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Lotsa Mischief all business in Turf Paradise Derby

Into Mischief

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Leading sophomore sire Into Mischief got his third stakes winner of the year Saturday when Lotsa Mischief sailed to an easy victory in the $75,000 Turf Paradise Derby (VIDEO).

Into Mischief's three stakes winners in 2014 is the most of any Second-crop sire this year, while his $572,214 in progeny earnings is second on the same list.

Lotsa Mischief pressed the pace early on and then drew away in the stretch for a 3 ½ length victory, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.50.

Owned by the trio of Filippo Santoro, William Mathews and Marvin Fleming and trained by Dan McFarlane, Lotsa Mischief has now won four of eight efforts for earnings of $88,084.

This was the first stakes win for the bay colt, who was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm. Lotsa Mischief is the sixth winner in as many foals out of Saucy Countess, and hails from the same family as  the champion 2-year-old filly Countess Diana.

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