OBS March Session 1: Horses to Watch
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 3/12/2012 2:09:23 PM
Last Updated: 3/13/2012 2:04:04 PM

OBS March Sale
Photo: Joe DiOrio

If this list is any indication, there are plenty of attractive prospects for buyers to choose from during the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida. Read about March 13’s potential standouts below:

Hip No. 7, a filly by Medaglia d'Oro  —Kendall Hill, by Theatrical. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“She just seems to have the mental attitude and the action on the track to be a nice filly,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is from the family of grade II winners Blue Jean Baby (by Mr. Prospector) and Limehouse (by Grand Slam) and Japanese group winners I Am Kamino Mago (by Agnes Tachyon) and I Am Actress (by Agnes Tachyon). “She’s not the fastest filly in the world, but she’s shown us class.”

No. 18, a filly by Bustin Stones  —Land On Your Feet, by Silver Deputy. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“She’s a New York-bred and she’s in the first crop of Bustin Stones, who was a very fast horse and a grade I winner,” said Niall Brennan of this chestnut juvenile. “She had an excellent breeze (completing a quarter mile in :10 1/5). She’s a very, very fast filly and a sound filly.”

Hip No. 20, a colt by Scat Daddy  —La Petite Justice, by Lit de Justice. Consigned by Bobby Dodd, agent.
“He’s a homebred,” said Dodd of this bay juvenile that is out of a stakes-placed winner. “He is a really exceptional colt and he is an accredited Louisiana-bred. He’s really fast (covering an eighth of a mile in :10 in the under tack show), he’s really well balanced, he’s handsome, and he vets good.”

Hip No. 31, a filly by Exchange Rate  —Madagascat, by Tale of the Cat. Consigned by Hoby and Layna Kight, agents.
“She’s started to get better and better; she’s growing,” said Hoby Kight of this chestnut juvenile, whose dam is a half sister to grade III winner Lindsay Jean (by Saint Ballado) and two other added-money winners.

Hip No. 44, a colt by Bluegrass Cat  —Mesmerizing Lady, by Unbridled's Song. Consigned by Derby Dreams, agent.
This bay juvenile worked a quarter mile in the co-fastest time of :20 4/5. His dam is a half sister to grade III winner Spring Meadow (by Meadowlake).

Hip No. 48, a filly by Brother Derek  —Miss Buffaleen, by Indian Charlie. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“This is a filly that has really grabbed my attention recently,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile whose winning dam is a half sister to stakes winner and grade III producer Dream Lady (by Old Trieste). “She’s a plain-headed thing, but she’s a lovely filly over the racetrack. The Brother Dereks are really attracting attention at the sales and this filly has a bright future. I really love the way she moves on the track.”

Hip No. 49, a filly by Empire Maker—Miss Excitement, by Rajab. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
“She has a lot of quality,” said Woods of this bay juvenile that is a half sister to grade I winner Bordonaro (by Memo). “She’s not the biggest horse in the world, but overall she has quality.”

Hip No. 52, a colt by Tale of the Cat  —Miss Utada, by Rahy. Consigned by Bo Hunt, agent.
“He is a very athletic, ‘scopy,’ horse; he’s a May 13 foal that is doing better and better every month,” said Hunt of his bay juvenile that is a half brother to grade II winner Secret Gypsy (by Sea of Secrets). “He’s maturing and filling out. He worked real precocious (working an eighth a mile in :10) and moved real pretty when he did it. He has a big, long stride. I think everybody is surprised when they come back and look at him. Because he’s a Tale of the Cat out of a Rahy mare, they think they’re going to see a little, short, squatty horse, but he’s a big, two-turn looking horse. They’re happy when they see him.”

Hip No. 58, a colt by Montbrook—My Golden Quest, by Coronado’s Quest. Consigned by Ocala Stud, agent.
“He’s a nice horse (that was co-fastest at a quarter mile, covering the distance in :20 4/5 during the under tack show),” said Ocala Stud’s Mike O’ Farrell of this dark bay or brown juvenile, whose dam was a stakes-placed winner. “We’re selling him for Vernon Heath’s Centaur Farms. We raised him on the farm and he’s trained great. He’s very athletic.”

