03/02/2015 4:31PM

Fasig-Tipton Florida: Uncle Mo, Kitten’s Joy colts top breeze show

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An Uncle Mo colt out of Naughty Mambo covered a furlong in 10 seconds flat at Monday's under-tack preview at Gulfstream Park.

A pair of colts turned in the co-fastest furlong times during Monday’s under-tack preview for the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of selected 2-year-olds in training at Gulfstream Park. The two colts, one working on the main track and one on the turf, each covered the distance in :10 seconds flat.

The first to hit the mark was a colt from the first crop of sire Uncle Mo, breezing on the dirt.

The bay colt is out of the winning Kingmambo mare Naughty Mambo, dam of six winners from seven runners. Naughty Mambo is a half sister to Canadian champion and Grade 1 winner Negligee, and the page also includes English Horse of the Year Zilzal, Grade 1 winner Awe Inspiring, Grade 2 winner Recognizable, and Grade 3 winner Hula Queen.

Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Naoya Yoshida and Bill Justice, the colt is consigned as agent by McKathan Brothers. He brought $120,000 at last year's Keeneland September yearling sale.

Consignor J.B. McKathan said he expected a performance out of the colt like the one seen on Monday.

“He’s a nice horse,” McKathan said. “He’s very precocious. He’s the kind of horse, I think, that would be a nice horse to run at Saratoga or Del Mar. He’s really fast with a really good mind, and solid. We’re pleased.

“He’s just our type of horse,” McKathan continued. We have a certain kind of body style that we look for, and he’s very athletic. He’s very well-balanced. He’s got a very nice way of moving. He walks like a cat. He’s a real pro.”

A handful of juveniles breezed on the turf, led by the Kitten’s Joy colt out of the Grade 3-placed multiple stakes-winning Mayakovsky mare Mother Russia.

Mother Russia’s first foal Golden Barows, by Tapit, is a stakes winner in Japan. The family also includes stakes winners Pretty Sham, Colonel Hill, and Letter of the Law.

The chestnut colt was bred in Kentucky by Crossed Sabres Farm, and is consigned at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale by Kings Equine, agent.

Also of note, the 47-horse consignment of Adena Springs participated in the breeze show, but did not run for a time, with Frank Stronach’s operation electing instead for untimed open gallops in front of the grandstand.

Richie Purcell of Williston, Fla.-based Adena Springs South, which houses Stronach’s horses in training, said the practice is standard procedure for the farm.

“We’ve had our own breeze show at the farm for years at Adena Springs South, and he’s always had them gallop.” Purcell said. “They don’t like to breeze the 2-year-olds too early, too fast because they’re not fully developed and it’s not fair on the horses. They just want to take their time with the horses and do long, slow gallops and bring them along.

“We put a certain amount of fitness to them on the farm, and then later in their 2-year-old years, they go to the trainers and that’s where they start their faster gallops,” he continued.

The Fasig-Tipton Florida sale will be held Wednesday, March 4 in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park, beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern.

For complete results and video replays from the breeze show, click here.