Dialing back in distance proved to be the winning formula for Haras Santa Maria de Araras' Catch a Flight, who wore down longshot Appealing Tale in the final strides to take the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 25.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2010
Speed should again be on display July 26, as Masochistic will seek his third straight graded stakes sprint win and second consecutive grade I in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.
Two proven Bob Baffert-trained grade I winners will be front and center in the $200,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) July 25 at Del Mar.
California-bred Masochistic, owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable, made short work of six foes to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park.
Under the tutelage of trainer Ron Ellis, Masochistic will try the top level of competition in the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 27 at Santa Anita Park.
Fury Kapcori will look to repeat his success in the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes (gr. III) April 30 at Santa Anita Park.
This time last year, Hoppertunity still had 20 days to go before breaking his maiden. On Jan. 10, the colt who became a grade I winner at the end of the season continued his rise with a solid San Pasqual (gr. II) score.
Distinctiv Passion came out running for jockey Mike Smith and was never headed en route to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 27 at Santa Anita Park.
|Owner||Barber, Gary and Cecil|
|Appealing Tale View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tale of the Cat||Storm Cat|
|Appealing Bride||Unbridled's Song|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Burleson Farms, agent||($77,000)|
|Yearling||DWF||Warrendale Sales, agent||$115,000|
|Two-year-old||Peter Miller, agent||Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent||$95,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.