By Rab Hagin
Leading New York juvenile sire and second-crop sire MISSION IMPAZIBLE extended his leads in those categories when his 2-year-old son, DOUBLE NAUGHT SPY, won first-out at Laurel Park on October 28 and his 2-year-old daughter, DREAMS ARE PAZIBLE, won a Finger Lakes allowance for open juvenile fillies on November 2. Double Naught Spy, who races for Top Hat Thoroughbreds, was one of only two first-time starters among ten juveniles going 5½ furlongs, which included the son of a current top-three North American juvenile sire whose fee has been raised to $100,000. Dreams Are Pazible, a homebred for Randy Gullatt’s Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, was top-weighted and nearly even-money for her “ridden out” tally at 5½ furlongs in the slop, scoring her second win in 36 days and first on a wet track.
Double Naught Spy, who advanced from fourth, took command in the deep stretch after switching leads and drew clear at the wire, becoming Mission Impazible’s 21st winner of 2017 and eighth 2-year-old winner of the year – two more 2017 juvenile winners than any other New York sire. Dreams Are Pazible joined Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Grade 2-winning 2-year-old filly, PURE SILVER ($236,367), as the second multiple-winning juvenile of 2017 sired by Mission Impazible. Other 2017 juvenile stakes horses sired by Mission Impazible are multiple stakes-placed colts INALIENABLE RIGHTS ($132,200) and COLLECTIVE EFFORT, who in nine collective starts – five in black type stakes events – have yet to finish unplaced. Inalienable Rights races for Alan Brodsky; Collective Effort campaigns for Loudmouth Racing, LLC and Dark Horse Racing Stable. Mission Impazible’s total progeny earnings from two crops are approaching $2.1-million.