By a champion sprinter in Smoke Glacken and out of a mare who now has produced three stakes winners, On Fire Baby is the right sort, and she is proving that matching a mare by the powerful juvenile champion Gilded Time to juvenile G1 winner Smoke Glacken is the type to type mating that produces success.
Not only is Gainesway sire Smoke Glacken a consistent stallion who produces athletic individuals with good speed and some versatility, but the dam was a good-class performer herself. A stakes winner with seven victories from 29 starts, Ornate, the dam of On Fire Baby, was a rugged racer with talent.
From that good racing career, Ornate has excelled beyond the norm and has placed herself at the top of the producing daughters of the very handsome stallion Gilded Time (a son of the Damascus stallion Timeless Moment). Now the dam of three stakes winners, Ornate produced G2 winner High Heels (by E Dubai) as her first foal. Then the mare produced the listed stakes winner French Kiss (Hussonet) as her second foal.
On Fire Baby is the mare’s fifth foal, following non-winners by Yonaguska and Cherokee Run. Ornate’s sixth foal is the E Dubai filly Shoe Queen, and she is the sixth filly out of the mare.
Ornate produced her first colt this year, a bay by Tiznow, who represents a markedly different physical type than the mare’s previous mates. Time will tell whether that is the best avenue for this mare, but it should also be a more commercially appealing match than even some of the earlier, highly successful ones.
The mare’s produce record is below:
1st Dam: ORNATE, b, 1997. Bred by Totier Creek Farm (KY). Raced 3 yrs in NA, 29 sts, 7 wins, $177,972 (ssi = 2.77). Won Pleasant Temper S.($80,000, 1998, FTKJUL, yrlg; $48,000, 1997, KEENOV, wnlg)