Curlin Colt Debuts Victoriously at the Big A

Curlin | Sarah Andrew

5th-Aqueduct, $65,960, Msw, 1-30, 3yo, 6f, 1:13.27, ft.
SIXTO (c, 3, Curlin">Curlin–Drift to the Lead, by Yonaguska), dismissed at odds of 13-1 in a field reduced to five by the post-time scratching of Ghost Fighter (Tapit), was roused to the lead approaching the sixteenth pole and held on for a 1 3/4-length victory in his career debut. Only fairly away, the dark bay gained a bit of ground as favored Its a Wrap (Twirling Candy) cut out the running. Three deep on the turn, the May 17 foal looked a bit one-paced as the field hit the stretch, but he woke up with a furlong to travel and finished with good energy for the victory. Cousin Andrew (Into Mischief) dropped well out of it and was already feeling the whip a half-mile from home, but he put his mind on running and railed through to be a good second before galloping out past the winner by the time they reached the clubhouse turn. A $330,000 Keeneland September yearling and $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Santa Anita juvenile (:10 3/5), Sixto is a half-brother to SW & GISP Catch My Drift (Pioneerof the Nile) and his dam is a half-sister to MSW/GSP Mindy Sue (Pleasantly Perfect) and to MSP Our Dark Knight (Medaglia d'Oro). Drift to the Lead produced a Pioneerof the Nile colt in 2019 and was most recently bred to West Coast. Sales history: $330,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP; $250,000 2yo '19 FTSANA. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Southern Equine Stable LLC; B-Fred W Hertrich III & John D Fielding (KY); T-Eric J Guillot.

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