Into Mischief’s Doc Boy wins Kitten’s Joy in first stakes outing

August 31, 2019

Doc Boy outdueled Cadet Connelly to win the $100,000 Kitten’s Joy S. by three-quarters of a length in the 1 1/16-mile turf contest for 2-year-olds at Colonial Downs.

In addition to being the leading General Sire of 2019, Into Mischief currently is also the leading 2-year-old Sire this year, with 15 individual winners, two black type winners, four black type juveniles, and nearly $1 million in progeny earnings.

Doc Boy, a five-length maiden winner on the turf on July 19, was last in the field of four in the Kitten’s Joy until beginning to move closer entering the far turn. Coming into the stretch, he was side-by-side with Cadet Connelly, and those two battled until the final strides, when Doc Boy edged clear to secure the win (VIDEO).

Doc Boy has won two of three starts and earned $87,600 for Rick Kanter. The bay colt was a $325,000 purchase at the 2018 Keenland September Yearling sale. He was bred by Sierra Farm and is the second foal out of Peggy May, whose dam Perfect Sting won the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) and eight other graded stakes.