One Hot Wish

One Hot Wish

Anne M. Eberhardt

One Hot Wish Fails to Sell at Keeneland April

One Hot Wish, who established a world record mark for 4 1/2 furlongs, failed to meet her reserve to start off the 2007 Keeneland April 2-year-olds in training sale April 17 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, One Hot Wish was bought back for $300,000.

"While she is really fast, she has one wheel that the conformation is off a little bit," said Eaton Sales partner Tom Van Meter. "It was just tough to get her past the market. Everybody came to look at her, but it was just tough to get her passed through. Her left knee was a little freaky, and she was a tad offset and toed-in a bit."

Van Meter indicated the filly would remain with trainer with Wesley Ward, who co-owns the filly with Robert Tanklage. "She's going to get some time off and I think we will see her again at Del Mar," he said.

One Hot Wish established a world record for 4 1/2 furlongs in :48.87 when breaking her maiden by 12 1/4 lengths over Keeneland's Polytrack April 12.

Bred by Ward, One Hot Wish is by Bring the Heat out of Wish for a Jeanne, by Roar.