July 31, 2019 - Saratoga, Race 3, Msw, USD $78,000, 6F, .0000
Risky Mischief, F, 2, 2017 by Into Mischief
1st Dam: Risky Rachel, by Limehouse
2nd Dam: Dancin Renee, by Distinctive Pro
3rd Dam: Lolli Lucka Lolli, by Sweet Candy (Ven)
Owner: Jeff Drown
Breeder: Sanford Bacon (NY)
Trainer: Jeremiah C. Englehart
Risky Mischief (Into Mischief) lost an opportunity when her would-be debut was one of the casualties of torrential rains that forced the cancellation of racing at Saratoga following race four July 25. But the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale graduate made a booming impression in the rescheduled event Wednesday afternoon at the Spa, validating 3-4 favoritism with a thoroughly dominating victory, good for the 'TDN Rising Star' tag.
Drawn pole position, the March foal only beat one out of the stalls, but quickly mustered for speed up the fence to lead after the opening furlong and the race,for all intents and purposes, was over. Traveling on the bridle throughout for Jose Ortiz, she turned for home with a commanding advantage and was not fully extended through the final eighth of a mile, scoring by 7 1/2 lengths. Fellow firster Playtone (Tonalist) chased home the winner to finish clearly second best.
Even prior to last week's race, the word was out on Risky Mischief, as she matched motors with Stillwater S. winner My Italian Rabbi (Competitive Edge) in a four-furlong work over the main track that was timed in :49 4/5 before galloping out well past her company. Bred by Sandy Bacon from the 2012 Union Avenue S. winner, Risky Mischief's second dam was the classy New York-bred Dancin Renee (Distinctive Pro), a two-time stakes winner in restricted company who also annexed Saratoga's GIII Honorable Miss S. in 1997.
Dancin Renee's half-brother was the popular Empire-bred Say Florida Sandy (Personal Flag), a five-time graded winner and earner of better than $2 million. Risky Rachel is the dam of the 3-year-old colt Yale (Scat Daddy), a $1-million FTFMAR breezer; a Tiznow yearling colt named Tiz Time For Wine and a full-sister to Risky Rachel this season.