Curlin Colt Kicks Home Impressively at Gulfstream


Bright Future | Lauren King

9th-Gulfstream, $53,000, Msw, 3-19, 3yo, 1m, 1:35.48, ft, 4 3/4 lengths.
BRIGHT FUTURE (c, 3, Curlin–Sophia's Song {SW & GSP, $155,892}, by Bellamy Road) was the less fancied of a pair of Todd Pletcher-trained Curlin newcomers at 4-1, and broke well before eventually backing off and allowing his stablemate Gasoline (Curlin) to establish the early lead. The blaze-faced chestnut bided his time in third off the inside behind soft splits, and ranged up to re-engage Gasoline approaching the straight. He put away that foe pretty easily in upper stretch, and finished with a flourish to run up the score to 4 3/4 lengths. Sixth-time starter Logico (Violence) tagged Gasoline for second. The winner's dam was also trained by Pletcher for a one-mile stakes victory at and Laurel and narrow third in the 2016 GIII Charles Town Oaks. Produced by a full-sister to champion Housebuster (Mt. Livermore), Sophia's Song has a 2-year-old Into Mischief filly who brought $300,000 at KEESEP and a yearling colt by Mitole. She was bred to Tiz the Law for 2022. Sales history: $350,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $31,800. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Repole Stable & St. Elias Stable; B-Clearsky Farms (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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