Bernardini Colt Makes His ‘Point’

4th at SARMSW ($83K) (7f)Winner: Greenpointcrusader, c, 2 by Bernardini

Greenpointcrusader | A. Coglianese

4th-SAR, $83,000, Msw, 9-5, 2yo, 7f, 1:23.03, ft.
GREENPOINTCRUSADER (c, 2, Bernardini–Ava Knowsthecode {GSP, $156,596}, by Cryptoclearance) finished a neck second to subsequent GII Saratoga Special S. runner-up Saratoga Mischief (Into Mischief) on debut going 5 1/2 furlongs here July 25 and was bet down to even-money favoritism to go one better here. The $575,000 KEESEP purchase sat patiently in a ground-saving fourth just behind the leader through moderate early splits. Tipping out to launch a bid in the stretch, the dark bay overtook long shot Pirellone (Gio Ponti) in the final strides to win by a neck. A full brother to Algorithms, GSW, $301,500, the winner is a half to Justin Phillip (First Samurai), GISW, $1,293,437; Keyed Entry (Honour and Glory), MGSW & GISP, $322,852; and Successful Mission (Successful Appeal), GSW, $353,043. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $66,400. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables LLC & Brooklyn Boyz Stables. B-Oakbrook Farm (KY). T-Dominick Schettino.

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