Saturday Insights: Into Mischief Colts Front and Center at the Big A

Bounteous is out of a half-sister to champion Close Hatches | Horsephotos


1st-BAQ, $90K, 2yo, Msw, 6 1/2f, 1:05 p.m. ET
Spendthrift's irrepressible Into Mischief has had a whopper of a week at the Keeneland September Sale and a pair of immaculately bred juveniles are down to debut in the Saturday opener from Aqueduct. Juddmonte's BOUNTEOUS hails from a very active female famile, as his dam Hall (Tapit) is a half-sister to the operation's Eclipse Award winner Close Hatches (First Defense), the dam of MGSW/MGISP sire Tacitus (Tapit) and unbeaten 'TDN Rising Star' Scylla (Tapit); and to SW/MGISP Lockdown (First Defense), whose daughter Idiomatic (Curlin) defeated champion Nest (Curlin) in the GI Personal Ensign S. at Saratoga last month. Jay Em Ess unveils its homebred Ignite the Light, a son of nine-times stakes-winner and GISP By the Light (Malibu Mooon), whose six scorers from eight to race include dual Grade I winner By the Moon (Indian Charlie) and GSP Wonderful Light (Tiz Wonderful). Commander of Truth (Constitution), a daughter of 2009 GIII Natalma S. third Jungle Tale (Lion Heart), was a $200,000 KEESEP yearling purchase by Becky Thomas this time last year and was sold to Lauren Carlisle for $675,000 at OBS this past March after breezing a furlong in :10 flat. TJCIS PPs



6th-BAQ, $90K, 2yo, f, 6fT, 3:42 p.m. ET
MITOLE MAGIC (Mitole) was an $80,000 purchase out of the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearling Sale, but matured nicely and was knocked down to First Row Partners for $275,000 at OBS this past March. The Feb. 26 foal is out of 12-time winner Blake's Magic (Bernstein), a half-sister to Canadian champion and four-time GSW and GI Atto Mile runner-up Mobil (Langfuhr). Agra (Blame) is a granddaughter of MSP Greenery (Galileo {Ire}), the dam of GI Donn H. hero, GI Woodbine Mile second-place finisher and G1 Dubai World Cup third Lea (First Samurai) as well as 2020 Iowa Derby winner Acre (Blame). Agra was bought back on a bid of $190,000 at this year's OBS April Sale. TJCIS PPs



11th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, 5:58 p.m. ET
IRINA'S CHARM (Justify), a $550,000 KEESEP purchase, is the third foal to race out of treble graded-stakes winner Strike Charmer (Smart Strike), who was purchased by Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch for $700,000 carrying to Tapit at the 2018 Keeneland November sale. The Apr. 13 foal is out of a daughter of SW/GSP Cat Charmer (Storm Cat), whose MSP half-sister Sweet Dreams (Candy Ride {Arg}) produced GSW/GISP Subconscious (Tapit). This is also the family of GI Kentucky Derby and GI Preakness S. third Impeachment (Deputy Minister) and of top sire Violence (Medaglia d'Oro). TJCIS PPs

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