October 13, 2022 - Keeneland, Race 7, Msw, USD $100,000, 7F

Extra Anejo, C, 2, 2020 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Superioritycomplex (Ire), by Hard Spun
2nd Dam: Justlookdontouch (Ire), by Galileo (Ire)
3rd Dam: Hellenic (Ire), by Darshaan (GB)

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC
Breeder: Mt. Brilliant Farm & Ranch, LLC (KY)
Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen

EXTRA ANEJO, a $1,350,000 KEESEP purchase bet down to 7-5 for his debut performance, backed up those odds with an impressive romp on debut to earn 'TDN Rising Star' status. After breaking on top, he took steady pressure from a pair of rivals to his outside up the backstretch run. He began to edge clear under his own power into the far turn and showed another gear when asked with a single tap of the crop at the top of the lane to draw off readily. Under a motionless Tyler Gaffalione, Extra Anejo hit the line a geared-down 9 1/2 lengths ahead of a chasing Tshiebwe (Race Day) in second.

Out of a half-sister to MGSP Abingdon (Street Cry {Ire}), Extra Anejo is from the extended female family of MG1SW, GI Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner, and champion grass mare Islington (Ire) (Sadler's Wells). Further back are a plethora of graded-stakes performers including: G1SW & MG1SP Greek Dance (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), G1SW Mountain High (Ire) (Danehill), G1SP Election Day (Ire) (Sadler's Wells), MGSW & G1SP Patkai (Ire) (Indian Ridge {Ire}), and GSW New Morning (Ire) (Sadler's Wells). Superioritycomplex, herself purchased by Mt. Brilliant Farm for 400,000gns out of the 2017 Tattersalls December Mixed Sale, produced a weanling colt by Tapit and was bred back to the leading Gainesway sire for the 2023 season.

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