A Devastating Combination: OBS Grads and Weekend Stakes
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

    KHK Racing’s Shahama pressed the pace in the early going of Sunday’s $245,000, Gr. III Monmouth Oaks, took command at the head of the stretch and drew away to score by 2 1/2 lengths. Fellow OBS graduate Shotgun Hottie (April ’21) closed to finish second. It’s the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings, consigned to the 2021 OBS April Sale by Eddie Woods, and purchased for $425,000 after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. The half-sister to champion Lookin At Lucky, now trained by Todd Pletcher, has compiled a 7-5-1-0 record and earned $435,984.

    R3 Racing LLC’s Sharp Aza Tack is two-for-two and a stakes-winner after an effortless 7 1/4-length frontrunning victory in Saturday’s $102,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park, with fellow OBS graduate Bart’s Dream (March ’22) checking in third. Shipped east by trainer Doug O’Neill after breaking his maiden at Santa Anita in June, the 2-year-old colt by OBS graduate Sharp Azteca has earned $100,200. He was purchased for $100,000 out of the RiceHorse Stable consignment at the 2022 OBS March Sale after breezing an eighth in :10 flat at the Under Tack Show.  

    Granpollo Stable’s Grand David tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $75,000 Bear’s Den Stakes at Gulfstream, pressed the pace, took over in the stretch and drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths, with fellow OBS graduate California Frolic (April ’21) rallying for second. It’s the third straight win for the 3-year-old colt by Tapiture, trained by Victor Barboza Jr., now 10-3-2-2 with $129,510 in earnings. He was sold for $70,000 by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent for Global Thoroughbreds, at the 2021 OBS April Sale after turning in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat. 

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