Mister Luigi Wins Easily in Debut at Laurel Park

Mister Luigi Wins Easily in Debut at Laurel Park

Mister Luigi a recent sales graduate from the July 20 OBS auction, this impressive winner circled the field around the stretch turn as female jockey Katie Davis took control of the race with Mister Luigi. Having to go 4 wide heading into the stretch before drawing away to an easy 3 1/2 length win under a strong hand ride.

This powerful colt is by the 2004 Horse of the Year sire Ghostzapper out of the 6- time winner Getback Time, who amassed earnings of 384K during her successful career in California.

Owned by Lugamo Racing and trained by Salomon Sanchez, this classy bay colt was purchased for the bargain price of just 14K after running a quarter in a respectable :21.2 at the Ocala sales in July. For those of you who have been following my Auction 20 Short List from all three major auctions for 2 year-olds, this was my 4th winner.

Mister Luigi rewarded my backers handsomely as he paid $13.40 for the win. Lugamo Racing received instant dividends as they collected $18,810 for the victory in race 3 at Laurel Park. Time for the six furlong sprint was 1:11.54 as Mister Luigi went unclaimed while earning an Equibase speed figure of 73.                                                         

Katie Davis comes from a family of jockeys. Her father Robbie Davis, now turned trainer, was an excellent rider in New York. Brother Dylan Davis is having his best year finishing with 17 wins at the recent Saratoga meet. Older sister Jackie Davis riding at Delaware, Parx, and NYRA has accumulated 678 career wins to date.

In other racing news, Speeding, the Into Mischief filly who finished third in her debut on the turf, is entered on the dirt at Gulfstream.

Scheduled for race 6 going 6 furlongs on the dirt on September 18th, 2020. Speeding drew a favorable outside post position number 5 in a field of 10 in this 68K maiden special weight for 2 year-old fillies.

Union Gables Breaks her Maiden in Debut at Saratoga

Union Gables breaks her maiden in her debut at Saratoga. Bob Peterson Stable does it again with this swift filly by Speightstown out of the stakes placed mare Tonasah.

Union Gables breaks her Maiden in Debut at Saratoga
Photo Credit: Fleetphoto/Dreamstime “Tonasah”

Purchased for the bargain price of $90,000 from the OBS Spring 20, this well bred speedster drilled a :21 quarter during the under tack show.

Tonasah earned nearly $400,000 in her brief career winning 2 of 8 and placing in 7 of 8 career starts for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Union Gables is trained by Gary Gullo and was ridden masterfully by Hall of Fame rider Johnny Velazquez, to win in the final jump in a thrilling five horse photo finish. The final time for the 5 1/2 furlong sprint was completed in 1:05.54 and paid $16.20 for the win.

I’m excited to report this was my first runner from my OBS Spring 20 Short List (See below). Also, happy to report my sales topper Hip 1254 (See Video)  Princess Noor by Not This Time, is working out  brilliantly at Del Mar for her new connections.

Last year, Mr. Peterson purchased the Sales Topper filly from Midlantic 19 for $1.8 million. That filly happens to be the best filly on the planet, having won the The Acorn stakes in 1:32.55 and The Test in 1:20.83. Yes, I’m talking about the undefeated Gamine.

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OBS July Sales Breeze Show – Day 4

Not This Time Filly Breezes a :9 4/5
Photo Credit: Fleetphoto / Dreamstime 

Not This Time Filly Breezes a :9 4/5

Hip #640 A late May foal, New York Bred filly by Not This Time out of Exotic Design, by A.P. Indy, a daughter of Grade 1 winner Exotic Wood and a full-sister to stakes winner Key to Power. This solid chestnut breezed an 1/8 in :9 4/5 seconds, the fastest at this distance from all runners through day 4 at OBS in Ocala. I’ve been extremely impressed with almost every runner by this Freshman sire Not This Time, from the short swift ones to the long and lanky fast ones. These babies sure do know how to run.

