Distorted Humor Colt Posts Powerful Debut Success

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Calibrate | Sarah Andrew

6th-Saratoga, $72,000, Msw, 8-15, 2yo, 6 1/2f, 1:17.55, ft.
CALIBRATE (c, 2, Distorted Humor–Glamour and Style, by Dynaformer) was backed from a morning line of 5-1 to be off as the 2-1 chalk in this salty-looking Saratoga maiden and galloped home a 4 1/2-length winner for the in-form Steve Asmussen barn. Ridden for speed by first-call jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr., the $340,000 Keeneland September purchase argued the pace to the inside of the once-raced Unitedandresolute (Violence) as Restored Order (Frosted) stalked that duo from the three path. Shaken up off the home corner, Calibrate pinched a break and opened up on his rivals late. Engrave (Flatter), his sire's most expensive yearling of 2009 when hammering to Larry Best for $900,000 at KEESEP, tracked the leading trio inside, was guided out into the clear on the turn, had aim four deep into the lane and couldn't quite go with the winner late while covering significantly more ground. Calibrate is out of a full-sister to (It's) Somewhat, a SW and G1SP in England and winner in Australia of the G1 Star Doncaster Mile in a distinguished career. Glamour And Style is also a half-sister to GSW Art Deco (Ire) (Peintre Celebre) and SW Manyana (Ire) (Alzao). The deeper female family includes European highweights Ali-Royal (Ire) (Royal Academy) and her full-sister Sleepytime (Ire) as well as US GSW Oonagh Maccool (Ire) (Giant's Causeway). She produced a Tonalist filly in 2020. Sales history: $340,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $39,600. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC; B-Don Alberto Corporation (KY); T-Steven M Asmussen.

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