Entered for dirt or turf, 2-year-old ENGINEERS REPORT beat eight rivals in a $73,000 maiden special at Saratoga on Sunday, September 3, as the precocious colt became the fourth juvenile winner of the summer from the second crop of leading New York juvenile sire MISSION IMPAZIBLE. The victory boosted Mission Impazible to among the top six living North American-based juvenile sires for 2017, of which he is the only member standing outside of Kentucky. Run at 5½ furlongs on a sloppy main track, the off-the turf contest was the second outing for Engineers Report, whose owners are listed as Dubb, Monomoy Stables, LLC, The Elkstone Group LLC and Bethlehem Stables LLC. The April-foaled colt was the 12th Northern Hemisphere winner to represent Mission Impazible in 2017 and is Mission Impazible’s 17th Northern Hemisphere winner overall.
Five yearlings from Mission Impazible’s third crop have been cataloged for Keeneland’s September sale, scheduled for auction on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, September 21-22-23. They are:
Hip No. 3293, filly – First offspring produced from half-sister to near-millionaire RED RIFLE ($997,760), a track record-setting Grade 2 winner on both dirt and turf and also a graded winner on all-weather. Dam also is half-sister to black-type stakes-winning filly NOTTE D’ORO ($242,482).
Hip No. 3657, colt – Full brother to Grade 2 winner (since catalog) PURE SILVER ($234,700), winner of Saratoga’s Grade 2 Adirondack by 9½ lengths. Baring updates, he is the only full brother to a Grade 2 winner in Keeneland’s entire sixth catalog. Stakes-winning dam JEHAN ($302,683) was fast, sound, and won on all surfaces (dirt, turf, all-weather) and circuits – though not as precocious as this colt’s sister.
Hip No. 3856, colt – His Aqueduct and Belmont allowance-winning half-brother (earnings now $147,554) recently won 1 1/16-mile allowance optional at Belmont, coming home his final five-sixteenths of a mile in well under 28 seconds. Allowance optional-winning dam won on dirt and turf.
Hip No. 3955, colt – His young six-time winning dam was even more versatile than her multiple stakes-winning full brother, CITIZEN, scoring on dirt and turf at distances from six furlongs to a mile and 70. Dam’s two previous registered offspring both debuted this summer: Her 3-year-old son recently placed second among nine; her 2-year-old daughter placed third among nine in $62,000 maiden special debut.
Hip No. 3965, colt – Dam’s two starters (her first two offspring) have both won, including this colt’s full brother, who won a maiden special at Aqueduct as a 2-year-old by 5¾ lengths. Out of MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare from speedy family of California graded-winning sprinters.