Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Illinois Edition

How about a little Midwest love this week for our OTTB Wishlist presented by Cosequin? The fine folks of CANTER Illinois have listed a number of really good looking horses recently and frankly, they’re really too pretty not to share with you all!

All of this week’s featured horses are located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois, which sits just east of the Mississippi River and a stone’s throw from St. Louis, Missouri.

Purrfect Kitten. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Purrfect Kitten (FOREST ATTACK – TWO HEARTS DREAM, BY KITTEN’S JOY): 2015 16-0 hand Illinois-bred gelding

Purrfect Kitten could be your perfect match if your looking for a fancy little partner for the future. After 15 starts and no wins, Purrfect Kitten’s connections are hoping he’ll shine a little brighter in a different career and we think his odds are pretty good. He has a really nicely balanced build and those four while socks are seriously eye catching. His jog videos show an over tracking walk and trot that could have the potential to get some great marks in the first phase in the future.

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois.

View Purrfecr Kitten on CANTER Illinois.

Holyhoot. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Holyhoot (CHEROKEE RAP – LAST HOOT, BY BIANCONI): 2011 16.0-hand Illinois-bred mare

Just look at that face! Holyhoot looks like a real sweetheart and her connections confirm that assumption. She’s an easy to handle gal with good manners who’s been around the track a bit. With 47 starts and $79,614 won, Holyhoot has very nearly reached warhorse status and has clearly been a great athlete for her owners. At 8-years-old she still has plenty left in the tank to impress in a second career as well.

View Holyhoot on CANTER Illinois.

Nafirs Best. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Nafirs Best (CHEROKEE RAP – NAFIR (GB), BY MARK OF ESTEEM (IRE)): 2009 16.3-hand Illinois-bred gelding

Warhorse alert! Nafirs Best really did put his best hoof forward throughout his race career as he racked up 12 first-, 20 second-, and 15 third-place finishes for a career total of $106,156 in winnings. This season, he just hasn’t come out of the gate with quite the same zest as he’s had before and hasn’t had any top finishes in 2019. As you’d expect from a warhorse he has excellent manners and a laid-back been-there-done-that attitude, but he also has plenty of spunk left and certainly doesn’t deserve to be passed over for a chance to rekindle his athletic abilities in a second career.

View Nafirs Best on CANTER Illinois.