OBS Grads Score Parx Sweep
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    Eduardo Soto’s Il Miracolo (Gun Runner – Tapit’s World) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of the $300,000, Gr. III Smarty Jones Stakes. Taking the lead on the turn, the 3-year-old colt by Gun Runner drew off down the stretch and was a three-length winner at the wire. OBS Spring Sale graduate Cagliostro (Upstart – A Rosefor Isabelle) finished second; June Sale grad Daydreaming Boy (Goldencents – Denali Dreamscape) checked in third. It was Il Miracolo's first stakes victory, leaving him with a 13-3-4-0 record with $311,625 in earnings for trainer Antonio Sano. At the 2022 OBS June Sale, he turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $70,000 out of the de Meric Sales consignment. 

    Pine Brook Farm’s Foggy Night (Khozan – Settling Seas) saved ground early in the $200,000 Cathryn Sophia Stakes, found room on the rail to take command a furlong from home and drew away late to score by 2 1/4 lengths.  It’s the second stakes victory for the 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Khozan, now 10-4-5-0 with $443,750 in earnings for trainer Robert E. Reid Jr. Consigned by Journeyman Bloodstock Services to the 2022 OBS Spring Sale, she breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased by Pine Brook for $20,000. 

    Matt Kwiatkowski, Jason Kaylor and Roger D. Browning’s Nobody Listens (Conveyance – Royalesque) rated just behind the pace in the $100,000 Parx Dash Stakes, wore down the leaders in a long stretch drive and was best by half a length at the wire. OBS June graduate Yes I Am Free (Uncaptured – Yes It’s Valid) finished third but was moved up to second by disqualification. That’s three straight wins and the fourth stakes victory for the 5-year-old son of Conveyance, trained by Tim Eggleston, now 25-13-7-1 with $572,230 in earnings. At the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he breezed an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before being purchased for $40,000 out of the Southern Chase Farm consignment. 

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