July 30, 2016 - Del Mar, Race 3, Msw, USD $63,000, 5 1/2F

Big League, G, 2, 2014 by Speightstown

1st Dam: Reunited (GSW, $326,771), by Dixie Union
2nd Dam: Tivli, by Mt. Livermore
3rd Dam: Bold Boston, by Bold Forbes

Owner: Rockingham Ranch
Breeder: W. S. Farish (KY)
Trainer: Peter Miller

Big League, a $155,000 KEESEP yearling, was acquired privately for $100,000 at OBS March, where he breezed in:10 flat, after leaving the ring unsold. Entered in the Barretts May sale, he worked a quarter-mile bullet in :20 3/5 and would have been the second-most expensive horse sold there had he not RNA’d for $275,000. Sent off at 5-2 here off a trio of bullet works at San Luis Rey, the dark bay sprinted up to challenge favored $500,000 FTSAUG buy Honor and Courage (Unbridled’s Song) through opening splits of :22.01 and :45.36. Dismissing that rival exiting the far turn, the juvenile cruised clear down the three path in the stretch to score by a seemingly effortless 3 1/4-lengths and become the second “TDN Rising Star� of the day. What’sontheagenda (Dialed In) got up for second. The winning connections were represented by another impressive juvenile two weeks ago in Chasing Aces (Flatter), who earned “TDN Rising Star� status after a 5 1/4-length triumph here July 17. Big League’s GSW dam Reunited, herself a 6 3/4-length debut winner, produced a City Zip colt last term and foaled a Noble Mission (GB) colt May 23 of this year. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $37,800.

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