Romping by 3½ lengths at Belmont Park, favored MISSION TRIP broke his maiden against six rivals going six furlongs on Sunday, April 30, becoming the 11th first-crop winner sired by MISSION IMPAZIBLE after having placed third and second on Aqueduct’s inner and outer dirt tracks in his first two starts. A homebred for Randy Gullatt’s Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, the stalking, April-foaled 3-year-old always seems to run a good race and also has proven he can handle a sloppy track. Other winners in Mission Impazible’s first crop include Belmont open juvenile stakes winner SILVER MISSION ($182,227) plus two stakes-placed (at Belmont) winners. His runners have won 14 races to date – 12 on dirt and two on turf – from 4½ furlongs to a mile and 70 yards. Four of those victories have been at a mile or longer.
Mission Impazible was the leading New York-based first-crop sire of 2016 by a wide margin and currently is the leading New York-based second-crop sire of 2017.
Two days prior to Mission Trip’s Belmont victory, an April-foaled 2-year-old colt from Mission Impazible’s second crop sold for $130,000 to A & R Stable from the consignment of Sequel Bloodstock, Agent, at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training. The speedy gray/roan had drawn notice six days before going through the auction ring when he worked a quarter-mile in 21-flat at the pre-sale under tack show.
By Rab Hagin