Success of OBS Grads Shows No Letup
Monday, July 18, 2022
    Nasser Bin Omairah’s Mo Strike is two for two and a graded stakes-winner after taking Saratoga’s Gr. III Sanford Stakes 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. 

    Monarch Stable’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 (April ’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.  

    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. 

    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. 

    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. 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. 
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