Expensive Shanghai Bobby Colt Graduates Gamely at Del Mar

 

7th-DMR, $54,070, Msw, 11-11, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.11, ft.

COOL BOBBY (c, 2, Shanghai Bobby–Coolwind, by Forest Wildcat) made a confident run on the outside in his debut and took the lead in midstretch before the Bob Baffert firster Talent Scout (New Year’s Day) battled back to the inside and took the Oct. 9 event at Santa Anita by a neck. He was purchased for $575,000 at the Keeneland September sale and was the most expensive horse by Shanghai Bobby sold last year.

Breaking as the 6-5 favorite, the dark bay traveled five wide down the backstretch, just a half-length off the lead through a quarter mile in a quick :22.02. He made steady progress while staying three wide around the entire far turn and put his nose in front two furlongs from home. He showed grit continuing to go by pacesetter Candy Cornell (Candy Ride {Arg}) and get to the wire first stopping the timer in 1:10.11 for the six furlongs.

Cool Bobby is a full brother to 2013 GIII Iowa Derby winner Looking Cool and their dam has a yearling colt by Declaration of War. Sales history: $575,000 Ylg ’16 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-1-0, $41,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-C R K Stable LLC; B-Carhue Investments, Paget Bloodstock Galtee Bloodstock (KY); T-Peter Eurton.

 

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