Unified Colt Clocks Quickest Quarter at OBS Under-Tack Opener

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Hip 163 | Photos by Z

A colt from the first crop of former 'TDN Rising Star' Unified (Candy Ride {Arg}) breezed a quarter-mile in a slick :20 2/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at Thursday's first of three under-tack sessions ahead of next week's OBS March Sale in Ocala.

The February foal is being consigned to the March sale by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stable Inc., agent, and is out of the stakes-winning Promise Me a Cat (D'wildcat). Hip 163 is bred by Gatewood Bell, who paid $35,000 for the colt's dam carrying this foal in utero at Keeneland November in 2018. The dark bay fetched $77,000 when offered as a weanling at Keeneland the following November and was subsequently purchased by Redwings for $190,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale, the joint-second priciest of 62 Unified yearlings reported as sold in 2020. The cross of Candy Ride over Storm Cat-line dams has been a productive one, yielding the likes of Horse of the Year Gun Runner and champion Shared Belief, to name a few.

No fewer than 16 juveniles shared the furlong bullet with a clocking of :9 4/5. Hip 10 (video), a filly by Into Mischief, consigned by de Meric Sales, agent; hip 18 (video), a Frosted filly from the draft of Top Line Sales LLC, agent; hip 27 (video), a colt by Pioneerof the Nile from Sequel Bloodstock; agent; hip 36 (video), a colt by Carpe Diem consigned by 30-30 Ranch; hip 41 (video), an American Freedom filly from the RiceHorse Stable consignment; hip 48\fs21f1 (video), a colt by Violence being offered by Kirkwood Stables, agent; hip 50 (video), a Mohaymen filly from Paul Sharp, agent; hip 72 (video), an Ocean Knight colt from de Meric Sales; hip 85 (video), an Into Mischief colt consigned by Top Line; hip 86 (video), a colt by Practical Joke prepped by Kings Equine, agent; hip 89 (video), a filly by the late Fast Anna from Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent; hip 92 (video), a McKathan Bros.-consigned daughter of Cupid; hip 110 (video), a Unified colt from Dark Star Thoroughbreds; hip 127 (video), a Daredevil filly consigned by Gayle Woods, agent; hip 161 (video), a son of Kantharos from the consignment of Julie Davies LLC, agent; and hip 188 (video), a colt by Cairo Prince from Harris Training Center LLC, agent.

The under-tack show continues Friday morning at 8 a.m. ET, with hips 189-376 scheduled to breeze. The show may be viewed in real time at the TDN homepage.

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