Hip No. 59, Hoorayfortheusa, a colt by Lawyer Ron—My Into Wishin, by Outofthebox. Consigned by Eisaman Equine, agent.
“He’s got an amazing stride and he’s got a big double butt on him that I like, which means he has a quick turn of foot,” said Eisaman Equine’s Shari Eisaman of this chestnut juvenile whose dam is a half sister to stakes winner End Sweep’s Girl (by End Sweep).

Hip No. 67, a filly by Flashy Bull  —One Fell Swoop, by Vicar. Consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent.
“She is a nice, big, ‘scopy’ filly that is a very good mover,” said David Scanlon of this gray or roan juvenile. “She’s a very good mover and she’s been a real class act all year. She’s a filly with a lot of presence and she has good balance.”

Hip No. 70, a colt by Medaglia d'Oro  —Open Flirt, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“He is a big ‘scopy’ horse, a two-turn horse,” said Niall Brennan of this bay juvenile whose dam is a half sister to three stakes winners. “He trains like he can go a mile and an eighth or a mile and a quarter with no problem. For anybody who’s looking for a classic-type horse, he’s got to fit the bill. He’s an outstanding colt that wants to run all day.”

Hip No. 74, a colt by Congaree  —Palau, by Kingmambo. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“He’s a tough-minded colt that breezed extremely well on this track (covering an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show),” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile, which is a full brother to stakes winner Congo Kaye (by Congaree). “He ultimately might end up being a turf horse, but I really like him a lot. He’s athletic and precocious.”

Hip No. 91, a colt by Ready's Image—Queen of Valentine, by Storm Creek. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“He is a beautiful colt with a very attractive physical,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this dark bay or brown juvenile from the family of grade III winner Feline Story. “He’s a registered New York-bred by an exciting young stallion that seems to be throwing precocious, athletic young horses. I think he’s a significant animal.” The colt worked an eighth of a mile in :10.

Hip No. 93, a colt by Johannesburg—Quiet City, by Carson City. Consigned by Old South Farm, agent.
“He is a horse that has been fast all year (and he worked an eighth of a mile in the co-fastest time of :9 4/5 during the under tack show),” said Old South’s Albert Davis of this bay juvenile that is a half brother to the stakes-placed winners Veneti (by Old Trieste) and Quiet Delight (by Grindstone). “We knew early he was lights-out fast. He is really good-looking and I see a lot of Carson City in him.”

Hip No. 96, a colt by Tiz Wonderful  —Rainbow Girl, by Conquistador Cielo. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
“He is a lovely, big horse -- a massive, big horse,” said Woods of this dark bay or brown juvenile, whose winning dam is a half sister to stakes winner Mighty Martha (by Chester House). “He will be a good kind of a horse at the latter portion of the year.”

Hip No. 114, a colt by War Pass—Runup the Colors, by A.P. Indy. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“He’s been very popular,” said Niall Brennan of this dark bay or brown juvenile, which is out of a grade I winner and is a member of his sire’s first crop. “He has a nice page (in the sale catalog) and he’s a very smooth, classy colt. He reminds me a lot of Yonaguska, which we sold as a 2-year-old. Yonagusaka was by Cherokee Run, and War Pass is by Cherokee Run.”

Hip No. 116, a filly by City Zip  —Sago, by Valid Expecations. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
“She is probably as fast a horse as there is in the sale (and she worked an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show),” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this bay juvenile that is out of an added-money winner. “She is a beautiful filly, a good mover, and is a Canadian-bred to boot.”

Hip No. 121, a filly by Street Boss  —Se Bella, by Forestry  . Consigned by McKathan Bros., agent.
“I think she’s a really nice filly; she’s really fast,” said Kevin McKathan of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose dam is a half sister to grade III winner Sharp Impact (by Siphon). “She should have been as fast as anything out there (in the under tack show), but if you watch the video you can see that she ducked in, ducked out, and switched leads (while working an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5).”

Hip No. 122, Whitfield, a colt by Private Vow—Seda Fina, by Known Fact. Consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.
“He is a very nice colt that is a typical very good 2-year-old looking type of horse,” said Woods of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is a half brother to added-money winner Su Casa G Casa (by During).

Hip No. 125, a colt by Flashy Bull  —Shanade, by Sentimental Slew. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“He’s a big, ‘scopy,’ good-moving horse with a lot of eye appeal,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this dark bay or brown juvenile. “He looks like he would be one that would train into an outstanding 3-year-old.”