Good luck to the buyer who lands this wonderful filly who will take advantage of the increased purses from the lucrative New York bred program. Consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent. Truenicks Rating A 

 Hip #647 Pledge  caught my eye today. Another filly with a big stride that stopped the clock in :10.1 with little effort. This well bred 2 year-old by Candy Ride (Arg) out of Faithful, is a daughter of Vindication by Seattle Slew. On the Dam side, you have Chosen Lady by Secratariat. This gorgeous bay filly has the proper conformation and walk to turn into a starTruenicks Rating: A

I posted my Short List with other notables with two more exciting days of breezes.

Stay tuned for day 5 with my latest analysis and selections from OBS in Ocala, Florida.

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Not This Time

Not This Time Breeze Video

OBS July Sales Breeze Show – Day 3

OBS July Sales Breeze Show - Day 3
Photo Credit: Fleetphoto / Dreamstime

Day three under tack show is now in the books at OBS. Most of the runners completed their drills before the rains came, that slowed the track down a bit. However, I spotted several key horses today that are potential winners. Hip #510, a dark bay or brown filly by the hot freshman sire ”  Not This Time out of a Street Boss mare Champagne Sparkle cantered down the stretch in a seamless :10* flat. Her rider was practically motionless as she zipped through the lane. This is definitely the sire to watch as his 2 year-olds are burning up the track in 2020. Consigned by Oscar Brown Stables, this April foal received a Truenicks B+ rating.

Hip #494, I’m just loving these large fillies that eat up the ground with every stride with an effortless motion. This Dialed In filly is out of an Empire Maker Dam “Cartia” out of Zuppardo Ardo, winner of $667,000, including the Humana Distaff Handicap at Churchill Downs. Yes, she can certainly run, clocking a quick quarter in :21.1 This Florida bred is consigned by Arindel. Truenicks A++

Stay tuned for day 4 with my latest analysis and selections from OBS in Ocala, Florida.

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Not This Time

Not This Time Breeze Video



OBS July 20 Breeze Show – Day 2

OBS July 20 Breeze Show - Day 2
Photo Credit Fleetphoto / Dreamstime

OBS July 20 Breeze Show – Day 2 under tack show is now in the books. What  a great day with so many talented juveniles running impressive times. It’s not an easy task to separate these young future stars, but Hip #355 stole the show with a jaw dropping 3F in :33 flat. This explosive chestnut filly  by Air Force Blue out of an unraced Ireland bred Dam Zeta, glistened under the Florida sunlight, waltzing around the turn on her own with zero urging. I can’t wait until she hits the track. Truenicks A rating, consigned by All Dreams Equine.

Hip #211, a white roan late foal (5-1-18) colt by Liam’s Map out of Stunning Lady by Indian Charlie clocked an 1/8 in :10.1 This massive colt obviously wanted more distance with that long rangey body, just eating up the ground with each stride. This well bred colt has a bright future ahead of him. 

His Dam “Stunning Lady” campaigned at both Aqueduct and Belmont. Earning a little over $100k while achieving a high 97 equibase speed figure. Consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent XI,  Truenicks A

Hip #278  Another fast bay colt by Bernardini out of Triumphantly, easily handled a quarter in a quick :21 flat for consignors Ends Well Agents. This huge horse ran with his head up high into a soft wind  as his rider entered the stretch gobbling up the ground with those extended strides. 

Hip #238 a beautiful bay filly by Twirling Candy out of a Tale of the Cat mare, Tale of Glory, zipped a quick quarter in :21.2 under light urging. Consigned by Ends Well, Agent. Truenicks A

Hip #337 a filly by More Than Ready out of Witchey One who looked very race ready clocking a :10 flat for MckKee Bloodstock Agent. Truenicks A .


Hip #259A gorgeous chestnut colt by the red hot sire Speightster out of Time Given by Classic Winner Point Given. This professional looking colt easily handled the 1/8 in :10.1 facing a strong headwind. Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds. Truenicks B+


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