High Cotton strengthens hold on Florida Second-Crop sire list
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Speak Logistics, a 2-year-old son of High Cotton, led at every call en route to a 2 ¾-length victory in the $300,000 In Reality S. Oct. 13 at Calder. High Cotton is Florida's leading second-crop sire with more than $1.3 million in progeny earnings. His four stakes winners have accounted for five stakes victories, both tops among Florida's sophomore sires.

In the In Reality, Speak Logistics charged to the front the moment the gate latch was sprung, with little resistance on the lead while getting leisurely fractions of :25.16, :50.82, and 1:15.62. With plenty left in the tank, the bay colt cruised down the stretch to get the 1 1/16-miles in 1:47.79 over a track rated “good”.

“I knew from the last time, when I won with him in (New) Jersey, that he could take the lead so easy and set the pace like he did today,” winning rider Juan Serpa said “And nobody tried to stay close to me. When he gets in front like that, he’s like another horse.

“When I started to ask him at the quarter-pole, he went like he was breaking from the gate; like nothing,” Serpa added. “I asked him a little when we turned for home, but only because he’s a young horse and it’s good to try and teach them new things.”

With his In Reality victory, Speak Logistics is now a two-time winner from three starts, with earnings of $202,700.

Ocala Stud sold Speak Logistics for $62,000 in April at the OBS Spring 2-year-old sale, where he was bought by his current owner Ralph Navabi. The colt was bred in Florida by Centaur Farms and is a half-brother to OBS Sprint S. winner Megalith.

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