Dogwood Stable’s W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell was active Tuesday at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company March Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training in Ocala, Fla. The Aiken-based operation purchased a dark bay colt by Grade 1 winner Yes It’s True from the consignment of Eisaman Equine for $120,000. A half-brother to stakes winners Electrify, Rothko, Cream Only, and stakes placed Kinsey, the juvenile colt drew comparisons to another multiple graded stakes winning Dogwood runner.

“He’s a big, good looking bay colt, and he reminded me a little bit of Aikenite,” said Campbell. “He worked fast, not the fastest in the sale, but plenty fast enough, and with his pedigree he could be anything, and you have a reason to be very confident that he will be a good horse.”

The second horse purchased by Dogwood was a gray colt by multiple Grade 2 winner Even the Score. A half-brother to stakes winners Britt’s Jules and Probabtion Ready, and stakes placed Social Probation and Dirty Rush, the colt was purchased for $130,000 from the consignment of Wavertree Stables, Inc.

“He’s a big gray horse, did not work that fast, but moved incredibly and was extremely impressive,” said Campbell. “He was just smooth, a big moving gray horse that had a gigantic stride, and he is a half-brother to some good horses.”

Dogwood Stable’s graded stakes placed Palace Malice continues his way along the Kentucky Derby trail, and will work 5/8-mile on Sunday with Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado up in preparation for the $1 million, 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds on March 30.