Into Mischief Filly All Business in Schuylerville, Leads Home One-Two for Leading Sire

Tim Hamm and Siena Farms' Dayoutoftheoffice (Into Mischief) was completely dismissed at 19-1 in the GIII Schuylerville S., the first graded stakes of the Saratoga meet Thursday, but she will not be overlooked again after a dominant victory.

Ignored by the bettors despite a 4 3/4-length debut graduation at Gulfstream May 14, the dark bay stalked from a two-wide third as Make Mischief (Into Mischief) led Hara (Hard Spun) through an opening quarter in :22.29. Inching closer as the half went up in :45.57, Dayoutoftheoffice collared the pacesetter in early stretch and charged clear with fury for an emphatic six-length score. Make Mischief, a 16-1 shot, held second and Hopeful Princess (Not This Time) completed the trifecta. Heavily favored Beautiful Memories (Hard Spun) stumbled at the start and was pulled up approaching the far turn.

“We knew there would be a lot of speed, but I thought if we could be third or fourth early, we'd have a big chance,” said Hamm, who is the winner's conditioner as well as co-owner. “When I saw her coming into the turn laying third, I thought we had a shot. We got the trip we were hoping to get. In the paddock, he [jockey Junior Alvarado] said to me, 'into the turn if you could pick a spot for me to be, where would that be?' I said third right outside the speed. When I saw him laying there, I said, 'wow we're still alive.'”

As for the beaten favorite, jockey Jose Ortiz said, “She stumbled out of the gate and was traveling OK, but she was getting a lot of dirt in her face. Going into the turn, she switched leads and I noticed she wasn't traveling well, so I decided to take care of her. It was a tough decision to make. She had a small cut on her right front. I don't think it's serious.”

Her trainer Mark Casse, who also the conditioner of runner-up Make Mischief, tweeted, “Want to let everyone know that Beautiful Memories is fine. She stumbled hard at the start and has some minor scrapes. We are thankful for Jose Ortiz putting her safety first, easing her up when concerned.”

 

Pedigree Notes:

Dayoutoftheoffice is the 31st graded winner and 73rd black-type winner by her red hot sire Into Mischief, who also sired the Schuylerville runner-up. She is also the 16th graded winner and 58th black-type victor out of a daughter of Indian Charlie. Her dam Gottahaveadream, a half-sister to GISW Here Comes Ben (Street Cry {Ire}), produced a Carpe Diem filly in 2019 and a Bolt d'Oro colt Mar. 15 of this year. The winner also hails from the family of Grade I winners Daredevil (More Than Ready), Albertus Maximus (Albert the Great) and King Charlemagne (Nureyev).

Thursday, Saratoga
SCHUYLERVILLE S.-GIII, $100,000, Saratoga, 7-16, 2yo, f, 6f, 1:10.43, ft.
1–DAYOUTOFTHEOFFICE, 120, f, 2, by Into Mischief
1st Dam: Gottahaveadream, by Indian Charlie
2nd Dam: Chasetheragingwind, by Dayjur
3rd Dam: Race the Wild Wind, by Sunny's Halo
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GRADED STAKES WIN. O-Tim E. Hamm and Siena Farm LLC; B-Siena Farms LLC (KY); T-Timothy E. Hamm; J-Junior Alvarado. $55,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $79,000. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Make Mischief, 120, f, 2, Into Mischief–Speightful Lady, by Speightstown. ($285,000 Ylg '19 SARAUG). O-Gary Barber; B-Avanti Stable (NY); T-Mark E. Casse. $20,000.
3–Hopeful Princess, 120, f, 2, Not This Time–More Than Magic, by More Than Ready. ($27,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP). O-Stonestreet Stables LLC; B-Elm Tree Farm, LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen. $12,000.
Margins: 6, 1, 10. Odds: 19.80, 16.60, 2.95.
Also Ran: Hara, Queen Arella, Quinoa Tifah, Beautiful Memories. Scratched: Sunny Isle Beach.
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

 

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