Purchased for $ 1 million at the OBS April 2-year-old in training sale, Tatters to Riches won his debut at Del Mar on July 29. The juvenile son of Union Rags is now being pointed to the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity on Monday, according to drf.com, and recorded his final breeze toward the race on Tuesday. Kicking off well behind a workmate, Tatters to Riches passed that rival easily in the lane, working five furlongs in 59.40.
“I wanted him to get a little dirt in his face this morning and give him kind of a target,” said trainer Jeff Mullins. “He got a little keen the first time we put him behind horses up at Santa Anita before we came down here. He handled it well today. He hadn’t had dirt in his face in a long time.”
Owned by Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, Tatters to Riches represents the first year of the Liz Crow and Paul Sharp pinhook venture. Purchased at Keeneland September for $ 60,000, the colt out of Poco Mas (A.P. Indy) breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at OBS before commanding the seven-figure price tag in the sales ring.
Other juveniles being pointed to the Del Mar Futurity include the undefeated Run Away, recent winner of the G2 Best Pal, as well as maiden winners Soul Streit and Bolt d’Oro.
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