Into Classic Gives Classic Empire Second Winner of Weekend
It was a second new winner in two days for Classic Empire on Sunday when Into Classic (2f Classic Empire x Mischievous Misty, by Into Mischief) broke her maiden at Golden Gate.
Trained by Steven Miyadi for Gary Barber, Into Classic had to survive a rough start over five furlongs on the synthetic track that saw her settled into last. She made up over five lengths on the leader on the turn to be in contention from that point on and proved much the best.
Assael Espinoza didn’t have to put in much work to make sure Into Classic flashed under the line first with the filly a widening six lengths ahead at the finish.
It was the second start for the filly, who made her debut just eight days earlier.
Into Classic was bred in Kentucky by Tolo Thoroughbreds and Scott Davidson and is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Mischievous Misty.
Mischievous Misty is one of five winners from nine to race out of Kona Kat with her other runners including stakes-placed Kool Kat. Kona Kat is also the granddam of stakes winner Hieroglyphics and is a half-sister to the legendary champion Kona Gold.
Classic Empire is the sire of 11 winners, the fifth best of any freshman sire. His four stakes performers are also third best among all first crop stallions in North America this year.