By Rab Hagin
MISSION IMPAZIBLE fillies CANSOMEBODYPLEASE and IMPAZIBLE WOMAN broke their maidens on January 10 and 19 respectively, and another of his daughters, SHE’S DELIGHTFUL, followed the latter maiden-breaker on Aqueduct’s January 19 card by scoring a $57,000 allowance optional victory. All three fillies appear to be suddenly coming into form, presaging another outstanding season for their now third-crop sire, Grade 2-winning millionaire Mission Impazible, who has NYRA juvenile stakes winners in his first two crops.
Cansomebodyplease, owned and trained by Amber Cobb, was favored among eight going 5½ furlongs at Mahoning Valley Race Course in northeastern Ohio and led at all calls to score by 2¼ lengths. Nine days later at Aqueduct, Whisper Hill Farm LLC’s Impazible Woman became Mission Impazible’s 31st winner overall by beating eight rivals going six furlongs. In the next race on the same Big A card, She’s Delightful scored her second open-margin Aqueduct victory in 33 days by beating five rivals in a $57,000 allowance optional at six furlongs for her owner, William J. Terrill’s Our Sugar Bear Stable LLC. She’s Delightful was among Mission Impazible’s 12 second-crop 2-year-old winners in 2017.
For the 2017 season, Mission Impazible ranked 17th among the leading living North American-based juvenile sires (Northern Hemisphere 2-year-old progeny earnings) despite having the fewest juvenile starters among the top-25 on that list and the second-fewest registered 2-year-olds (64) among that same top-25. He was one of only three stallions to rank among both the top-25 living North American-based juvenile sires AND the top-25 living North American-based second-crop sires in Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings for 2017 – sharing that distinction with two Kentucky-based stallions standing for $60,000 and $20,000 in 2018. Mission Impazible ranked among the top-dozen living North American-based second-crop sires in 2017 Northern Hemisphere progeny earnings despite having the fewest starters (70) in 2017 among that top-dozen. Among the top-25 living North American-based second-crop sires for 2017, Mission Impazible was one of only five stallions whose cumulative Average-Earnings Index improved on the Comparable Index for mares that had produced their offspring.