'Funtastic Again' Provides First Win For Funtastic

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Funtastic Again | Sarah Andrew

2nd-Saratoga, $101,850, Msw, 8-27, 2yo, 1m (off turf), 1:38.44, ft, 6 1/2 lengths.
FUNTASTIC AGAIN (c, 2, Funtastic–Repeta, by Broken Vow), seventh on debut after chasing the pace and fading late over Belmont's turf course July 1, drew in as a main track only entry Saturday and got the 9-5 nod for his second career start. Despite being difficult through the loading process and breaking last of the field, Funtastic Again, wearing blinkers for the first time, rushed up in a three-wide move to assume command seven furlongs from home. Showing the way from just off the rail down the backstretch, he stayed relaxed even as Triple Start (American Pharoah) came through on the inside to challenge. Given his cue into the far turn, Funtastic Again shook off that rival for good past the quarter pole and drew off, cruising home to win geared down by 6 1/2 lengths. The first winner for his freshman sire (by the late More Than Ready), Funtastic Again is already a half-brother to a pair of stakes horses in Lady Glamour (Discreet Cat), GSP, $126,170 and Mucho Del Oro (Mucho Macho Man), SW, $245,000. His only younger sibling is a weanling half-sister by Volatile, while his dam was bred back to Not This Time for 2023. Funtastic, a half-brother to both the dam of Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}) and horse of the year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado), currently stands at Three Chimneys Farm for a fee of $5,000. Sales History: $60,000 Wlg '20 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $58,290. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Three Chimneys Farm, LLC (Goncalo B. Torrealba); B-BHMFR, LLC (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.

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