Ten Share Furlong Bullet at OBS

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Ten juveniles shared the furlong bullet time of :9 4/5 during Tuesday's first session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Raul Reyes's Kings Equine sent out eight juveniles to work at OBS Tuesday, including three who hit that bullet mark.

“Personally, I thought the conditions were great,” Reyes said. “My horses breezed very well. I can say nothing but nice things about the way the track was today. I think it was very fair.”

Leading the Kings Equine workers Tuesday were colts by Hard Spun (hip 16, video) and Arrogate (hip 24, video), and a filly by Liam's Map (hip 130, video).

The Hard Spun colt, out of a half-sister to multiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods (Union Rags), is being consigned by Kings Equine on behalf of breeder Spendthrift Farm. The colt RNA'd for $190,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale.

“We knew he was a nice horse,” Reyes said of the juvenile. “Spendthrift had a big opinion of him [in September]. They didn't sell him and they decided to give me an opportunity to sell him at the 2-year-old sale. He has matured and gotten stronger since then. He really showed up today.”

Reyes made a timely purchase when he acquired the son of Arrogate out of graded-placed Sensitively (Street Sense) for $50,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton July sale.

“When I bought the horse, Arrogate was really cold,” Reyes said of his purchase last summer. “He hardly had any winners. Two weeks after I bought him, he had a bunch of winners. It was good timing. It's not like I'm a genius or anything. I liked Arrogate, I saw one that was affordable and I bought him.”

Reyes added of the juvenile, “He's very quick and he's very athletic.”

Scott and Evan Dilworth purchased the daughter of Liam's Map out of stakes-placed Tiger Silk (Aus) (All American {Aus}) for $130,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale.

“I can say nothing but nice things about her,” Reyes said of the filly. “She breezed very well, but we knew she was always pretty fast. So it was no surprise.”

The Gladwells' Top Line Sales sent out a pair of fillies to work Tuesday's bullet time: a daughter of Munnings (hip 122, video) and a daughter of City of Light (hip 123, video).

Also represented by a pair of bullet workers Tuesday was GOP Racing Stable Corp., which sent out a filly by Twirling Candy (hip 44, video) and a filly by Khozan (hip 149, video).

A colt by Bernardini (hip 54) worked in :9 4/5 for McKathan Bros. Sales, while a colt by Omaha Beach (hip 161) went in :9 4/5 for Eddie Woods and a son of Mitole (hip 143) hit the :9 4/5 mark for Dynasty Thoroughbreds.

Tuesday's session of the under-tack show began at 8 a.m. with temperatures in the mid-50s and ended just short of 3 p.m. with temperatures in the upper 60s.

Working in the final set of the day, just past 1:30 p.m., a filly by Mo Town (hip 2) turned in the day's fastest quarter-mile work of :20 4/5 for consignor Tom McCrocklin, who purchased her for $3,500 at last year's OBS October sale.

The under-tack show continues through Friday with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. daily. The March sale will be held next Monday through Wednesday. Bidding commences each day at 11 a.m.

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