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Pair Share Quarter-Mile Bullet at OBS Saturday

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By Jessica Martini

Stormy conditions delayed the start of Saturday’s fourth session of the under-tack preview of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, but once the skies cleared in Central Florida, the show resumed with four horses sharing the furlong bullet time of :9 4/5 and a pair of juveniles working the co-bullet quarter-mile in :20 3/5.

A son of Dialed In (hip 701) worked the quarter-mile time of :20 3/5, equaling the fastest time of the week at the distance. Consigned by Parrish Farms, the dark bay is out of Pure Refinement (In Excess {Ire}), a half-sister to Grade I winner Pure as Gold (Stolen Gold).

“It was a good work, he’s a nice horse,” G.W. Parrish said of hip 701. “He had prepped well and I felt sure he’d go fast.”

Parrish purchased the colt for $40,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

“I liked his conformation and I liked the he was by Dialed In,” Parrish said of the youngster’s appeal. “He was a well-built, sturdy horse.”

Parrish has already had luck selling offspring of Dialed In.

“This is my third one,” he said. “I had two fillies and they both sold well. I had a filly named Phone Chick and one named Oozle and they ran pretty well.”

Parrish Farms sold Oozle for $190,000 at the 2017 OBS April sale and Phone Chick–a $12,000 RNA at the 2014 Midlantic December sale–for $125,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

Of the weather which delayed the start of Saturday’s session for about an hour, Parrish said, “It was raining and there was thunder and lightning early–it was a mess. We thought they were going to cancel it and luckily they didn’t because it turned out to be a nice day.”

A colt from the first crop of multiple graded stakes winner Race Day (Tapit) (hip 706) also worked the quarter mile in :20 3/5 Saturday. The juvenile is out of Queen Brianna (Unbridled’s Song), a full-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Rockport Harbor. Purchased by Green River Farms for $25,000 at last year’s OBS Winter Sale, he is consigned to the June sale by Hawks Nest LLC.

Four horses worked the :9 4/5 furlong bullet Saturday, bringing the total to hit that mark for the week to nine.

De Meric Sales sent out hip 653, a filly by Ghostzapper, to work the furlong in :9 4/5. The bay is out of graded stakes winner Palanka City (Carson City) and was purchased by de Meric Stables for $190,000 at last year’s Keeneland September sale.

A filly by Malibu Moon (hip 780) turned in a :9 4/5 work for Michael Caraman’s Race Ready Sales. Named Scoot the Moon, the dark bay is out of stakes-placed Scooter Bird (War Pass), a half-sister to graded placed Daring Reality (Include). Caraman purchased the filly for $65,000 on behalf of M.H. Walker at last year’s Keeneland September sale. She RNA’d for $145,000 after working a furlong in :10 1/5 at the OBS March sale.

Hip 795, a colt by Sky Mesa, also worked the furlong in :9 4/5. Consigned by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds and named El Guaya, the bay is out of stakes placed Serious Vow (Broken Vow) and is a full-brother to stakes placed Rowdy Dylan. He was bred by H & E Ranch and RNA’d for $10,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton July sale.

A colt from the first crop of graded winner Chitu (Henny Hughes) (hip 859) also turned in a :9 4/5 furlong work Saturday. Consigned by Vargas Sales and named Centaur’s Image, the bay is out of St Ballado’s Lady (Pleasantly Perfect) and was bred in Florida by Saul Rosas.

A son of More Than Ready (hip 657) turned in the week’s fastest three-furlong work, covering the distance in :32 3/5 Saturday. Out of Passionate Diva (Street Cry {Ire}), a daughter of multiple graded winner Roshani (Fantastic Light), the dark bay colt is consigned by C & J Stable. He was purchased by Carlos Rivers for $10,000 at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale.

The fifth and final session of the under-tack preview starts Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. The sale will be held Wednesday through Friday with bidding beginning each day at 10 a.m.

 

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