December 30, 2015
Our friend/client, Jim Miller bred 2yo colt ONE MORE SHOT who won a maiden race @ Tampa Bay Downs and was mentioned in the TDN's In Sharper Focus. The colt was raised and sold by Mill Ridge Farm. The dam, Orion's Daughter was purchased on behalf of Jim Miller by Nicoma Bloodstock.
2nd-TAM, $20,000, Msw, 12-23, 2yo, 1m 40y, 1:43.37, ft.
ONE MORE SHOT (c, 2, Trappe Shot--Orion's Daughter) Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $12,000.
O-Niall J. Brennan; B-James F. Miller (WV); T-Jamie Ness.
“He looks like he is going to be a good one,” trainer Jamie Ness said after One More Shot’s eight length
debut victory last Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs. The colt’s dominant performance rewarded the
patience of Ocala-based horseman and leading juvenile consignor Niall Brennan, who purchased the youngster for
$100,000 out of last year’s Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale with the intention of reselling
at the 2-year-old sales this year. He was going to go to the OBS April sale, but he got an injury,” Brennan explained Tuesday. “He just missed the 2yo sales window, so we just gave him the time. We turned him out and let him grow up a little bit. We put him back in training in August. One More Shot is out of Orion’s Daughter, a half-sister to the dams of multiple graded stakes winner Sailors Sunset (Petionville) and Grade I winner Wickedly Perfect (Congrats). He became the ninth winner, and first of three over the holiday weekend, for his freshman sire, Trappe Shot (by Tapit). “We really like the colt,” Brennan said. “He’s a little atypical for his sire. He’s tall and scopey and he has a huge stride on him. That’s why we ran him two turns first time out. Brennan admitted he was impressed by the colt’s first effort. “We were delighted,” he said of One More Shot’s debut. The jockey said he was green, but he was much the best and, at the end of the race, he could have gone around again. The race caught the interest of several potential buyers and, should a private sale not materialize beforehand, One More Shot could make it to the OBS sales ring after all. He is catalogued as hip 593 in next month’s Winter Mixed Sale. “We’ve had some calls and some interest in him, obviously,” Brennan confirmed. “Because he’s a 2-year-old, winning firsttime out going two turns at this time of the year by eight lengths, it kind of grabs the attention.