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Into Mystic Holds Off Change of Control to Take Unbridled Sydney
Credit: Coady Photography

Into Mystic Holds Off Change of Control to Take Unbridled Sydney

LOUISVILLE, KY – G. Chris Coleman and Brad King’s Into Mystic turned the tables on Change of Control in posting a 3/4-length victory in the 11th running of the $150,000 Unbridled Sidney for fillies and mares.

Trained by Brendan Walsh and ridden by Florent Geroux, Into Mystic covered the 5 1/2 furlongs on a Matt Winn Turf Course labeled as good in 1:05.89 to capture the Unbridled Sidney.

Elle Z and Yes It’s Ginger dueled for the early lead with Into Mystic sitting in third next to the rail. Turning into the stretch, Into Mystic shot through an opening on the inside and quickly assumed and command and held off Change of Control, who had caught her late in the Giant’s Causeway at Keeneland 3 weeks ago.

“She broke super sharp,” Geroux said. “I was able to keep her a little bit off the pace. Perfect trip. The rail was wide open, so I took advantage of it turning for home. She was waiting around at the end. I made the lead a little sooner than I wanted, but I just took advantage of my position.”

Into Mystic is a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Into Mischief out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare Loveofalifetime. She increased her career earnings to $457,923 with Thursday’s check of $88,350 and improved her record of 20-7-5-3.

Credit: Coady Photography

Into Mystic returned $7, $3.40 and $2.80. Change of Control, ridden by Colby Hernandez, returned $4 and $3.20 with Winning Envelope rallying for third to pay $3.80 to show under Javier Castellano.

“She always shows up and runs a hard race,” Walsh said. “This was the first time over this turf course, but she’s run well over the soft going in the past. She got a great trip today.”

She’sonthewarpath finished fourth and was followed in order by favored Oleksandra, Yes It’s Ginger, Foxxy BelleLady Grace, Elle Z and A Bit of Both.

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