Into Mischief Stays Hot at the Spa

4th at SAR, Msw, 90,000Msw (5 1/2f)Winner: Mystic Lancelot, c, 2 by Into Mischief

Mystic Lancelot | Sarah Andrew

4th-Saratoga, $90,000, Msw, 8-15, 2yo, 5 1/2fT, 1:01.06, fm.
MYSTIC LANCELOT (c, 2, Into Mischief–Roadbug, by Quality Road), acquired by these connections for $450,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at this spring’s Fasig-Tipton Timonium Sale, became the fourth maiden winner by the red-hot sire Into Mischief at the Spa this summer. The 9-5 favorite broke sharply, but conceded the initiative to Aye Aye Sir (Midshipman), who blazed the way through an opening quarter in :21.38. Chasing in second rounding the far turn, Mystic Lancelot lugged in at the top of the stretch after receiving a right hander from John Velazquez. He quickly straightened course, however, collared the ambitious pacesetter from the outside in midstretch and took off nicely from there en route to a promising three-length victory in a very sharp final clocking. Art Collector (Bernardini) was up for second. Aye Aye Sir tired to fourth. Roadbug, also represented by a Cairo Prince filly of 2018, was bred to Cross Traffic for the 2020 season. The winner’s third dam is GISW Diplomat Lady (Forestry). Sales history: $340,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP; $450,000 2yo ’19 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,500. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Phoenix Thoroughbred III; B-Mike G. Rutherford (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher.

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