Dead Ringer for Triple Crown Winning Sire
For an encore after teaming together to buy Flightline as a yearling, the same group of owners turned to a dazzling colt from the first crop of Triple Crown hero Justify.
Justify has 74 colts and fillies in the Keeneland September catalog but it is hard to imagine that any of them could be more of his spitting image than this colt. Like Justify, the new colt will head to the West Coast, where he will join Flightline’s trainer, John Sadler.
The colt is from a female family that has been prominent in big races for much of the last decade. His half-brother Commissioner was a three-time Graded stakes winner and finished second by a head to Tonalist in the Belmont Stakes. Another half-brother was a Graded stakes winner in Canada, and their close relative Vino Rosso was the champion older male of 2019 when he erupted to a 4-length win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
It’s almost scary how much this colt looks like Justify. He’s athletic, smooth, and stretchy.John Sadler