Mission Impazible 3YO Filly Espresso Shot Wins Big A’s $257,375 Busher for 2nd Straight Stakes Tally

By Rab Hagin

Ten weeks after scoring her first stakes victory in Aqueduct’s $100,600 East View at a mile in the mud, ESPRESSO SHOT ($262,975) won Aqueduct’s listed $257,375 Busher Stakes for nine open 3-year-old fillies going a mile on fast dirt, as the MISSION IMPAZIBLE sophomore sensation registered an impressive last-to-first victory. The March 9 win earned her 50 points towards qualifying for Churchill Downs’ Grade 1 $1.25-million Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 3, which the managing partner for one of Espresso Shot’s owners, Daniel Zanatta of NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, said was a definite goal.

“It’s pretty special,” enthused Zanatta. “My dream is to win the Kentucky Oaks with a New York-bred filly, and we’re on our way. We were all in the winner’s circle jumping up and down, and to have her come wide and be six or seven lengths off of it, it was the best way to win a stakes race.”

Facing two other Aqueduct stakes winners – one a graded winner – plus a Laurel stakes winner and an unbeaten favorite among her eight rivals, Espresso Shot relied on her relentless late run, rallying widest of all out of the turn and overtaking her highly-touted competitors in the second half-mile. It was her third victory in six starts, which includes a runner-up effort in a six-furlong Aqueduct stakes in November and a placing on Saratoga turf in her 2-year-old debut. In addition to NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Espresso Shot’s other owners are Maspeth Stables and Parkland Thoroughbreds.

Winning jockey Eric Cancel, who has been on board for Espresso Shot’s last three starts, had been upbeat going into the Busher: “I was very confident,” revealed Cancel. “She’s a very talented filly.”

Espresso Shot’s win boosted Mission Impazible’s progeny earnings to over $5.6-million from three crops to race, with his second crop out-earning his first (although Mission Impazible was the Northeast’s leading first-crop sire of 2016), and his third crop (with Espresso Shot) appearing better than his second.

Other recent winners to represent Mission Impazible at Aqueduct were his sons ROGUE NATION on February 17 and BOURBON DID IT on February 1 – both favorites. Rogue Nation, who races for E.V. Racing Stable and trainer Rudy R. Rodriguez, scored his third Aqueduct victory at three different distances in six starts, swinging four-wide to tally at a mile. Bourbon Did It, who races for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC, Michael Imperio and David Simon, broke his maiden by almost two lengths drawing away at odds-on among eight going six furlongs.

Mission Impazible’s other decisively-winning sons in 2019 are newly-minted 3-year-old WHO’S DRIVING, who scored his second open-margin victory in his third start by winning his 2019 debut on January 14 at Parx Racing, and CUMBER, who in three starts at Mahoning Valley in Ohio is unbeaten in 2019. Who’s Driving, racing for new owners Pat and Ron Scorese, was the youngest (foaled April 29, 2016) in his six-furlong contest and stumbled while breaking from the outside post but still beat the odds-on runner-up by more than two lengths at equal weights. Cumber, an Oklahoma-bred who had broken his maiden in 2018 at Oaklawn Park, has beaten 26 rivals while winning three races by multiple open margins totaling 12 lengths during an eight-week span. Racing at Mahoning Valley for Gerald Silver, Cumber scored by 3½ lengths going 5½ furlongs against 10 on January 9, by 6½ lengths going six furlongs as the favored co-topweight against 11 on January 28, and by two lengths at 1-to-2 going 5½ furlongs on March 6.

Freud’s Mucha Chance (ARG) Wins Another G2 – By 4 Lengths in 1:59.10 for 2,000 Meters at Palermo

By Rab Hagin

Offspring of FREUD won or placed in three graded/group races in the two-week span of February 24 to March 9, highlighted by the four-length romp by MUCHA CHANCE in the 2,000-meter (about 1¼ miles) Group 2 Clasico Otono (Autumn) in 1:59.10 at Palermo in Buenos Aires on March 9. The Argentine-bred son of Freud had scored his first Group 2 victory – also at 2,000 meters on dirt – on December 27 at La Plata, another Buenos Aires-area facility where he has held the track record for 2,000 meters on dirt (2:01.23) since December of 2017. Owned by Dap Stable, Mucha Chance in 15 starts has six wins (five on dirt, one on turf), with five seconds, two thirds, and two fourth-place finishes. He has won twice at 1,600 meters (about a mile) – breaking his maiden on turf and clocking 1:33-flat on dirt – once at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles, in 1:47.62), and three times at 2,000 meters, where he appears to reign supreme.

Facing 10 rivals in the Clasico Otono, Mucha Chance sprinted immediately to the front on his own accord and led by multiple-length margins to mid-stretch, where he was briefly challenged before pulling away decisively in the final furlong. He ran his second, third, and fourth 400-meter (about a quarter-mile) splits in faster times than his first, reaching the 1,600-meter mark in 1:34.76.

Like Freud’s Grade/Group 1 dirt winners SHARP AZTECA ($2,406,740), GIANT RYAN, ALEX ROSSI (ARG), and SUMMER LOVE (ARG) and turf champion ZEIDE ISAAC and turf millionaire LUBASH ($1,515,139), Mucha Chance was produced from a mare that is a descendant of Hail to Reason.

Argentine-bred Freud turf filly INTRATABLE FREUD placed third among eight in another Group 2 event at Palermo, the Clasico Miguel Angel and Tomas Juarez Celman at 1,600 meters on wet turf on February 24. Owned by Los Cozacos Stable, Intratable Freud has won twice on firm turf at 1,600 meters at San Isidro (another Buenos Aires-area facility), where in 2017 she was a Group 2 runner-up among eight on wet turf after winning first-out by 3½ lengths on wet dirt.

In North America on March 9, Freud’s son BAVARO ($337,805) placed third among seven in his graded stakes debut, Aqueduct’s six-furlong Tom Fool Handicap, beating the favorite and 2018 Tom Fool winner in an event clocked in a stakes record 1:08.77. Owned by All In The Family Racing, multiple stakes winner Bavaro has won twice at Aqueduct in 2019, including the $103,600 Hollie Hughes Stakes on February 18.

