Reprinted from Bloodhorse
The $100,000 Inaugural Stakes went to Lael Stable’s Tricks to Doo, who dusted the competition by 7 1/4 lengths and completed the six furlongs in 1:09.58.
The Arnaud Delacour-trained 2-year-old son of Into Mischief entered off a 5 3/4-length maiden score at Laurel Park in October. He now has two wins from three starts.
“We have always liked this horse and knew he has tons of speed, and he did not disappoint us,” Delacour said. “I told Danny (Centeno) it would be great if he could sit off the pace and teach him something, but he was so aggressive and has so much natural speed. It was very impressive.”
Delacour said the $125,000 Pasco Stakes Jan. 20 is a likely target for Tricks to Doo’s next start.
“I think that would be a great stepping stone, if he is ready,” the trainer said.
Bred by D. C. Goff, out of the winning Polish Numbers mare Doolittle, Tricks to Doo was a $600,000 purchase by Lael Stable from Cary Frommer at the Ocala Breeders’ Sale’s March sale of 2-year-olds in training. Frommer purchased the colt for $115,000 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall yearling sale.