Seven-Figure Justify Colt Debuts on FOY Undercard

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4th-GP, $84K, Msw, 3yo, 7f, post time: 12:27 p.m. ET
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Westerberg and Gandharvi LLC’s ILLUSTRATED (Justify) was led out unsold when bidding stalled out at $290,000 at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale. The blaze-faced bay made the decision to retain him look that much better when selling for $1.1 million at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale after breezing an eighth of a mile in :10 flat despite jumping the shadows of the sixteenth pole and of floodlights around the area of the finish line. His GI Spinaway S.-winning dam Appealing Zophie (Successful Appeal) was purchased by My Meadowview for $1.1 million at the 2007 Fasig-Tipton November Sale and went on to produce GI Belmont S. hero and young stallion Tapwrit (Tapit), MGSW & GISP Ride a Comet (Candy Ride {Arg})–who carried the silks of Len Riggio’s operation–and SW & ‘TDN Rising Star’ Inject (Frosted). Carrying a full-sister to Tapwrit, Appealing Zophie was hammered down to Barronstown Stud for $1.2 million at FTKNOV in 2018. Having amassed a worktab dotted with bullet drills, Illustrated is the 5-2 favorite from gate 10 and has the services of Luis Saez. Illustrated will be opposed by LNJ Foxwoods’ Scotland (Good Magic), a daughter of Grade III winner and Grade I-placed Gemswick Park (Speightstown), who was acquired for $675,000 on behalf of the Roth family at the 2013 Fasig-Tipton February Sale. The chestnut gelding also has a series of strong works under his belt, including five furlongs from the gate at Payson Park in 1:01 2/5 (1/9) Feb. 17. TJCIS PPs



7th-FG, $50K, Msw, 3yo, 1m 70 yds, post time: 5:15 p.m. ET
RULE BREAKER (Into Mischief) was one of four horses–two by this sire–to fetch $1 million or better at last year’s OBS March Sale after hammering for that price to Spendthrift, the BSW/Crow Colts’ Group and Broman after a :10 1/5 breeze. The New York bred is the latest foal to the races for the Bromans’ multiple Grade I winner Artemis Agrotera (Fusaichi Pegasus), whose son Chestertown (Tapit) topped the 2019 March Sale on a bid of $2 million. Rule Breaker’s second dam is SW & MGSP Indy Glory (A.P. Indy), a full-sister to Stephen Got Even. TJCIS PPs

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