Pricey OBSMAR Grad a Second Stakes Winner for Unified


Roger McQueen | Coady Photo

OBS March bullet breezer (:20.2) Roger McQueen (Unified) fended of all challengers Sunday to become the second stakes winner for his freshman sire (by Candy Ride {Arg}). Third as the favorite on debut at Churchill May 22–one slot behind GII Saratoga Special S. runner-up Gunite (Gun Runner)–the dark bay stepped forward to air by five lengths here July 17. Displaying ample zip once again to attend the pace through a :46.99 half, Roger McQueen took over approaching the stretch but was immediately tackled by Lucky Boss (Street Boss). He continued to stiff arm that foe in the lane, and even-money Costa Terra (Gun Runner) joined the fray late, but there was no wearing down Roger McQueen. The winner is the most recent registered produce for his now 13-year-old dam, who was a stakes winner at two herself in New York. Unified has also been represented this year in Kentucky by Debutante S. winner Behave Virginia.

RUNHAPPY ELLIS PARK JUVENILE S., $124,750, Ellis, 8-15, 2yo, 7f, 1:23.67, ft.
1–ROGER MCQUEEN, 120, c, 2, by Unified
1st Dam: Promise Me a Cat (SW, $320,820), by D'wildcat
2nd Dam: Promise Me Magic, by Pentelicus
3rd Dam: Halo Ho, by Halo
($77,000 Wlg '19 KEENOV; $190,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP; $530,000
2yo '21 OBSMAR). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Carolyn Wilson;
B-Gatewood Bell (KY); T-Larry Rivelli; J-Adam Beschizza.
$75,760. Lifetime Record: 3-2-0-1, $112,640. *Second stakes
winner for freshman sire (by Candy Ride {Arg}).
2–Lucky Boss, 120, c, 2, Street Boss–Lucky Striker, by Van
Nistelrooy. ($35,000 Ylg '20 FTKSEL). O-Lucky Seven Stable
(Mackin); B-De Sousa Stable LLC (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.
3–Costa Terra, 120, c, 2, Gun Runner–Teardrop, by Tapit.
O/B-Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.
Margins: HF, HD, 6 1/4. Odds: 4.80, 8.10, 1.00.
Also Ran: Texas Red Hot, Desert Ruler, Candy Landing, Mr. Halftime.
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