Fasig New York-bred Record Setter Runs to the Money at Big A


Brattle House as a yearling | Fasig-Tipton Photo

5th-Aqueduct, $70,000, (S), Msw, 11-22, 2yo, f, 1m, 1:40.42, ft, 5 1/4 lengths.
BRATTLE HOUSE (f, 2, Malibu Moon–Savvy Sassy, by Street Sense), who set a Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale record when she brought $775,0000 from Larry Best last August, began repaying that investment Sunday with a facile debut win against an overmatched group of New York-bred fillies. Looking to follow in the hoofsteps of stablemate Harper’s in Charge (Malibu Moon), who dusted an open group of maidens here a week earlier to be named aTDN Rising Star, the 4-5 favorite broke running from the rail and made the early lead fairly easily. Reined in by Joel Rosario to allow a rival to join in on pacesetting duties along the fence, Brattle House began to pull away from that foe into a :48.75 half. Flower’s Fortune (Effinex) ranged up and attempted to run with the chalk heading for home, but Brattle House cantered away all by herself with a high-headed action to romp by a geared-down 5 1/4 lengths. “I’ve never shopped the New York sale before,” Best said after signing the ticket last year on Brattle House. “I didn’t even intend to shop today. But I had nothing to do this afternoon, so I came over and looked at some horses and that one caught my eye. It’s a beautiful day. I had other business to do this morning, got doneearly and felt like I’d come over and look. And here we are.” The winner is half to this year’s Jerome S. runner-up Bourbon Bay (Bayern) and a weanling filly by Flatter. Her dam, who took her own unveiling for trainer Christophe Clement by 5 3/4 lengths at Belmont in 2014, is a full to Canadian MGSW Southdale and was bred to Constitution for 2021. Sales history: $775,000 Ylg ’19 SARAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $38,500. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-OXO Equine LLC; B-Oak Bluff Stables, LLC & Christophe Clement (NY); T-Christophe Clement.

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