Pricey Violence colt Volatile wins for fun at Oaklawn

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Volatile | Coady

9th-Oaklawn, $62,000, Alw (NW2$X)/Opt. Clm ($40,000), 4-24, 3yo/up, 6f, 1:08.48, ft.
VOLATILE (c, 4, Violence–Melody Lady {SW}, by Unbridled’s Song), a first-out winner at Ellis last July, came up 1 1/4-lengths short at Churchill Downs in September before rebounding to win by three lengths back at that venue Nov. 3. Sent off the 6-5 choice this time, the grey prompted Strike That (Biondetti) through crisp opening splits, assumed control turning for home and ran off to score by an eye-opening 7 1/2-length margin. Strike That finished 1 ½ lengths ahead of D’Rapper (Cherokee Rap). The winner is a full to Buy Sell Hold, SW & GSP, $125,520. Melody Lady, out of dual Grade I-winning Lady Tak (Mutakddim), foaled a colt by Bayern in 2018 and a filly by Army Mule this season. Sales history: $850,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 4-3-1-0, $142,160. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Phoenix Thoroughbred III, Ltd and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC; B-Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc & Stretch Run Ventures, LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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