Medaglia d’Oro Co-Topper Crushes Winners at Ellis

7th at ELP, Alw, $49775 (1m)Winner: Gold Standard, f, 3 by Medaglia d'Oro

Gold Standard | Fasig-Tipton Photo

7th-Ellis, $49,775, Alw (NW1X)/Opt. Clm ($25,000), 7-21, 3yo/up, f/m, 1m, 1:37.13, ft.
GOLD STANDARD (f, 3, Medaglia d’Oro–Mi Vida {SP}, by Distorted Humor), who co-topped last year’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale off a :10 flat breeze, made it two-for-two on the dirt Sunday while winning as she pleased. Beaten a head after rallying from far back on the Fair Grounds grass Mar. 23, the dark bay settled for third in a similar spot at Churchill on GI Kentucky Derby day May 4. She broke through by an emphatic 7 1/2 lengths in the Louisville slop in an off-the-turfer June 8, and was 1-2 this time while looking like a major standout on paper. Tucked in along the fence in third early, the dark bay was tipped out into the clear heading for home and took over midway on the turn for home. She ran up the score from there, cruising away to a no-doubt-about-it nine-length drubbing. Devilite (Tapit) was second best. The winner’s second dam is SW Crystal Current (A.P. Indy), a full-sister to Grade I winner Majestic Warrior out of MGISW Dream Supreme (Seeking the Gold). She has an unraced 2-year-old half-brother by Tapit and a yearling full-sister. Mi Vida was bred back to Medaglia d’Oro this year. Sales history: $200,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $1,200,000 2yo ’18 FTFMAR. Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-1, $105,448. Click for the chart.
O-Stonestreet Stables LLC & LNJ Foxwoods; B-Don Alberto Corporation (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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