TDN RISING STARS

December 11, 2021 - Los Alamitos, Race 8, Msw, USD $52,000, 6F, .0000

Doppelganger, C, 2, 2019 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Twice the Lady (SW & MGSP, $312,204), by Quiet American
2nd Dam: Catherine's Crown, by Chief's Crown
3rd Dam: Catherine's Bet, by

Owner: Golconda Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, SF Racing LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Starlight Racing, Waves Edge Capital LLC, Catherine Donovan, Robert E Masterson & Jay A Schoenfarber
Breeder: WinStar Farm LLC (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Sent off the 1-2 jolly to opening his account at first asking, Doppelganger (Into Mischief) never felt a crack of jockey Flavien Prat's whip and cruised home a 3 1/2-length winner to become yet another 'TDN Rising Star' for his all-conquering sire.

Assigned gate one for the unveiling, the blinkered bay played pinball on three occasions with Asphalt Andy (Tapiture) to the outside, costing him any chance to make the lead, but he settled kindly and traveled comfortably while behind horses into the turn. Going well approaching the long stretch run at Los Al, the $570,000 Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling Showcase purchase was eased out for running room, and, with Prat a mere passenger, rolled home to take it in effortless fashion.

A remarkable 29th Rising Star for Into Mischief, Doppelganger is bred on the same cross over Fappiano-line mares as champion and MGISW Covfefe as well as other GSWs Private Mission, Largent and Maximus Mischief.

The winner's stakes-winning and two-time graded stakes-placed dam, who once raced for a $25,000 tag, was purchased by WinStar for $350,000 at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton November Sale and is now responsible for four winners from as many to the races. The mare's yearling colt by Speightstown fetched $340,000 from Suehiro racing at this year's Keeneland September sale and, after missing in 2021, was bred to Improbable.

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