March Sale Topper Romps at Santa Anita
Monday, June 19, 2023
Zedan Racing Stables’ 2023 OBS March sale topper, Muth, earned TDN Rising Star status with an impressive performance in his debut in a maiden special test on Sunday at Santa Anita. The 2-year-old colt by Good Magic, trained by Bob Baffert, bounced right to the lead, set a rapid pace, opened a big lead on the turn and coasted under wraps to an 8 3/4-length victory. Consigned by Top Line Sales, Agent, he was purchased by Donato Lanni, Agent, for a sale record-equaling $2 million after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5.
Lugamo Racing Stable’s Petulante tried stakes company for the first time in Saturday’s $155,000, Gr. III Salvator Mile Stakes at Monmouth. He saved ground early, swung out for the drive, wore down the leaders and scored by half a length. It’s the third straight win for the 4-year-old colt by Arrogate, sold for $40,000 at the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Old South Farm, Agent, after breezing an eighth in :10 2/5 at the Under Tack Show. Trained by Victor Barboza, Jr., he’s now 8-4-2-0 and has earned $236,555.
BC Racing’s Flakes sat just off the leaders in Gulfstream’s $75,000 Game Face Stakes, took command in the stretch and gamely held off a late charge to win by a neck. It’s the first stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Frosted, trained by Juan Alvarado, now 6-3-1-1 with $173,330 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5, she was purchased for $50,000 out of the Arindel consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale.
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