A horse breezes in the rain at OBS June 7

A horse breezes in the rain at OBS June 7

Joe DiOrio

Tale of the Cat, Malibu Moon Colts Fastest in OBS Works

Under tack workouts begin for June 13-14 sale.

The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale got a fast start out of the gate June 7, with some of the day's best workout times recorded during the first set.

The workouts in preparation for the June 13-14 auction in Ocala, Fla., were delayed for about 30 minutes past the original 7:30 a.m. (all times EDT) start time because of a storm cell that moved through the North Central Florida area. A total 1 1/2 inches of rain fell in Ocala Wednesday, causing several delays throughout the day, but cancellation was avoided thanks to the synthetic track at OBS.

A pair of colts by Malibu Moon  and Tale of the Cat  breezed the best eighth-mile time of :09 4/5 on the day, both during the opening set.

Consigned as Hip 15 by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree, agent, the Malibu Moon colt is the first foal out of Golden Mystery, a grade 3-winning daughter of Awesome Again  who won nine races and earned $540,223 while racing from ages 3 to 7. Bred in Kentucky by Regis Farms, the colt was bought by Baccari Bloodstock for $85,000 from the Regis Farms dispersal, with Three Chimneys as agent, at the 2015 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

The Tale of the Cat colt, offered as Hip 159 by Top Line Sales, agent, is out of the Unbridled's Song mare Midnight Ramble. Bred in Pennsylvania by Michael Moran, the gray colt was bought for $60,000 by Exclusive Equine Investments from the Charlton consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic October yearling sale.

The colt's third dam, multiple grade 3 winner Tricky Squaw (by Clever Trick), is the granddam of grade 2 winners Paid Up Subscriber and Stanley Park.

Four juveniles shared the fastest quarter-mile time of :20 3/5.

Hip 10, from Tom McCrocklin, agent, is a Kantharos  filly named Glittering Judy. The bay filly bred in Florida by Linda Schall Pastor, is out of an unraced Texas Glitter mare and from the family of Canadian stakes winner Marina Ballerina. She was a $17,000 purchase by Magnolia Lane from Peggy Dellheim at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale.

Hip 33, consigned by James Layden, agent, is a Scat Daddy half brother to grade 2 winner Conquest Daddyo and stakes winner Hangingbyathread. Out of the winning Thunder Gulch mare Hangingbyamoment, the Canadian-bred colt was bought by South Point Sales for $105,000 from Shannondale Farm at the 2016 Keeneland September yearling sale. He was subsequently bought back twice, first for $97,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale and for $145,000 at this year's OBS March sale.

Hip 177 is a Jimmy Creed  filly from the female family of multiple grade 2 winner and $1.6 million earner Pants On Fire. Consigned by Envision Equine, agent, the filly out of the winning Wolf Power mare Mon Ange, was bred in Kentucky by Equus Farm and was bought back by her breeder for $30,000 at last year's Keeneland September auction.

Hip 199, consigned by Top Line as agent, is a First Dude  half brother to the dam of Code Warrior, winner of the June 4 Hendrie Stakes (G3) at Woodbine. A son of the winning Kris S. mare Natalie's Moment, the colt bred in Florida by David Dizney is also a half brother to stakes-placed Sola Gratia and is from the extended female family of Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Lil E. Tee.

The under tack show continues June 8, beginning at 7:30 a.m.