Into Mischief Colt Brings Massive Pedigree Into Hanshin Bow

Miss Besilu selling at Fasig-Tipton in 2020 | Fasig-Tipton


In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Hanshin and Nakayama Racecourses:

Saturday, September 9, 2023
4th-HSN, ¥13,720,000 ($93k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800m
LUDIQUE (c, 2, Into Mischief–Miss Besilu, by Medaglia d'Oro), whose dam was third in the GI Alabama S. and GI CCA Oaks in 2014 and was purchased for $2.2 million with this foal in utero at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale, is a half-brother to the dual Grade III-placed Gun It (Tapit). Miss Besilu , who topped the weanling section as part of the Ned Evans dispersal at Keeneland November in 2011 on Ben Leon's bid of $2.6 million, is a daughter of SW & GSP Quiet Dance (Quiet American), the dam of Horse of the Year Saint Liam (Saint Ballado); GISW sire Funtastic (More Than Ready); and GSW Quiet Giant (Giant's Causeway), the dam of the wildly successful sire and Horse of the Year Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}). Ludique carries the Carrot Racing colors. B-Northern Farm (KY)




Sunday, September 10, 2023
3rd-NKY, ¥13,720,000 ($93k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800m
RUN GUN (JPN) (f, 2, Gun Runner–Kristizar, by Tapizar), a $90,000 in-utero purchase at the 2020 KEENOV sale, is out of a half-sister to no fewer than four black-type horses by Tapizar's sire Tapit, including the Grade III-placed Taxable. The MGSP third dam Here I Go (Mr. Prospector) was the dam of five winners from seven to the races including 2005 GI Kentucky Oaks heroine Summerly (Summer Squall). Run Gun went through the JRHA Select Sale last summer, bringing ¥38 million. B-Senri Farm Co Ltd

5th-HSN, ¥13,720,000 ($93k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1800mT
CIRCLE OF JOY (JPN) (f, 2, Constitution–Mirth, by Colonel John) is the first foal from her dam, all-the-way winner of the 2019 GI Rodeo Drive S. for Little Red Feather and Phil D'Amato and later purchased by Katsumi Yoshida for $1.05 million with this filly in utero at FTKNOV in 2020. Mirth is a half-sister to Grade II winner Vault (Jump Start) and Call Me Andy (Midshipman), twice stakes-placed at two this term. Third dam Orrefor (Our Native) produced some top Illinois-breds for Asiel Stables, including MSW/MGISP Copper State (Jump Start), MSW Bonita Meadow (Meadowlake) and the dam of fellow MSW Caruso (Cape Canaveral). B-Shunsuke Yoshida

5th-NKY, ¥13,720,000 ($93k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1600mT
ATARAYO (f, 2, Justify–Magic Fountain, by War Front) represents the first produce for her dam, who caused a 10-1 upset for Coolmore in the 2014 G1 Darley Irish Oaks. Third dam Cherry Hinton (GB) (Green Desert) was herself a daughter of the magnificent Urban Sea (Miswaki), the dam of the legendary Galileo (Ire), Sea The Stars (Ire), etc. Cherry Hinton's GI Belmont Oaks-winning daughter Athena (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) has accounted for Never Ending Story (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), victorious in this year's G3 Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial before finishing runner-up in this year's G1 Prix de Diane. North Hills acquired Magic Fountain for $525,000 at KEENOV in 2020. B-North Hills Co Ltd (KY)

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