Winning on La Plata dirt on March 5 was another Argentine-bred son of Freud, SOSEGADO, who was favored from the outside post among seven at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) and surged ahead at the wire. Owned by Pachu Stable, Sosegado also had won at 1,000 meters on La Plata dirt in September.

March-winning daughters of Freud in North America are I’M LISTENING and SARDONYX, who scored on Gulfstream Park turf and Penn National dirt, respectively, on March 1, and JAZZY JUDER, who tallied on Laurel Park dirt on March 8. I’m Listening, who has won on dirt and turf for trainer and part owner Mary Eppler (Mary E. Eppler Racing Stable, Inc.) and for co-breeder George L. Schwartz and part owner Frederic N. Ornitz, beat nine rivals in her first start at a mile. Sardonyx broke her maiden “easily” by 11½ lengths at nearly 1-to-2 against nine rivals going six furlongs despite breaking from the ninth post for Class Personified Stable in her 2019 debut. Jazzy Juder, who has won at three different distances and by big margins against large fields on Belmont turf and Laurel dirt, scored her latest victory by 2½ lengths at nearly even money despite getting bumped at the start while going six furlongs for Old Coach Farm.

WHY FREUD RANKS AS ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE SIRES EVER TO STAND IN NORTH AMERICA:

Through March 9, 2019, FREUD has sired 66 stakes winners that have won 165 events identified as "stakes" – including graded races on dirt, turf, synthetic. These 165 stakes victories have occurred at 31 tracks in four countries and one commonwealth in two hemispheres, ranging from five furlongs to 1½ miles. By surface, 80 have been on dirt, 79 on turf, 6 on synthetic. By age, 23 have been won by 2-year-olds, 52 by 3-year-olds, 31 by 4-year-olds, 39 by 5-year-olds, 8 by 6-year-olds, 8 by 7-year-olds, 3 by an 8-year-old, one by a 9-year-old. On NYRA's 9 racing strips, 18 of these wins have been on Belmont dirt, 15 on Belmont outer turf, 15 on Belmont inner turf, 10 on Saratoga inner turf, 10 on Aqueduct outer dirt, 6 on Aqueduct's (late) inner dirt, 4 on Saratoga dirt, 4 on Saratoga outer turf, 2 on Aqueduct turf. Freud is the only sire of stakes winners on all 9 NYRA courses. Listed below are Freud's 66 stakes winners and the distances, tracks, surfaces, and seasons at, on, and during which their 165 stakes wins occurred.

 

SHARP AZTECA, colt, 2013

  • Grade 1, mile, Aqueduct dirt, 2017

  • Grade 2, mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017

  • Grade 2, mile, Gulfstream Park dirt, 2017

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Monmouth Park dirt, 2017 (new track record)

  • Grade 3, mile, Churchill Downs dirt, 2016

  • 7 furlongs, Laurel Park dirt, 2016

 

SUMMER LOVE (ARG), filly, 2015

  • Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2018

  • Group 1, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2018

 

FOURSTAR CROOK, filly/mare, 2012

  • Grade 1, 1 1/4 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2018

  • Grade 2, 1 1/4 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2018

  • Grade 2, 1 1/8 miles, Tampa Bay Downs turf, 2018

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Parx Racing turf, 2017

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2017

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf (yielding), 2016

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2016

 

FRANNY FREUD, filly, 2007

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • Grade 2, 7 furlongs + 184 feet, Keeneland synthetic (Polytrack), 2010

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Woodbine synthetic (Polytrack), 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2009

 

GIANT RYAN, horse, 2006

  • Grade 1, 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (muddy), 2011

  • Grade 2, 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt (good), 2011

  • 6 furlongs, Calder Race Course dirt, 2011

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

 

MUST GO ON (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2016

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2015

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2014

 

ALEX ROSSI (ARG), colt, 2011

  • Group 1, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2014

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2015

 

FUTURE PROSPECT, gelding, 2004

  • Grade 2, 1 1/16 miles, Turfway Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2011

  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga dirt, 2009

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park dirt, 2009

ZEIDE ISAAC, colt/horse, 2005

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1½ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2009

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • Group 3, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 mi.), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2012

  • 1,500 meters (abt. 7½ furlongs), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2010

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2011

 

LUBASH, colt/horse, 2007

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf, 2016

  • Grade 3, 1 1/8 miles, Gulfstream Park West turf (good), 2014

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (set course record), 2015

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2015

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2014

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2010

  • Mile, Aqueduct turf, 2010

 

HESSONITE, filly/mare, 2008

  • Grade 3, 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2011

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2012

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf (yielding), 2012

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park outer turf (yielding), 2012

 

KEY DANCE (ARG), filly, 2012

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), turf, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2017

  • Group 3, 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Palermo (Argentina), 2016

  

MUCHA CHANCE, colt, 2013

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), dirt, Palermo (Arg.), 2019

  • Group 2, 2,000 meters, dirt (normal), La Plata (Argentina), 2018

STREET LOLO (ARG), colt 2012

  • Group 2, 2,400 meters (abt. 1 1/2 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

  • Group 3, 1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

ORANGE NUGGET (ARG), filly, 2013

  • Group 2, 1,600 meters, turf (heavy), San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

 

MR. VEGAS, gelding, 2007

  • Grade 3, abt. 1 1/16 miles, Fair Grounds turf (good), 2012

 

EFFIE TRINKET, filly, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2012

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

  • 1 1/16 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2013

 

UNCLE T SEVEN, gelding, 2006

  • 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga outer turf, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (sloppy), 2009

  • 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt (muddy), 2009

  • 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

 

GENERAL MAXIMUS, ridgling, 2007

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

 

LIGHTS OFF ANNIE, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (muddy), 2010

  • 6 furlongs, Pimlico dirt, 2010

 

