Midnight Lute Colt Goes Two for Two at Churchill

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Chattalot | Coady Photo

6th-Churchill Downs, $127,000, Alw (NW2L)/Opt. Clm ($80,000), 10-1, 2yo, 6f, 1:09.04, ft, 3/4 length.
CHATTALOT (c, 2, Midnight Lute–Mamboalot {SP}, by Kingmambo) ran to 9-5 favoritism to score narrowly first out at Saratoga on opening Saturday July 17, but was let go at 6-1 facing a few formidable foes here. Finding a foothold at the rail while drafting behind the leaders in the garden spot early, the bay was bottled up a bit through a :45.09 half. He muscled his way out into the clear as GII Saratoga Special S. third finisher Nakatomi (Firing Line) took over, and reeled in that foe with a sixteenth to race to remain unbeaten. Co-favored Freelancer (Medaglia d'Oro) was an unlucky third after missing the break and finding some traffic trouble. The winner, who worked in :10 flat at OBS April, is half to Alydarla (Henny Hughes), GSP, $150,650; and A Red Tie Day (Indygo Shiner), SW & GSP, $336,577. His second dam is GSW Investalot (Vice Regent). Sales history: $4,500 RNA Ylg '20 FTKOCT; $110,000 2yo '21 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $128,420. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom) & David A. Bernsen, LLC; B-Gryphon Investments, LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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