No Obstacles for Violence's Encumbered in Del Mar Graduation

5th at DMR, $60kMSW (1m)Winner: Encumbered, c, 2 by Violence

ENCUMBERED (c, 2, Violence–Dying to Dance, by Street Cry {Ire}) rallied to graduate from the maiden ranks in his second career start and first spin over the grass Sunday at Del Mar. A debut fourth in the July 3 Santa Anita Juvenile sprinting on dirt, the bay was sent postward as the 3-1 co-second choice and settled into stride in midpack behind lively fractions of :22.61 and :45.84. Tipped out for a strong rally on the turn, he swept to the front in the stretch and held off a late bid from My Boy Jack (Creative Cause) to prevail by a quarter-length. Encumbered stopped the clock in 1:35.93, becoming the seventh winner for his freshman sire (by Medaglia d'Oro). Sales History: $33,000 FTKJUL yrl '16; $225,000 OBSAPR 2yo '17. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $42,000.

O-Reddam Racing. B-Rose Hill Farm & Ralph Stroope (KY). T-Simon Callaghan.

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