This son of young sire Catalina Cruiser had a sneaky strong breeze at OBS March and would be hard to miss back at the barn with his powerful frame and flashy good looks.
The colt breezed an eighth in 10 flat with an above-average stride length, but that only tells part of the story: he did that after breaking off slowly, and then when he did get going, he was on the wrong lead initially, before switching over nicely.
“With all that, he still breezed in 10 flat, which is incredible,” West Point’s Jeff Lifson said. “I think Catalina Cruiser lends to that perfect kind of miler individual. We know that milers make great stallions, and Catalina Cruiser won from six furlongs to a mile and a sixteenth. This colt also is out of a Smart Strike mare, which can give you more stamina and also a turf influence.”
David Ingordo bought Catalina Cruiser as a young horse for the Hronis family and loved this colt.
Catalina Cruiser is a magnificent specimen, a hulking chestnut with flashes of white on his legs and across his face. This colt certainly bears the stamp of his first-crop sire.
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