THERAPIST, colt, 2015

  • Mile, Gulfstream Park turf, 2018(set stakes record)

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2018 (set stakes record)

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf (good), 2018

  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2017

  • Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2017

 

FREUDIE ANNE, filly, 2012

  • Mile and 70 yards, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2014

  • Mile, Saratoga inner turf, 2015

 

LOVELY SYN, filly, 2010

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

 

MISS NARCISSIST, filly, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2013

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2013

 

MERIWETHER JESSICA, filly/mare, 2005

  • 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

  • 1 1/8 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

 

FREUD’S NOTEBOOK, filly/mare, 2007

  • 7 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2010

  • Mile, Aqueduct inner dirt, 2013

 

QUICK LITTLE MISS, filly, 2004

  • 6½ furlongs, Fairplex Park dirt, 2006

  • 7 furlongs, Hollywood Park synthetic (Polytrack), 2006

 

DARRIN’S DILEMMA, colt, 2008

  • 6½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

  • 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2011

 

DREAMSGONEWILD, gelding, 2009

  • Abt. 5½ furlongs, Monmouth Park turf, 2015

  • 6 furlongs, Laurel Park turf, 2014

 

BAVARO, colt, 2014

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2019

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct inner dirt (good), 2016

DAGNABIT, colt, 2006

  • 5½ furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2008

  • 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2008

 

THE FUNKY EXPRESS, filly, 2009

  • 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2011

  • 5½ furlongs, Delaware Park dirt, 2011

 

FLIRT FOR FAME, filly/mare, 2003

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2006

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

  • Mile and 70 yards, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2008

 

BOOM BOOM SIENA (ARG), filly, 2012

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

  • 2,000 meters (abt. 1¼ miles), turf, Monterrico (Peru), 2016

 

CHARPENTIER (ARG), colt, 2013

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2018

  • 1,600 meters (abt. 1 mile), dirt, Monterrico (Peru), 2018

 

PRINCESS DREAM, filly, 2014

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2018

  • 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2017

JUST STORMIN, gelding, 2012 1 mile, Delta Downs dirt, 2018

OUR BRAINTRUST, colt, 2016 5 1/2 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2018

LA MONEDA, mare, 2013 - 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2018

DOT MATRIX, gelding, 2013 - 1 1/16 miles, Indiana Grand Race Course turf, 2018

PSYCHO SISTER, mare, 2013 -  1 1/16 miles, Golden Gate Fields synthetic (Tapeta), 2018

BERNING ROSE, filly, 2015 – Mile, Belmont Park dirt, 2017

TEPHRA (ARG), filly, 2013 –  1,800 meters (abt. 1 1/8 miles), turf, San Isidro (Argentina), 2017

CLOUD CONTROL, colt, 2013 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park outer turf, 2016

DREAMBOAT ANNIE, filly, 2012 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt (good), 2015

MAH JONG MADDNES, mare, 2009 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2014

SHAKEIRA, mare, 2008 – Mile, Belmont Park outer turf, 2013

EXTRA SEXY PSYCHIC, filly, 2005 – 6½ furlongs, Presque Isle Downs synthetic (Tapeta), 2008

PRETTY BOY FREUD, gelding, 2006 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2011

FOLLOW MY DREAM, mare, 2003 – 1 1/16 miles, Aqueduct turf (yielding), 2008

TAMBERINO, filly, 2003 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

FREUD’S HONOUR, colt, 2008 – 1 1/8 miles, Monmouth Park turf (good), 2011

SENTIMENTAL LASS, filly, 2008 – 7 furlongs, Belmont Park dirt, 2010

IN TE DOMINE, filly, 2007 – 1 1/16 miles, Saratoga inner turf, 2010

LOGIC WAY, gelding, 2004 – 1 1/8 miles, Belmont Park inner turf, 2008

KARAKORUM ELEKTRA, mare, 2004 – 6 furlongs, Belmont Park inner turf (good), 2009

P J’S SUPEREGO, filly, 2010 – 6 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2012

SO N SO, filly, 2007 – 6 furlongs, Saratoga dirt, 2009

MIGHTY EROS, filly, 2004 – 7 furlongs, Aqueduct outer dirt, 2007

ANGRY PATTY, filly, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Suffolk Downs dirt, 2016

DREWSSASIN, colt, 2011 – Mile, Evangeline Downs turf, 2014

DR. SHANE, colt, 2013 – 6 furlongs, Finger Lakes dirt, 2015

TALK THERAPY, gelding, 2006 – 1 1/16 miles, Finger Lakes dirt, 2013

SOMERS TOWN (ARG), filly, 2012 – 1,000 meters (abt. 5 furlongs), dirt, La Plata (Argentina), 2015

BE A GINNY, filly, 2006 – 1 1/8 miles, dirt, Hipodromo Camarero (Puerto Rico), 2009

Destin Early Mares Are In Foal

DESTIN, G2 track record setting son of Giant’s Causeway has now had the first four mares bred confirmed in foal.

We are so excited about the popularity of DESTIN in his first year and couldn’t be happier that he is proficient in his new job. He has great libido and is getting the job done on some very nice mares,” said Becky Thomas of Sequel New York.

A full brother to Grade 1 stakes winning sire CREATIVE CAUSE, DESTIN set a new track record in the G2 Tampa Bay Derby winning by a length going 1:42 4/5 in the 1 1/16 mile KY Derby Prep Race defeating Outwork and Brody’s Cause. Three months later he was defeated a nose by Creator in the classic G1 Belmont Stakes. Destin retires with 5 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds in 15 starts with earnings of $947,800.

The 5-Year-Old son of champion sire GIANT’S CAUSEWAY is out of Grade 1 Millionaire, DREAM OF SUMMER who beat ASHADO in the G1 Apple Blossom. She is a multiple graded-stakes winning, graded-stakes producing mare with over $2.3 Million in progeny earnings. Destin is also full brother to graded stakes winning filly VEXATIOUS, as well as half-brother to black type placed producer, TABOO.

