Saturday, September 4, 2010

Another sales-tip exacta brings winner No. 24

Just Chillin Boss overcame long odds and paid $20.20 to win Saturday in clearing his maiden hurdle, denying fellow "Fugue Class of 2010" pick Soldier's Tune in the process. It was the second runner-up finish in three starts for Soldier's Tune. A $2 exacta paid $89.40.

A chestnut gelding by Sweetsouthernsaint-Aleutian Gold, by Prospector's Gamble, Just Chillin Boss was a $30,000 purchase as Hip 718 at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training. He was bred in Florida by Ocala Stud, is owned and trained by Luis Oliveras, and was ridden by Luis Saez. He covered five furlongs in 1:01.03 to win for a $32,000 tag in his second lifetime start, runs his career earnings to $12,087, and becomes the 24th horse among my 187 juvenile sales tips to break maiden.

Soldier's Tune overcame an awkward start to race on or near the pace, and to grab the lead in the stretch. But he couldn't hold off Just Chillin Boss, who won by more than three lengths.

I tipped Just Chillin Boss off a 21.3 quarter in the under-tack show, but it certainly wasn't speed that led me to him. He's the full brother of G3-placed Seniors Pride ($124,945); half to RIVER POWER ($280,964) and six other winners of more than $600,000 total at the track. His dam was half to 21-win stakes-victor JELLIED MADRILENE.

"Really don't think he'll bring a ton," I said of Just Chillin Boss, "but history says he'll likely be a winner."

Track the performance of all 187 of my sales tips in the list at the end of this former post.

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