Conquest Enforcer looks to be aptly-named following his runaway victory in the $250,000 Cup and Saucer S. over Woodbine’s turf course.
The 2-year-old son of Into Mischief, who was fourth in his debut in the Summer S. (G2) a month ago, looked seemingly beat with a furlong to run in Sunday’s 1 1/16-mile tussle. The bay colt had an ideal trip along the rail for seven furlongs, looking like he had plenty of run. But when the field straightened for home, he was boxed in completely until Phil Husbands saw a narrow opening to his outside.
Conquest Enforcer burst through the hole with lightning quickness and in a flash left the field behind, winning by 6 ¾ lengths in 1:43.17 over the “good” turf.
“The last race (the Summer S.), it was a soft, soft, soft turf and he was never comfortable,” said Husbands. “So, we just had to put that race behind. When we got the daylight today, he showed he was the best horse in the race. It’s an honor and a pleasure to sit on good horses. They always make you smile.”
A $210,000 purchase by Conquest Stables at the 2014 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearlings sale, Conquest Enforcer bankrolled a hefty $115,875 for the win. The colt is the second foal out of Keen Victory and is a half-brother to the multiple stakes-placed Keen Gizmo.
Conquest Enforcer is Into Mischief second stakes winner in the past week, along with Miss Mischief, who took Presque Isle Downs’ H.P.B.A. S. for the second straight year on Oct. 6.