Hip 204 tops the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training

Hip 204 tops the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training

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More Than Ready Colt Brings $750,000 at Midlantic Sale

Colt had been purchased for $500,000 as a yearling.

Ben McElroy, on behalf of Ed Savant Jr., went to $750,000 to acquire a More Than Ready  colt during the May 21 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.

The price was the highest for the sale at the time the colt went through the ring. Consigned as Hip 204 by Hartley/DeRenzo, agent, the colt was the highest-priced previously-purchased offering at the sale, having been bought out of the Denali Stud consignment for $500,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Out of the Unbridled's Song mare Embur's Song—Canadian champion older mare and winner of three grade 3 stakes—the colt's dam is a half sister to winning mare Dawn Raid, dam of three-time grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner up, Exaggerator .

Bred in Florida by Bridlewood Farm, the colt breezed an eighth-mile in :10 1/5 during the under tack show.