Spurious Precision speeds to Saratoga Special victory

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As impressive as Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence’s Spurious Precision was in his July 21 debut at Saratoga, it was merely a warmup for his performance in Sunday’s $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2). Taking the lead at the start and setting the pace with a half in :44 flat, the 2-year-old Florida-bred colt by High Cotton drew away in the stretch and coasted to a five length victory. Two for two and a graded stakes winner of $168,000, he’s following in the footsteps of his older stablemate, OBS graduate Currency Swap (March ’11, October ’09). Currency Swap, also by High Cotton, broke his maiden at Saratoga before winning the Hopeful Stakes (G1) in his second start. Both horses were consigned by de Meric Sales, Agent, with Spurious Precision bringing $105,000 at the 2012 OBS April Sale.   watch his under tack video

Southern Chase Farm’s Sweet Redemption made her debut in Saturday’s $151,350 Ontario Debutante Stakes and despite no previous experience, tracked the leaders into the stretch and then ran them down in the final strides to win her first start by a neck. Fellow OBS graduate Lady Bear (April ’12, January ’11) checked in third. Earning $90,810 for her effort, Sweet Redemption, a 2-year-old daughter of D’wildcat, was consigned by Southern Chase (Greg & Karen Dodd) to the 2012 OBS April Sale. watch her under tack video

Black Hawk Stable’s Alsvid picked up his fourth stakes victory on Saturday at Remington Park, taking command of the $103,000 David M. Vance Sprint Stakes in the final furlong and drawing off to win by a length and a quarter. It’s the third win in four starts this year for the 3-year-old gelding by Officer, sold for $55,000 by Stephens Thoroughbreds, Agent, at the 2011 OBS April Sale. He’s now 9-6-0-1 and has earned $241,465 to date.  watch his under tack video