March 17, 2018 - Gulfstream Park, Race 8, Msw, USD $55,000, 6 1/2F

Central Command, c, 3, 2015 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Advance Party, by Empire Maker
2nd Dam: Aurora, by Danzig
3rd Dam: Althea, by Alydar

Owner: Lane's End Racing
Breeder: Alexander-Groves Thoroughbreds (KY)
Trainer: Chad C. Brown

The very well-bred Central Command (c, 3, Into Mischief–Advance Party, by Empire Maker), the first foal out of an unraced full-sister to GISW Acoma and a half-sister to GISW Arch (Kris S.), graduated in style on debut at Gulfstream Saturday, good for ‘TDN Rising Star’honors.

Drawn on the rail, the 8-5 favorite found himself in a perfect spot saving ground in fourth through an opening quarter in :22.80. Loaded for bear and awaiting racing room at the top of the stretch, the $575,000 KEESEP yearling purchase was tipped out three-wide by Javier Castellano and kicked away smartly down the lane to score by 4 1/2 lengths. Candygram (Candy Ride {Arg}) was second. It was another 6 1/4 lengths back to First Commander (Medaglia d’Oro) in third.

Central Command, the most expensive of 79 yearlings by Into Mischief to sell in 2016, is the lone produce from his 7-year-old dam. She was bred to Shackleford and Shanghai Bobby last year. His third dam is champion 2-year-old filly Althea (Alydar).

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