OBS graduates posted a pair of graded stakes victories on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
ADR Racing Stable LLC’s Jeltrin was ignored at odds of 51-1 in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2), but the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar stayed close early and then wore down the leaders with a relentless drive down the stretch and got up to win by a head in the final strides. Consigned by C & J Stable to the 2018 OBS April Sale, she went through the ring after turning in an Under tack eighth in :10 flat. It’s her first stakes score, and leaves her with a 6-2-1-1 record. Trained by Alexis Delgado, she has earned $158,588 to date. watch her under tack video
Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue sat just off the early leaders in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3), took command on the outside approaching the head of the stretch and held off a late charge by fellow OBS graduate Casa Creed (January ’17) to score by three quarters of a length. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Hard Spun, who breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was purchased for $430,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale. Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, he’s now 7-4-1-1 with earnings of $241,590. watch his under tack video
McShane Racing LLC’s Stubbins had no worries when Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita was moved to the main track, taking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to an eighth length victory over fellow OBS graduate Neptune’s Storm (April ’18). It’s the third straight win and first stakes victory for the 3-year-old colt by Morning Line, trained by Doug O’Neill, now 5-3-1-1 with $146,400 in earnings. He was purchased for $130,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2018 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch his under tack video
C. N. Parravicino’s Celestial Storm led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $119,500 Barbados Gold Cup on Saturday at Garrison Savannah, with Infrared (April ’15, August ’14) half a length back in second and Night Prowler (March ’14) checking in third. The winner, a 5-year-old mare by Get Stormy, was purchased for $14,000 out of the Randy Bradshaw consignment at the 2016 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :22 2/5. Now 20-9-4-4 for trainer Roger Parravicino, she has earned $66,875 to date. watch her under tack video
Kazumi Yoshida’s Fossamagna, an impressive winner in his December debut at Chukyo Racecourse in Japan, returned to action on Saturday at Nakayama and was an easy winner in a $123,000 Weight for Age allowance test. The 3-year-old son of War Front, fourth in a G3 race in his only other start, is two for three and has earned $177,965 for trainer Kazuo Fujisawa. He was purchased by Narvick International, Agent for Katsumi Yoshida, for $725,000 out of the Niall Brennan consignment at the 2018 OBS April Sale after an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. watch his under tack video watch a video of the race