Three Horses Work In :10 During Keeneland Under Tack Show

A filly by freshman sire Gold Case and a colt by another freshman sire, Spinning World, were among the standouts Monday during the first under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both breezed an eighth of a mile in :10 over Keeneland's main track, which was labeled as fast. A Peaks and Valleys filly recorded an identical time at the same distance on the turf.

Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, the Gold Case filly was produced from the 8-year-old Opening Verse mare Golden Ode, a winner who finished third in the 1997 My Fair Lady Stakes at Suffolk Downs. Last year, Royston Racing purchased the filly for $132,000 from Eaton Sales at the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling auction.

Also consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, the Spinning World colt was produced from the 8-year-old Be My Guest mare Roses In The Snow, a winner in both Europe and North America who finished second in the 1996 Northern Regional Assembly Unison Virginia Rated Handicap in England. The colt was purchased as weanling for $112,049 by Peter Doyle Bloodstock from Raffin Stud at Tattersalls in 1999.

Consigned by Eddie Woods, the Peaks and Valley filly was produced from the 17-year-old Tom Rolfe mare Cozumel Kitty and is a half-sister to 1999 Just a Game Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) winner Cozy Blues. The filly was purchased for $97,000 as a weanling by Michael Duffy at the 1999 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Pyaar Acres, agent for Ivy League Farm. She was bought back for $140,000 when she was consigned to last year's Keeneland September auction by Eaton Sales.

A Silver Deputy filly was the fastest quarter-mile worker, covering the distance on dirt in :21. Consigned by Leprechaun Racing, she was produced from the 8-year-old Capote mare Wladislawa. Leprechaun Racing purchased her as yearling for $45,000 from Mill Ridge Sales at Keeneland in September.

The workouts, which were conducted on a warm, partly sunny day, with a steady breeze. For the first time, Keeneland conducted drug tests following an under tack show. Consignors had to follow Kentucky racing rules in treating their horses.

The second under tack show for Keeneland's April auction is scheduled for April 16. The sale will be conducted on April 17, beginning at 1:30 p.m. (EDT).