We purchased this filly at the OBS June Sale in Ocala. After breezing an eighth of a mile in 10.1 seconds, she caught the eye of Final Furlong Racing’s managing partners and bloodstock advisor, Mike Recio. She has a very long efficient stride. Her stride scored very high on our efficiency grading methodology, which includes straightness, length, and motion.
We were able to secure the filly in a very soft buyer’s market. We valued the filly much higher than all the others we saw at the sale. The median price for the sale was $13,000 so this filly was well in the upper quartile of the horses on the ground.
She immediately shipped up to be stabled in the barn of Michael Dilger in Saratoga. We inspected the filly everyday of the long two week sale and she remained well composed at all points. She handled the sales process very well so we felt comfortable shipping her right to the track.
El Corredor is Mr. Greely’s best son at stud. El Corredor was a great dirt sprinter who was able to stretch his speed out to a mile winning the Grade 1 Cigar Mile and the Del Mar Breeder’s Cup Handicap twice. This filly is the first foal out of Sweet Madness, a hard knocking $117,000 winning daughter of Freud. The multiple winning, Sweet Madness, won a MSW at Aqueduct and an Allowance sprint at Belmont.
Michael Dilger is a new trainer to the Final Furlong line-up. He maintains NY based strings at Belmont and Saratoga and sends a string to Gulfstream in the winter. Michael spent seven years as Todd Pletcher’s assistant before going out on his own in 2013. One of Michael’s early successes was graded stakes winner, Wired Bryan. Michael Dilger trained Wired Bryan through a stellar two year old season which lead to a win in the Grade 2 Sanford and total earnings of $537k. In his first three years training, Michael has amassed $3.5 million in earnings and an impressive 19% win percentage.