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Naughty Tiger’s bold move secures CTBA Stakes victory

Breaking slowly from the eighth post, Naughty Tiger chased the speed five-wide down the backstretch before surging to the front at the top of the stretch to win the $100,690 CTBA Stakes by just over a length in her third start. The stakes victory followed a 3 3/4-length maiden win June 14 at Santa Anita.

The 2-year-old daughter of Smiling Tiger, trained by co-owner Edward Freeman for the partnership of Brian Blackburn, Shannon Hunt, Mike Marsdsen, Anthony Murigo and Darrin Albert, was a $40,000 purchase (Hip 57) from Havens Bloodstock, Agent at the Spring Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale conducted by Barretts last April.


Core Beliefs surges late for a $500,000 graded stakes victory

Gary Broad’s Core Beliefs held off the late rally of 3-2 favorite Lone Sailor to earn his first stakes triumph in the $500,000 Ohio Derby-G3 at Thistledown. Winding up his run on the final turn after racing five-wide in the early going, Core Beliefs gained the advantage at the eighth pole to prevail by a nose in 1:51.08 for the nine furlongs.

Second in the Peter Pan Stakes-G3 at Belmont on May 12 and third to Justify in the April 7 Santa Anita Derby-G1 for trainer Peter Eurton, Core Beliefs more than doubled his lifetime earnings to $535,360 with the victory. The son of Quality Road was a $350,000 purchase from the Wavertree Stables’ consignment (Hip 46) at Barretts’ 2017 March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training.


Mr Paytience crushes foes in ‘Rising Star’ Effort at Santa Anita 

Breaking alertly, Mr Paytience set a :22.53 first quarter in the midst of a three-way speed duel then sprinting clear entering the stretch, he clocked a half-mile fraction of :45.87 for a 7 3/4 length victory in :52.22.

The 2-year-old son of Paynter trained by Doug O’Neill for owner McShane Racing was a $40,000 purchase (Hip 63) by Ciaran Dunne from the 2017 August Select yearling consignment of breeder Ballena Vista Farms.


Stakes victories at Santa Anita and Del Mar for Spiced Perfection

Stalking the pace from the rail, Spiced Perfection swung three-wide turning for home and caught the 2-5 favorite Show It N Moe It in final strides for a hard fought neck decision in the $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for owner Dare to Dream Stable and trainer Brian Koriner.

The first-crop daughter of Smiling Tiger was a $6,500 Barretts 2016 October yearling purchase (Hip 48) by John Brocklebank from the Woodbridge Farm consignment and a $50,000 bargain purchase (Hip 8) by Dare to Dream Stable from Checkmate Thoroughbreds, agent at the 2017 Barretts March Sale. Off the board only once, Spiced Perfection won the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes at 2 and has earned $227,625 in eight starts.

Three days prior to her victory, her 2-year-old full brother (Hip 63) sold for $200,000 at Barretts’ Spring Sale. Congratulations to their breeder Premier Thoroughbreds LLC.


























Creative Instinct easily wins 6 fur. 2-year-old maiden special at Del Mar

Gary Barber’s Creative Instinct broke on top from the rail and was never seriously challenged, setting fractions of :22.48, :46.60 and :59.18 before coasting to a 3 3/4-length victory in 1:12.72 for trainer Peter Miller.

The 2017 August Select yearling (Hip 19), a $50,000 purchase from the Havens Bloodstock consignment, blossomed into a $285,000 March OBS 2-year-old for Wavertree Stables.

Graduate Short Notes 

Del Mar, August 19, $62,070 Msw. 5 1/2f
Sunrise Royale (3yo. f by Informed) rallied three-wide into the stretch and caught the pacesetter late to graduate by a half-length for the Clarke M. Cooper Family Trust and trainer Eric Kruljac. The 2018 January Sale grad (Hip 183) consigned by Kings River Ranch, sold for $12,000.

Del Mar, August 15, $61,380 Msw. 5 1/2f
Square Peggy (2yo. f by Square Eddie) broke on top and set all the fractions to win in hand by 1 1/2 lengths for trainer Brian Koriner and Blinkers On Racing Stable, et al. The 2018 Spring Sale 2-year-old (Hip 72) sold for $160,000 from the Wavertree Stables consignment.

Santa Rosa, August 12, $33,768 Msw. 6f
Acclaim the Queen (4yo. f by Acclamation) unleashed a bold rally to be up in final strides to win by a head for owner Live Your Dream Racing Stable and trainer Eduardo Rich. The 2015 Select Sale yearling (Hip 12) consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock, sold for $50,000.

Del Mar, August 9, $63,035 Alw. 5fT
Helen’s Tiger (3yo. f by Smiling Tiger) came flying late on the outside to win by a half-length in :56.21 for Nice Guys Stable and trainer Doug O’Neill. The 2016 October Sale yearling (Hip 140) consigned by Checkmate Thoroughbreds, Agent sold for $18,000.

Santa Rosa, August 4, $33,089 Msw. 6fT
Unusually Stylish (4yo. f by Unusual Heat) kicked into gear with a furlong to go and was up in time to win by a half-length as the 6-5 favorite for trainer Blaine Wright and owner Hibiscus Stables. The 2015 October Sale yearling (Hip 130) was a $45,000 purchase from Harris Farms, Agent for M. Auerbach LLC.

Del Mar, August 2, $62,690 Alw. 1mT
Clearly Gone
(4yo. f by Unusual Heat) overcame an eventful trip to win for the second time in three starts for trainer Sean McCarthy and breeder Harris Farms, co-owner with Joe Marchese. The 2016 May Sale 2-year-old (Hip 97) was consigned by McCarthy Bloodstock. 

Del Mar, July 29, $63,035 Alw. 5fT
Salient (5yo. g by Papa Clem) dueled for the lead throughout then held on gamely for the victory in his first start following a nine-month layoff. The 2015 January Sale 2-year-old (Hip 311) trained by Edward Freeman, a co-owner with Dennis Miller, was a $15,000 purchase from Havens Bloodstock.

Del Mar, July 28, $44,285 Alw. 6 1/2f
Bold Fantasy
(7yo. g by Bertrando) took the lead four-wide at the top of the stretch and continued on to win by 4 1/2 lengths for owner/trainer Jonathan Wong. The $25,000 October Sale yearling (Hip 67) consigned by Green Acre Stables, raised his earnings to $255,211.

Del Mar, July 27, $61,725 Msw. 1mT
(4yo. g by Acclamation) found room on the rail entering the stretch and sped the final furlong in 11.78 to win by a half-length. The 2015 August Select Sale yearling (Hip 45) trained by Phillip D’Amato for Cunningham Stables, Queen Bee Racing LLC and Michael Collier, was a $10,000 purchase by Hebert Bloodstock from Willow Tree Farm’s consignment. 

Del Mar, July 21, $60,690 Msw. 6f
Chasin Lucas (3yo. f by Shanghai Bobby) dueled three-wide for the early lead then took command entering the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths as the favorite in her second start for Dan Agnew, Gerry Schneider and John Xitco. The 2016 August Select yearling (Hip 48) consigned by Mary Knight, was purchased by trainer Mark Glatt.

Del Mar, July 19, $67,805 Alw. 5 fT
Surrender Now
(3yo. f by Morning Line) rated kindly in fourth then kicked into gear three-wide entering the stretch and proved best by a length in :57.22 for owner Rockingham Ranch and trainer Peter Miller. The $220,000 March Select 2-year-old (2017 Hip 44) consigned by Excel Bloodstock, won Santa Anita’s Landaluce Stakes in her second start at 2.












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