2nd-Belmont, $59,520, Msw, 6-21, 2yo, 5f, :57.86, ft.
RODERICK (c, 2, Into Mischief–Cayala, by Cherokee Run), pounded down to 2-5 while facing just three foes after his chief market rival scratched in the paddock, dueled and drew off to prove much the best Sunday at Big Sandy. Having recorded breezes over the Palm Meadows turf, Gulfstream Park West dirt and Keeneland main track, the Wesley Ward pupil was out-footed slightly by rail-drawn Berhanu (The Factor) but sidled up to that foe entering the bend as they posted an opening quarter of :21.87. The chalk started to edge clear into a :44.91 half, and ran up the score late to cruise away by a wrapped-up 8 1/4 lengths. Second timer Zippy Baby (Cairo Prince) picked up the pieces to be second. Co-bred by Roderick Wachman’s Kingswood Farm, the winner is a full to One Liner, GSW, $475,250. He has a yearling full-brother and a foal half-sister by Flatter. Under his third dam are highest-level winners Albertus Maximus (Albert the Great) and Daredevil. The winner is bred on a similar cross to Saturday’s GI Acorn S. romper Gamine (Into Mischief)–his dam sire Cherokee Run is the sire of Gamine’s dam sire Kafwain. Sales history: $550,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $35,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Breeze Easy, LLC; B-Kingswood Farm & David Egan (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward.