Filly on a Mission: Daughter of Into Mischief Garners Rising Stardom for Baffert


Private Mission | Benoit Photo

Baoma Corporation's $750,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga buy Private Mission (Into Mischief) led home a one-two finish of promising fillies for the Bob Baffert barn Sunday to earn the 'TDN Rising Star' distinction. Backed as the even-money choice off a series of works that had churned up some buzz (click for XBTV video of Oct. 5 breeze in company with $1.3-million colt American Admiral {American Pharoah}), the bay showed good early speed to sit in second locked on to the pacesetter. She took over after a :45.23 half, and only stablemate Frosteria (Frosted–Hystericalady) could come close to keeping up with her at that point. Private Mission had more to give, however, and cruised home a geared-down 1 3/4-length winner. Frosteria was 6 3/4 lengths clear of the third finisher.

Dam Private Gift, who was a two-turn stakes winner, was a $2.3-million purchase by Greg Goodman's Mt. Brilliant while in foal to A.P. Indy at the 2008 Fasig-Tipton November sale. In addition to Secret Someone (A. P. Indy), MSW & GSP, $409,301, she is responsible for the dam of last year's GI Alabama S. heroine Dunbar Road (Quality Road). Private Gift is a half to GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Secret Status (A.P. Indy). Her Honor Code yearling filly sold to BSW/Crow for $240,000 at last month's Keeneland September sale. Private Gift was not bred back for 2020, but visited Candy Ride (Arg) this season. Baffert trains progeny by the nation's leading sire Into Mischief that include GI Kentucky Derby hero Authentic and leading sophomore filly Gamine.

10th-Santa Anita, $57,000, Msw, 10-18, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f, 1:16.82, ft, 1 3/4 lengths.
PRIVATE MISSION, f, 2, Into Mischief
                1st Dam: Private Gift (SW, $212,248), by Unbridled
                2nd Dam: Private Status, by Alydar
                3rd Dam: Miss Eva (Arg), by Con Brio II
Sales history: $750,000 Ylg '19 FTSAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $33,000. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton. Free catalogue-style pedigree.
O-Baoma Corporation; B-Mt. Brilliant Broodmares I LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert. *1/2 to Secret Someone (A.P. Indy), MSW & GSP, $409,301.

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