By Rab Hagin
In a two-week span in early autumn, six daughters of MISSION IMPAZIBLE broke their maidens by daylight margins on fast dirt, sloppy and “good” dirt, and on turf, beating a total of 43 rivals at distances ranging from six and seven furlongs to a mile and 40 yards. Three of those fillies were 2-year-olds, giving Mission Impazible a total of seven juvenile winners in 2017 – topping all New York sires. The other three were first-crop 3-year-olds, and two of those were making their third starts. In addition to being the leading New York-based juvenile sire in 2017, Mission Impazible is the leading New York-based second-crop sire, with 2017 progeny earnings of more than $1,260,000 and total progeny earnings exceeding $1.9-million. Mission Impazible also currently ranks among the top-10 living North American-based juvenile sires in 2017 and is the only stallion among that elite group standing outside of Kentucky.
Mission Impazible’s $60,000 Belmont maiden special winners were 3-year-old OBJECTIVE COMPLETE going six furlongs on turf in 1:08.21 on September 28 and 2-year-old MISS JEN going seven furlongs in the rain and slop on October 9 in her debut, which she won by 6¾ lengths. Objective Complete, who races for Gary Barber and JSM Equine, went head-to-head at equal weights with the front-running favorite among the 10 starters – a daughter of North America’s leading 2017 turf sire and leading living 2017 general sire – before gaining command approaching the final furlong. She was clear of the runner-up favorite by more than a length at the wire. Miss Jen, owned by Anthony M. Perri, stalked an odds-on front-runner in fourth place from nearly the middle of the track for a half-mile before “snatching away the lead with authority” according to the chart-caller and drawing off to an almost seven-length tally.
Breaking their maidens at Finger Lakes were Mission Impazible fillies DREAMS ARE PAZIBLE by 8¾ lengths at six furlongs and PATTY PERMITS by 2¼ lengths at a mile and 40 yards – both on September 27 – and MY MISSION by 3¾ lengths at six furlongs on October 5. Dreams Are Pazible, a 2-year-old homebred for Randy Gullatt’s Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC, was bet down to less than 1-to-2 in her maiden special outing against six open juvenile fillies and won “ridden out” while increasing her margin at every call. Patty Permits, a homebred 3-year-old for Nassau CC Stables, “drew clear” from the favored runner-up. My Mission, a semi-homebred 3-year-old racing for breeder Twin Creeks Racing Stables, LLC and Quarter Pole Club, “drew off” from seven rivals in a maiden special for open fillies and mares, which marked her third career outing and first effort “stretched out” to six furlongs.
Mission Impazible’s seventh 2-year-old winner of 2017, May-foaled juvenile filly AMERICAN MISSION, led gate to wire against 10 open maiden special rivals going six furlongs in the slop at Indiana Grand Race Course on Tuesday, October 10, which marked her third start and first effort at six furlongs on dirt. She races for her trainer and part-owner, Marvin A. Johnson LLC, and for other owners Gene McCloud and Gene Penrose, and her competition included a daughter of a $75,000-fee Kentucky-based stallion who currently ranks among 2017’s top-three North American juvenile sires.
Never unplaced in five starts, including two six-figure stakes, is another Mission Impazible juvenile, COLLECTIVE EFFORT, who missed by two necks in Finger Lakes’ $216,875 New York Breeders’ Futurity at six furlongs on September 30. The colt races for Loudmouth Racing, LLC and Dark Horse Racing Stable.