Sharp Debut Winner Untitled Purchased Privately and Targeting Swale

Untitled | Lauren King


Flashy front-running debut winner Untitled (Khozan-Cindy Says, by Elusive Quality) has been purchased privately by Gary Barber and is being aimed at the seven-furlong GIII Swale S. at Gulfstream Park Feb. 1., per trainer Mark Casse.

The newly turned 3-year-old colt aired first time out with a gaudy 98 Beyer Speed Figure versus Florida-breds going six furlongs in his Gulfstream debut Dec. 14 (video). Untitled's final clocking of 1:10.17 was flattered when Lady's Island (Greatness) stopped the clock in 1:10.75 for the same distance later on the that card in the GIII Sugar Swirl S. for older fillies and mares.

Cross Court (Cross Traffic), a well-beaten second behind Untitled as the 9-5 favorite on debut that day, returned to graduate impressively in Hallandale Thursday afternoon.

Bred and owned by Brent and Crystal Fernung, Mike Sebastian Jr. and Mike Sebastian, Untitled was previously trained by Ralph Nicks. He RNA'd for $45,000 as a Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall yearling.

Untitled breezed a four-furlong bullet in :48 (1/17) at the Casse Training Center Jan. 4.

“Gary Barber bought a majority interest in him and Mike Sebastian kept a small portion,” Casse said. “I really like him. I've been impressed by him so far. He had a nice breeze at our training center and he's going to have a breeze this weekend at Palm Meadows.

Casse continued, “He got away a little slow [in his debut], was able to scoot up the rail and run fast and win easy. He ran faster than the fillies ran in the stake that day. He's about 16.2 [hands]-he's a big, leggy horse. If you base your opinion on the way he moves and his physique, you would say he definitely would get two turns.”

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