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Ultimate Gamble at OBS this past April | Judit Seipert


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7th-DMR, $80K, Msw, 2yo, 6 1/2f, post time: 8:04 p.m ET
ULTIMATE GAMBLE (Medaglia d'Oro) cost reseller Nick de Meric $325K at last year's KEESEP sale and the colt hit it out of the park for the consignor at this year's OBS April Sale, hammering for $1.75 million after breezing an eighth of a mile in a very smooth :10 1/5. The March foal is the latest produce to the races from his dam Eltimaas (Ghostzapper), whose son Drefong (Gio Ponti) was this country's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter of 2016 and has since gone on to become last year's leading first-crop sire in Japan. Eltimaas is also the dam of $675K OBSMAR grad Sui (Candy Ride {Arg}). The opposition includes Cave Rock (Arrogate), a $210K KEENOV weanling turned $550K KEESEP purchase whose dam Georgie's Angel (Bellamy Road) won the 2011 GIII Schuylerville S.; and $300K OBSJUN purchase El Perfecto (Munnings), a half-brother to GSW/GISP turf distaffer Great Island (Scat Daddy) and out of a half-sister to MGISW sire Point of Entry (Dynaformer). TJCIS PPs

4th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f, post time: 2:27 p.m. ET
MOODY (Munnings) was hammered down to Maverick/Siena for $550K at KEESEP last fall, making her the most expensive of 82 (97 ring) of her outstanding sire's youngsters reported as sold in 2021. The bay is a maternal granddaughter of Interior Design (A.P. Indy), the dam of seven-time Western Canadian stakes winner Modern (Tiznow), and a full-sister to 2001 champion 2-year-old filly Tempera as well as MGSW/G1SP Equerry (St. Jovite). Zeitlos (Curlin) is the second foal out of Thyme For Roses (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}), a Group 3 winner in Melbourne, Australia, for the late Jon and his wife Sarah Kelly and Gai Waterhouse and acquired by Stonestreet for the equivalent of $595,200 at the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.  TJCIS PPs

5th-WO, C$126K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6f (AWT), post time: 3:12 p.m ET
TAG TEAM (Curlin) becomes the second starter for her dam Midnight Lucky (Midnight Lute), winner of the 2013 GI Acorn S. and the GI Humana Distaff S., two of her four victories from five trips to the post. Tag Team, whose female family includes fellow Pegram luminaries Hookedonthefeelin (Citidancer) and her talented MGIS daughter Pussycat Doll (Real Quiet) as well as Spendthrift sire Jimmy Creed, was a $140K KEESEP grad and hammered for $400K at OBSAPR after breezing in :10 2/5. TJCIS PPs

7th-SAR, $105K, Msw, 2yo, 6f, post time: 4:29 p.m. ET
GENERAL JIM (Into Mischief) gets going for Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey and Don Adam's Courtlandt Farm, who went to $850K for the son of SP Inspired by Grace (Curlin) at last year's KEESEP sale. Second dam Harve de Grace (Boston Harbor) is also responsible for Inspired by Grace's GI Mother Goose S.- and GIII Schuylerville S.-winning sister Off The Tracks as well as MGSW Concord Point (Tapit). TJCIS PPs

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