DESTIN stands at Sequel New York for Gainesway Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Farm and Sequel New York for a fee of $6,500 LFSN.

First Foal by Multiple Graded Stakes Winner UNION JACKSON is a Colt

Bred by the Mr. Amore Stables of Ron Lombardi, Union Jackson’s first foal, a flashy bay colt out of the Rockport Harbor mare Hoboken Honey, was born at Sequel New York on January 13.

 

A multiple graded stakes winning owner of more than $10M, Mr. Amore Stables has enjoyed much success lately having campaigned G1 Champagne winner FIRENZE FIRE as well as Breeders Cup G1 placed TIGHTEND TOUCHDOWN in addition to many others.

 

Hoboken Honey is out of a half-sister to DAIWA BANDIT, a multiple stakes winner in Japan of over $1.4M. She is from the immediate family of grade 3 stakes winners ADVANCING STAR ($794,470, stakes producer) and DARBY FAIR ($337,374, sire).

 

A son of two-time Horse Of The Year and Champion Sire CURLIN, out of G1 Stakes Winner HOT DIXIE CHICK, half-sister to G1 KY Derby Winner ALWAYS DREAMING, UNION JACKSON was bred in Kentucky by Barbara Banke's Grace Thoroughbred Holdings, campaigned by her Stonestreet Stables, and trained by Steve Asmussen.

 

Union Jackson broke his maiden by 7 3/4 lengths going six furlongs at Keeneland becoming a TDN Rising Star. He went on to win an 8 1/4-length score in the Sam Houston Sprint Cup Stakes and a victory in the Iowa Sprint Handicap, which he took while running six furlongs in 1:08.75. On the board in 9 of 11 starts, he won 6 races by over a combined 27 lengths with earnings of $273,000. 

 

Union Jackson represents the first participation in the New York breeding program for Stonestreet Stables. Stonestreet owner Barbara
Banke stated the she was "very excited to be standing Union Jackson in New York," adding that "Stonestreet very much believes in Union Jackson, and we will be strongly supporting him at stud."


"We are so excited about this first crop of UNION JACKSON and couldn’t be happier that the first one belongs to our friends at Mr. Amore Stable!" Sequel Stallion’s principal Becky Thomas said. "Ron Lombardi visited us yesterday at our annual Stallion Show, but the mare must not have wanted an audience as she waited until we had gone to have her foal. Ron is a big supporter of the New York breeding program so we are particularly thrilled that he has such a nice Union Jackson colt.”

 

The mare, Hoboken Honey, is breeding back to UNION JACKSON in 2019.

Freud’s Bavaro Wins 2nd Big A Stakes in Hollie Hughes; Other Freuds Win in Louisiana, Florida, etc.

Scoring his ninth win and third consecutive tally in 72 days, multiple stakes winner BAVARO ($312,605) won Aqueduct’s Hollie Hughes Stakes on Presidents’ Day, February 18, becoming the tenth FREUD stakes winner on Aqueduct’s outer dirt – along with Grade 1 victors SHARP AZTECA, FRANNY FREUD, and GIANT RYAN. It was the striking gray/roan’s first outing for new owner All In The Family Racing and under the care of new trainer Linda Rice. He was favored among six starters in the $103,600 six-furlong Hollie Hughes, with stakes-winning rivals finishing second, third, and fifth behind him.

Bavaro overcame a bobbled start to advance four-wide from fourth place in pursuit of the early leader, taking command on the turn and drawing clear to finish under a hand ride. Winning jockey Junior Alvarado, who has been aboard for Bavaro’s last three consecutive starts – all Aqueduct victories – since December 8, revealed that the plan had been to lead from the get-go, but that did not happen: “He kind of missed the break…so I had to go plan B,” explained Alvarado. “I let him settle in, put him on the outside; then after that, from the half-mile pole, he pretty much took me all the way around.”

Trainer Rice, who acknowledged that she had been “pretty excited” about running Bavaro in the Hollie Hughes, reported that the 5-year-old “had been training really well coming into the race.

“I was a bit concerned (that) there was a lot of speed,” Rice added. “He didn’t break that sharp today, but Junior (Alvarado) rode him beautifully. This was the first stakes win for All In The Family Racing.”

A juvenile stakes winner on Aqueduct’s (late) inner dirt, Bavaro is among six racing-age offspring out of his unraced dam – the only one sired by Freud and only stakes winner. Bavaro’s 2-year-old half-sister, sired by a $3,500-fee freshman stallion, sold for $135,000 at Keeneland’s 2018 September yearling sale.

Nine days earlier (February 9) at Delta Downs in Louisiana, Freud’s indestructible black-type stakes-winning son, JUST STORMIN ($282,355), won the $60,000 La. Bred Premier Night Gentlemen Starter Stakes by a daylight margin over nine rivals for his ninth career victory and third consecutive tally. Owned by Craig Drago, Just Stormin led from gate to wire in the 1 1/16-mile dirt event under lights.

Placing third in a three-way photo for first as the co-topweight among seven in Aqueduct’s graded Withers Stakes on February 2 was Freud’s Tremont Stakes winner for open juveniles at Belmont last June, OUR BRAINTRUST ($196,640), who was conceding weight to the two rivals that narrowly beat him. Now owned by Gary Barber and the youngest (only May foal) in the $252,500 Withers for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles, the never-unplaced Our Braintrust has steadily improved his speed ratings at increasingly longer distances since winning his debut (at 4½ furlongs) at Laurel last May. “He’s been a wonderful horse to be around,” remarked Our Braintrust’s new trainer, Mark Casse. “When the dust clears, his best fit may be the grass. We’re still trying to learn more about him,” Casse added.

Winning Gulfstream Park’s January 21 allowance turf mile co-feature as the favorite among 11 was Freud’s 2018 stakes runner-up (at Belmont) daughter, MUNCHKIN MONEY ($257,470), who beat the stakes-placed runner-up – a daughter of North America’s leading 2018 sire and turf sire – by almost two lengths despite conceding her five pounds. Placing third was a six-figure-earning daughter of North America’s 2011 leading sire, and her beaten rivals also included a daughter of North America’s second-leading sire of 2016 and 2017, who stands for$175,000. Munchkin Money races for Newport Stables LLC.

