INSTILLED REGARD (c, 3, Arch–Enchanting, by Forestry), put up from third to second via the DQ of ‘TDN Rising Star’ and recent GIII Sham S. winner McKinzie (Street Sense) in the GI Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 9, provided Larry Best’s big-spending OXO Equine with its first stakes victory since bursting onto the scene some 18 months ago. Sitting in a good stalking spot behind splits of :23.48 and :47.52, he came to challenge the leader at the head of the stretch and kicked clear by some five lengths in 1:42.59. Highly regarded ‘Rising Star’ Principe Guilherme (Tapit) completed the exacta over his stakes-winning stablemate Snapper Sinclair (City Zip). The winner was a $110,000 KEESEP RNA who blossomed into a $1.05-million OBS March juvenile after a :20 4/5 breeze. Lifetime Record: GISP, 5-2-2-1.
O-OXO Equine LLC. B-KatieRich Farms (Ky). T-Jerry Hollendorfer.