By Rab Hagin
Drawing off to win first-out by 2½ lengths, 2-year-old BARELY IMPAZIBLE romped easily in a six-furlong $73,000 Saratoga maiden special on Monday, August 7, becoming the third debut-winning NYRA juvenile by MISSION IMPAZIBLE within a 47-day span, with four victories (one in a stakes) by open margins. The April-foaled colt was favored among ten despite being one of only three first-time starters in the contest, and he was the only finisher among the top four that was foaled later than March. Sons of Mission Impazible earned 70 percent of the total purse, finishing first and third.
Owned by Doubledown Stables, Inc., Barely Impazible had been sold for $185,000 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky’s 2016 July sale of selected yearlings and for $285,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 March sale of 2-year-olds – prior to which he worked an under tack show quarter-mile in 21 1/5. He is a full brother to multiple stakes-placed and multiple-winning 3-year-old ETHAN HUNT ($133,763). Mission Impazible’s other 2017 juvenile winners are PURE SILVER (two wins in two starts, including Belmont’s Lynbrook Stakes on July 16) and INALIENABLE RIGHTS (won first-out at Belmont on July 14).
Barely Impazible’s victory helped to widen the margin of Mission Impazible as the leading New York-based juvenile sire of 2017 and further enhanced Mission Impazible’s top ranking among New York-based second-crop sires both for 2017 and cumulatively. Winning nine days earlier (July 29) at Fair Meadows was 3-year-old filly PROUD MISSION from Mission Impazible’s first crop. Owned by G W Equine LLC, Proud Mission was favored among nine going six furlongs for her second career tally.
Seven yearlings from Mission Impazible’s third crop have been cataloged for Fasig-Tipton’s August 12-13 Saratoga sale of New York-bred preferred yearlings. They are:
Hip No. 305, colt – first foal out of first-out winner who tallied by 4¼ lengths at Aqueduct and is a half-sister to a current 3-year-old who has won at Belmont (first-out at 2) and Aqueduct (by 3¼ lengths at 3) and was runner-up in a $200,000 Saratoga stakes.
Hip No. 311, filly – her multiple black type-placed dam has produced five winners, two black type-placed, including a filly that won or placed in nine of 13 starts, captured her first start at 2 by four lengths at Laurel, scored on dirt and turf, and missed victory in a black type stakes by a half-length.
Hip No. 354, colt – first foal out of stakes-placed mare that finished first or second in three of her four starts at 2, including a runner-up effort against ten rivals in a listed $113,400 stakes at Churchill Downs.
Hip No. 361, colt – out of sound, versatile sprint stakes winner of $181,734 who won up to 1 1/16 miles and whose first foal has posted recent half-mile workouts in under 50 seconds, including one in 47 3/5.
Hip No. 575, filly – her 2-year-old May-foaled full brother recently posted half-mile “bullet” workout on Saratoga’s Oklahoma track; her dam won first-out and placed second in stakes races against seven and nine rivals, including narrow miss in listed $112,800 event as a 3-year-old.
Hip No. 577, colt – his half-siblings include a first-out 2-year-old winner who placed in two black type stakes (one listed) plus a 2¼-length odds-on allowance winner. Dam earned $197,521, missed by a neck from becoming a listed stakes winner, and was graded-placed against eight rivals.
Hip No. 593, filly – out of juvenile-winning half-sister to stakes winners of $960,216 and $239,854, including graded track record-setter. Broodmare sire is one of the all-time great sires of fillies/mares.