Bolt d'Oro Firster Tops Loaded Churchill Maiden

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Arman selling at OBS this past March | Judit Seipert

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5th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, 5f, post time: 6:56 p.m. ET
ARMAN (Bolt d'Oro) has drawn widest in what appears a very salty field of 12 as he looks to become a seventh first-crop winner for his Spendthrift-based stallion. Bought back on a bid of $52K at the 2021 OBS October sale, the Jan. 25 foal one of just four horses to breeze a furlong in :9 4/5 at this year's OBS March sale and was hammered down to Kaleem Shah for $600K, one of seven of the 49 Bolt d'Oro juveniles reported as sold to fetch $500K or more this year. The Florida-bred is out Beautissimo (Uncle Mo), an unraced half-sister to the stakes-winning and multiple graded-placed dirt router Two Thirty Five (Stay Thirsty). Other first-timers with significant pedigree appeal include Tulsan (Into Mischief), a full-brother to debut romper and fellow Spendthrift sire Maximus Mischief; the Valentine's Day-foaled How Did He Do That (Good Magic), whose stakes-placed dam Stormin Maggy (Storm Cat) is a half-sister to dual Classic winner Afleet Alex (Northern Afleet) and his SW/MGSP full-brother Unforgettable Max; and Sivako (More Than Ready), a half-brother to dual Grade II-winning dirt marathoner Lone Rock (Majestic Warrior) and to last year's Tempted S. winner and GI Frizette S. runner-up Gerrymander (Into Mischief). TJCIS PPs

 

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