Hip No. 126, a colt by A.P. Indy—Sharp Susan, by Touch Gold  . Consigned by Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.
“He’s just an awesome colt; he’s an A.P. Indy out of a great mare and he’s bred like Rags to Riches (whose broodmare sire is Deputy Minister, who sired Touch Gold),” said Hartley/De Renzo’s Randy Hartley of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is the first foal out of a grade III winner and is from the family of grade I winners Spring At Last (by Silver Deputy), Sharp Lisa (by Dixieland Band), and Bien Bien (by Manila). “He breezed excellently (working an eighth of a mile in :10 during the under tack show) and had a huge gallop out.”

Hip No. 127, a filly by Bluegrass Cat  —Sheila Purple, by Purple Mountain. Consigned by de Meric Sales, agent.
“She is a beautiful, athletic filly,” said de Meric Sales’ Nick de Meric of this bay juvenile, which is a half sister to a Brazilian Horse of the Year and North American grade I winner, Pico Central (by Spend a Buck). “She is very balanced and very precocious looking, and she is by a good sire of 2-year-olds. I really like this filly a lot. She’s a tough, tough natured filly and aggressive. She’ll run over the top of you rather than go around you.”

Hip No. 129, a colt by Exchange Rate  —She’s a Rebel Too, by Two Punch. Consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, agent.
“He’s very popular and he had one of the most impressive breezes on the racetrack visually,” said Niall Brennan of this chestnut juvenile that is a half brother to the stakes-placed winner Brother in Arms (by Yes It’s True). “His video was gorgeous. He’s got a big, beautiful, smooth stride.”

Hip No. 133, a filly by Montbrook—Silent Serenade, by Blare of Trumpets. Consigned by Ocala Stud.
“She is powerful and she has a good mind,” said Ocala Stud’s Mike O’Farrell of this chestnut juvenile whose dam was an added-money winner and has produced a stakes-placed runner, Readybdancing (by More Than Ready). “Chances are she’s not going to be the route type, but she’s a very nice filly.”

Hip No. 135, Mon Arch Lass, a filly by Arch  —Sir Harriett, by Sir Harry Lewis. Consigned by Paul Sharp, agent.
“She’s very nice to look at and trains well; she worked well (covering an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 during the under tack show),” said Sharp of this dark bay or brown juvenile that is a half sister to stakes winners Sir Five Star (by Five Star Day) and Overpass (by Slavic). “Arch is on the verge of being an elite sire and they (his progeny) are very well respected. This one should fit anybody’s bill.”

Hip No. 146, a colt by Majestic Warrior  —Sparkling Forest, by Forest Wildcat. Consigned by All In Sales, agent.
“He’s a really balanced and very athletic colt,” said All In’s Tony Bowling of this bay juvenile, which is a half brother to the stakes-placed winner Bibblesman (by Sharp Humor). “Majestic Warrior is a first crop sire, so you don’t know about him (how good his progeny will be as racehorses), but it seems like everybody has got one that they like. He may be our next big A.P. Indy stallion.”

Hip No. 156, a colt by Mineshaft  —Stormy Renee, by Storm Cat. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent.
“He looks the way he should and he breezed super (working an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 during the under tack show),” said Wavertree’s Ciaran Dunne of this dark bay or brown juvenile whose second dam is grade I winner Fleet Renee (by Seattle Slew). “On the end of the shank, he shows himself like a good horse.”

Hip No. 171, a filly by Majestic Warrior  —Til Forbid, by Temperence Hill. Consigned by Parrish Farms, agent.
“She’s very well bred,” said G.W. Parrish of this chestnut juvenile, whose dam was a grade III winner. The filly is a half sister to grade III winner and grade III producer Scoop (by Gone West) and to the grade III-placed winner Kings Lynn (by Mt. Livermore), who is the dam of grade II winner Sara Louise (by Malibu Moon) and grade III winner Just Louise (by Five Star Day). 
 

Hip No. 180, a Ado, a filly by Empire Maker -- Trip, by Lord At War. Consigned by Harris Training Center, agent.

This bay juvenile is out of a grade III winner and is a half sister to the added-money winner Passport (by Pulpit). 



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