By Brian DiDonato
Seven more juveniles matched Thursday's fastest furlong of :9 4/5 during Friday's second of three under-tack previews for the OBS March sale, while another two tied the top quarter-mile time of :20 2/5.
Hip 220, the morning's first breezer, kicked off a strong day for last year's leading first-crop sire Nyquist. Consigned by Top Line Sales, Agent XVII, she was one of two Nyquist fillies to go in :9 4/5. The $67,000 KEESEP RNA, a June 3 foal, is out of a half to speedy GSW This Ones for Phil (Untuttable).
Nyquist's other furlong bullet came via J R Racing Stables-consigned hip 206. The $15,000 FTKOCT acquisition is the first foal out of New York-bred MSW and GISP 'TDN Rising Star' She's All Ready (Girolamo).
The Darley resident was also represented by hip 304, who covered a quarter in :20 2/5 for Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, Inc. The $200,000 Keeneland September grad is a half-sister to two stakes horses out of a half to Negligee (Northern Afleet), champion 2-year-old filly in Canada and winner of the 2009 GI Darley Alcibiades S. over Keeneland's old Polytrack surface.
Super sire Into Mischief had another productive day, as did his buzzed-about freshman son Practical Joke.
Into Mischief's :9 4/5 workers, both fillies, were hips 224 and 291. The former, who cost $130,000 at KEESEP, is consigned by Gene Recio, Agent XI. She's out of a half-sister to the dam of MGSW and MGISP young sire Good Samaritan (by Harlan's Holiday, like Into Mischief). Click for breeze.
Hip 291 is offered by Raul Reyes's King's Equine, Agent I. Bred by Spendthrift Farm and bought back for $85,000 in September, she's out of SW and GISP Topic (Discreet Cat) from the family of champion and dual Classic winner Afleet Alex. Spendthrift paid $5250,000 for Topic in foal to American Pharoah at KEENOV '17.
Bred by Erv Woolsey and Ralph Kinder, hip 309 is a son of MSP Untraveled (Canadian Frontier). He's consigned by McKathan Bros. Sales, Agent II. Click for breeze.
Hip 311 was a $120,000 Keeneland September yearling and is consigned here by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent XVIII. She's out of Peruvian champion Valiant Emilia (Per) (Pegasus Wind) and from the extended female family of last week's GII Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby upsetter Helium (Ironicus). Click for breeze.
The last round of OBS March breezes begin Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., and will be broadcast live on the TDN and OBS websites. Sale sessions will take place next Tuesday at Wednesday starting at 11:00 a.m. Visit www.obssales.com for more.