Interpolate continued sire Into Mischief’s wonderful weekend of wins, as the $300,000 FTSAUG purchase ran on nicely down the Aqueduct stretch to notch her first black-type victory for the red-lettered ‘KS’ of Klaravich.
After a debut fourth behind Chocolate Gelato (Practical Joke) by 12 1/4-lengths Aug. 14 at The Spa, the bay filly broke her maiden Oct. 14 during the BAQ meet when she edged away from Royal Poppy (Classic Empire). Trainer Chad Brown then shipped her to Pennsylvania for the Parx Futurity Jan. 3, a race over a sloppy track in which she steadied at the start and could not recover in time to catch Girl Trouble (Fast Anna).
Looking for redemption in this stakes spot, the 9-2 shot tracked her former rivals down the backstretch from the second flight, as she ran alongside stablemate Senior Prank (Into Mischief). Rounding the far turn, the bay filly took the overland route, which positioned her in three path at the top of the lane, and under confident handling, she cleared past the eighth pole to win by 2 1/2-lengths over Girl Trouble.
“I wanted to give her [Interpolate] a chance,” said Brown after the race. “She didn’t break well at Parx and then she was rushed into the race. It just unfolded pretty bad and you add in a sealed track into that, I put a line through it. I love how Eric [Cancel] filled in here [for the injured Kendrick Carmouche] and got her out of the gate but didn’t rush her and let her find her stride.”
RUTHLESS S., $97,000, Aqueduct, 2-5, 3yo, f, 7f, 1:26.44, ft.
1–INTERPOLATE, 118, f, 3, by Into Mischief
1st Dam: Keesha, by Tapit
2nd Dam: Wile Cat, by Storm Cat
3rd Dam: Strategic Maneuver, by Cryptoclearance
($210,000 Ylg ’21 KEEJAN; $300,000 Ylg ’21 FTSAUG).
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN. O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-Capital
Bloodstock (KY); T-Chad C. Brown; J-Eric Cancel. $55,000.
Lifetime Record: 4-2-0-0, $117,750.
2–Girl Trouble, 122, f, 3, Fast Anna–Adorabella, by
Ghostzapper. ($15,000 Ylg ’21 EASOCT). O-LC Racing LLC and
Swilcan Stable LLC; B-Gregory J Kilka & Bright View Farm (NJ);
T-Robert E. Reid, Jr.. $20,000.
3–Malibu Moonshine, 122, f, 3, Bourbon Courage–Sunday in
Malibu, by Malibu Moon. ($97,000 RNA 2yo ’22 EASMAY).
O-Happy Face Racing Stable; B-Ronald Harris Parker (MD);
T-Charlton Baker. $12,000.
Margins: 2HF, 2 3/4, 1HF. Odds: 4.90, 1.50, 2.20.
Also Ran: Royal Poppy, Senior Prank.