Freud’s February multiple-margin winners (both on dirt) also include FREUDIAN FALL, who beat six rivals going a mile and 70 yards in slop and rain at Mahoning Valley in Ohio on February 12 and PREQUALIFIED, who broke his maiden going 1 1/16 miles at Tampa Bay Downs on February 17. Freudian Fall, owned by I R Racing Stable and a winner on Gulfstream Park dirt and turf, beat the runner-up favorite by nearly three lengths at equal weights. Prequalified, racing for Clair Walker, was at even money despite breaking from the outside post among eight starters and won by 3¼ lengths.

Freud is the only stallion standing anywhere that has sired three finalists for 2018 New York-Bred Divisional Championships, as designated by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders (NYTB), those being FOURSTAR CROOK ($1,624,566) and LA MONEDA ($372,969) for turf female and THERAPIST ($372,800) for 3-year-old male and turf male. No other stallion, regardless of where he stands, has sired more than two 2018 NYTB championship finalists. Fourstar Crook, the only New York-bred winner of three Grade 1 or Grade 2 events in 2018, raced for Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Gary Aisquith and was sold for $1.5-million as a not-bred racing/broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s November sale despite representing her unplaced dam’s only black type. La Moneda is among several Freud homebreds raced by Patricia L. Moseley. Therapist is a homebred for Lynn and Richard Leahy’s Oak Bluff Stables and was co-bred by his trainer, Christophe Clement.

In South America, Freud’s Argentine-breds CHARPENTIER and DONA MILHOJAS both have placed in listed or group black-type events in 2019. Charpentier, a Peruvian multiple listed winner in 2018 racing for Dona Licha Stable and Group 2-placed, placed second in the listed Clasico Perinox at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on dirt at Monterrico in Lima on January 12. An eight-time winner, he also has scored at San Isidro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dona Milhojas, a homebred 2-year-old filly owned by San Benito Stable and a first-out winner on San Isidro turf in December, placed third in her dirt and group race debut, the Clasico Carlos Casares at Palermo (also a Buenos Aires-area track), on February 9. All three of Dona Milhojas’ starts have been at a straightaway 1,000 meters (about five furlongs), although she appears to be bred to run longer.

Freud’s Argentine-breds PIPI DON and METRONIA provided notable examples of their sire’s versatility when they won back-to-back races at Palermo on Friday, February 15 – the former romping by three lengths at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on turf in 1:07.86, and the latter at 1,600 meters on dirt. Both beat runner-up favorites. Pipi Don, a 3-year-old racing for Juanito’s Stable, was within less than a half-second off the Palermo course record for his second 1,200-meter victory, pulling away with ears pinned after trailing all six of his rivals in the early going. Metronia, racing for La Manana Stable, started her career as a sprinter but has developed into a formidable front-runner at middle distances, beating seven rivals for her fourth career victory.

Winning at La Plata, a Buenos Aires-area dirt-track-only facility, were Freud’s Argentine-bred 4-year-old sons ELECTRIC START by three lengths at 1,500 meters (about 15/16ths of a mile, or one-sixteenth short of a mile) on January 19 and PSYCHOLOGIST by seven lengths at 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) on February 3. Electric Start, who beat 11 rivals in his first effort at 1,500 meters while racing for Las 3 Semillas (The 3 Seeds) Stable, also has won at Palermo. Psychologist, owned by Sueno Florense (Florence Sleep) Stable, broke his maiden against nine rivals.

By Rab Hagin

Mission Impazible 3YO Filly Nuclear Power Beat Champion Males in Trinidad’s Gold Cup on 12/26/18

Prevailing over two older stakes-winning males – including a 2017 champion – in a three-way stretch battle in Trinidad’s Group 1 NLCB Gold Cup at Santa Rosa on December 26, 3-year-old NUCLEAR POWER scored her first stakes victory, as the MISSION IMPAZIBLE filly beat seven stakes-winning rivals in her first 2,000-meter effort. Nuclear Power has won or placed in all six of her starts (all on dirt) for owner Shivam Maharaj, including a Group 3 Santa Rosa September sprint, but in the Gold Cup (about 1¼ miles), she indicated she was finally learning to relax. The gray Kentucky-bred reportedly is the first filly to win the NLCB Gold Cup – Trinidad’s premier racing event – in 17 years.

Favored at even money in the NLCB Gold Cup was the winner of the 2016 and 2017 renewals of the event – always held the day after Christmas – who also was Trinidad’s Horse of the Year for both those years. Setting the early pace was another Trinidad champion (2017 best male), who blew the first turn and was responsible for Nuclear Power going six-wide (widest of all) before he regained the lead on the backstretch. Despite being carried wide, Nuclear Power was always in contention and eventually gained command and angled over to the rail on the latter half of the second turn. She was headed in mid-stretch by another stakes-winning older male and looked like she might place a close and creditable third, but she pushed her head back in front and reached the wire leading by a neck, with her two closest pursuers almost in a dead heat. There were multiple-length margins back to the other finishers.

Nuclear Power went through three auctions prior to going to Trinidad – as a Keeneland weanling in November of 2015, a Fasig-Tipton yearling in October of 2016, and an Ocala Breeders’ Sales 2-year-old in April of 2017 – bringing increased prices as both a yearling and a juvenile. She won her debut in February of 2018 at Santa Rosa by an open margin over seven rivals – 3-year-olds and up and most of them males – going 1,750 meters (about 55 yards short of 1 1/8 miles). In four subsequent 2018 starts on fast and wet Santa Rosa tracks and at various distances, Nuclear Power placed second twice and third twice, including the Group 3 Carib Brand Diamond Stakes at 1,350 meters (about 55 yards short of seven furlongs). She appeared better than ever at 2,000 meters.

