6th-SAX, $58,250, Alw, Opt. Clm. ($80,000), NW1$X, 3yo, 1m, 1:35, ft.SUPER NINETY NINE (c, 3, Pulpit--Exogenetic, by Unbridled's Song)
looked good in this first try routing as a 3-2 favorite. A debut winner going seven panels here Oct. 7, the $200,000 KEESEP yearling turned $260,000 OBSJUN 2-year-old was scratched from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint after suffering some minor injuries when he was cast in his stall. He earned a 97 Beyer Speed Figure when second in a Bob Baffert superfecta in the GIII Hollywood Prevue S. Nov. 22, but was a disappointing fourth at 4-5 last time in a local six-furlong allowance Dec. 28. Made the 3-2 favorite, Super Ninety Nine pressed Appealing Tale (Tale of the Cat) through opening splits of :22.83 and :46.47 before taking over leaving the turn. It was all smooth sailing from there, as the chestnut kicked on to a three-length victory from stablemate Code West (Lemon Drop Kid). Appealing Tale hung on for third. The winner is a half to Elusive Horizon (Elusive Quality), MSW, $241,715. Lifetime Record: GSP, 4-2-1-0, $86,480. Click for the brisnet.com chart or VIDEO.
O-Tanma Corporation. B-Northwest Farms LLC (KY). T-Bob Baffert.
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