Lachaise Gives Oscar Performance His Fifth Winner

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Lachaise | Sarah Andrew

6th-Saratoga, $88,000, (S), Msw, 8-4, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:44.44, fm, 1 1/4 lengths.
LACHAISE (r, 2, Oscar Performance–Elusive Rumour {MSP, $140,050}, by Elusive Quality), made the 5-2 favorite for Thursday's start, came away near the front and settled three wide in third a length off of pacesetter Provision (Goldencents). Content to let the top pair go on with it, Lachaise took back a bit and raced two wide around the far bend. Commencing a rally  midway on the turn, he found himself three abreast for the lead at the top of the lane. Under a heavy left-handed ride, he dueled gamely with Provision into the final sixteenth before finally wearing his opponent down and going clear to the line to win by 1 1/4 lengths. A brief steward's inquiry did not change the order of finish and the score gave his freshman sire (by Kitten's Joy) his fifth individual winner. It was the second maiden allowance win on the program Jorge Abreu and Larry Goichman, who were also represented by the impressive first-starter Alluring Angel (GB) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) in race two. Elusive Rumour (Elusive Quality), placed three times in state-bred stakes for Goichman, is responsible for a trio of stakes winners including Scuttlebuzz (The Factor), SW, $350,588; Myhartblongstodady (Scat Daddy), MSW, $442,966; and Runaway Rumour (Flintshire {GB}), SW & MGSP, $279,530. She is the dam of a yearling full-sister to Lachaise and was bred to Constitution and Mendelssohn for 2023. OscarPerformance's late sire Kitten's Joy has crossed exceptionally well with Gone West-line dams, resulting in the likes of Grade I winners Kitten's Dumplings and Admiral Kitten and other graded winners Chicago Style, \fs21f1'TDN Rising Star' New Year's Eve, Home Run Kitten, Granny's Kitten, Domain Expertise and Kitten Kaboodle. Sales History: $180,000 RNA Ylg '21 SARAUG. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $48,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Lawrence Goichman (NY); T-Jorge R. Abreu.

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