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Crystalle captures Saratoga’s P. G. Johnson Stakes

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Tobey L. Morton & Chuck Hovitz’s Crystalle was a maiden going into to Thursday’s $100,000 P. G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga, but overcame a poor break, rallied on the turn to reach contention, and closed with a late rush to score by a neck. Trained by John Kimmel, the 2-year-old daughter of Palace Malice is now 2-1-0-1 and has earned $65,800. She turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21.1 before she was purchased for $220,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment at the 2019 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video


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Earlier in the day, NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Al Racing Stable and Maspeth Stables’ Irish Danzing made her debut for trainer Christophe Clement in a $78,000 maiden special weight test. The 2-year-old filly by Danza pressed the early pace, took command approaching the head of the stretch, opened daylight a furlong from home and coasted home a winner by 6-1/2 lengths. The win was worth $42,900 to the two-time OBS graduate, sold by Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent, at the 2018 October Yearling Sale before she was resold for $120,000 by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, at the 2019 April Sale after breezing a quarter in :21 flat at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video