By Christina Bossinakis
The action at the OBS sale's grounds proved boisterous Friday with many horses making up for a missed engagements after weather prematurely ended Thursday's initial breeze session. However, spectators were given something to talk about right from the onset, courtesy of Hip 213, a filly by Adios Charlie, who negotiated a quarter mile in a swift :20 2/5, the fastest time posted at the distance over the first two days of breeze action. Consigned by Ocala Stud, agent, the Feb. 6 foal is out of MSW Travelator (A P Jet). The Florida-bred filly is a half-sister to stakes placed Sweetheart Deal (Kantharos) and Fantasy Forest (Forestry), dam of MGSW Last Judgement (Congrats).
As was the case Thursday, Friday was highlighted by a bevvy of sub-:10 works for an eighth of a mile, with eight juveniles completing the task in :9 4/5. Among the day's fastest worker was Hip 291, a colt by freshman sire Bolt d'Oro (video) Offered by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent VIII, the Florida-bred is out of the unraced Beautissimo (Uncle Mo), a half-sister to SW and MGSP Two Thirty Five (Stay Thirsty). This represents the family of Champion Juvenile Filly Halfbridled. Also among those topping Friday's eighth of a mile worktab (video), a colt by More Than Ready (Hip 318). Consigned by Wavertree Stables Inc., the Feb. 23 foal is out of unraced Broad Spectrum (Indian Charlie), a half-sister to GSW Dynamic Impact (Tiznow).
The sole filly to equal the co-fastest furlong time on Friday, Hip 180, a daughter of Bayern completed the task for consignor Eddie Woods, Agent XXXI (video). The Apr. 7 foal is out of SW and MGSP Sweet Marini (Marino Marini), a sister to stakes winner Excessivespending (Shackleford). Rounding out the afternoon's top furlong breezers: Hip 57 (Carpe Diem), Hip 257 (Into Mischief), Hip 281 (More Than Ready), Hip 395 and Hip 351 (Uncaptured).
Due to impending severe weather on Saturday, Mar. 12, the third breeze session has been rescheduled for Sunday, Mar. 13. Hips 425-635 are scheduled for the final session, which is will begin at 8a.m.