Nuclear Power was among five winners and three stakes winners to represent Mission Impazible in December of 2018.

 

Freud Leads NY Sires for 5th Year in 2018 – Picks Up 64th, 65th, and 66th SWs During December

The only North American sire of Grade 1-winning millionaires on dirt (SHARP AZTECA - $2,406,740) and turf (FOURSTAR CROOK - $1,624,566) standing outside of Kentucky, five-time leading New York sire FREUD picked up his 64th, 65th, and 66th stakes winners during December in California, Argentina, and Louisiana, respectively. Freud in 2018 was represented by 11 stakes winners (eight in North America, three in South America) of 19 stakes events, including three Grade/Group 1 contests and three Grade/Group 2 contests, plus two stakes records. In addition to having been a five-time leading New York sire, Freud has led all sires in the Northeast in four of the past five years, including the last three.

Freud’s Sharp Azteca, who raced for Ivan Rodriguez’s Gelfenstein Farm in addition to Ron Paolucci’s Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ashley Quartarolo, and Martin Scharf; and Fourstar Crook, who raced for Michael Dubb, Michael J. Caruso’s Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith, both have transitioned into seven-figure-value breeding prospects. Sharp Azteca, one of the fastest dirt milers of his generation, has entered stud at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky for a $10,000 fee. Fourstar Crook, who had a spirited rivalry with a likely Eclipse Champion (beating her at Belmont, where Fourstar Crook on October 7 won the Grade 1 Flower Bowl by two lengths), brought $1.5-million as a not-bred racing/broodmare prospect at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s November sale despite representing her dam’s only black type.

Scoring her second consecutive Group 1 tally on October 6 was another daughter of Freud, 3-year-old Argentine-bred SUMMER LOVE, who won the Gran Premio Seleccion at 2,000 meters (about 1¼ miles) on dirt before 30,000 fans at Palermo in Buenos Aires. A homebred for La Leyenda Stable, Summer Love had captured the Group 1 Gran Premio Polla de Potrancas (Argentine One Thousand Guineas) at 1,600 meters (about a mile) on Palermo dirt by four lengths on September 1. She has three wins in four starts.

Freud’s latest Argentine-bred group winner in the Buenos Aires area is his son MUCHA CHANCE, who on December 27 won the Group 2 Clasico Clausura at 2,000 meters on dirt at La Plata by an open margin as the favorite among 12 from the outside post. Owned by DAP Stable and holder of La Plata’s 2,000-meter dirt track record (2:01.23) since late 2017, Mucha Chance also has won at 1,600 meters on turf and dirt (in 1:33-flat by six lengths at Palermo on November 16) and at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8 miles) on dirt.

Freud’s North American December stakes winners were Craig Drago’s JUST STORMIN ($246,355), who won Delta Downs’ black type B-Connected Stakes at a mile on dirt against nine rivals on December 29, and Scott Herbertson’s PYSCHO SISTER ($185,790), who captured Golden Gate Fields’ black type Miss America Stakes on December 8. Freud’s son Just Stormin has won at four different distances, and Delta Downs was the 31st track at which Freud’s runners have won stakes. Freud’s daughter Pyscho Sister, who won the Miss America by three lengths against eight going 1 1/16 miles on an all-weather track, also has tallied four times on turf and missed narrowly to a favored rival in a black type stakes on turf.

Freud’s 2018 Saratoga turf stakes winners were THERAPIST ($372,800), who scored his fifth black type tally by 5½ lengths under top weight at a mile, and LA MONEDA ($372,969), who captured Saratoga’s $156,075 Yaddo in that event’s second-fastest 1 1/16-mile time ever (1:40.49) in her stakes debut. Therapist, a May-foaled just-turned 4-year-old colt bred and owned by Oak Bluff Stables, also has won stakes at Belmont (twice), Gulfstream, and Laurel. La Moneda, a homebred daughter of Freud owned by Patricia L. Moseley, placed second among 14 in a graded turf stakes at Gulfstream on December 15.

 

In addition to Summer Love, another Argentine-bred Freud 3-year-old prominent in Group 1 company is Dona Licha Stable’s CRAZY FREUD, who placed second among 14 in the Group 1 Derby Nacional at 2,400 meters (about a mile and a half) on dirt at Monterrico in Peru on November 11. A first-out winner at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on dirt as a 2-year-old (on Southern Hemisphere breeding schedule) in April, the stretch-running colt won his turf debut at Monterrico (in Lima) on December 15, beating eight rivals at 2,000 meters in 2:01.36.

Another of Freud’s versatile Argentine-bred Peruvian standouts is Dona Licha Stable’s FIORAVANTTI, who has four wins on dirt and three on turf at six different distances at Monterrico, including back-to-back three-length turf tallies a week apart in November at 1,500 meters (about 1 15/16 miles) and 1,800 meters. The son of Freud is multiple listed stakes-placed on Monterrico dirt at 1,600 meters.

Usually, Southern Hemisphere-foaled juveniles in South America make their first starts in the new calendar year, but Argentine-bred 2-year-old Freud filly DONA MILHOJAS (foaled 9-6-16) debuted victoriously on December 23 at Argentina’s premier San Isidro track near Buenos Aires at 1,000 meters (about five furlongs) on turf. A homebred for San Benito Stable, Dona Milhojas was favored among eight starters but broke awkwardly, veering immediately to her right and starting off dead last. She was third entering the final furlong but forged ahead in her finishing strides.

