Speightstown Firster Outduels Pletcher Colt for Spa Upset

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2nd at SAR, Msw, $83,000 (7f)Winner: Oskar Blues, c, 2 by Speightstown

Oskar Blues as a yearling | ThoroStride Photo

2nd-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 8-12, 2yo, 7f, 1:23.99, ft.
+OSKAR BLUES (c, 2, Speightstown–Por Que’ Te Quiero, by A.P. Indy) showed just six workouts on the page, capping off preparations with a half-mile breeze on the Oklahoma in :49 4/5 (16/45) and was overlooked as the third-longest shot at 33-1 for this first go. The $350,000 Fasig-Tipton July purchase flashed good speed early as he engaged second choice Airtouch (Tapit) through a brisk opening quarter in :22.92. Pushing narrowly ahead of that rival after a half in :45.84, Oskar Blues found himself in really tight quarters with that rival in the stretch and the pair ding donged it all the way home, with the longshot getting his nose down on the line to eke out a narrow victory. Favored Base Command (Tiznow) was third. The winner has a yearling half-brother by Bodemeister and his dam was bred back to that sire this spring. Sales history: $350,000 Ylg ’16 FTKJUL. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Fern Circle Stables; B-Southern Equine Stables, LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.

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