West Coast Colt, Bucchero Filly Share Quarter-Mile Bullet at OBS Tuesday

Hip 163 | Judit Seipert

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The six-session under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training kicked off Tuesday morning with juveniles by Bucchero and West Coast sharing the quarter-mile bullet time of :20 3/5, while fillies by Frosted and Munnings shared the day's fastest furlong time of :9 4/5.

A colt by West Coast (hip 16) got the under-tack show off to a quick start with a quarter-mile breeze in :20 3/5 just minutes into the day's session. Consigned by Omar Ramirez Bloodstock, the bay is out of multiple stakes winner Overprepared (Quality Road), who is a half-sister to Grade I winner Shadow Cast (Smart Strike). Omar Ramirez purchased the colt for $14,000 at last year's Fasig-Tipton October sale.

The :20 3/5 time was matched about a half-hour later by a filly by Bucchero (hip 163) who is consigned by Richardson Bloodstock on behalf of breeder Ricardo Romo.

“It's kind of what we've been expecting all year,” Lane Richardson said of the breeze. “She's been a straightforward filly, just really nice and athletic, and kind of typical of the sire. We've enjoyed her all year.”

The Florida-bred juvenile is out of Sister Aurora (Majestic City).

“[Romo] bred her and raised her and had her all winter,” Richardson said. “He's done a terrific job.”

Of the filly's presence in the June sale, Richardson said, “She was kind of on the bubble for the April sale, so we thought to give her more time.”

Waiting for the June sale may also allow the filly to bask in the afterglow of a potential Grade I winner for her sire, with Book'em Danno (Bucchero) going postward in the GI Woody Stephens S. at Saratoga Saturday.

“You want to have something going for you going into these sales and be on the right note going in,” Richardson said. “So if something happens there, I think it would be fantastic.”

A filly by Frosted (hip 144) was first to work the furlong in :9 4/5 Tuesday morning. Consigned by Grade One Investments, she is a daughter of the unraced Shawklit Cake (Majesticperfection), a half-sister to graded winner Shawklit Mint (Air Forbes One). The juvenile was purchased by Grade One Investments for $18,000 at the 2023 OBS Winter sale.

A filly by Munnings (hip 34) equaled the :9 4/5 mark some two hours later for Britton Peak. The gray is out of Piccadilly Line (Air Force Blue), a daughter of graded-placed Sloane Square (Giant's Causeway) and a granddaughter of Grade I winner Marleybone (Unbridled's Song). The juvenile was purchased for $70,000 at last year's Keeneland September sale.

The under-tack show continues through Sunday with sessions beginning daily at 7:30 a.m.

The June sale will be held next Wednesday through Friday. Bidding begins each day at 10 a.m.

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