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Mo Strike scores in Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes

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Nasser Bin Omairah’s Mo Strike is two for two and a graded stakes winner after taking Saratoga’s Sanford Stakes (G3) by 3-1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old colt by Uncle Mo, trained by Brad Cox, pressed the pace, battled between horses down the stretch and drew away in the final sixteenth. Purchased for $325,000 out of the Gene Recio consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sales after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat, he has earned $165,710. watch his under tack video


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Monarch Stables Inc.’s Last Leaf came around horses on the  turn in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream, took the lead at the head of the stretch then drew away in the lane to score by 3-1/2 lengths, with fellow OBS Stellar Ride (Apeil ’21) checking in third. It’s the second straight stakes win for the 3-year-old graded stakes placed daughter of Not This Time, trained by Ron Spatz, now 14-6-1-2 with $273,472 in earnings. A two-time OBS graduate, she was sold by Sharon Biamonte, Agent, at the 2020 Winter Mixed Sale and then purchased for $23,500 out of the Kaizen Sales consignment at the 2020 October Selected Yearling Sale.  Selected Yearling Sale walking video

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Benbang took the lead at the start of Monmouth’s $102,000 Blue Sparkler Stakes on Saturday and refused to yield, turning back a challenge in deep stretch and scoring by a length. It’s the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old filly by Shanghai Bobby, purchased for $65,000 out of the Niall Brennan Stables consignment at the 2021 OBS June Sale after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 flat. Now 6-3-1-0 for trainer Jonathan Thomas, she has earned $169,750 to date. watch her under tack video     June Sale walking video

Chris S. Aulds’ High Limit Room angled off the rail to go after the leaders turning for home in Lone Star’s $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Sprint Stakes, battled down the stretch and was up in the final yards to score by a head. It’s the first stakes win for the 4-year-old son of Kantharos, trained by Jose M. Camejo, now 12-5-2-4 with $274,508 in earnings. After speeding an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5, he was purchased for $90,000 out of the Golden Rock Thoroughbreds consignment at the 2020 OBS March Sale. watch his under tack video    March Sale walking video

Vicki McGowan and John Mentz’s unbeaten Brewhouse led from start to finish and captured the $60,000 Frances Genter Stakes at Canterbury Park by a neck. In front at every point of call in both of her starts, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapiture, trained by McLean Robertson is two for two and has earned $57,000 to date. Consigned by Pick View LLC, Agent, to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale, she was sold for $40,000 after working a quarter in :21 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video     Spring Sale walking video