Oxbow Half-Sister to Roy H Dominates at First Asking

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Vinca | Lauren King

6th-Gulfstream, $43,280, Msw, 2-27, 3yo, f, 5f (off turf), :59.21, ft.
VINCA (f, 3, Oxbow–Elusive Diva {MGSW & GISP, $484,510}, by Elusive Quality) was bet from a morning line of 10-1 into 9-2 for a rained-off maiden at Gulfstream Wednesday afternoon was kicked straight into the lead by Tyler Gaffalione, got a fairly easy time of it up front and coasted through the final eighth of a mile to graduate by a half-dozen lengths. Brad Kelley's team acquired three-time graded winner and GI La Brea S. third Elusive Diva for $75,000 in foal to Algorithms at Keeneland November in 2013 and the mare's value has skyrocketed since, given the exploits of her half-brother Roy H (More Than Ready), MGISW-US, G1SP-UAE, $3,139,765, who landed a second consecutive GI Breeders' Cup Sprint last November and just last month became the first horse since Housebuster to be named Eclipse champion sprinter in consecutive years. Elusive Diva is the dam of 2-year-old filly Spicy Legacy (English Channel) and was most recently bred to Mr Z. Libbyris, the filly Elusive Diva was carrying at the time of her purchase, was a $210,000 buyback in foal to More Than Ready at last year's Keeneland November sale. *1ST TIME STARTER. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $25,800. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O/B-Calumet Farm (KY); T-Michael J Maker.

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