Blue Gator wins New York Breeders’ Futurity; March trio scores in Japan

October 27, 2020

Blue Gator

Three Diamonds Farm’s Blue Gator is two for two and a stakes winner after pressing the pace from the outside in Monday’s $218,075 New York Breeders’ Futurity at Finger Lakes, taking command after straightening away in the stretch and drawing off to win by 4-1/2 lengths. Trained by Mike Maker, the 2-year-old colt by Liam’s Map has earned $159,445 to date. Consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc. (Ciaran Dunne), Agent, to the 2020 OBS Spring Sale, he went through the ring after breezing an Under Tack quarter in :21 2/5. watch his under tack video Spring Sale walking video

A pair of 2020 OBS March graduates broke their maidens in Japan on Saturday, followed by a third on Sunday.

Kazumi Yoshida’s Russian Samovar scored at first asking at Kyoto, taking over in mid-stretch then holding off a late charge to score by a head in an 1800m maiden test. The 2-year-old daughter of American Pharoah, trained by Mikio Matsunaga, earned $66,667 USD for the effort. At the March Sale, she sped an Under Tack quarter in :20 2/5 before she was purchased for $650,000 out of the Wavertree Stables consignment.  watch her under tack video March Sale walking videoRace video

Trainer Hideyuki Mori unveiled Yui Matsushima’s Super Wooper for her first start at Kyoto in a 1200m turf test and the 2-year-old daughter of Overanalyze did not disappoint, talking the lead at the start and never looking back en route to a two length score worth $66,667 USD. At the sale, she turned in an Under Tack eighth in :9 4/5 and was sold by Golden Rock Thoroughbreds, Agent, for $150,000.
watch her under tack video March Sale walking videoRace video

Yukio Baba’s Olympic Day scored on Sunday in his second start, posting a two length victory in a 1200m maiden test at Niigata for trainer Masayuki Nishimura. The 2-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro, who has earned $55,238 USDto date, was consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, Agent, and sold for $420,000 after breezing an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show.  watch his under tack video March Sale walking video

@jonathanstettin I for one can still actually feel the pall cast over the crowd and game that day. It was palpable. Kudos 2/2

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