Dennis O'Neill, bidding for Amr Zedan, went to $450,000 to secure a colt by Into Mischief from the supplemental catalogue of the Barretts Spring 2-year-olds in Training Sale April 4 at Del Mar.
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The price was the second-highest for any lot at the one-day auction.
Catalogued as hip No. 167 and consigned by Wavertree Stables, agent, the colt attracted plenty of attention in the pre-sale breeze when he worked an eighth-mile in a bullet 10 seconds flat.
“We thought he was the best colt in the sale and you can't beat Into Mischief right now,” O'Neill said. “We were prepared to go a little higher; I was kind of surprised it stopped where it stopped. He was an absolutely gorgeous horse. His breeze was great and we got him galloping out really good. We're extremely excited to have him to say the least.”
The colt's dam, Cape Discovery, has produced five winners from six foals to race and is from the same family as track record-setter and graded stakes winner Inexplicable.