4th-Keeneland, $71,000, Msw, 10-17, 2yo, 1 1/16mT, 1:46.11, gd. October 17, 2019
AFICIONADO (c, 2, Into Mischief–Classy Citizen, by Proud Citizen) checked in third on debut sprinting over the Indiana main track Aug. 3 and was second next out when switched to the turf and extended to a mile at Kentucky Downs Sept. 8. Given a 3-1 chance this time, the bay kept close tabs on the leader from third through a first half in :48.81. Making his move in early stretch, he struck the front with a sixteenth run and just held off late-running longshot Midnight Jostar (Midnight Lute) to win by a neck. The winner=s dam Classy Citizen is a half-sister to SW & GISP Sea Queen (Lemon Drop Kid) and GISW Nereid (Rock Hard Ten), who is the dam of SW & GSP Figarella=s Queen (Medaglia d=Oro). The 10-year-old mare produced Into Mischief fillies in both 2018 and 2019, the elder of which is named Mischief Diva. Classy Citizen was bred back to Bolt d=Oro. Sales history: $310,000 Wlg ’17 KEENOV; $500,000 Ylg ’18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 3-1-1-1, $71,700. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding & Golconda Stables; B-Dr. Aaron Sones, Dr. Naoya Yoshida & Dr. Eric Crawford (KY); T-Rodolphe Brisset. (From the Thoroughbred Daily News)