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Big City Lights Looms Complete Standout In Fasig-Tipton Futurity
Big City Lights (Credit: Benoit Photo)

Big City Lights Looms Complete Standout In Fasig-Tipton Futurity

ARCADIA, CA – Easily the most impressive juvenile winner of the current meeting, the Luis Mendez-trained Big City Lights looms a complete standout among five 2-year-olds going 5 furlongs in Sunday’s $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Futurity at Santa Anita.

Off at 1/2, Big City Lights was hustled from his number 2 post position and was immediately in charge heading into the far turn. In a monstrous performance, he won off by 12 1/2 lengths with his ears up while earning a stratospheric 93 Beyer Speed figure.

A California-bred colt by Mr. Big out of the Exchange Rate mare Champagne Exchange, Big City Lights is owned by William Peeples, sold for $22,000 at the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Fall California Yearling Sale, and will be ridden back by Juan Hernandez.

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s Street Art, a facile 4-length debut winner on May 9, rates second billing.

A Kentucky-bred colt by Street Boss out of the Henny Hughes mare Cool Jazz, Street Art was off as the 8/5 favorite for his debut and did nothing wrong, getting 4 1/2 furlongs in 52 seconds flat.

Ridden by Desormeaux’s Hall of Fame brother Kent, Street Art, who was purchased for $37,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling, is owned by Rocker O Ranch, LLC.

  1. Street Art—Kent Desormeaux—123
  2. Bochombo—Abel Cedillo—123
  3. Big City Lights—Juan Hernandez—123
  4. Heaven Shines—Jose Valdivia, Jr.—123
  5. Buehler’s Day Off—Edwin Maldonado—119

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