Saturday Insights: Another Into Mischief Debuts For Fletcher

Miss Rockette at Keeneland in 2022 | Keeneland photo


7th-OP, $115k, Msw, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m, post time: 4:20 p.m. ET
Having campaigned the likes of 'TDN Rising Star' Frank's Rockette, Arkansan Frank Fletcher will debut another daughter of the all-conquering Into Mischief Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park in the form of MISS ROCKETTE. The February foal, trained by Bob Baffert, is the first to race out of Song of Spring (Spring At Last), upset winner of the GIII Allaire du Pont Distaff in 2018, and was hammered down to Donato Lanni on behalf of Fletcher for $1.25 million at the 2022 Keeneland September Sale. That price was the third-dearest of the 77 yearlings by Into Mischief reported as sold two seasons ago. This is also the family of dual Grade I winner Dream Rush (Wild Rush) and her daughters GISW Dreaming of Julia (A.P. Indy); and GSW Dream Pauline (Tapit); and SW Atreides (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs

5th-GP, $60k, Msw, 3yo, f, 5 1/2fT, post time: 3:15 p.m. ET
ELHUBOOB (Hard Spun), a $400,000 KEESEP acquisition by Sheikha Hissa's Shadwell Farm, is the latest produce from Loving Vindication (Vindication), also the dam of Canadian Horse of the Year and multiple divisional champion Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro), GI La Brea S. heroine Hard Not to Love (Hard Spun) and SW/GSP Solemn Tribute (Medaglia d'Oro). Elhuboob shares her Grade II-winning second dam Chimichurri (Elusive Quality) with GISW Secret Spice (Discreet Cat). Craig Bernick is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and his Glen Hill Farm is represented by Wrigleyville (Into Mischief), a homebred daughter of dual Grade I winner Marketing Mix (Medaglia d'Oro) and named for the area immediately surrounding Wrigley Field, the hallowed home of the North Siders. TJCIS PPs

7th-AQU, $84k, Opt. Clm. ($62.5k), 4yo/up, 1m, 4:34 p.m. ET
Rodeo Creek Racing's 2022 GI Champagne S. winner and last year's GI Preakness S. runner-up BLAZING SEVENS (Good Magic) makes his 4-year-old debut here as he faces allowance company for the first time since breaking his maiden at first asking at Saratoga nearly two years ago. A decent fourth to 'TDN Rising Star' Forte (Violence) in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile, the $225,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling was a well-beaten third in last year's GI Toyota Blue Grass S. and was there to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, only to be denied by National Treasure (Quality Road). He makes his first start since faltering as the heavy favorite in the Curlin S. at Saratoga last July. The competition includes stablemate and 'Rising Star' Artorius (Arrogate), the 2022 Curlin winner and most recently third to next-out GI Jockey Club Gold Cup hero Bright Future (Curlin) going nine furlongs in allowance company at the Spa July 21. TJCIS PPs

7th-KEE, $100k, Msw, 3yo, f, 7f, post time: 4:12 p.m. ET
SOUNDBITE (Audible) sold for $120,000 as a Keeneland September yearling in 2022 and made for a solid pinhook when fetching $350,000 as the fourth horse through the ring at last year's OBS April Sale (under-tack preview). That hammer price made her the fourth most-expensive of 44 of her sire's juveniles reported as sold last year. A half-sister to Grade III-winning juvenile filly Elsa (Animal Kingdom), Soundbite is out of a daughter of MGSW Fleet Lady (Avenue of Flags), the dam of champion Midshipman (Unbridled's Song) and of GSW Fast Cookie (Deputy Minister), whose five winners from six to race include MGISW sire Frosted (Tapit) and GSW Indulgent (Bernardini). TJCIS PPs

6th-TAM, $53k, Msw, 3yo, 1m 40y, post time: 3:02 p.m. ET
MAIN BEACH (Into Mischief), a half-brother to SW Smart As Me (Malibu Moon) and to GISP 'TDN Rising Star' Luminance (Tale of the Cat), was knocked down to Mike Ryan for $525,000 at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga in 2022. The Chad Brown trainee is out of a daughter of four-time Grade I winner Versailles Treaty (Danzig), the dam of GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf victor George Vancouver (Ire) (Henrythenavigator) and GSW/GISP Saarland (Unbridled). Whiskey N Soda (Vino Rosso), a $115,000 KEENOV weanling turned $360,000 KEESEP yearling, is a half to three stakes horses, including the Grade III-placed Hardworkcleanlivin (Colonel John). The colt's owners, Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable, raced his Eclipse Award-winning sire to a victory in the 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Classic. TJCIS PPs

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