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Into Mischief’s newest TDN Rising Star outclasses field at Gulfstream

February 28, 2021

Collaborate blew away a field of highly-touted 3-year-olds maidens Saturday at Gulfstream Park, drawing away to an incredible 12 1/2-length victory, leaving Bennyfromthebronx, half-brother to Grade 1 winner Charlatan, in his wake.

The son of Into Mischief was bred by Three Chimneys Farm, who co-owns the colt with e Five Racing Thoroughbreds. Collaborate was a $600,000 purchase by bloodstock agent Mike Ryan at The Saratoga Yearling sale at Fasig-Tipton in 2019.

Getting away cleanly from post four, Collaborate soon took the lead and carved out fractions of :23.72 and :46.57 while going along very easily. Longshot King Force applied some pressure on the turn, but Collaborate was still just cruising along, and when Tyler Gafflione asked him to run at the head of the stretch, he quickly left the field behind. He widened his lead all the way to the wire as he stopped the timer in 1:36.35 for the mile after being eased up in the final sixteenth.

The winner was named a TDN Rising Star after the head-turning win. Saturday’s win was just his second lifetime start, following a troubled trip loss in his Feb. 6 debut. Collaborate is nominated to the Triple Crown, paving the way for a stakes start in his next outing.

Collaborate is Into Mischief’s first Rising Star of 2021, and his 21st lifetime, which is one more than fellow Spendthrift sire Malibu Moon. Into Mischief, champion sire of the past two years, is leading the 2021 General Sire list in several categories, including graded stakes winners, stakes winners, and black type horses.