July 31, 2022 - Saratoga, Race 6, Msw, USD $105,000, 5 1/2F

Prank, F, 2, 2020 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit
2nd Dam: Island Sand, by Tabasco Cat
3rd Dam: Sue's Last Dance, by Forty Niner

Owner: StarLadies Racing, LNJ Foxwoods & Gainesway Stable (Antony Beck
Breeder: Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables (KY)
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher

StarLadies Racing, LNJ Foxwoods and Gainesway Stable's Prank (Into Mischef-Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit), a $500,000 half-sister to stablemate and recent GI Belmont S. winner Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo), GISW, $1,511,800, flashed serious speed and ability Sunday to justify 1-2 backing and be named an obvious 'TDN Rising Star'.

Emerging from the pack to seize early command, the Todd Pletcher pupil doled out a swift opening split of :21.91 before leaving High Class (Into Mischief) in the dust through a :45.11 half. From there it was only a question of how far, as Prank hit another gear when given a few reminders by Irad Ortiz, Jr. and scampered away by 9 3/4 lengths in 1:03.94. St. Benedicts Prep (Flatter) was best of the rest.

Pletcher unveiled another 'Rising Star' last Sunday in Into Mischief's granddaughter Kaling (Practical Joke), and Into Mischief was represented by another 'Rising Star' Saturday in the form of Bob Baffert-trained Newgate. The Spendthrift Farm stalwart has now sired 33 runners who earned the publication's nod.

Prank is a granddaughter of GISW and GI Kentucky Oaks runner-up Island Sand (Tabasco Cat), whose progeny include 2017 GI Spinaway S. runner-up Maya Malibu (Malibu Moon). Her dam was a debut winner at four. Callingmissbrown was barren to Catholic Boy for 2021 and lost her Curlin Foal for 2022. She was bred back to Uncle Mo this season.

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