Ain't Easy Gives Into Mischief Coast-to-Coast Rising Stars Saturday


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   Ain't Easy (Into Mischief) was given an 8-1 chance in this debut and will certainly be a much lower price next out after a 'TDN Rising Star'-worthy victory. The bay settled on the fence in mid-pack through a :21.98 opening quarter and improved her position turning for home. She overtook favored Keychain Girl (Practical Joke) in early stretch and powered clear with ease to win for fun by 5 1/4 lengths.

The winner is the 26th 'TDN Rising Star' for Spendthrift super sire Into Mischief and the second of the day, following My Prankster's impressive first-out romp at Saratoga. Ain't Easy was also bred by Spendthrift, which lost its leader B. Wayne Hughes earlier this week. Her dam Ameristralia is a daughter of MGSW Heart Ashley (Lion Heart), who in turn is a half-sister to GISW young sire Cupid (Tapit). Spendthrift purchased her for $370,800 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and she was Group 3-placed for those connections. Her first foal Zunith Moon (Malibu Moon) brought $300,000 at OBS March and Ain't Easy was a $400,000 KEESEP yearling. Ameristralia produced a Bolt d'Oro colt in May of 2020 and a Mendelssohn filly May 9 of this year. She was bred back to champion Vino Rosso.

1st-Del Mar, $71,000, Msw, 8-21, 2yo, f, 5 1/2f, 1:04.65, ft,

5 1/4 lengths.

AIN'T EASY, f, 2, Into Mischief

1st Dam: Ameristralia (Aus) (GSP-Aus, $103,115), by Fastnet Rock {Aus})

 2nd Dam: Heart Ashley, by Lion Heart

 3rd Dam: Pretty 'n Smart, by Beau Genius

Sales history: $400,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $42,000. O-Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Lombardi, Michael V. and Platts, Joey; B-Spendthrift Farm, LLC (KY); T-Philip D'Amato.

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