Pompeii Worm, a $525,000 purchase at this year OBS March 2-year-olds sale, impressed his first time out on Oct. 27 at Kyoto Racecourse in Japan, drawing away to win the 1,200 meter contest by nearly two lengths.
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Bred by Spendthrift Farm, Pompeii Worm is out of Briecat, who accounted for the Bayakoa H. (G2) and Las Palmas H. (G2) among her eight stakes victories. The chestnut colt, consigned at OBS by Golden Legacy Stable, agent, worked a swift :9 4/5 seconds during the auction's under tack show.
Pompeii Worm is owned by Kazumi Yoshida.
Itsmyluckyday, who will stand at Spendthrift in 2019 for $3,500 live foal, is among the top 10 Freshman Sires of 2018 by winners.