day of under tack preview, juvenile trips timer in :20 3/5 for quarter mile.

The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan's Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds at Ocala Training Center.

Hip No. 798, consigned by Northwest Stud, is out of the unraced Mr. Greeley mare Triumphantly, a half sister to stakes-placed Touch of Splendor. The colt is from the family of stakes winners Bang Bang Bang and Wild Tale.

"He prepped in :10 and change on the dirt at home before we shipped over here," said Northwest Stud's Alfredo Lichoa, "so we knew he was fast. He really took to the synthetic. He just loved it. He's a very honest horse and all heart."

Three horses breezed a quarter in :21. Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent, consigns Hip No. 682, a filly by Congrats  out of Spring is Here, by Gulch, a half sister to graded stakes winners Bahamian Squall and Apriority; Hip No. 741, a colt by Bernardini  out of grade I winner Tarlow, by Stormin Fever consigned by Northwest Stud; and Hip No. 786, a colt by Stormy Atlantic  produced from the Bold Executive mare Toula, a half sister to graded stakes winner Sweetest Thing.

Four juveniles shared the fastest time for an eighth of a mile, each getting the distance in :09 4/5.

Albert Davis' Old South Farm, agent, consigns Hip No. 634, a colt from the first crop of Lookin at Lucky  out of the Silver Deputy mare Silver Lilly, a half sister to champion Gilded Time.

Bred in Kentucky by Craig and Carrie Brogden's Machmer Hall, the colt sold to Davis for $75,000 out of the Select Sales consignment at last year's Keeneland September sale.

Hip No. 716, named Lady Shipman, is a filly from the first crop of Midshipman  out of the winning Mutakddim mare Sumthingtotalkabout, a half sister to stakes winner Rules of War and stakes-placed Nanogram. Consigned by Pleasant Acres Farm, agent, the filly was bred in Kentucky by Randall Lowe.

"She's as nice a horse as I've ever put a saddle on," said Ryan Barbazon, who has trained the likes of grade I stakes winner Discreet Marq and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) contender General a Rod  at Pleasant Acres. "She galloped out today in :33. She's the real deal."

The filly is a half sister to Lowe's Sum Midnight Star, a 3-year-old Midnight Lute  colt in training with Bob Baffert in Southern California. The mare, Sumthingtotalkabout, is due to drop a Leroidesanimaux foal this month, and according to Barbazon is being bred back to Pleasant Acres stallion Treasure Beach , a son of Galileo (IRE).

Hip No. 731 is a New York-bred filly by Catienus--Sydney's Lexington, by Outofthebox, consigned by Price Thoroughbreds (Andro and Tracey Price).

Price Thoroughbreds sold a $290,000 Ghostzapper  filly out of Koko Pop, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of grade I stakes winner Got Koko, at last year's spring sale.

Hip No. 899 is a colt by City Zip consigned by Stori Atchison and Danielle Jones' Silver Star. Produced from the winning Yes It's True mare Yesshesarocket, a half sister to stakes-placed Tyger River, the colt was acquired by Dark Star Thoroughbred and Silver Oaks Farm for $50,000 out of the KatieRich Farms consignment at last year's Keeneland's September sale.

"We were pleased with his work but not shocked," related Atchison. "We felt after our other horse (Hip No. 20) went in :09 4/5 on the first day that this colt could replicate that, and he did. The horse never missed a beat all winter."

Hip No 878, a son of Yesbyjimminy consigned by Blue River Bloodstock, agent, clocked the fastest three-eighths of a mile in :33 1/5. The bay colt is out of Wild Libby, by Wild Event, a half sister to graded stakes winner Winter Melody.

The under tack previews conclude April 18 with Hip No.'s 907-1209 (selling April 24) scheduled to breeze. The preview will be streamed live at