OBS Grad Kinza Takes Gr. III Las Virgenes
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
    Michael Lund Petersen’s Kinza (Carpe Diem – Secret Wonder) is two for two and a graded stakes-winner, going straight to the front and never looking back en route to a two-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000, Gr. III Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old filly by millionaire OBS graduate Carpe Diem was purchased for $30,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2022 OBS October Sale and has earned $99,000 to date. 

    Victoriam Farm’s Stone Silent (Adios Charlie – Travelator) led a 1-2-3 OBS sweep of Gulfstream’s $115,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Stakes on Sunday, taking over turning for home, opening daylight in the stretch and finishing best by 2/14 lengths over Choose Joy (Munnings – Elegantly), with Fulminate (Get Stormy – E Built This City) settling for third. It’s the third stakes victory for the 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Adios Charlie, trained by Brian Lynch, now 1-4-2-1 with $290,838 in earnings. Consigned by Ocala Stud, Agent, to the 2022 OBS March Sale, she was sold for $410,000 after working an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5. 

    Prince Sultan Bin Mishal Bin Aziz’ Just For Sul (Justify – Susie’s Baby) romped to a 3 1/2 length victory in the Gr. III Japan’s Cup on Friday at Riyadh, taking command on the turn and drawing away with ease. The 4-year-old daughter of Justify was purchased for $800,000 out of the Wavertree consignment at the 2022 OBS Spring Sale after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 1/5. 

    Lea Farms’s Power Squeeze (Union Rags – Callmethesqueeze) saved ground in the early going of the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, stayed inside to take charge a furlong out and pulled away to score by 2 3/4 lengths. It’s the second straight stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags, now 5-3-1-0 for trainer Jorge Delgado with $188,650 in earnings. After breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 at the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, she was purchased for $90,000 out of the Halcyon Hammock consignment. 

    Zedan Racing Stables Maymun (Frosted-Handwoven), a dazzling debut winner in January, tried two turns in his second start in an allowance at Santa Anita on Sunday. Breaking on top, the 3-year-old colt set the pace, was headed after turning for home, then came again late to score by a neck. Consigned by Longoria Training & Sales, Agent, to the 2023 OBS Spring Sale, he sped an Under Tack eighth in :9 3/5 and was sold for $900,000 to Donato Lanni, Agent. Two for two for trainer Bob Baffert, he has earned $79,200.
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