Into Mischief Filly Jumps Into Stakes Company In Japan

Into Mischief | David Coyle


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 Niigata and Sapporo Racecourses:

Saturday, August 26, 2023
5th-SAP, ¥13,720,000 ($94k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1700m
CLARIFY (c, 2, Justify–Quote {GB}, by Galileo {Ire}) is the first foal from his dam, an €400,000 Arqana October yearling purchase by M.V. Magnier in 2017 who was stakes-placed in Ireland before heading to the U.S. to be part of this Triple Crown winner's second book. Quote, a half-sister to German Group 3 winner Samba Brazil (Ger) (Teofilo {Ire}), produced this colt Jan. 14, was bred to Maximum Security shortly thereafter and was exported to Japan. She produced a filly last April and a Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) filly this season. Christophe Lemaire rides from the rail. English Group 2 winner City of Troy and listed winner Unless are bred on this exact cross. B-Shadai Corporation (KY)

Sunday, August 27, 2023
9th-NII, ¥29,450,000 ($201k), Allowance, 3yo/up, 1600mT
T O GRANVILLE (c, 3, Lea–All In Fun, by Tapit) defied long odds to open his account at first asking over this course and distance May 20 (video, SC 10) and made it two straight with a last-out success at Hanshin June 18. The stakes-placed All In Fun, a full-sister to MGSP Tight Ten, was acquired with this colt in utero for $125,000 at the 2019 Keeneland November Sale. T O Granville's third dam was dual Grade I winner Fleet Renee (Seattle Slew). B-Mishima Stud Ltd (KY)



11th-NII, Niigata Nisai S.-G3, ¥59.2m ($404k), 2yo, 1600mT
ROUGE STUNNING (f, 2, Into Mischief–Boyne Beauty, by Giant's Causeway) opened her account at first asking with a comfortable victory going a mile at Chukyo July 2 (video, SC 7). The bay filly's unraced dam, a $700,000 purchase by Nobutaka Tada at Fasig-Tipton November in 2020, is a daughter of MSW/GSP Bubbler (Distorted Humor), the dam of champion Arrogate (Unbridled's Song) and SW Osare (Medaglia d'Oro).


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