03/11/2013 4:04PM

OBS March: Six to watch on Day Two


Hip No. 198, chestnut colt, by Mr. Greeley – Catnip, by Flying Paster, consigned by Woodford Thoroughbreds, agent.

Out of the stakes-winning Flying Paster are Catnip, this colt is a sibling to ten winners from 11 to race, including multiple Grade 3 winner Indescribable and English stakes winner Elaflaak. Catnip is a half-sister to European champion and sire Hold That Tiger, Belmont Stakes winner and sire Editor’s Note, and stakes winner Catfriend. The colt is also from the family of Grade 1-placed stakes winner Spring Awakening, and completed a one-furlong breeze at the pre-sale under-tack show in :10.60 seconds.

Hip No. 220, dark bay or brown colt, by Cowboy Cal – Deceptive, by Clever Trick, consigned by Southern Chase Farm, agent.

A half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mizdirection, this colt is out of the Clever Trick mare Deceptive, whose four winners from as many to race also include stakes winner Hurricane Bernie. His extended family also includes Grade 3 winner Jaded Dancer. The colt recorded the fastest time for two furlongs during the second session of the pre-sale under-tack show, finishing with a time of :20.80 over the Ocala Training Center’s synthetic surface.

Hip No. 222, bay filly, by Dixie Union – Delicate Affair, by Langfuhr, consigned by Scanlon Training Center, agent.

The first foal out of the Langfuhr mare Delicate Affair, who is a sibling of Grade 1-placed stakes winner and sire Survivalist, Grade 2-placed winner and sire Polish Miner, stakes winner Power Game, and two dams of graded stakes winners. Also among the filly’s notable family members are Grade 1 winner and leading sire Seeking the Gold, Grade 1 winner and sire Fast Play, and Grade 2 winner Nefertini. She completed her one-furlong breeze in :10.40 seconds.

Hip No. 252, Frankie Freud, chestnut colt, by Freud – Frankly Fran, by D’Accord, consigned by Sequel Bloodstock, agent.

A New York-bred full-brother to Grade 1 winner Franny Freud, out of the winning D’Accord mare Frankly Fran, who has sent four foals to race, with three winners. Stakes winners Look of the Lynx, C B Account, Maikai, Hula Chief and Brave Dance are among the colt’s most successful family members, along with Grade 2-placed winner Bequa. Frankie Freud breezed one furlong in :10.20 seconds during the pre-sale under-tack show.

Hip No. 276, bay colt, by War Front – Henna, by Horse Chestnut, consigned by Harris Training Center, agent.

A full-brother to Boss Man Rocket, who topped last year’s OBS March sale with a price of $800,000. His dam, the unraced Horse Chestnut mare Henna, is a sibling of Grade 1 winner and sire Pomeroy, stakes-placed Acquileia and winner Gold Vault, who is the dam of multiple Grade 1 winner Contested. The colt completed a one-furlong breeze in :10.20 during the under-tack show.

Hip No. 296, dark bay or brown filly, by Yes It’s True – Just for You, by Silver Deputy, consigned by Top Line Sales, agent.

The co-fastest juvenile to breeze one furlong during the under-tack show, with a time of :9.80 seconds. The filly is out of the Silver Deputy mare Just for You, who has one winner from as many to race. She is from the family of champion and leading sire Capote, Grade/Group 1 winners Bob and John and Exceller, Grade 3 winners Minister’s Melody and Vaguely Hidden, and stakes winner Baldski.

Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
252, didn't like the action and I wasn't the only one. Only 90k. 276, big, jumping out of his skin and really reaching, Baffert and Pletcher might have been in on this one. 600k. 254,251, a Successful Apeal and a D'Wildcat, both looked like solid purchases at 100k and 55k both having very nice action. There is no bargains, only in hindsight. In the very little slips through these sales catagory, 264 by Artie Schiller was on his left lead through most of the work and switched late so smooth if you blinked you missed it. 240k. And 275 Unusual Heat did the work so easy, 150k.
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
220, the Cowboy Cal went for 410k. The auctioneer worked him far longer and harder than usual. I think they expected more.
commenting More than 1 year ago
Two year old in training sales need to either be banned, or moved until July. Working a 2 year old any distance, even just a furlong, this early in their 2 year old year is asking for trouble. And you're crazy to buy one of them unless all you're looking for is a colt to retire in March of his 3 year old year.
mikec203 More than 1 year ago
How about this - Sunland Park already held a 2yo race on March 2. And the winner was foaled 5-28-11.
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Horse Cents More than 1 year ago
You might be right. He's a big colt, nice confirmation, and really reaching out and jumping out of his skin in his work. 600k.