Brav(az)o! Lukas Upsets Risen Star with Awesome Again Colt

Bravazo (c, 3, Awesome Again–Tiz o’ Gold, by Cee’s Tizzy), runner-up at 47-1 in last year’s GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity and a narrow optional claiming winner at Oaklawn last time Jan. 13, lit up the tote board at 21-1 odds in the GII Risen Star S. at Fair Grounds.

The Calumet homebred kept the pressure on Snapper Sinclair (City Zip) through fractions of :24.15 and :47.96. He reached even terms with that one at the top of the stretch, and, after a long duel, just got up to win the bob on the wire. Noble Indy (Take Charge Indy) was third.

The final time was 1:42.95.

Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas also campaigned Calumet’s GI Preakness S. hero Oxbow (Awesome Again) by this same sire.

Lifetime Record: 7-3-1-1.

O/B-Calumet Farm (Ky); T-D. Wayne Lukas.