6th-Ellis, $44,480, Msw, 7-26, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:04.35, fm.
PRINCE OF THIEVES (c, 2, Into Mischief–Dais, by Divine Park) broke a bit slow, but finished fast to score on debut at Ellis Park Friday. Breezing a best-of-19 half-mile in :48 1/5 on the local main track July 13, he was given a 2-1 chance while carrying the same black and white silks as GI Belmont S. victor Sir Winston (Awesome Again). Off a step slow from his rail draw, the bay ran second last off a swift first quarter in :22.05. Launching a two-wide bid on the backstretch, the Tracy Farmer homebred charged up four wide turning for home and was countered by Two Dot (Soldat), who was making rapid progress in the stretch, weaving between horses to take the inside path. However, Prince of Thieves proved to be going best of the two and powered clear in the lane to win by 3/4 of a length. The winner's unraced dam Dais is a half-sister to MGISW Commentator (Distorted Humor) and GSW Savvy Supreme (Distorted Humor). The winner is her second foal and she has since produced a yearling colt by Broken Vow and a 2019 colt by Union Rags. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $30,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart.
O/B-Tracy Farmer (KY); T-Mark Casse.
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