Above: Hip 1147 – Into Mischief (USA) x Ashlee’s Lady (USA) (colt) | Image courtesey of Fasig-Tipton

Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm got into action to secure a colt by its star stallion Into Mischief (USA)(Hip 1147) for US$475,000 (AU$673,090) late in Wednesday’s third session of the October sale.

“He was certainly a nice colt and we’re happy to have him,” said Spendthrift manager Ned Toffey. “He does look a lot like Into Mischief. He stands over a lot of ground and he’s marked similarly. He’s a nice colt.”

Of the yearling’s final price, Toffey said, “It’s Into Mischief, nothing surprises me. He just continues to amaze us year after year. We thought we’d have to pay something for him. That was probably somewhere beyond where we thought we’d need to be, but if he can run it will look cheap.”

The Florida-bred yearling is out of Ashlee’s Lady (USA) (Gilded Time {USA}) and is a half-brother to Graded winner Yara (USA) (Put It Back {USA}). Ashlee’s Lady is a half to Grade 1 winner Healthy Addiction (USA) (Boston Harbor {USA}). He was consigned by Paramount Sales and was co-bred by Paramount’s Gabriel Duignan and Jean White’s Bulldog Racing.

“It was a foal share with Jean White,” Duignan said. “She had the mare, she did all the work and she needs all the credit. She did a great job with the horse. She brought him to me at the Sale and I did the easy part. He’s a lovely and I’m very happy with that result.”

Ashlee’s Lady has a weanling filly by Violence (USA) bred by White in partnership with Steven Marshall’s Black Rock Thoroughbreds, which campaigned that stallion.

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