Freshman sire Algorithms was represented by his first stakes winner when his juvenile son Vanish won the Clarendon Stakes by a nose at Woodbine Nov. 5.
Trained by Mark Casse for Gary Barber, Vanish outlasted front-runner Katalox in the final strides of the $150,000 contest at the Canada track. The chestnut colt covered six furlongs in 1:09.19.
Jockey Patrick Husbands had great confidence in the talented young colt making just his second career start.
“I breezed him last week and he came up to the race good,” Husbands said of Vanish, who finished second in his career debut at Woodbine Sept. 17. “Today, by the time I reached the three-eighths pole I had so much horse it was just a waiting game to see which horse would die off first so I could take a shot.”
Vanish, bred in Ontario by Hopestock Farm, has now earned $77,305 from two starts. He is the first stakes winner produced from the Elusive Quality mare Elusive Hope, who is also the dam of stakes-placed runner Evangeline’s Hope (City Zip).
Vanish was most recently purchased for $110,000 by agent QRF out of Julie Davies’ consignment at this year’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale.
Algorithms is an undefeated grade III winner out of Avaknowsthecode and a half- brother to graded stakes winners Justin Phillip and Greenpointcrusader (both grade I winners), Keyed Entry, and Successful Mission.
Algorithms’ four black-type horses include multiple G3-placed runner Recruiting Ready. He is the sire of nine winners from 29 starters in 2016.
Algorithms, a 7-year-old son of Bernardini, will stand for $7,500 in 2017.