05.23.2017

Another Ghostzapper 2YO Commands $800,000

A colt by Ghostzapper will be joining the West Coast stable of trainer Bob Baffert after selling......

A colt by Ghostzapper will be joining the West Coast stable of trainer Bob Baffert after selling for $800,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

Bloodstock agent Donato Lanni, acting on behalf of Susan and Charlie Chu's Baoma Corp., made the winning bid on hip 516.

"We were waiting for this horse and we're very happy to get him," Lanni admitted. "...this was one of our favorite horses in the sale. At the 2-year-old sales, they are asked to do so much and this horse did everything he was asked to do. Good horses have come out of this sale. Hopefully this will be another one."

The chestnut colt is out of Malibu Cougar (Malibu Moon), a full-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Kauai Katie and to graded stakes winner Winding Way. He worked a furlong last week in :10 1/5. The Chus campaign Eclipse champion sprinter Drefong, as well as recent Los Angeles S. (G3) winner Lord Simba and Angels Flight S. heroine Faypien (also by Ghostzapper) - both OBS April purchases. The juvenile was consigned to the Midlantic sale by Cary Frommer, who purchased him for $200,000 at last year's FasigTipton Kentucky October Yearling Sale.

"When I first saw him, I just went nuts and I could hardly contain myself," Frommer admitted. "I called Barry [Berkelhammer], who was looking at horses on the other side of the grounds, and I told him, 'You have to come over and see this colt.' It was instantaneous. I just loved him when I saw him. It never changed. I always thought he was classy and the right horse. They got a great horse and we got a great price."

Ghostzapper, the only sire in North American with two Grade 1 winners through mid-May, is also the sire of an $800,000 filly at the OBS March Two-Year-Old in Training auction.

-edited from www.thoroughbreddailynews.com

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05.22.2017

A 'Keen' New Stakes Winner for Giant Gizmo

Keen Gizmo, bred and owned by Ivan Dalos (Tall Oaks Farms), made his third Steady Growth Stakes......

Keen Gizmo, bred and owned by Ivan Dalos (Tall Oaks Farms), made his third Steady Growth Stakes appearance his most memorable one, winning impressively in Holiday Monday’s $125,000 feature, at Woodbine.

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The six-year-old multiple stakes placed son of Giant Gizmo, bred in Ontario, finished second in the 1 1/16-mile main track stake in 2015 and seventh last year.

On Monday, he broke through with a flawless effort that yielded his first added-money score.

Eurico Rosa da Silva put defending champ Where’s the Widget (also by Giant Gizmo) in front from the get-go, as Nipigon kept pace to the outside, while Keen Gizmo, under Luis Contreras, tracked from third. The lead duo took the field through an opening quarter-mile in :24.53 and were still in front after a half-mile clocked in :48.43.

With his rivals turning up the pressure through the turn for home, Where’s the Widget began to fade, as Keen Gizmo struck front, going on to a 1 ¼-length victory in the 16th running of the Steady Growth, stopping the clock in a final time of 1:42.73.

It was fifth career win for the chestnut, who now has 16 top-three finishes from 24 starts and earnings of $336,423.

Contreras was relieved to see the quirky six-year-old gelding put together a giant effort in the Steady Growth.

“This horse always tries,” said the veteran rider. “But he’s one of the most difficult horses to ride. I just wanted to stay close to the pace. He likes to switch his leads a lot, so he loses his momentum sometimes.”

Today, it wasn’t an issue. 

“We’ve had a lot of confidence in this horse over the years,” said winning trainer Josie Carroll. “He’s his own worst enemy. He’s not a very focused horse and he’s always doing something silly where we miss races. Finally, he’s put it all together and done his job.”

Is he getting better with age?

“He was today,” quipped Carroll. 

Dalos was equally enthused with the mistake-free showing.

“He definitely has a lot of idiosyncrasies,” offered Dalos. “You just have to keep your fingers crossed that you get a good ride and nothing goes wrong for him.”

-edited from www.woodbineentertainment.com, photo by Michael Burns

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