Into Mischief Colt Comes Through at 1-9 in NOLA


Excitations | Hodges Photography

3rd-FG, $41,000, Msw, 2-2, 3yo, 6f, 1:10.44, ft.
EXCITATIONS (c, 3, Into Mischief–Summer Song {MSW & MGSP, $336,981}, by Sunday Break {Jpn}) ran a bang-up race first out over track and trip Dec. 16, finishing second by a head while 9 1/4 lengths clear of the third finisher, good for a solid 87 Beyer Speed Figure. Backed all the way down to 1-9 here while carrying the festive silks of the Fair Grounds Racing Club, the Triple Crown nominee broke like a shot from the rail, but was out-footed soon after and shuffled back slightly into a pocket trip. Guided into the clear under a confident Miguel Mena through a half in :45.66, the bay kicked on with only mild encouragement to best pacesetting Olivia’s Uncle (Uncle Mo) by 2 3/3 lengths. A $100,000 KEESEP yearling acquisition, Excitations blossomed into a $335,000 OBS April 2-year-old purchase by Spendthrift Farm after a :10 flat breeze. A half-sister to GISW Don’t Tell Sophia (Congaree), Summer Song has a Shanghai Bobby filly of 2015 who brought $90,000 at Keeneland September last year. She was bred to Super Saver last season. The Fair Grounds Racing Club is structured as a 501(c)(7) Not for Profit Social Club, and a check worth $32,800–Excitations’s earnings to date–was presented to the Children’s Hospital of LosAngeles Cancer Center in the winner’s circle Thursday. Click here for more information about Fair Grounds Racing Club, which also campaigns Jan. 26 runner-up Efforting (Into Mischief). Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $32,800. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Fair Grounds Racing Club, Inc.; B-Richard & Connie Snyder (KY); T-Albert M. Stall, Jr.


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