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Firing Line


Firing Line
Trainer:Simon Callaghan
Owner: Arnold Zetcher LLC
Foaling Date: 2012-01-19
Pedigree: Line of David and Sister Girl Blues of Hold for Gold
Dosage: 5-1-6-0-0 (12)
Dosage Index / CD: 3.00 / 0.92
Best Beyer Figure:

Notes: Firing Line is one of the more experience d horses entering the 2015 Kentucky Derby, especially with hall of fame jockey Gary Stevens getting the mount. While Firing Line has never finished worse than second in all of his five races, he has also really never faced any stiff competitio n so it s tough to get a good read on him. The great news about Firing Line is when you go to bet on the Kentucky Derby you should be able to get a great price.
The word was out on this son of Line of David when he debuted as the near even-money favorite in a Santa Anita maiden special weight race with a full field in late October. But Firing Line couldn t overcome a slow start in that 6F contest and came up half a length short when second to subsequent G3 Bob Hope S. runner-up Alright Alright. But the Simon Callaghan trainee delivered as the 1-2 favorite in his next attempt, a 6 1/2F contest at Del Mar on November 30. With Hall of Famer Mike Smith once again at the controls, the colt was bumped at the start and soon settled into an inside stalking position in the 12-horse field. Smith guided the colt away from the rail into the stretch, collared pacesetter Anytime Anyplace, took charge past the eighth pole and powered away for a 4 -length victory over that rival. Firing Line covered the distance in 1 16.06 and was awarded an 87 Beyer Speed Figure for his maiden-bre aker. Bred in Kentucky by Clearsky Farms, the bay is out of Sister Girl Blues, a daughter of Hold for Gold, and was foaled on January 19, 2012. Owned by Arnold Zetcher LLC, Firing Line initially sold for 65,000 at the Keeneland 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and then the following year for 150,000 at the Fasig-Tipt on Kentucky July Yearling Sale. The hammer came down once more in the Keeneland 2014 April Two-Year-O lds in Training Sale when Firing Line was purchased for 240,000. The colt has banked 44,800 in his two starts and his connection s will have plenty of choices for his next start, which seems likely to be in the Golden State.


Statistics

Year Races Run Wins Place Show Earnings
2015 3 1 2 - $830,000
2014 3 1 2 - $144,800
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