Justify’s Harlocap Breaks Maiden for Baffert

Santa Anita, $68,500, Msw, 1-22, 3yo, 1 1/16m, 1:43.81, ft, 4 1/2 lengths.
HARLOCAP (c, 3, Justify–Mezinka, by Bodemeister) was second on debut to ‘TDN Rising Star’ Spun Intended (Hard Spun) at Del Mar Nov. 26, and lost in the final sixteenth at Santa Anita Jan. 2 when second to stablemate Mr Fisk (Arrogate). This time the even-money favorite set the pace early and showed the way along the rail as a pair pursued. The $400,000 EASMAY buy repulsed a challenge around the far turn and opened up down the lane to secure the victory by a comfortable 4 1/2 lengths over Yellow Brick (Quality Road). Second dam Star of Goshen (Lord At War {Arg}) produced superstar sire MGISW Pioneerof the Nile (Empire Maker). The winner is out of an unraced mare who is responsible for a 2-year-old colt by Uncle Mo. She was bred consecutively to Authentic starting in 2021, but did not register a foal the following year. Sales History: $150,000 Ylg ’21 KEESEP; $275,000 2yo ’22 FTFMAR; $400,000 2yo ’22 EASMAY. Lifetime Record: 3-1-2-0, $67,600. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.

O-Villa Rosa Farm, Inc. and Harlo Stables Corp.; B-Breed First LLC (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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