8th-Del Mar, $84,000, Msw, 7-23, 2yo, 5f, :57.71, ft, 2 1/4 lengths.
RAGING TORRENT (c, 2, Maximus Mischief–Violent Wave, by Violence) received an unconvincing 9-1 chance in this maiden spot after bringing $75,000 at the OBS April Sale and was a step slow behind the field to start. In chase mode from the bell, he saved ground into the turn and fanned out wide to bid with a quarter to run. Despite Antonio Fresu losing his crop at the head of the lane, Raging Torrent needed no extra encouragement, drawing away from the field to graduate by 2 1/4 lengths. I Win Again (Speightstown) came home second while $700,000 Keeneland September grad Rothschild (Uncle Mo) took little money and came home fifth. The seventh individual winner for freshman sire Maximus Mischief (by Into Mischief), Raging Torrent has a yearling Honor A.P. half-brother. His dam reported a filly by Collected this spring. Sales History: $27,000 RNA Ylg '22 KEESEP; $75,000 2yo '23 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $49,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV.
O-Great Friends Stables, LLC and Mark Davis; B-Rodney J. Winkler & Alfonso Mazzetti (KY); T-Doug F. O'Neill.
RAGING TORRENT ($20.20) sat off the pace, made a huge run and won first asking in @DelMarRacing race 8. He's a 2yo colt by @spendthriftfarm's Maximus Mischief who was trained by Doug O'Neill and was ridden by @Antonio1Fresu! Congrats to the connections! pic.twitter.com/RexXw0H6aQ
— TVG (@TVG) July 24, 2023