Freud’s other 2018 North American stakes winners include OUR BRAINTRUST ($166,640), a just-turned 3-year-old co-owned by trainer Cathal A. Lynch and Stanton J. Smith Jr. and winner of Belmont’s 5½-furlong Tremont Stakes in his second career start last June. Given time to recover from bucked shins, Our Braintrust returned to place second in both Laurel’s Maryland Juvenile Futurity (run in a stakes record 1:21.91 for seven furlongs) on December 8 and Aqueduct’s listed Jerome (mile) Stakes (behind a favored Grade 1 winner) on New Year’s Day. Freud’s stakes-winning BAVARO ($232,305) scored five of his seven career victories by margins totaling more than 21 lengths in 2018 for owner-trainer Jeremiah C. Englehart, the latest a 4¼-length romp against eight six-figure-earners going six furlongs at Aqueduct in December. Going four-for-four in 2018 was Freud’s PRINCESS DREAM ($178,039), who won Suffolk Downs’ six-furlong Isadorable Stakes and one-mile First Episode Stakes – both on dirt, the latter under top weight of 127 – in June and July and the George Brown Memorial Turf Mile Stakes (her turf debut) against males in August. Princess Dream is among many Freud homebreds racing for Patricia L. Moseley.

Placing second in stakes to earn first black type credentials were Freud’s MUNCHKIN MONEY ($231,070) in her stakes debut in Belmont’s $129,188 John Hettinger in September and Saratoga turf-winning Freud juvenile ANALYZETHISANDTHAT in Aqueduct’s $100,000 Notebook at six furlongs on a muddy track in November. Munchkin Money, who has turf victories at four different distances between six furlongs and 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga, Belmont, and Aqueduct for Newport Stables LLC, showed a strong closing kick in the 1 1/8-mile Hettinger on grass. Analyzethisandthat, Joseph Birnbaum’s homebred, was the second of Freud’s 2-year-old winning sons of 2018 to gain black type. Freud’s son DR. SHANE ($504,987), a two-length stakes winner on dirt, scored his second near course-record turf sprint victory of 2018 for owner Daniel J. Feiss in a six-furlong Aqueduct open allowance in November, clocking 1:08.15 under top weight. Freud’s three-time stakes-placed NOBLE FREUD ($214,370), a graded-placed filly as a 3-year-old and a winner on Oaklawn Park dirt and Saratoga turf, won again for Head of Plains Partners LLC in a six-furlong Aqueduct allowance optional in December, beating seven rivals from the outside post.

Freud’s other allowance winners that tallied in the second half of 2018, listed chronologically, included:

BEYOND THE GREEN ($220,608), racing for Wanda Polisseni’s My Purple Haze Stables LLC, won Finger Lakes open allowance co-feature at a mile and 70 yards with his 5¾-length romp at odds-on, July 19.

SOL THE FREUD ($342,504), racing for Ashley Racing Stable, beat odds-on stakes-placed runner-up by daylight at equal weights on Monmouth dirt – at six furlongs in his first start off 192-day layoff, July 29.

J J’S DREAMING ($135,387), homebred for Maggie Seidman’s Seidman Stables LLC, he romped by eight over odds-on runner-up (by $110,000-fee sire) in 1 1/8-mile Saratoga allowance on wet dirt, August 8.

CRAZY LOVE ($126,625), racing for owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro, black type stakes-placed as a juvenile, she won by 12 lengths at 1-to-2 while going a mile and 40 yards at Finger Lakes, September 13.

E J’S LEGACY ($181,214), racing for Thomas Viverito, multiple turf winner (and close dirt stakes runner-up at Aqueduct), he won Finger Lakes’ open allowance feature at a mile and 40 yards, September 20.

FREUD’S AFFAIR ($172,067), racing for co-breeder and occasional trainer Christopher Progno, he beat eight under co-top weight in six-furlong Aqueduct allowance for third dirt win of 2018, November 9.

CEREBRAL ($182,176), racing for Darren Viands, he won three-turn, 1 1/8-mile feature at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town by 4½ lengths at odds-on among eight – his fifth win of 2018 – December 12.

Freud’s other 2018 winners since mid-August, also listed chronologically, included:

MR. FREUD ($166,018), for J.S.R. Stable, Inc., Presque Isle Downs, six furlongs, Tapeta, August 14.

SEEKING THE SUNSET, for owner-trainer Derrick A. Parram, Laurel, 1 1/16 miles, turf, August 16.

GEAR JAMMER, new six-figure-earner for Establo Dora Alta, at Camarero (P.R.), 6½ furlongs, August 17.

MENTAL ICEBERG ($168,710), for owner-trainer Joshua Langley, Mountaineer, mile and 70, August 19.

FREUDIAN FALL, for George J. Kerr, by four lengths at Gulfstream, 1 1/16 miles, sloppy dirt, August 25.

JET BLACK ($271,379), for Yellow Moon Stable and John G. Novello, Parx, mile and 70, dirt, August 26.

COSMIC DREAMS, for Ron (trainer) and Regine Olson, Grande Prairie, six furlongs, dirt, August 26.

TRES CHARMANT, homebred for TLC Thoroughbreds, Saratoga, 5½ furlongs (1:02.51), turf, August 29.

CITY DR, for owner-trainer M. Anthony Ferraro, Presque Isle Downs, mile and 70, Tapeta, September 2.

FREUDLAND, for Catch Me If You Can Stables, Penn National, 5½ furlongs, dirt, September 22.

MORGAN’S Z VA, homebred for Joseph L. Maloney, Presque Isle Downs, six furlongs, Tapeta, October 3.

CARRY YOUR HEELS, for Five C’s/Lawrence Racing Stables, Penn National, six furlongs, dirt, October 25.

ROXHAM, for Douglas J. Reddington, Woodbine, seven furlongs, Polytrack, November 7.

COLONEL ANDY, new six-figure-earner, for Joseph R. Stone, Laurel, 5½ furlongs, dirt, November 8.

JAZZY JUDER, for Dubb, Sheep Pond Partners, Bethlehem Stable, Laurel, 5½ furlongs, dirt, November 11.

JOEY B, for James Keith Ollison, Turfway Park, 1 1/16 miles, Polytrack, December 8.

The following offspring of Freud broke their maidens in the second half of 2018, listed chronologically:

TEN EYCK, homebred for Paul Regan’s Upland Farm, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, yielding turf, July 15.

THIRD CARD DOWN, for Happy Face Racing Stable, Saratoga, six furlongs, dirt, August 20.

