A rising star in South America, Argentinian bred Catch a Flight (5h Giant’s Causeway x Callaia, by Lode) opened his account in North America with a stylish win at Santa Anita.
A winner of six of his first 10 starts in Brazil, Catch a Flight is now with Richard Mandella and gave notice of better things to come when scoring by a neck in an allowance over 1 and 1/8th mile.
Mandella has Grade I ambitions for the five year old son of Giant’s Causeway.
“I worked him back in November and I didn’t even know he had conditions, but I said, ‘This might be our Big Cap horse’,” Mandella said.
“We’re all kind of thinking along the same lines, but we’ll see how he comes out of it. He’s definitely a Grade I type horse.”