Thursday Racing Insights: Pricey Into Mischief 2-Year-Old Starts At The Spa

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Into Mischief | Lee Thomas

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2nd-SAR, $105K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:39 p.m.

  Purchased for $525,000 by trainer Kent Sweezey for R.S. Evans out of this year's OBSAPR sale following a :9 4/5 breeze, ILLICIT (Into Mischief) debuts in this spot. Bred by Evans, she was purchased by Gene Recio for $150,000 at Keeneland September and Evans was so impressed with how she developed, he bought her back. The bay is out of a half-sister to GSW Ocho Ocho Ocho (Street Sense) and GSP Private Ensign (A.P. Indy).

Breaking just to her outside is Personal Pursuit (Tapit), a $500,000 KEESEP yearling, who switches from the dirt to the turf after checking in fifth in her career debut July 1. TJCIS PPs

3rd-DMR, $80K, Msw, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 6:00 p.m.

   Picked up as a yearling for $625,000 out of the FTKSEL sale, Ruthless But Kind (War Front) makes her belated debut on the West Coast for owner Sondereker Racing LLC. The bay is out a multiple graded-stakes placed mare who is a half-sister to both GSW Big Bend (Union Rags) and GSP Taralena (Arch). She posted a near-bullet drill two works back, going five furlongs in :59 3/5 (2/23) July 17 and picks up Drayden Van Dyke for her debut. TJCIS PPs

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