SADIE LADY, 2yo for Dennis Narlinger in maiden special debut, Belmont, six furlongs, dirt, September 20.

J C S STAR, homebred for John Caputo, Finger Lakes open maiden special, six furlongs, October 6.

GENTLE ANNIE, for Michael A. Henning, Belmont, six furlongs, dirt, October 8.

SMILES FROM SADIE, for Rudy Rodriguez and Michael Imperio, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, dirt, October 13.

GOOD OLD BOY, for William J. Butler, Belmont, seven furlongs, yielding turf, October 17.

TIME EXPIRED, homebred for Sunny Meadow Farm, Belmont, 1 1/16 miles, good turf, October 18.

LOST IN MANHATTAN, 2yo for Midwest Thoroughbreds, Aqueduct, six furlongs, good dirt, November 3.

ADORABLE SONG, for Lanes Mark Racing Stable, Aqueduct, mile, dirt, November 4.

 

Freud’s other Argentine-bred 2018 South American winners since mid-August include, chronologically:

FROHE, racing for Las Delicias Stable, he scored second victory of 2018 at La Plata in August, drawing off to win by six lengths against 12 rivals going 1,600 meters on dirt.

VICTORINO, racing for Queen Debiss Stable, he has won against nine rivals at 2,000 meters on dirt at both La Plata and San Isidro, most recently by five lengths at San Isidro in late August.

SOUTH PROSPECT, racing for Isla Surena Stable, he scored his second Palermo win of 2018 in late August, beating eight sprint rivals going 1,200 meters and clocking 1:09.67 despite being carried wide.

GOING FREE, homebred racing for La Pesadilla Stable, she won second and third starts in June and September at Palermo at 1,400 meters (about seven furlongs) on dirt after placing second in debut.

RACCONTO, racing for La Fragole Stable, he was a juvenile winner going 1,400 meters on Palermo dirt in 2017 and won against eight rivals going 1,600 meters on San Isidro turf in September.

SERVUS, racing for El Sureno Stable, he was favored at 2,000 meters on dirt against nine rivals at La Plata in late September and came from off the pace to score his third victory and first route tally.

INTERFREUD, racing for Las Sedas Stable, he scored his second victory by three lengths at 1,200 meters (in 1:09.88) on Palermo dirt in October despite breaking from extreme outside post among 11 starters.

INTRATABLE FREUD, talented filly racing for Los Cozacos Stable has three wins (two turf, one dirt) and three seconds, including a Group 2 placing on wet turf, in seven starts (once fourth) and won 1,600-meter turf contests 27 days apart at San Isidro in September and October.

LA SUBLIME, homebred filly for El Catorce Stable won debut by more than a dozen lengths, placed second in next start (both at straightaway 1,000 meters), and won third start by 2¾ lengths at 1,300 meters (about 6½ furlongs) around a turn – all within a 43-day span on Monterrico dirt.

AKI MIRAME, racing for El Zonda Stable, she has six wins – five on dirt following turf tally in second start – including two-length November score over group-placed runner-up going 1,200 meters at San Isidro.

STRABONE, racing for Adeodato Stable, he won by seven lengths from outside post among ten starters going 1,600 meters on San Isidro dirt in late November – his second victory of current racing season.

DON RAYITO, homebred for San Benito Stable, he won first two starts on turf at San Isidro and Palermo – both at 1,600 meters against 11 rivals – in October and November respectively, the latter in 1:32.66.

CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, racing for San Jose de Ecuador Stable, he won at 1,200 meters on San Isidro turf and Palermo dirt in 2018 – the latter by three lengths in November – and is listed stakes-placed.

VISEES FREUDE, homebred for Chimpay Stable, she has won twice against ten rivals on San Isidro dirt during 2018-2019 racing season – at 1,100 meters (about 5½ furlongs) and 1,200 meters (December 12).

PALOMERO, he scored latest victory for To-No-Go Stable, winning by 2½ lengths from outside post among 12 starters going 1,400 meters on San Isidro dirt on December 19.

FONSO FREUD, homebred for Identic Stable, he won three 1,000-meter dirt sprints at Hipodromo Chile in Santiago in 2018 – the latest by four and two lengths against 11 rivals, November 1 and December 20.

FREUD MORO, racing for Kevin-Alexis Stable since 2017, he has won five races on dirt at four different distances, most recently by 2½ lengths against ten rivals going 1,500 meters at La Plata on December 27.

Freud’s following Argentine-breds broke their maidens in Argentina, August through December 2018:

FREUDINHO, homebred for El Tatu Stable, he beat nine by 2½, San Isidro dirt, 1,200 meters, August 3.

BRUNITO, racing for E.A.B. Stable, he beat 11 by five in debut, La Plata dirt, 1,100 meters, August 30.

SOSEGADO, racing for Pachu Stable, he beat eight going 1,000 meters on La Plata dirt, September 11.

SYLVIE GUILLEM, racing for Parchment Stable, she beat 12, 2,000 meters, San Isidro turf, September 23.

VIVAN LOS LOCOS, racing for Difo Firmat Stable, he beat 12, 1,000 meters, Palermo dirt, September 24.

ELECTRIC START, racing for Las 3 Semillas Stable, he beat 12, 1,400 meters, Palermo dirt, October 8.

PIPI DON, racing for Juanito’s Stable, he beat nine at 1,200 meters, San Isidro turf, 1:09.10, October 27.

SALVATORE PRIMO, racing for July 9 Stable, he won by three, 1,200 meters, Palermo dirt, November 26.

NUTELA, racing Al Aljibe Stable, she won by two against ten, 1,100 meters, San Isidro dirt, December 5.

CANDY FREUD, racing for Pergamino Stable, she beat 12 at 1,400 meters, San Isidro dirt, December 12.

HERMOSA LOCA, for Miguel and Gabriel Stable, she beat 13, 1,400 meters, San Isidro turf, December 15.

DISNEY JUNIOR, racing for Agus Stable, he beat 13, 1,300 meters, Azul dirt (Buenos Aires), December 16.