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 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.

Not a subscriber? Click here to sign up for the daily PDF or alerts.

Copy Article Link

Liked this article? Read more like this.

  1. Amplify Racing's Equine Industry Youth Mentor Program Looking For Participants
  2. Tributes Paid As Tim Preston Dies At 80
  3. American-Sired, -Bred Juveniles Get Going in Japan
  4. Oak Tree To Team With Del Mar To Honor Hirsch Aug. 3
  5. Mareworthy Charities And RRP To Host Broodmare Transition Symposium

Never miss another story from the TDN

Click Here to sign up for a free subscription.