July 10, 2016
Klimt was bet down to 19-10 favoritism in his June 25 debut and ran an even fourth behind Silver Assault (Maclean’s Music), who returned to run a good third in Saturday’s Santa Anita Juvenile S. after a disastrous break. Made the co-favorite at 2-1 in here, the bay broke about a length tardily and was urged along to track second from Aqua Frio (Uncle Mo), a length off that one’s quarter in :22.04. Drawing on even terms approaching the three-eighths pole, he poked his head in front nearing the top of the lane and blew by the frontrunner outside the furlong grounds to score going away by 5 1/2 lengths, becoming the newest ‘TDN Rising Star’. Klimt, once a $140,000 Fasig-Tipton yearling grad, is the highest-priced colt by his sire to sell so far this year, going under the hammer for $435,000 at OBS March after breezing a quarter-mile in :20 4/5 (video). He is out of a multiple stakes-placed dam and is a half to West Coast Chick (Malibu Moon), GSP, $160,184, runner-up in this year’s GIII Vagrancy H. Inventive is responsible for a yearling filly by Bernardini. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $36,960.