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Largent the 12th Graded winner of 2020 for Into Mischief

December 13, 2020

Largent captures the 2020 Fort Lauderdale S. (G2) at Gulfstream Park – Ryan Thompson photo

Largent’s big rally in the final quarter-mile carried the 4-year-old son of Into Mischief to a two-length victory in the Fort Lauderdale S. (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the first graded win for the bay who had a previously won a pair of listed races.

The win likely earned Largent a spot in the field for the $1-million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) over the same course next month.

Largent was well off the pace sent by Halladay, tracking in seventh in the 10-horse field through six furlongs in a quick 1:09.62. He began to cut into the margin midway on the turn, then went four-wide into the stretch and flew past the leaders to finish the 1 1/8-miles on the firm turf in 1:46.16 and earn a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 97.

“He’s a horse that has shown some talent. This was definitely his toughest task to date, but he showed that he likes it here and delivered a big performance,” said trainer Todd Pletcher. “I think he certainly ran well enough today to earn a spot into the Pegasus, which we’d love to do.”

Largent, who sold for $460,000 at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling sale, is now 6-3-0 in nine starts and has earned $314,470 for Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. He was bred by Lazy Lane Farms.

Pedigree Notes from the TDN:

Into Mischief, North America’s leading sire, has 83 career black-type winners from nine crops, but the truly remarkable statistic is 29 of his runners are stakes winners of 2020. Among his 34 lifetime graded winners are this year’s GI Kentucky Derby and GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic, GI Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Gamine, and his newest graded winner, Largent. Largent is the last foal out of the late Life in Seattle, whose three stakes performers also included MSW & GSP Kona Blend and MSP Edgewater. Life in Seattle was out of Life At the Top, a MGISW and graded stakes producer. Life At the Top’s dam was a half-sister to Eclipse champion and GI Kentucky Derby winner Bold Forbes. Largent is bred on the identical cross as Into Mischief’s dual champion Covfefe.