Mysterious Night By Daylight In Summer


Mysterious Night | Michael Burns


Mysterious Night (Ire) (c, 2, Dark Angel {Ire}–Mistrusting {Ire}, by Shamardal) made it back-to-back victories for Godolphin in the GI Pattison Summer S. Saturday, careering away to score by 5 3/4 lengths in the finish from Klaravich Stables' Appraise (Ire) (Kodiac {GB}) for an Irish-bred exacta. The Summer S., won last year by Albahr (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), is a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Keeneland the first weekend of November.

Tightening from 3-5 into 1-2 as the gates flew, the homebred–who wore a hood in the preliminaries–jumped alertly from the inside stall and raced keenly, but not overly so, while scraping paint, as Ninetyfour Expos (Outwork) galloped them along from Chiseler (Speightstown) through sensible fractions of :24.17 and :47.83 down the back side of the E.P. Taylor turf course. With William Buick sitting very chilly in the saddle as they raced around the turn, Mysterious Night crept closer on the swing for home, ranged up to Ninetyfour Expos while under no encouragement whatsoever in upper stretch and the race was all but over two furlongs down. Finally given his head with three-sixteenths of a mile to travel, Mysterious Night opened up readily on his rivals and hit the line hard, despite swapping over to his incorrect lead inside the final half-furlong. The previously unbeaten Philip My Dear (Silent Name {Jpn}), last-out winner of the Soaring Free S., plugged on late into third.

“He rode beautiful and the track is in great condition,” said Buick. “I walked it before, and you know, it's as good as it always is. We knew the horse was going to like it, fast ground. He travelled through the race beautifully. He was giving me plenty of confidence throughout the race and he was happy travelling away, so it was perfect for him and hopefully he can go on from here.”

Mysterious Night graduated at skinny odds in a Newbury conditions test June 9 and has seen nothing but pattern company since, finishing third in the July 7 G2 July S. at Newmarket and filling the same spot in the G2 Vintage S. at Goodwood July 26 ahead of a half-length success in the G3 Prix Francois Boutin S. at Deauville Aug. 14.

Pedigree Notes:

Mysterious Night was completing a remarkable international triple for his Yeomanstown Stud-based sire, who was also represented Saturday by Top Ranked (Ire) in the G3 Bill Ritchie S. at Randwick in Sydney, Australia, in the overnight hours, and by Barefoot Angel (Ire), who upset the G3 Firth of Clyde S. as a 20-1 chance at Ayr Racecourse in Scotland.

The blaze-faced bay is the sixth North American winner at graded level for Dark Angel, joining the likes of Grade I winners Raging Bull (Fr), his GI Just A Game S. and GI Diana S. full-sister Althiqa (Ire) and Hunt (Ire). sixth North American winner at graded level for Dark Angel, joining the likes of Grade I winners Raging Bull (Fr), his GI Just A Game S. and GI Diana S. full-sister Althiqa (Ire) and Hunt (Ire). Mysterious Night gives Dark Angel a dozen Group 1/Grade I winners.The 10-year-old Mistrusting is the dam of a yearling filly by Kodiac and produced a full-brother to Mysterious Night and Althiqa this season.

Saturday, Woodbine
PATTISON SUMMER S.-GI, C$516,000, Woodbine, 9-17, 2yo, 1mT, 1:34.98, fm.
1–MYSTERIOUS NIGHT (IRE), 122, c, 2, by Dark Angel (Ire)
                1st Dam: Mistrusting (Ire) (SW-Eng, $120,206), by Shamardal
                2nd Dam: Misheer (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB)
                3rd Dam: All For Laura (GB), by Cadeaux Genereux (GB)
1ST GRADE I WIN. O/B-Godolphin (IRE); T-Charles Appleby;
J-William T. Buick. C$300,000. Lifetime Record: MGSP-Eng,
GSW-Fr, 6-3-1-2, $308,358. *Full to Althiqa (GB), MGISW-USA,
GSW-UAE, SW & GSP-Fr, MGSP-Eng, $761,213. Werk Nick
Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus*
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2–Appraise (Ire), 122, c, 2, Kodiac (GB)–Champagne Or Water
(Ire), by Captain Rio (GB). 1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GRADED
BLACK TYPE, 1ST G1 BLACK TYPE. (85,000gns Wlg '20 TATFOA;
180,000gns Ylg '21 TATOCT). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Mr J &
Mrs L Scott (IRE); T-Chad C. Brown. C$100,000.
3–Philip My Dear, 122, c, 2, Silent Name (Jpn)–Involuntary, by
($100,000 Ylg '21 KEESEP). O-Raroma Stable; B-Adena Springs
(ON); T-Kevin Attard. C$66,000.
Margins: 5 3/4, 1 1/4, 2. Odds: 0.55, 4.50, 4.65.
Also Ran: Ninetyfour Expos, Stayhonor Goodside, Sammy Stone, Chiseler.
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